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Old 05-13-2009, 01:45 PM   #1
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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?

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Old 05-13-2009, 04:34 PM   #2
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Harbor Freight has cheap trailers.

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Old 05-16-2009, 10:58 PM   #3
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I have built several trailers...I buy my parts from local trailer supply store.
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Old 05-17-2009, 11:33 AM   #4
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I've seen too many on craiglist at a decent price to think about building my own
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Old 05-17-2009, 06:44 PM   #5
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I buy all my trailer parts from Redneck Trailer Supply..they have everything and great prices...
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Old 05-17-2009, 07:33 PM   #6
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In my state it's a bit of a PIA to get plates and registration for a home built trailer.
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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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