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Discussion in 'Camping Toys' started by Thinc2, Mar 5, 2006.
I believe it's 263lbs with the 12'' wheels.
MoterBiker, what kind of paint did you use? Just some type of rattlecan outdoor paint?
I like your tip on sand, that sounds easy enough. I can just grab some from the volleyball pit about 100 meters outside my front door.
It was a leftover can of paint my buddy had, I think some kind of primer, we rolled it on like you paint a wall.
Bummed about the lack of 12 inch tires now, probably have to find some 13 inch rims.
BTW, I have trailered 600 pound bikes on that thing behind my 02 Civic with 115 HP, just had to donwshift going up the big hills
I can throw my XT225's on there and tow it with my 2.4L Accord pretty easily too.
Has anyone figured out a better way to handle the four bolts that must be removed to make the trailer fold? They're so damn hard to get rid of. I was tempted to try to fit something in there that uses a pin I could pull, or maybe a wing nut, but thought I'd see what others are doing.
I only put on 2. The ones on the side rails behind the tires. I also put them with the nuts out, that way I just reach under and slip the bolt into the hole.
Doing a quick search, Yokohama sells a tire called the Y372 and Tire Rack has them for $40/ea. I know most of them have blown up or rotted away, but I figured people with Suzuki Swifts and 1st-gen Geo Metros had to be able to get tires somewhere.
I picked up a HF trailer this past weekend, figured I'd share some pics.
It came in these two boxes. I was able to get this home in the back of my 93 jeep wrangler.
All of the big parts laid out.
The front half assembled
The back half laying behind the front.
Axle, springs, and casters installed
All folded up. That is a yard stick laying on the floor for reference.
Never have folded mine up
Got tired of the castor assembly dragging so I pulled it off and chucked it
Hope you used loctite
Actually all of the nuts are nylocs, never had one loosen up in all these years.
Thanks for the 12 inch tire tip a few posts up, gonna see if I can get me a spare tire now.
In the Northeast, I've found an appropriate 12" tire for spares at most trailer shops I've visited over the years.
If there is a Tractor Supply Company in your area, they will have a spare.
Speaking of which, my trailer is still in its box...
Nope. Those nyloc nuts killed my arm putting them all on. I'm going to watch them and see if they start to loosen up. If they do, Ill go back and put loctite on them. The nice thing is that when its folded up, you have access to the nuts on the underside of the trailer.
This is the perfect time to grease those wheel bearings liberally if you havent already.
My nyloc nuts are all still tight after thousands of miles of use, but the "L" brackets used to fold the trailer are starting to show cracks in them. I dont fold the trailer anymore and have removed the casters so it's not a worry for me.
I don't want another of those 2 1/2 wide tires though, I want a match to the 12 car tires I put on. I have several of the little tires around
Oh, my bad, 12 inch car tires? I take it back, go to the seediest junkyard/repair shop/farmyard, and buy/beg/borrow/steal something that fits. If you are lucky, you could find tires made after WWII.
That does sound like a good idea. I was thinking about putting on wider trailer tires than what come with it. But car tires would be even more robust.
Back when I put them on I could buy the tires at Walmart for like $14 each, I wish I bought 4 of them now. I think the only way to do it now is get 13 inch wheels and tires.
That will wait until the current tires are junk
Harbor Freight sells 12 in. spare tires and wheels, here. A perfect match with the trailer. BTW, I have one and bolted it to the trailer tongue.
MoterBiker has car tires and wheels, not trailer tires and wheels.
Check a junk yard, you might get lucky and find a few spares in trunks, might even get extra lucky and they happen to fit with the wheels they're mounted to.