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    AUWing's Avatar
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    Harbor Freight

    Thinking about getting this little trailer to pull behind my wing, anyone have one or know anyone that has used this? I think with a trap over the top it would be find for around town and when we want to tent camp. Any ideas
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    2WheeldPrym8 Ripshod's Avatar
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    Re: Harbor Freight

    I'm not a trailer kind of guy but that makes a lot more sense to me than the trailers made form car top carriers which have shallow bottoms and very tall lids. That trailer would give you 170 square feet of storage and I'm betting that's a lot more than a car top conversion would have. The only disadvantage might be keeping a tarp cover from sagging and collecting rainwater unless there were bowed supports. Actually, a lockable hardtop probably wouldn't be that hard to make. And a little strategically placed caulking during assembly might help keep it watertight if that's an issue.

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    just another Saddle Tramp Dusty Boots's Avatar
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    Re: Harbor Freight

    The overall width of the trailer @ 51-1/8" W would concern me.
    If you do the math, it has a capacity of just under 14 Cubic feet, which is less than the narrower car top carriers, which you could design to unbolt and install a plywood box, or sides if you needed to convert it over to an utility trailer, between camping trips.

    I guess it all depends on what you are pulling it with and your intended use.
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    Re: Harbor Freight

    I seriously considered one awhile back.
    I was going to make a plywood top, hinged along
    the long side, that opened to make a table/prep surface.

    In the end I opted out because of difficulties
    registering in Penna. Otherwise I thought it was
    a pretty solid trailer.

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    Re: Harbor Freight

    I have the Harbor freight tag-a-long trailer and it carries all i need ! I liked the idea of assembling and tagging , added a few reflectors to the rear and tongue , hit the road in one day ! I have pulled it now for two years and for the money it was well worth it .

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    #%@*, it's raining again! Ironheadziggy76's Avatar
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    Re: Harbor Freight

    I looked at one of those the last time I was at our local HFT. I thought it was a good looking trailer and like SLK50 I was thinking about how to put a top on it.
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