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  1. Tye Gillig
    January 1, 2019 @ 5:14 AM

    I purchased a brand new folding trailer on 12-28-18 from Harbor Freight. But there’s more to the story. I had to go to 5 different stores, one store that did have it was blocked by their system from selling it to me. There was a recent recall on HF trailer tires and they have been telling people they were discontinued. Also I had a coupon for one that expired feb 2019 and this add made specific mention of dot approved tires. The information and stock is not quite flowing just yet but if people call around and give them the part number to check they can be had. But I’d they don’t issue you a original owners cert as the counter your in for a pain apparently dealing with the Chinese manufacturer

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    • The Mechanic
      January 1, 2019 @ 5:40 AM

      Thanks for the info update. Much appreciated.

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  2. The Inspector!
    April 17, 2019 @ 3:56 PM

    Had to call several stores…but finally found one in the Chicago market. They are far and few in-between, but can be had!

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  3. Landon
    June 27, 2019 @ 9:46 PM

    my 18′ tandem utility trailer is supposed to be good for 7K gross, but based on the rails underneath, maybe that is only for a very distributed load, like mulch. The cross ribs are 3×2 angle and maybe only 1/8 thick. Thinking of backing them with square tubing. I want to haul a 5500 lb tractor and am a little concerned.

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    • The Mechanic
      June 28, 2019 @ 9:29 AM

      That’s great that you took the time to look at it. Well done. Based on what you say, sounds like you are correct in making changes. Point loading like a tractor wheels is a much different use case than evenly distributed loading. You are right there. I am frequently disappointed with factory cheap trailers. Good luck with the project.

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      • The Mechanic
        July 13, 2019 @ 7:48 PM

        I’ve got a great video here (I should post it) that shows the stupidity of the triple torsion. I don’t get why “engineering” doesn’t do their engineering before building and selling these trailers. Oh well. If you’re light and flat, they do OK, but don’t ever approach the loading limits.

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