FREE SHIPPING - Ironton Folding Trailer Kit - 4Ft. x 8Ft.
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Not a very robust product. Paint gets knocked off easily and rust shows up in no time. About 4' short on the wire harness, and directions were tiny and difficult to read.
Would work on well maintained roads, but the city roads are full of bumps and holes so the trailer can be heard a mile away. Should get the job done though.
August 14, 2014
Putting the trailer together?
The directions are so bad and not labeled that I would give to an enemy as a gift. You`d think they could have placed a number "sticker" on each item but nothing? As a result I put it together and now it will not fold as I placed a part where it should not have gone so I left it as is because it would have been too much trouble to take it apart. I installed a sheet 4 foot by 8 foot piece of plywood on it and secured the plywood. Then I took a piece of black carpet and let it overhang the side of the plywood about 1 inch on all sides and secured it with roofing nails every 6 inches all around. If I wanted to store it I still can only it will be 8 feet tall and not folded to 4 feet
July 22, 2014
All instructions say is refer to illustration. None of my parts were labeled and illustrations were the size of a postage stamp. Wiring harness is 6 feet too short on both sides. I had to get the manual on line and blow it up until I could see detail. If you don't mind a jigsaw puzzle, the final product is OK. I,m still working on decking and siding. More later. SC
July 14, 2014
Ordering: excellent website
Shipping: extremely fast. Courier was professional. Extremely satisfied with free shipping
Product: instruction set easy to follow. Assembly a cinch for persons with basic knowledge.
Researched many suppliers online before settling upon Northern Tool. Overall highly satisfied with my dealings with Northern Tool.
They have become my first go-to provider for all my future hardware needs.
July 12, 2014
Ok, but be aware of the issues.
The trailer parts shipped in three boxes. One of the boxes was lost by the shipping company, but they later found it and delivered it. Two of the three boxes had come open during shipping and had been taped back together. There is minimal padding, so every single painted piece came with several scratches. I was only missing one screw.
The instructions list part numbers, but be aware that not one part is labeled. Getting the right frame pieces in the correct place required some trial and error. I would recommend just barely getting the bolts and nuts together and double check every step before tightening anything. With regards to all the bolts, I would recommend a socket adapter for your impact driver/hammer drill so your arm doesn't fall off.
Based on the wiring allowances listed in the instructions, you would need an additional 3-5 feet of wire. As it was, I could barely run the wire from front to back leaving no slack. I will have to rewire as I can not fold the trailer without breaking the wire. So, I needed an extension. There is one on the Northern Tool website. I would just order it with the trailer.
The instructions refer you to the diagram in the booklet for measurements to drill holes for attaching a plywood base. The picture looks like a mimeograph was faxed onto heat activated paper and photocopied a dozen times. You will have to measure it out yourself.
Taking all that into consideration, I would still buy the trailer again. It is compact and good for many home projects. I have apartments and have hauled all manner of construction materials, cabinets, toilets, and flooring. Yes, the weight limit is a factor, but since I do most of the work myself, I don't know if I would want to move more than 1000 pounds of stuff at one time anyway. Once I fix the wiring, it will fold up nicely and sit in the front wall of my garage during the winter.
June 9, 2014
Great Little Trailer
The trailer is very functional with 18 inch high sideboards. The instructions were fair. The railings were not labeled as the instructions stated and were difficult to identify from the pictures in the owner's manual. Three of the four holes in the rear frame and caster base for the carriage bolts did not line up even with all of the trailer bolts loose. This was due to poor alignment of the welded components of the spring hangers. This required drilling 2 holes and cutting another. The holes in the grounding strap on both side marker lights had to be enlarged to reach the screw holes and provide a ground. The paint around frame holes had to be removed to get a good ground. The coupling is larger than the tow bar and overtightening it will not allow it to fit on the ball. Overall alignment after tightening all of the bolts was fair.
June 2, 2014
lighting wires 5 ft short. frame coating damaged upon arrival. tow bar scraps against side rails when closing. great idea, poor execution. and there is no excuse for such poor instructions.
May 27, 2014
Unfortunately, nothing was labeled which made assembly challenging. A photo or better instructions would be helpful.
May 19, 2014
My trailer was delivered on time and assembly was easy and following the instructions was also simple, despite the usual poor quality of the translation in products originating in the Far East.
However, there are two really silly flaws that only become apparent during the assembly process.One is that if you follow ( and even if you don't) the wiring instructions, the harness that comes with the trailer is about 6 feet too short. I had to splice wires to make it all fit. This is easy enough, but it makes no sense for the manufacturer to overlook such a glaring fault.
Second, this is supposed to be a folding trailer, and that was the attraction for me. If you assemble it as instructed, there are four bolts that have to be removed before the folding is possible and they are not easy to get to if you put a plywood bed onto the frame. This makes the convenience of folding and storing almost not worth the trouble.
I can only give it four stars, at a push, because of these drawbacks.
May 19, 2014
Nice product but...
Confusing installation instructions (parts are not labeled and you only get small booklet with little black and white photos to identify parts). Also, there is barely enough wire to complete the trailer (I ended up adding a few extra feet just to accommodate the folding of the trailer halves as this stresses the wiring if you just use the amount provided).
May 11, 2014