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Posted by Michael B on July 2, 2010, 4:30 am

I got one of those trailers recently.
Just for curiosity, did you have to do some filing to make
one of the bolt holes match up?

Posted by vaughn on July 2, 2010, 12:42 pm

Not an answer your question, but it brings to mind a little story:  I bought
mine at K-mart on sale for $9.00.  It came with a welded frame so came in a
pretty big box.  I had no other way to get the trailer home, so I just assembled
it in the K-mart parking lot and pulled it home!  I don't remember having any
particular problems.  The process took less than an hour.

I did get lot's of strange looks though...


Posted by amdx on July 2, 2010, 9:31 pm

I got one of those trailers recently.
Just for curiosity, did you have to do some filing to make
one of the bolt holes match up?
 I had one that was very tight, had to force the holes into alignment.
So no, I didn't have to file it, but I had to force alignment.
 My package was in bad shape, (it comes in two packages)
It was missing a spring slide plate. Harbor freight shipped me two right
  The cardboard box had the wheels/tires, the fenders (they're heavy)
and a bag of hardware. It had straping, but the tape holding the flaps
was torn open and somehow the bag of hardware was ripped and it
lost the slide plate. I did have a lot of extra nuts and bolts.
 I offered pictures of the package to HF in case they wanted to tell
China the problem with the packing. They declined.
 Over all, I think it was a real deal, I see the price is up to $39 today.


Posted by Michael B on July 5, 2010, 1:02 pm

The price was showing at that, but when I asked them about the
unit, they told me the price was $99. So I was able to get the
spare tire for about what I had figured on paying without it. Of
course, you're not gonna be needing a spare with what you're

But I suggest that you not break the Eleventh Commandment.
You've installed a very marketable item onto a trailer.

Posted by vaughn on July 5, 2010, 1:13 pm

If you will be pulling one of these cheap trailers any significant distance, you
not only want a spare tire, you want spare bearings.  Ideally, keep an entire
hub already packed with grease.  I can change a hub in about 5 minutes with only
a hammer and screwdriver for tools.  The parts are pretty common.  This is the
best source I have found so far:


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