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  #21  
Old September 29th 10, 01:51 PM posted to alt.home.repair
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willshak wrote:
Stormin Mormon wrote the following:
It's nice to have a web site that's not affiliated. So they don't
pick and choose the reviews. And delete the bad ones. Or, delete
"some" of the worst of the bad ones.


If you read some of the reviews on the HF site, you would know that is
not true.
How about some that say "Don't waste your money", or "A piece of
crap"?


There is easy no way to know if they deleted the TRULY bad reviews.


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  #22  
Old September 29th 10, 02:12 PM posted to alt.home.repair
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DerbyDad03 wrote:

On Sep 28, 11:32*pm, mm wrote:

-snip-

I bought a bunch of things and have never been disappointed that I
remember. *I bought one of the 4x8 trailers for 200 or 250, had it
delivered to my brother's in Texas, assembled it there, and drove back
with some of my old furniture on it. *Worked fine, still have it, but
have not much need for it. *Oh yeah, the wiring to the lights was
complete, but very flimsy, and the clips that clipped it to the frame
didn't work well, and the wires dropped out and got cut. *I bought a
new harness, from them, packaged seaprately. . I should tape it on or
better yet drlll holes and use wire holders. *Maybe I will.


"...have never been disappointed that I remember."

You mean you weren't disappointed that "the clips that clipped it to
the frame
didn't work well, and the wires dropped out and got cut"?

What would it have taken to disappoint you?


I've got the same trailer with the same shortcoming- and I'm not
disappointed. [I've also been pondering for years where I'll move
that license holder to]

If I had paid $1000 for it, or if it had major mechanical problems,
I'd be disappointed. But for $250- it is the cat's nuts.

Jim
  #23  
Old September 29th 10, 02:38 PM posted to alt.home.repair
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Of course, they edit out most of the really bad ones.

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www.lds.org
..


"willshak" wrote in message
...
Stormin Mormon wrote the following:
It's nice to have a web site that's not affiliated. So they don't
pick
and choose the reviews. And delete the bad ones. Or, delete "some"
of
the worst of the bad ones.


If you read some of the reviews on the HF site, you would know that is
not true.
How about some that say "Don't waste your money", or "A piece of
crap"?

--

Bill
In Hamptonburgh, NY
In the original Orange County. Est. 1683
To email, remove the double zeroes after @


  #24  
Old September 29th 10, 04:07 PM posted to alt.home.repair
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On 9/29/2010 8:38 AM, Stormin Mormon wrote:
Of course, they edit out most of the really bad ones.



I don't think they do. They've got plenty of negative reviews on their
site.



Jay
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Old September 29th 10, 04:53 PM posted to alt.home.repair
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On Sep 29, 8:12*am, Jim Elbrecht wrote:
DerbyDad03 wrote:
On Sep 28, 11:32*pm, mm wrote:

-snip-

I bought a bunch of things and have never been disappointed that I
remember. *I bought one of the 4x8 trailers for 200 or 250, had it
delivered to my brother's in Texas, assembled it there, and drove back
with some of my old furniture on it. *Worked fine, still have it, but
have not much need for it. *Oh yeah, the wiring to the lights was
complete, but very flimsy, and the clips that clipped it to the frame
didn't work well, and the wires dropped out and got cut. *I bought a
new harness, from them, packaged seaprately. . I should tape it on or
better yet drlll holes and use wire holders. *Maybe I will.


"...have never been disappointed that I remember."


You mean you weren't disappointed that "the clips that clipped it to
the frame
didn't work well, and the wires dropped out and got cut"?


What would it have taken to disappoint you?


I've got the same trailer with the same shortcoming- and I'm not
disappointed. *[I've also been pondering for years where I'll move
that license holder to]

If I had paid $1000 for it, or if it had major mechanical problems,
I'd be disappointed. *But for $250- it is the cat's nuts.

Jim- Hide quoted text -

- Show quoted text -


"...where I'll move that license holder to"

I bought a very similar trailer from Wal-Mart many, many years ago. It
was the last one they had, the box was all beat up, so I negotiated a
bit and got it for under $200. I added some nice wooden walls and sold
it for $250 after a *lot* of use over a 5 year period.

If your plate holder is the same as mine was - a cheap piece of
plastic attached to the brake light - here's what I did:

I screwed the plate directly to the back wall. Since I always used the
trailer with the "box" on, the plate was always with the trailer.

As far as "disappointed" with the wiring, yes, I was. It's easy to
rationalize it based on the cost, but I was still "disappointed" when
the wiring failed soon after I started using the trailer. I rewired it
and put the wires in plastic tubing tie-wraped to the frame and never
had another problem.
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Old September 29th 10, 04:54 PM posted to alt.home.repair
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On Sep 29, 8:38*am, "Stormin Mormon"
wrote:
Of course, they edit out most of the really bad ones.

--
Christopher A. Young
Learn more about Jesus
*www.lds.org
.

"willshak" wrote in message

...
Stormin Mormon wrote the following:

It's nice to have a web site that's not affiliated. So they don't
pick
and choose the reviews. And delete the bad ones. Or, delete "some"
of
the worst of the bad ones.


If you read some of the reviews on the HF site, you would know that is
not true.
How about some that say "Don't waste your money", or "A piece of
crap"?

--

Bill
In Hamptonburgh, NY
In the original Orange County. Est. 1683
To email, remove the double zeroes after @


"Of course, they edit out most of the really bad ones."

"Of course"?

....And you know this how?
  #27  
Old September 29th 10, 04:59 PM posted to alt.home.repair,alt.hvac,rec.crafts.metalworking
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I'm careful about what I buy there but I sometimes will post a review.
Not so much to whine about how crappy it was but to share with others
how I adapted it to make it better. It saves them some aggravation
and
I get some good ideas from other's reviews.

Here's one I wrote:
http://www.harborfreight.com/heavy-d...37510.html?p=2

Hey I like that, I have a hand truck, I think I'll weld up a little
adapter to
clamp on my hand truck to move my trailer!
MikeK


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Old September 29th 10, 05:42 PM posted to alt.home.repair,alt.hvac,rec.crafts.metalworking
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On Sep 29, 10:59*am, "amdx" wrote:
I'm careful about what I buy there but I sometimes will post a review.
Not so much to whine about how crappy it was but to share with others
how I adapted it to make it better. *It saves them some aggravation
and
I get some good ideas from other's reviews.


Here's one I wrote:
http://www.harborfreight.com/heavy-d...37510.html?p=2


* Hey I like that, I have a hand truck, I think I'll weld up a little
adapter to
clamp on my hand truck to move my trailer!
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * MikeK


I use one of these so I can move my trailer around wherever I am.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/ima..._otherviews_1?

I participate in activities where small enclosed trailers are the
norm. I always wonder why everyone doesn't replace their flat bottomed
tongue supports with the wheeled kind like the one above. They're
always struggling to move their trailers and are always asking for
help lifting the tongue, while I just roll mine around with ease.

Of course, I also wonder why everyone doesn't have an E-ZPass. Did you
know that some states have 65MPH E-ZPass lanes? Man, those are sweet!
  #29  
Old September 29th 10, 06:21 PM posted to alt.home.repair
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On 9/29/2010 10:59 AM, amdx wrote:
I'm careful about what I buy there but I sometimes will post a review.
Not so much to whine about how crappy it was but to share with others
how I adapted it to make it better. It saves them some aggravation
and
I get some good ideas from other's reviews.

Here's one I wrote:
http://www.harborfreight.com/heavy-d...37510.html?p=2

Hey I like that, I have a hand truck, I think I'll weld up a little
adapter to
clamp on my hand truck to move my trailer!




I use it all the time to move my 5' X 10' utility trailer and my 17'
boat trailer. It's been extremely useful for me.

And like that other reviewer noted, I have seepage from the tires. You
just have to remember to give the tires a squeeze every now and then and
pump them back up if they've gotten soft. But, hey... I have the same
situation with my hand truck (dolly) that I use for moving furniture and
boxes. Not a big deal.




Jay
  #30  
Old September 29th 10, 06:24 PM posted to alt.home.repair
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On 9/29/2010 11:42 AM, DerbyDad03 wrote:

I use one of these so I can move my trailer around wherever I am.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/ima..._otherviews_1?

I participate in activities where small enclosed trailers are the
norm. I always wonder why everyone doesn't replace their flat bottomed
tongue supports with the wheeled kind like the one above. They're
always struggling to move their trailers and are always asking for
help lifting the tongue, while I just roll mine around with ease.




I actually have one of those on my boat trailer. While it works pretty
well on pavement and concrete, it's not so hot on gravel, which is what
my driveway is. The problem is the wheel digs in.

The larger wheels on the trailer dolly don't have that problem.




Jay

 




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