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Light Weight Trailers

Here's what some may have been waiting for...a light weight trailer, weighing less then 400 lbs., and can haul a 1/2 ton payload...roto molded, and virtually indestructable......comes in 6 colors



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Yeah.. i saw that somewhere.. I think on Adventure Forums.. kinda pricey if i remember correctly.. but cool non the less.

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Who knew Fisher Price would start making trailers.

It actually would look good in black or gray. That red and yellow look pretty bad. My only concern would be the long term strength & how well it would hold up to prolonged sunlight/ UV protection. A ton of payload...wow.

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Not pricey at all...less then $2000 delivered anywhere in the continental US...I haven't found a similar item in aluminum or steel about the same size for less the 6 big ones...

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Who knew Fisher Price would start making trailers.

It actually would look good in black or gray. That red and yellow look pretty bad. My only concern would be the long term strength & how well it would hold up to prolonged sunlight/ UV protection. A ton of payload...wow.

Cool find Dusty.
Go to www.triumphboats.com and learn about roto molding and polyetheline...the colors are through and through, no need to wax or worry about spider cracks or fading like fiberglass/gel coat, and they do not deform when struck...dent proof...I suppose if you live on Mars, where the temp is about 300+ degrees F in the shade, there would be a concern...yes, it comes in black...and grey.

P.S. I'm going to set up a distributorship on this "Tonka" toy in Maine, and I'll think about getting a yellow star here as a vendor...I need to diversify and keep busy.

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Go to triumphboats.com and learn about roto molding and polyetheline...the colors are through and through, no need to wax or worry about spider cracks or fading like fiberglass/gel coat, and they do not deform when struck...dent proof...I suppose if you live on Mars, where the temp is about #00+ degrees F in the shade, there would be a concern...yes, it comes in black...and grey
Thanks for the info. That's a great deal delivered. Sounds like their pretty bomb-proof. That's great that they are so lightweight....especially for the 2 door/ short wheelbase jeep owners. Also nice to be able to close/ cover/ hide the payload as well. I hate getting to the camping spot with firewood completely soaked.
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Can you lift it and put 35s on it? would have to change the hitch too.

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Can you lift it and put 35s on it? would have to change the hitch too.
You can do amything you want....now, I corrected the payload...it's 1000 lbs...besides the standard colors, for more money, you can get custom colors, which I believe will be about @00 or so...here's some more pics....


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Not pricey at all...less then $2000 delivered anywhere in the continental US...I haven't found a similar item in aluminum or steel about the same size for less the 6 big ones...
I guess you and I have different opinions of "Pricey". Although I really like these trailers.. it would be hard for me to spend 2k on a plastic trailer.

Ya never know though... I said the same thing about buying a 32k jeep made out of old Pepsi cans with a mini van motor.


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Now selling these Barbie trailers... now thats a good idea Dustoff... wouldn't mind selling em myself.

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What size tires does this trailer use? They look really small, any problems?
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What size tires does this trailer use? They look really small, any problems?

12" standard, 13" $50.00 upgrade...can go up to 15"

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I guess you and I have different opinions of "Pricey". Although I really like these trailers.. it would be hard for me to spend 2k on a plastic trailer.

Ya never know though... I said the same thing about buying a 32k jeep made out of old Pepsi cans with a mini van motor.

It's all relative...many will spend the same 2K on some purposeless soft top that reduces the cargo capacity of a JK and think that's usefull...2K for a trailer that will outlive you, your kids, and your kids grand kids, I suppose has more utility...it fulfills a market looking for utility, hauling capacity, and offroad ruggedness that a three thousand dollar set of wheels and tires doesn't do. If you don't camp, don't bike, don't ski, don't surf, don't wind sail, don't dive, don't travel long distances in your JK, don't kayak, don't canoe, don't have any need whatsoever to haul more then a box of condoms and a six pack on your next adventure, then the trailer is not for you.

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Hmmm, might have to think about it. Need to build a dam garage out in the industrial park first. At least I get to see it behind a WJ. Need to get the hitch too.

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Can you mount a rack to the lid? If so, how much weight can it hold?
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looks like you can pretty easily.
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can you mount one of those roof rack tents on the top of it? What's the weight capacity for cargo etc. on the lid?

Does it come w/ barbie and ken or is that extra (had to lol)? Honestly, they do look ok, but I dunno if I'd buy one.
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Anyone know if it will float? Looks like it might...

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It will function offroad out of the box...bigger and wider tires would be on my list of mods, though...the lid is removable, so I would say that adding a tent like the tentrax type should not be an issue....it is made out of Roplene/polyetheline...floats, unlike fiberglass, aluminum, steel, which don't...

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I like the tub and think you're right, it has great potential for distributorship. There is a whole other market out there besides us hard core Jeepers. These would be great for mini van families.

I also like them for the off road potentials. They would look nice with some 35's or 37's and nice wheels. Throw on a pentle (sp?) hitch and call it a day. My only concern off road would be the frame strength. It looks kind of weak, but maybe the box add's a lot to the structure.
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Fill it full of beer & ice!
That would be one hell of a cooler.

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It, looks like it would be easy to remove the flares and put bigger wheels/tires on one. One of the reasons I got a 4 door is so I can take all my camping gear, but for a 2 door that’s a cool little trailer.
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