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Old June 10th, 2008, 16:12   #7
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Well, the question is, disposable at WHAT point? Don't know how many miles you've logged with your Harbor Freight trailer, but I've done over 5000 miles with mine -- and have to worry about the bearings going at any time.

Having a trailer fail doesn't mean it falls always apart parked in your yard -- it can also fail at high speed, spreading your belongings all over the freeway and possibly causing accidents.

I've had a entire wheel come off a utility trailer doing 75mph in the UK, luckily it was the offside one so it bounced into a field rather than oncoming traffic. I've seen boats and utility trailers upside down on mountain roads and steep curves.

Why have a nice reliable, well-built and maintained car but tow a junk trailer?

03 Jetta 5-sp Wagon 207k, running min. 2% biodiesel, Turbocharger Pros new turbo, Curt towbar, Weathertech cargo liner, Husky floor liners, Aspherical/Convex mirrors.
PAST VW's - 63 Beetle, 2x 69 Poptop Westfalias, 87 Golf 4-dr 5sp (converted for righthand drive in the UK ), 89 Golf 4-dr 5sp.

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