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Topic # 151635 31-Aug-2014 20:02
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Im sick of rushing to get things done in the time I have rented a trailer for. There are some 8x5' cage trailers that seem to go for 1400 or so regually.

http://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/trailers/single-axle/auction-549756151.htm


Anyone owned one and know how good they are? Not using for heavy stuff, just moving things between houses etc.




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  Reply # 1119150 31-Aug-2014 20:41
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I can't help with trailers, but I can say I've bought greenhouse window openers from them, one was faulty, their service was excellent. Window opener quality is average, decent enough but nothing spectacular. I'd buy from them.




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  Reply # 1119153 31-Aug-2014 20:46
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They have a show room out in Mangere - you can go and have a look.

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  Reply # 1119200 31-Aug-2014 22:18
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Don't know anything about the ones you refer to. However have heard of some companies that import from china and the steel is  thin. So I would suggest checking it out. My last one was caged was purchased from a company in Livin, and it cost a lot, as it was made in NZ and was heavy duty. You do get what you pay for.



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  Reply # 1119220 31-Aug-2014 23:08
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Ideally I would like something a bit lighter than the absurdly heavy ones that are used as the rental ones at service stations, because pushing those around on your own is quite a challenge sometimes.

Im more worried about wheel bearing being crap, insufficient bracing so it goes out of square etc which aren't really things I can assess myself by looking at one.





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  Reply # 1119337 1-Sep-2014 09:16
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We do heaps of trailer WOF's and repairs and I wouldn't touch one of those cheap trailers. As said above, you get what you pay for. 

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  Reply # 1119366 1-Sep-2014 09:45
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i used one on the weekend, they are OK for small jobs and if you budget it to last 3-5 years and can justify it, then go for it.
It wont be round much after 5 though, frame is only lightly galv and the hubs are cheapo's



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  Reply # 1119377 1-Sep-2014 10:00
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Looks like a good brand trailer like Elite or Briford goes for around $3k for a caged 8x5' - might be a better bet given they will stick around longer.

Alternatively if you want to keep costs down and are happy with something that might die in 5 years, then maybe an old homebuilt one from trade me would be better

A pneumatic jockey wheel might help you in moving it around yourself?




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  Reply # 1119379 1-Sep-2014 10:06
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Its mainly the spinning it around on a slope by the house that is a problem, There is a big Z in the driveway which is really hard to reverse a trailer thru. Even the guys who do it for a living wont deal with it. I dont think a jockey wheel will help with that.

I would be parking it undercover so that should help with the rust I would expect. Its mainly the story a few years back with some cheap import trailers with the wheels dropping off that has me worried that would happen with me.

Also whats the deal with getting insurance on a trailer, since I wouldnt be renting it to pay the small amount they charge to get insurance.





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  Reply # 1119382 1-Sep-2014 10:09
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Check out a couple of NZ made trailers and if you can, spend a bit more for something that is going to last. http://www.xpresstrailers.co.nz/BOX+TRAILERS/Single+Axle+7+x+4.html

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  Reply # 1119409 1-Sep-2014 10:44
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Most car policies have trailer cover as part of them, have a look at your policy specifically.

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  Reply # 1119414 1-Sep-2014 10:50
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Buy one from a proper engineering shop.

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  Reply # 1119415 1-Sep-2014 10:51
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Should note, the one I used does have larger wheel studs - Forgot to add that, one broke a few months back.

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  Reply # 1119644 1-Sep-2014 14:52
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Why skimp on quality with a trailer, remember there is a chance of you towing it at 80kph and I sure as heck don't want to be behind a cheap full laden trailer.

Chinese steel is known to be low grade. I've heard of buildings that have failed consent due to poor grade steel.

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  Reply # 1120550 2-Sep-2014 15:41
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I bought a new galv 8x4 Briford a couple of years ago (funny, it's the only thing I have to get 12 month WOFs!).

Have not regretted it.  I made a cage from wood for carrying firewood, much cheaper than the cages.

Aren't the Elites only assembled in NZ?

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