Harbor Freight Trailer

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by Thinc2, Mar 5, 2006.

  1. Rich B

    Rich B Long timer

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    You probably should just give me the 7 X 16 enclosed trailer so I can properly dispose of it due to fuel economy issues.

    Just say that in’




    :lol3
  2. SilverFerret

    SilverFerret 2 years on a Dual Sport

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    I looked at the manufacture plate on my trailer and it said: Changzhou Nanxiashu Tool Co, model 42709, made in 2012. Is this a Harbor Freight or Northern Tools trailer ? Is it some other brand?
  3. Wreckchecker

    Wreckchecker Ungeneer to broked stuff.

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    Harbor Freight sells those. Maybe the others, too.
  4. Prototype4342

    Prototype4342 Long timer

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    Got my tires installed this weekend. Pretty painless, worst part was breaking the bead off the old tires. I used the pictures tool to seat the bead with the new tires on.

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  5. lkraus

    lkraus Been here awhile

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    42709 is one of the item numbers for the Harbor Freight folding trailer, though it is not currently on their website (apparently they are still resolving the tire recall). The certificate of origin for my 2005 HF folding trailer (90154) shows the same manufacturer as yours.
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  6. markito

    markito Adventurer

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    hey guys!

    to all who have the folding trailer, do you guys really use both carriage bolts per side do prevent the trailer from folding?

    Thinking about using just a Pin on each side since it's a paint to access the other ones.
  7. crazybrit

    crazybrit Long timer

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    I use all 4 bolts with wing nuts. Bolts are drilled for cotter pin. I could probably get by with just two/sides.
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  8. markito

    markito Adventurer

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    do you for see any issues if I only use 1 safety pin per side instead of the carriage bolts?
  9. kenstone

    kenstone worn out

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    I made thicker hinges for the fold, both flat and washers under one instead of bending an offset.
    That, and I boxed the frame where one bolt goes thru per side.
    I used an eye bolt, with the eye under the trailer and a nut on the outside.
    That way I just reach under and put a rod thru the eye and turn the nut with a wrench to install/remove it.
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    I put in a locking pin too (stock hinge plates in pic):
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    Thicker hinges (on the folding ramp):
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    :lol3
    Edit: with only one bolt or no bolt per side the hinge plates take much more of the load than if you use two bolts per side...jmo.
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  10. garandman

    garandman Wandering Minstrel

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    Anyone buy spray paint for touchip? There are a million different reds.

    Just took a wire brush to a few peeling/rusty spots and sprayed them with rust neutralizer. Was pleased to see the rust was just minor surface rust.

    Been thinking about a larger aluminum utility or bike trailer, but the ability to sore this in the garage, and wheel it around by hand gives me pause.
  11. crazybrit

    crazybrit Long timer

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    No clue, in not a mechanical engineer but I can say that with the wing nuts and cotter pins the time taken to install the additional two is negligible.

    I also remade my hinges, the original ones bent when I refolded the trailer, they are very weak steel - another consideration as previous poster said if you use only half the bolts.
  12. jspringator

    jspringator Been here awhile

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    My notes show Rustolium Regal Red is a match. I'm sure got it off this forum, so do a search of Regal Red and see what you come up with.
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  13. markito

    markito Adventurer

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    thank you all!
  14. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    If unfaded, Safety Red Rustolium is a close match. Faded, nothing matches.