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Requesting Hunting ATV Trailer Advice

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by Barr, May 17, 2020.

  1. Kingcreek

    Kingcreek Member

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    For only $200 difference, having the stronger A frame tongue, bigger wheels and better tires, and a better axle is a no brainer in my opinion. If you’re going to go less might as well just get a cheap 4x8 harbor freight trailer to use until you step up your tow vehicle.
    There are bargains out there. I bought my trailer in late December from a long established local trailer dealership under brand new ownership. They were really anxious to move some inventory before the end of year and reduce a bank note going into winter.
    Enclosed trailers are nice, I used to pull a 20’ enclosed car hauler but you really fight the wind, even with a proper tow vehicle.
     
  2. Barr

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    Update to purchase, ended up finding the trailer on sale and Lowes matched price by $258 and no tax (that one surprised me). So effectively same price and all the good features.
     
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  3. rdnktrkr

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    My neighbor just brought a 4x8 metal floor trailer over, I bought it for $200, I will look closer at it tomorrow, but so far 13" tires, led lights, spare, swing away jack, it looks like it needs a can of rattle can paint and will look like new. It came with a roll of used chain link fence.
     
  4. 12Bravo20

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    Barr and rdnktrkr, I highly suggest checking the wheel bearings and greasing them with good grease.

    Most trailers are assembled in a hurry by low paid workers. Sometimes the bearings/axles are loose and sometimes way too tight. And manufacturers don’t always use the best grease either. A lot of people will buy a new trailer and never check the wheel bearings unless there is an obvious problem. On used trailers, they usually sit outside in the elements and hardly ever get serviced correctly.
     
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  5. Kingcreek

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    I had a new boat trailer shell out a wheel bearing. On further inspection a spatter of weld had left a pinhead-sized bead on the bearing surface. I filed it off and polished and put a new bearing in but I have checked and regreased every wheel bearing since.
     
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  6. rdnktrkr

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    All my trailers except the new one has grease fittings on the hub, 2 are on the inside and the rest are on the dust covers. I found some red grease years ago in white tubes that I use. I learned to purchase an extra hub just in case when I was tournament fishing in the 80s.
     
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