A couple years ago I murdered my Harbor Frieght trailer by overloading it. I had long since gotten my money’s worth out of it, so I drilled off the ID plate, took off my license plate, and put it on the curb for the scrappers.
Ever since then, I’ve been looking for a very cheap trailer to replace it. I’ve come close a couple times, but the cheap ones are always either too far away, or get scooped up before I can get to them.
This one was posted two nights ago for $75, 2-1/2 miles from my house. I messaged immediately that I could pick it up the following morning and was fine with the price, but didn’t hear back. Oh well.
Last night the seller responded that the first guy never showed up, did I still want it. I did, so we arranged a time for this afternoon. It was in a little worse shape than I expected, but the seller had already decided $50 was the right price. That was good by me. We swapped cash, signed two copies of a bill of sale, and I hooked it up.
Immediately after getting it home, I posted the roof box for sale. Within two hours that was gone. Unfortunately for not as much money as I’d hoped, because I discovered this crack in it.
Oh well, I got $10 for it, and it’s out of my way. Now I’m only $40 into the trailer, and while removing the box I found this little Snap On screw driver. I love free tools, and free good tools are even better!!
So here’s the trailer as it sits now. I haven’t yet decided if I’m going to fill in the gaps in the deck, or just put a new deck on it. The seller removed the build sticker from the trailer, before selling it to me as “home made,” so I’m going to put my old trailers vin plate onto it.
The left side taillight is busted, but Harbor Frieght recalled my old trailer for not having bright enough lights, and sent me a replacement LED light kit. Which I never put on, and still have.