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Postby krang469 » Thu Jan 12, 2006 4:52 pm

I notice that a lot of people order the #1800 trailer from Harbor Freight. It is a little beyond my budget right now. Would the #1200 work too? :worship: What kind of mods would I have to make to it? My figure for the cabin weight is around 800lbs.
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Postby Endo » Thu Jan 12, 2006 5:10 pm

The 1800 is on sale right now for $299.00, but if that is not in your budget the "1200" will work just fine. I do recommend getting the 12 inch tires.
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Postby Guy » Thu Jan 12, 2006 5:11 pm

Dear Krang,

Many members have used the lighter HF Trailer.

However, this month the heavier one is on sale for $100 less, plus there is a coupon for an additional 20%off. That bring the heavy model down to about $240.
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Postby Hardin Valley Magic » Thu Jan 12, 2006 6:13 pm

I built mine on the 1475# harbor trailer with 12 in tires..
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Postby davel » Thu Jan 12, 2006 6:19 pm

Mine also is on the smaller trailer with 12" tires.
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Postby Ira » Thu Jan 12, 2006 10:29 pm

Krang--1475 here too. (It comes with 12" wheels.)

The main modificiation ain't a biggy, and at the risk of repeating myself here with something I've posted elsewhere a bunch of times but am too tired to find right now...

Youtake two of the cross members and insert them where the SIDE CHANNELS meet instead. This is just a mattter of drilling a few holes, and creating a wood cross member for the center.

99% of us also move the axle back from its factory position (we do it 36" from rear, and again, a few more holes to drill.) )

Also, some of us, like me, mounted the axle BELOW the springs, which makes the TD taller. Most folks do it the other way, though, for a lower profile.

No real modifcation here--just a matter of where you position those axle u-bolts.
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Postby krang469 » Thu Jan 12, 2006 10:45 pm

:thumbsup: You guys are awesome. I still might splurge for the #1800. I just have to convert my income tax refund into a TT when it comes. :twisted: $> This will be my first build. Hoping to have it together enought go to Tearup 2006 at Fish Creek. :tipsy: AND yes I plan to take lots of pictures cause I know.... you guys love the pics!!! Thanks again.
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Postby dskentfield » Sat Jan 14, 2006 11:51 am

I was wondering where to find the 1800# for $100.00 off, also where is the 20% off coupon, I went to the site and had no luck...
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Postby Arne » Sat Jan 14, 2006 12:32 pm

I think the $100 off is a store-only sale.... The 20% off coupon seems to have disappeared, again..
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Postby madjack » Sat Jan 14, 2006 1:12 pm

...the 20%coupon has morphed again...wait a little and it will probably be back...again...................... 8)
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Postby Arne » Sat Jan 14, 2006 2:20 pm

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Re: Harbor Freight trailer question

Postby Kurt (Indiana) » Sat Jan 14, 2006 6:02 pm

krang469 wrote:I notice that a lot of people order the #1800 trailer from Harbor Freight. It is a little beyond my budget right now. Would the #1200 work too? :worship: What kind of mods would I have to make to it? My figure for the cabin weight is around 800lbs.

Krang, I chose the 1800# trailer and I'm glad I did. My projected 750# weight is actaully closer to 1000# totally loaded. You'd be surprised how much extra weight is added when "camp ready". Have you ever seen the movie "The Long Long Trailer"??
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Postby goldcoop » Sat Jan 14, 2006 6:21 pm

Krang-

If you have a TSC (Tractor Supply Company) in your area check out their 4'x8' unplanked utility trailer!

Already assembled (welded)!

Comes with a TITLE!

Made in the good ole USA!

Price now around $251.00!

Len Daddona just bought a couple of them, particulars:

http://tnttt.com/viewto ... 20&start=0

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Postby Ira » Sun Jan 15, 2006 9:49 am

Coop, that's a great deal! But what about the axle position? Can you change it, or do you have to?
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Postby goldcoop » Sun Jan 15, 2006 9:54 am

Ira wrote:Coop, that's a great deal! But what about the axle position? Can you change it, or do you have to?


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Yep, The fact I like most is that "Made in the USA" glad to know we still have a few people left that know how to make things (other than hamburgers) LOL!

In looking at the frame it didn't look like the axle needed to move.

I know Len's on the tail end of his TSC/Benroy X 2 builds, maybe he'll see this and reply.

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