December 09, 2006
by: jovial_cynic
I just had a change of heart.

I found a trailer on craigslist and promptly purchased it. It's a 4x8 foldable trailer, for $150. For that price, it makes much more sense to just buy it instead of making one, as I previously planned. I'll need to get some plywood to lay down on the trailer when I actually want to haul anything (all the scrap metal I can't use for my welding projects)... but apart from that, it's all set up.

Here are pictures:

I love DIY projects, but when I can get a utility trailer that'll meet my needs for $150, I think it just makes more sense to buy it. And I love that it folds up -- I can stick it in my garage when I'm not using it. Awesome.

Update: It turns out that this is the Harbor Freight trailer shown here. It looks like the standard price for the trailer is $239.99, and it goes on sale for $199.99. So I saved $50, plus the labor required to assemble it, since it comes in pieces when you buy it new.
np category: DIY


Luke said:
Looks like it's a lot weaker than the previously pictured DIY version. What do you plan on hauling with a trailer anyway?
December 09, 2006

jovial_cynic said:
Yeah - it's weaker, but I'm not going to haul anything heavy with it. Nothing near the 990lbs limit that this trailer can tolerate.

For the most part, I'll use it to haul auto parts and lumber, and to take my scrap metal to the the metal recycler, as they'll take the scrap metal for free. My wife is getting tired of me getting the back of the minivan dirty with oil-covered car parts and sawdust, so I'm sure that this will make her happy.

December 09, 2006

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