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    Quote Originally Posted by OCR View Post
    If I were to use that trailer from HF, the first thing I would do is to add "bearing buddies" to make keeping the wheels lubed easier.
    I have had experience with those cheap trailers not having adequate amounts of grease in the bearings right from the factory.
    Took one that belongs to a friend and had the bearings fail at highway speeds due to lack of grease (brand new trailer that he had for less than a week).
    Yeah they are not packed with bearing grease. Its more of a wax type material, I think in the manuals it even says this. First thing I do before using an HF trailer is to clean off the packing grease and apply marine type bearing grease. Been an awesome trailer for the past 3 years!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve1 View Post
    I don't know for sure but on level roads you might get by with this and this is big, I live in the mountains and would not try any trailer.https://www.harborfreight.com/600-lb...ler-62644.html.
    Hey found the weight of the trailer on their website. 144 pounds.
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    That Harbor Freight grease must be the cheapest stuff known to man. But when replaced with good grease there isn't a problem with the bearings.
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    Thanks for the stats sheet,144 lbs then add stuff getting to heavy for the hills around here. Cheers
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    I am in the process of building a single wheel trailer, to tow behind my GL500. Inside dimensions are going to be 16" deep X 24" wide and 36" long. I am using a swing arm and 12" wheel from an '81 Susuki dirt bike, and at the hitch will be a universal joint from a truck steering column. My material list comes out to 64 pounds, not counting lights and wiring. I will be hauling 60 pounds of camping gear.

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    Going to ask my son inlaw to weld mine for me and 66lbs sounds good, just want extra space for gear to keep me and wife warm. That and going to talk to David from wisconsin. Cheers for now.
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