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  • #35351

    Ambrose Buldo
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    Looking for a small folding (limited garage space) open trailer.  4×8 to 5×10

  • #35366

    Ted Hamilton
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    Ambrose — I bought a Harbor Freight folding trailer with 20% off for around $280, their heaviest (rated 1800# payload) and built my own 6′ x 8′ deck on top for another $100 in materials, and added stake sides. It hauls my karts, a microsprint, and dirt/gravel, etc. when needed… Might be a good option for you?

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  • #35407

    Scott Newton
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    I too have the exact same trailer as Ted, except I used a 25% off coupon :-p.

    Either way though, just came in to say that I only have a simple plywood sheet on top, not a fancy deck like he has. The kart fits just fine that way, just have to put it on the trailer backwards so the wider rear doesn’t clash with the trailer’s fenders. Doing it this way allows me to still fold the trailer in half to put it away in the off season.

    This is actually my second trailer like this – I used to have one with a deck almost exactly like what Ted has that I used to haul my F500 with. That trailer worked great for several years even though my total weight was probably pushing the limits of the trailer’s load capacity.

  • #35452

    Ambrose Buldo
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    Ted, Scott and Stu (Via PM) hanks for the feedback.

     

    Ted – I have no problem replicating your setup, but is it still foldable?

     

    Other than better wheel bearing grease and decking any other modifications. I know some guys upgrade the hardware and some even weld and gusset the frame.

  • #35526

    Ted Hamilton
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    Ambrose —

    Technically, it’s still foldable (the tongue is the only truly “foldable” part… I assume they intend for it to be set on its’ rear and the tongue folded back under….that would be possible with mine, but it’s now heavy enough that it would require 2 guys to do so.  I will say that the extra structure stiffened the kit quite a bit — it’s really a light-to-medium duty trailer….that said, I’ve hauled 2 buckets of sand on mine (around 1500#) with no issue for a short haul.  I did use good trailer grease and check the bearings and lugs often.  Since my wheels fit neatly under the decking, I didn’t install the fenders.  I will say that the lighting harness isn’t 100% compatible with all others, but I modified it so it works…  YMMV.

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  • #35527

    Ted Hamilton
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    Another option might be one of those hitch-installable cooler / motorcycle haulers (wire mesh on a rectangular frame.)  Shoot, I put my kart on a hitch mounted bike rack to get it home (7 hr. drive…)

    kart on rack

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