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  • #684
    ultros
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    Hello,

    I’m trying to research trailers for the CLC Teardrop and I’m curious if anyone has experience with 5×8 trailers.  I’ve found this Northern Tool trailer: http://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_200660344_200660344  Which looks like it might be better than the Harbor Freight 4×8 trailer. I still have some questions though, specifically:

    • Does the teardrop fit between the fenders?
    • How does the door align with the wheels/fenders?
    • How high off the ground is the back kitchen area ledge with this trailer?
    • Like the HF trailer, it says its max speed is 45 mph, is this them just covering their butts?

    I’m very interested in anyone’s insights, thanks!

    #685
    Boardwalk
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    Does the teardrop fit between the fenders?

    TDC measures about 66″ across (per the manual)
    How does the door align with the wheels/fenders?

    You can mount the shell to the trailer wherever it makes the most sense.  I would think that you would position the shell a little more forward than a 4×8.
    How high off the ground is the back kitchen area ledge with this trailer?

    Since the Northern Tool website doesn’t list the height of the bed, I am going to go by some of the other posts on this forum.  12″ tires means approx that the base of the galley is about 42″ high.  See post #579
    Like the HF trailer, it says its max speed is 45 mph, is this them just covering their butts?

    I noticed this too.  When I talked to the salesman at Northern Tool – he said that these tires are rated for 75MPH.  I told him about the rating on the website and they reconfirmed the 75MPH.  I didn’t ask for documentation.

    • This reply was modified 4 years, 8 months ago by Boardwalk.
    #688
    ultros
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    I did notice that the width is about 66′ at the widest spot on the official line drawing.  It does look like it tapers in near the bottom which is why I was wondering if it would fit between the fenders of a 5×8.  It seems like some other owners have used the trailer so I was just trying to be extra sure.

    The NT trailer says it’s deck is 24.02″ off the ground, so maybe a better question for comparison purposes would be to ask how high is the galley from the bottom of the teardrop body?

    Thanks again!

    #701
    friz
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    I just posted some pictures of of my installation on this trailer here.

    http://teardropforum.com/forums/topic/northern-tool-5×8-aluminium-trailer-mods/

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