Ironton 5x8 no floor from Northern Tool

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Ironton 5x8 no floor from Northern Tool

Postby WyoRon » Tue Apr 14, 2015 12:11 pm

Has anyone used this trailer from Northern Tool. What is your opinion on the tongue design and coupler mount in particular? It is $529. I've also looked at carry on in 5 x 8, but it is $650 and so is the Red trailer. Harbor Freight seems poorly made....?

How many cans of worms have I opened.

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Re: Ironton 5x8 no floor from Northern Tool

Postby Dalorin » Tue Apr 14, 2015 1:07 pm

Look at the shipping on these trailers. I started to buy one but once I factored in shipping I was looking at 700 to 800.

I was able to have a much nicer trailer built for maybe 200 over that.

The first time I have to work on the bearings and hubs and they are standard parts readily available anywhere in America... Well, that extra two hundred is worth every cent.

Plus I got fourteen inch six ply tires in that deal.
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Re: Ironton 5x8 no floor from Northern Tool

Postby bobhenry » Tue Apr 14, 2015 1:11 pm

It's only my opinion but all of these stamped C channel members just don't quite make it in the tongue area. This trailer is very similar to the 4x8 HF trailer in how it's made.
I stepped up and down on the tongue of mine and decided to beef up the tongue due to the flex I experienced. I was not worried it would collapse but metal fatigue was in the back of my mind. It is not difficult to make the alteration and can be done with a drill and a few good bolts.

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Re: Ironton 5x8 no floor from Northern Tool

Postby WyoRon » Tue Apr 14, 2015 10:18 pm

Dalorin,
The shipping is free and I'm waiting for a local quote on a custom built frame.

Bob Henry, it seems like your saying it's doable with Reinforced tongue.
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Re: Ironton 5x8 no floor from Northern Tool

Postby Woodbutcher » Wed Apr 15, 2015 7:11 am

I used that trailer, because I owned it as a utility trailer first. From what I did with it as a utility trailer it will work fine as a teardrop trailer. But I wanted to add a tongue box, so I extended the tongue and added 2 angle braces to hold the box. I also added wheel spacers so I could move up to 15" tires. After all the modifications it is questionable as to whether it saves any money. But it does come with a title that can be a big advantage ,depending on your states laws.

This trailer was assembled and I picked it up at there store. They now have a bolt together trailer, and that is probably what you are considering. That will work the same way.

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Re: Ironton 5x8 no floor from Northern Tool

Postby Dalorin » Wed Apr 15, 2015 7:12 am

Another option is the Harbor Freight special trailer. It's a 5 x 8 collapsible trailer. Make sure you look into that one. I've never had one but many people on here have built with them and they run $279. All you have to do is bolt two pieces of wood or extra channel inside the joint where it's meant to fold.

I don't know where you're located but my local Harbor Freight is advertising this right now. I know they only sell this trailer at certain points of the year but I don't know if it's the same for all regions.

The main mistake that I've made so far with my build was not looking at the weight of the trailer. I seriously didn't even think about it. I can confidently tell you that no matter which bolt together you pick you're still going to be 200 lbs under what I'm stacking. :frightened:
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Re: Ironton 5x8 no floor from Northern Tool

Postby WyoRon » Wed Apr 15, 2015 9:42 am

Great pic woodcutter. My harbor freight website doesn't show anythings bigger than 4x8. Closest store is 2 hours away, but I'll give them a call.
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Re: Ironton 5x8 no floor from Northern Tool

Postby WyoRon » Wed Apr 15, 2015 12:51 pm

Sorry woodbutcher. A victim of autocorrect on your name.
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Re: Ironton 5x8 no floor from Northern Tool

Postby daveesl77 » Wed Apr 15, 2015 1:57 pm

I don't think HF carries the 5x8 any more, they did at one time. I have the 4x8 1720# frame and I am pleased with it. Cost including coupon and tax was like $300. They will ship to you. Be sure it is not the folding 4x8 trailer, as that has a much lower capacity, smaller axle, smaller tires.

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Re: Ironton 5x8 no floor from Northern Tool

Postby Maia » Sun Jun 14, 2015 3:45 pm

WyoRon, did you get your trailer yet? I know it was a while ago but I am building mine on the Northern tools 5x8 trailer. I'm in Sheridan too so if you wanted to look at it, just let me know. I am hoping to get the walls up next week.
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Re: Ironton 5x8 no floor from Northern Tool

Postby Esteban » Fri Jun 19, 2015 1:51 pm

I'm using an Ironton Heavy-Duty Trailer Kit — 5ft. x 8ft., 5.30-12in. Tires part #37552 as a utility trailer. It is very sturdy. They occasionally go on sale. Currently you can get $50.00 off with a retailmenot.com coupon code. The most current discount code is 225715
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Re: Ironton 5x8 no floor from Northern Tool

Postby Lvisman96 » Wed Jul 15, 2015 8:23 pm

Re: Steve's reply above, that code just expired 7/4/15. New code is 238219 (good until 8/8/15)
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Re: Ironton 5x8 no floor from Northern Tool

Postby Graniterich » Thu Jul 16, 2015 8:21 am

Thank you, saved fifty!
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Re: Ironton 5x8 no floor from Northern Tool

Postby garyq22000 » Wed Jul 22, 2015 2:55 pm

New sale on the 5 x 8 Trailer on their website: $449.99. Apply the coupon code 238219 for a great deal of $399.99!!
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Re: Ironton 5x8 no floor from Northern Tool

Postby Graniterich » Thu Jul 23, 2015 1:46 pm

Thanks, bought one a week ago sent an email they refunded eighty dollars!
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