Harbor Freight 5' x 8' trailer for sketchup?

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Harbor Freight 5' x 8' trailer for sketchup?

Postby burlesot » Sat Jul 28, 2012 12:46 pm

I don't believe there is one, but I'm wondering if anyone would be willing to share their 5 x 8 harbor freight sketch up design. I am trying to make a digital model of my design and am just learning sketch up. I thought it would be easiest to put it on the right size trailer to begin.

Thanks, in advance.

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Re: Harbor Freight 5' x 8' trailer for sketchup?

Postby pohukai » Sat Jul 28, 2012 1:53 pm

I don't think a HF 5'x8' exists unless you extend frame width yourself; which may cause issues since the axle is bolted to the frame. However, I built a 2"x4" frame on top of the std 4'x8' HF frame to extend and widen the frame to dimensions similar to what you're doing. My sketch up design is posted under "Jim's teardrop". http://www.tnttt.com/viewtopic.php?f=62&t=51228

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Re: Harbor Freight 5' x 8' trailer for sketchup?

Postby burlesot » Sat Jul 28, 2012 5:26 pm

I believe they do. I was using the generic Benroy design from the site here...the first step is to put together your 5 by 8 trailer from harbor freight. However, just now looking on the HF website, I don't see a 5 x 8 trailer.
Please Help?

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Re: Harbor Freight 5' x 8' trailer for sketchup?

Postby burlesot » Sat Jul 28, 2012 5:58 pm

Okay,
Could be my mistake, no big deal.

I found a 5 x 8 trailer at Northern Tool:

http://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_200356494_200356494

I am not sure if this is the 'base' for the generic Benroy or not. Any help?

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Re: Harbor Freight 5' x 8' trailer for sketchup?

Postby pohukai » Sat Jul 28, 2012 6:20 pm

It appears that the 'red trailer' (not Harbor Freight's) is the base trailer for the Benroy as referenced here http://www.tnttt.com/viewtopic.php?f=34&t=3144
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Re: Harbor Freight 5' x 8' trailer for sketchup?

Postby burlesot » Sat Jul 28, 2012 6:48 pm

Thank you.

I did not follow the steps on the board, I had downloaded the pdf of the Benroy profile and it didn't have those details.

Just for those of us who are new, here is a link to the 5 x 8 trailer, but oddly enough, it isn't red, even though the company is called Red Trailer. :)

http://www.redtrailers.com/ShowTrailer.asp?id=6

p.s. It looks to be a little cheaper on Northern Tool. Not sure the quality difference.

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