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Old 07-01-2011, 08:04 AM   #16
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I don't think shopping for the trailer should be your major concern until you determine what your vehicle suspensions and drive trains, current or enhanced, can stand.

Working on urban projects really got me in the habit of paying a bit to have material delivered. Even when working outside the City I found the practice stuck and sure saved wear and tear on vehicles and the operator. And as long as I could be flexible with delivery times and plan ahead, the charges came out to be minimal or often got waived.


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Old 07-01-2011, 07:34 PM   #17
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I would buy a uhaul because that can take alot of stuff in it! And yes I am new hereDOGGYBREATH
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Old 07-01-2011, 08:44 PM   #18
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The towing capacity of your Honda CRV is likely around 1500 lbs. This includes the weight of the trailer. I would look for a light weight trailer. One that you can safely tow with your vehicle. I have one that is a 5x8, metal with 12" wheels. It works well for most things, light hauling, motorbikes, lawn tractors, etc.

But, there are big disadvantages to them.
First, the capacity is not that great. So you may have to watch the weight you load onto it.

Second, the wheels and tires are very cheap and wear out quickly. The good news is that you can get a wheel and tire for around $20.

Last, the hubs must be kept greased. I have had a hub failure even with proper greasing as these are also somewhat cheap. However, you can buy a kit called a "Bearing Buddy" and that will allow you to keep them well greased without too much effort.
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Old 07-02-2011, 11:42 AM   #19
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Wow, it took me a while to digest the helpful information. I showed the thread to my husband too. Thanks to all of you for taking your time to share your thoughts!

Unfortunately, we live in an area that's not really urban (not far, but over a hill), so sometimes I find it hard to arrange pickup/delivery. But I think the trailer that we purchase will be used mainly for large sized yet fairly light weight construction/yard materials. And after having read some discussions, I think we should leave drywall hanging and taping to the professionals. It'll probably take us a while to shop for one. This thread is definitely educational for our trailer hunting. Thanks again!


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