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Vikings
05-30-2007, 09:42 PM
I went and bought a trailer for my new wb, I bought a 4.5x6 trailer and I was going to tow it with my Ford Ranger 6 cyl.

By the time I got the plates went back to pick up the trailer, found out the lights don't work, went to Canadian tire to buy one of those wire set ups. I started driving home and the hinge for the ramp fell off and made the door almost scrap the road. I stopped and found half the bolts had the nuts missing and it vibrated so bad that a reflector fell off.

I threw the gate in the back of my truck and secured some things with rope. I went back Home Cheapo and they don't have another... and they told me if I went to pick up one at another store I have to re-insure. I basically lost it and told them I'm buying elsewhere.

I could hardly believe the cheap quality of their trailers and to think I wanted to pull a brand new 36" toro with it.

I think I will buy a better quality A frame even though its quite a bit more expensive at a place that only sells trailers.

mcwlandscaping
05-31-2007, 12:24 AM
I think that is the same trailer i have and i know what you mean....it has lasted me the last couple years and has no doubt served me well......but a 7*16ft open landscape trailer is in my VERY VERY near future :)

lawnboy dan
05-31-2007, 07:56 AM
you get what you pay for-that old saying never rang truer than in this biz

NickN
05-31-2007, 11:10 AM
Down here,Home Depot and Lowes are asking twice the price for what I can get a trailer from one of the manufacturers for.Never understood why anyone would buy a trailer from a box store.

Pro-Scapes
05-31-2007, 02:34 PM
dan no its not True... the home depot and lowes trailers are much higher priced than manufactures as nick said. I can get a brand spankin new quality built 6x12 thats served me very well for 8 something... 7x16 single axle for under 1k.... dual axle for about 1100.

Vikings
05-31-2007, 03:03 PM
A quality trailer is much more expensive up here in Canada. I just made arrangements for a 5x10 for $2380. Pick it up his afternoon, I'll post a pic for you guys. (for me ego really)

topsites
05-31-2007, 03:11 PM
dan no its not True... the home depot and lowes trailers are much higher priced than manufactures as nick said. I can get a brand spankin new quality built 6x12 thats served me very well for 8 something... 7x16 single axle for under 1k.... dual axle for about 1100.

Where? I paid 1500 for my 6x12...
That's with tax and registration and all, but still...

NickN
05-31-2007, 03:30 PM
Holy crap!I got a 5 x 10,ramp gate,for $575.I think I need to start hauling them to Canada.

Vikings
05-31-2007, 04:01 PM
Holy crap!I got a 5 x 10,ramp gate,for $575.I think I need to start hauling them to Canada.
You Americans are starting to depress me.:laugh: :usflag:

lawnboy dan
05-31-2007, 08:16 PM
pro scapes-i ment to scold viking for buying a cheaply made trailer in the first place.

Vikings
05-31-2007, 10:41 PM
pro scapes-i ment to scold viking for buying a cheaply made trailer in the first place.

Lesson learned:laugh:

This is the one that fell apart on me, and I mean literally.. fell apart.
http://www.homedepot.ca/wcsstore/HomeDepotCanada/images/catalog/1b6888fc-255d-4aed-b370-4074e4108e70_4.jpg


I got a new one now *Borat's voice* Very nice.. High Five!

It's galvanized steel and ready to paint! I paid $2380 CAD.:canadaflag:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v242/SubZero2040/100_0171.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v242/SubZero2040/100_0172.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v242/SubZero2040/100_0173.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v242/SubZero2040/100_0174.jpg

ThorVentures
06-01-2007, 01:24 AM
...this thread should be moved to a "weed control" forum based on those pictures.

Vikings
06-01-2007, 02:00 AM
...this thread should be moved to a "weed control" forum based on those pictures.
I swear I didn't see them when I took the pics:laugh: They're my neighbors, I swear.

robbo521
06-01-2007, 02:50 AM
dang,i got a 5x14 with dove tail and gate for 480.00

lawnboy dan
06-01-2007, 08:55 AM
now thats a nice trailer! my 5x10 cost me 899$ custom made to my specs. yes i know everything is more $ in canada

TGM
06-04-2007, 12:15 AM
It's galvanized steel and ready to paint!


you're better off leaving it the way it is. paint usually doesn't stick well to galvanize, except for factory vehicles (take a look at a lot of galvanized handrails).