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Old 11-04-2010, 09:48 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Enclosed trailer option - Harbor Freight

I ran across this the other day and just remembered now to post it up here.

600 Lb. Capacity 78" Tag-Along Trailer

Saw this in person a few weeks ago, and it actually is a nice setup. I use a small HF trailer to haul tires / tools for autocross, but this would make a cross country trip nice and easy.

I'd read the reviews as there are tips there from others on how to make the trailer even better. I would suggest you upgrade from the 8" wheels to 12" wheels, and certainly repack the wheel bearings yourself. Cost is listed at $399, but HF does 20% higher coupons all the time, especially for Black Friday.


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Old 11-04-2010, 10:03 AM   #2 (permalink)
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speedee what do you do when you arrive at your destination with the trailer ie at a hotel? I like the idea but you can't take that to you hotel room.
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I ran across this the other day and just remembered now to post it up here.

600 Lb. Capacity 78" Tag-Along Trailer

Saw this in person a few weeks ago, and it actually is a nice setup. I use a small HF trailer to haul tires / tools for autocross, but this would make a cross country trip nice and easy.

I'd read the reviews as there are tips there from others on how to make the trailer even better. I would suggest you upgrade from the 8" wheels to 12" wheels, and certainly repack the wheel bearings yourself. Cost is listed at $399, but HF does 20% higher coupons all the time, especially for Black Friday.


This is very interesting....so what would approx. cost of 12" wheels and why? And repack the wheels?????? This could be an affordable addition...(of course, then have to get the hitch put on.....maybe a mod meet job....??)
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This is very interesting....so what would approx. cost of 12" wheels and why? And repack the wheels?????? This could be an affordable addition...(of course, then have to get the hitch put on.....maybe a mod meet job....??)
I believe 12" wheels at HF run approx. $40. So a pair of those ($80), trailer ($399), and hitch ($120). Remember HF has 20% and higher coupons all the time as well.

Repacking the wheel bearings. The grease they come with seemed to be a light duty grease. If you are going to tow this on the highway at speed the 12" wheels reduce the number of rotations (compared to an 8" wheel), and a better wheel grease provides for much longer life.

I've been very happy with my trailer, and certain a mod-meet event could install a hitch, assemble the trailer, and get you up and running. I've done all that work, and there's plenty of other handy folks around to lend a hand.

Time to lean on Gunny to get it setup at his place again.
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After reading these posts about HF and their trailer, I happened to be going thru my latest AARP newletter (yes I'm old enough to get this ) and there was a HF ad with a 20% off one item coupon in the ad, good thru the beginning of next year. I guess I will have to take a good look at the trailer now....
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Just a note, those 20% coupons can be found in virtually every magazine out there, certainly all the Car mags and Homeowner/DIY mags, Mechanics mags... even in Parade magazine in the Sunday newspaper!
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Old 11-11-2010, 01:19 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Yes.. the 20% off coupon is seemingly always available. You can sign up on their e-mail list here:

Harbor Freight Tools

I have not received other spam from doing this, just their frequent coupons. You can unsubscribe easy too, no issues there.

Their Black Friday Ad should have the 20% coupon as well, maybe higher even.
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