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pcampbell 05-13-2009 02:45 PM

DIY utility trailer or just buy?
 
I was going to build a small (like 4-5' x 8') utility trailer myself.

I even have 2 nice pieces steel for a start of a frame (8 foot long 1/4" C channels).

Even with the metal on hand, I am looking at $600 to put this thing together from scratch. I see plenty of utility trailers on craigslist for 250-400 bucks. Anyone know of a better place to buy the parts other than etrailerpart.com?

<*(((>< 05-13-2009 05:34 PM

Harbor Freight has cheap trailers.

kenmac 05-16-2009 11:58 PM

I have built several trailers...I buy my parts from local trailer supply store.

Scuba_Dave 05-17-2009 12:33 PM

I've seen too many on craiglist at a decent price to think about building my own

gotboost 05-17-2009 07:44 PM

I buy all my trailer parts from Redneck Trailer Supply..they have everything and great prices...

Aggie67 05-17-2009 08:33 PM

In my state it's a bit of a PIA to get plates and registration for a home built trailer.

pcampbell 06-22-2009 03:07 PM

I ended up picking up a 2000# rated used 4x8 with gate for $550 with LED lights and a spare. Way too much work to save a few bucks.


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