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Bought this trailer about a year ago ,with the 8" wheels , I pull this behind my atv in the woods gagthering fire wood , It holds much more than I thought , and not to many trips back to the truck , and the truck is full , Best thing is I can pull it on the hiway when needed. Stores easily .
April 23, 2013
Bought the trailer for my son and wife to camp with. I built the sides, floor and painted it Ohio State colors. Kit went together very easly. I used all treated wood for the build and much of the other hard ware from Nothern Tool.
The side come off easly so the trailer can stand on it's end with the tires off - it won't take up much space.
February 24, 2013
Kit utility trailer
It took me about 5 hours to assemble the trailer. There was nothing really tricky about it. Once assembled I added a deck to the frame, then attached a 20 cu foot car top carrier. I loaded the carrier up with camping gear, and set off on a 5000 mile trip. The trailer performed exceptionally. It tracks well behind the car. I pretty much kept my cruising speed around 65MPH. It is a tough little trailer, I had no issues with it.
November 9, 2012
Nifty little trailer
Easy to assemble (just need to have a grease gun on hand to lube the bearings) and works great. I gave mine away after years of use when I bought a pickup truck (figuring I wouldn't need it any longer) -- now I wish I had it back! Great for hauling rented equipment, etc.
October 15, 2012
a nice item, complete with all parts in the package. decent quality and good powder coat paint. the only to mark down comments would be: 1. the assembly is not for the totally inexperienced, it can take a little time, but the end result after everything is squared up and tightened down is very good. 2. i did not find instructions for the light kit. that being said it was complete and trailer light standards are well known, not that difficult to complete that task. lights all worked first time. tires, wheels, bearings all look like good quality.
October 8, 2012
Owned since 1984...
I added a 4x8 sheet of 5/8 inch plywood for a flat bed. I cut the front corners to fit flush with the car bumper at tight turning radii. Then framed the bed with 3" grooved solid wood siding to stiffen the flat bed. Added heavy galvanized eyelets upside down under the bed for load strap tie-down points. This gives me an almost 4' x 8' long bed for hauling stuff. The resulting trailer stows vertically in my garage and my car still fits in the same stall with the trailer. This is why after almost 30 years the trailer, other than a heavily beatup wood bed, looks new (no frame rust, paint still in new condition, etc). I had to replace smashed lights (RV shops have these at inexpensive prices). I also think I should add vertical poles on the rear corners of the trailer so I can see where it is when I'm backing up. Otherwise with smaller loads, it's almost invisible behind the car. I've also had people approach me in parking lots asking if I'd like to sell this trailer.
Use standard towing load leveling practices for this trailer. i.e. 10% or more of the load weight should be on the hitch to reduce the possibility of fishtailing at higher speeds. I regularly tow this trailer at freeway speeds, sometimes with loads at or near it's maximum load rating (probably slightly over sometimes when hauling landscape rocks).
I keep waiting for this trailer to fail, but it keeps doing what I want year after year even with many (many) thousands of miles on it. I check tire pressure and (less frequently) add bearing grease as needed before use.
It gets used for hauling desks, beds, bookcases, sofa's, big screen TV, etc from stores, heavy loads of lumber for home projects, ride-a-mower to the shop, 700lb motorcycle to the shop, Christmas trees every year to keep sap off the car, garbage to the dump, kids stuff for college (when it's too small a load for the inconvenience of renting an enclosed U-Haul trailer). I cover the load with tarp and cargo net with heavy load straps over the load when it's wet out, or for long trips. I loan this setup to friends and will replace it without hesitation if it ever breaks. My trailer gets used about 8-12x a year. I can't imagine owning a home without one. My trailer configuration is small enough that it would fit vertically in an apartment garage with car.
September 5, 2012
The trailer I purchased. Came complete with everything except the tools. Had easy to understand instructions. Even the wiring and lighs had easy instructions. Had the trailer completely built in two evenings. Now have something to haul all my stuff in.
August 20, 2012
Great little trailer,use it behind my 4 wheeler out in the woods to bring in firewood.For it`s size it hauls a pretty good load over some very rough terrain.
August 20, 2012
I purchased this trailer to build a Pull behind Motorcycle trailer , It is a Great trailer , easy to assemble , Good price , I did change the wheels out to a set of Aluminum wheels , Finished product looks good and pulls good.
August 20, 2012
Great little trailer
I purchased this trailer to haul camping gear for my family annual trip into the wilderness. My wife and I both drive compact cars so we needed something to carry enough gear for 5 people. The trailer arrived in 3 small packages. I thought I ordered the wrong item. Anyways, it took me a couple of evenings to put it together, probably a total of 2 or 3 hours. I ended up putting an 1/4" aluminum diamond plate deck on it. Then I made a wooden box. I used 2"x 2" to reinforce 1/4 plywood exterior. It ended up being 30" wide x 48" long x 30" tall. It was just enough to carry all my gear.
The trailer worked out great. It tracked straight as an arrow and never wobbled. I got it up to 75/80 mph several times without a problem.
Registration was not a problem at all. The bill of sale actually arrived before the trailer. Once assembled, I took it down to the local DMV office and $40 and 1 hour later I had plate and registration in hand. In California, the plate/registration is good for 4 years and takes $20 to renew.
I would recommend this trailer to anyone owning a compact car that needs extra room on trips. It works and looks great.
August 15, 2012