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March 23, 2017 at 4:09 pm #684ultrosParticipant
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!March 23, 2017 at 9:07 pm #685BoardwalkParticipant
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.March 24, 2017 at 11:33 am #688ultrosParticipant
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!April 3, 2017 at 1:34 pm #701frizParticipant
I just posted some pictures of of my installation on this trailer here.
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