ephebus wrote:I just built one of those a couple of months ago. You have to put the whole thing together bolt by bolt. Took about 3 hourse to build it and about 1 hour to wire it up.
Over all I say winner for light duty work (under 1000 pounds).
I have used it for construction materials, leaves, a dump run etc. been used on city roads, highway and rough dirt roads and handles better than expected. The longer tongue on it make backing up super easy.
Now on to the upgrades that I felt were a must.
1. Upgrade the cupler to a 2" ball ($20), 1 7/8" WTF
2. It grounds through the trailer and it is a piss poor ground at that, so I ran a seperate ground to the ground wire on the electrical plug. (free if you have the wire)
3. Where the side panels bolt in to the trailer frame I put hooks in, so I could bungie to something really solid.
If you have any further questions,I can answer later tonight.
ephebus wrote:That second one looks a little small to be really useful, yeah the weight limit is higher, but when are you ever going to be loading it down that much and if you need to have the weight limit be higher you might want to look at higher quality trailers.
As far as the panels go I just make some out of 2x4's 1x4's and bolted them together.
Like I said it is best for a light duty trailer, and if you need something that will be a heavy load carrier or will get abused with its contents, you might want to look at something that is solid metal, sides and all. If it is axles here and there and engine blocks stuff like that you should be fine, but multiple refrigerators, and taller /heavy items, tie downs will need to be a looked at harder than I did.
ephebus wrote:Folding it is a pain for one person, when you try and stand it up. Other than that it folds to about the size of a ping pong table folded and rolls around on concrete nice and easy.
Desertbenny wrote:I had one flip over on me on the free-way, Very sensitive to load placement and expansion gaps in the road......Anyway got a new washer and drier out of the deal. Great for running around town, dump runs but keep em under 55 I'd say.
Night Wolf wrote:Check out used utility trailers.
I've got a 1998 Haulin' trailers 5x8 IIRC, 2,000lbs axle, trailer weighs 460lbs, so about a 1,500lbs useable limit. It dumps too, easy to unload gravel/dirt, or drive stuff up it.
I paid $200 for it, but I got it from a friend... still though, I see deals like that all over.... its a very good trailer, and it's been in NY all this time, but now its down in Florida at my parents place... so I'll be glad to get it back.... the Amigo and my small utility trailer means I can haul alot of stuff... as much as any pickup
I don't have any pictures of it... but its got a wood floor and wood sides with removeable tail gate... really neat little thing.
that is a good trailer for the price. we have one to haul our atv. i dont know how much the atv weighs but id say 700-900 pounds judging by the fact that its a polaris sportsman 700. the trailer handles great even with that weight.
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