my Home Cheapo trailer fell apart on me

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by Vikings, May 30, 2007.

  1. Vikings

    Vikings LawnSite Bronze Member
    from canada
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    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.
     
  2. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,164

    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 :)
     
  3. lawnboy dan

    lawnboy dan LawnSite Gold Member
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    you get what you pay for-that old saying never rang truer than in this biz
     
  4. NickN

    NickN LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Alabama
    Posts: 1,010

    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.
     
  5. Pro-Scapes

    Pro-Scapes LawnSite Platinum Member
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    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.
     
  6. Vikings

    Vikings LawnSite Bronze Member
    from canada
    Posts: 1,667

    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)
     
  7. topsites

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

    NickN LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Alabama
    Posts: 1,010

    Holy crap!I got a 5 x 10,ramp gate,for $575.I think I need to start hauling them to Canada.
     
  9. Vikings

    Vikings LawnSite Bronze Member
    from canada
    Posts: 1,667

    You Americans are starting to depress me.:laugh: :usflag:
     
  10. lawnboy dan

    lawnboy dan LawnSite Gold Member
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    pro scapes-i ment to scold viking for buying a cheaply made trailer in the first place.
     

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