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5-ft x 8-ft Wire Mesh Utility Trailer with Ramp Gate
Carry-On Brand.
Payload capacity: 1650 lbs
12" Tires rated 990 lbs each
1- 7/8" Coupler with safety chain
Made in the USA
$549.00
Was: $699.00
Save 21%

Looks like the same as last deal except now $549 normally $699, might be slick if you can find some coupons. I used a 10% off on mine and they are required to assemble it by law.
http://slickdeals.net/f/2756613-carry-on-5x8-utility-trailer-lowes-528-ymmv?v=1 that thread is too old to bump.

It's a great little trailer, mine has held up well with normal usage. Not heavy duty but quite capable, easy to maneuver by hand.
Here is the link for my local store (or use the old link above)
http://www.lowes.com/pd_100369-15..._-10926682

I pulled it behind my tiny Toyota Tacoma 2WD for light lawn care. 5ft width is just right riding mowers with side chutes, 4ft too tight.
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This is in our weekly ad as a "New Lower Price"
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This is in our weekly ad as a "New Lower Price"
good point, it may be the new normal price but just passing it along as a good product and 21% off, more with coupons. Pays for itself easily with a mower, blower and whacker in the back. Just in time for spring cleaning.
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Shame it's got girly tires. I need something to haul bikes.
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Are there any working Lowe's 10% coupons?
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I have this same Carry-On 5x8 mesh base trailer that I tow a Suzuki King Quad 700 ATV with. That weighs 605 lbs dry, so the 12" tires are not as much of a concern as you'd expect. Dunno what your bikes weigh, but the 12" tires are not the deal breaker I initially assumed when I bought my trailer.

It's capable of hauling almost 1,500 lbs, so for this price it's a good deal. Make sure and look over any trailer you are interested in buying, as some have cracked brake lights or surface rust on them, and it pays to pick out the best of the lot at your local Lowes.
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It's a great little trailer, mine has held up well with normal usage. Not heavy duty but quite capable, easy to maneuver by hand.
+1 to that! I bought one of these about a year ago - IIRC it was on sale for about the same price last spring, or maybe $50 more. Used a 10% moving coupon (I really was moving at the time!) to make it slicker.
Anyway, I tow mine with a Corolla/Matrix - certainly not a brawny towing vehicle, but it works just fine for local trips. FWIW, engine power doesn't seem to be the limiting factor - when I'm pulling a heavy load, I'm more concerned about decreased steering efficiency due to less weight on the front wheels, braking distance, and transmission wear.

If you really need slightly larger wheels, keep an eye on this trailer [tractorsupply.com] from TSC - nearly identical to the Lowes one, but with 13" tires. Last year (when I was shopping for mine) the TSC one went on sale about the same time the Lowes one did, so there was still a $100 price difference between the two.
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I hauled a Deere 38" rider, Honda mower and gear all around town as a small biz and it served me well. Sure beats trying to make a living here. I was thinking of coming out of retirement just for the exercise. I happened to have a large scrap of 3/8th plywood the fit snugly in the channel along the floor. WA state tabs are $24/yr.

I guess it's more of a PSA then a hot deal. It tracks well and backs up easily. If you didn't already know you can back up using the bottom of the steering wheel pointing the way you want it to go.
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Bought one. Beats ugly ones for more at Craig's list or nice ones with $1000 shipping.
Prepped.
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there was a recent lowes coupon thread here, not sure if it will help
http://slickdeals.net/f/6786208-lowes-10-coupons?v=1
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I have this same Carry-On 5x8 mesh base trailer that I tow a Suzuki King Quad 700 ATV with. That weighs 605 lbs dry, so the 12" tires are not as much of a concern as you'd expect. Dunno what your bikes weigh, but the 12" tires are not the deal breaker I initially assumed when I bought my trailer.

It's capable of hauling almost 1,500 lbs, so for this price it's a good deal. Make sure and look over any trailer you are interested in buying, as some have cracked brake lights or surface rust on them, and it pays to pick out the best of the lot at your local Lowes.
I just bought and picked mine up yesterday. I planned on using it to buy mulch, topsoil and gravel in bulk to landscape my yard. I noticed this morning that a local landscape material store [edwardsgardencenter.com] states that one loader bucket of bulk material is equivalent to 1 ton for gravel, topsoil, and sand. This trailer's max gross weight is already 2,000 lbs, less 350 lbs for the trailer's weight, resulting in a max capacity of 1650 lbs.

My question is, have you or anyone had issues with carrying 1 ton of material in this Carry-On 5x8 trailer? Do I have to ask the loader operator to put less material in the trailer when I am paying for a full loader bucket? Thanks for your help in advance.
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I just bought and picked mine up yesterday. I planned on using it to buy mulch, topsoil and gravel in bulk to landscape my yard. I noticed this morning that a local landscape material store [edwardsgardencenter.com] states that one loader bucket of bulk material is equivalent to 1 ton for gravel, topsoil, and sand. This trailer's max gross weight is already 2,000 lbs, less 350 lbs for the trailer's weight, resulting in a max capacity of 1650 lbs.

My question is, have you or anyone had issues with carrying 1 ton of material in this Carry-On 5x8 trailer? Do I have to ask the loader operator to put less material in the trailer when I am paying for a full loader bucket? Thanks for your help in advance.
I've carried a full ton of coal on this trailer many times without issue. Of course YMMV, but that's my experience. Be warned these things rust like crazy in almost no time. They still work, but they look terrible after a short time. Mine's about 9 years old and still works good, the fenders have finally rusted off and need replacing though.
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I've carried a full ton of coal on this trailer many times without issue. Of course YMMV, but that's my experience. Be warned these things rust like crazy in almost no time. They still work, but they look terrible after a short time. Mine's about 9 years old and still works good, the fenders have finally rusted off and need replacing though.
Thanks for the info.

Yeah, I noticed that the trailers kept outside at Lowes for only a couple of weeks had many rust spots, especially where the water would stand since the trailers were tilted forward. I went to a different location that had about a dozen to choose from so I got one with little rust. I also plan on storing the trailer in my garage to help prolong its life.
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Thanks for the info.

Yeah, I noticed that the trailers kept outside at Lowes for only a couple of weeks had many rust spots, especially where the water would stand since the trailers were tilted forward. I went to a different location that had about a dozen to choose from so I got one with little rust. I also plan on storing the trailer in my garage to help prolong its life.
I'm sure that keeping it inside will make a big difference, still you'd think they could put a finish on the things so they at least wouldn't start rusting in the parking lot laugh out loud
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There's very little rust on mine mostly on the top rails. It was made in 8/2013. Factor in that
these things sit out for a long time before they even reach Lowes. then they are stacked on top of each other w/o wheels during shipment.

I ordered one 3 weeks ago for $494 & it was ready for pickup same day. Went to pick it up the 3 days later(busy weekend). They said they must have sold it to someone else. They said they're getting 8 more this week so come back. We'll also give you a discount. I came back at the end of the week and still no trailer. The following week I called and asked if they came in. They said they had mine in. I get there...still no trailer. She spoke to the manager & said there is a similar 5x8 out front they'll price match if I want to take a look. It was the 2klb capacity 5x8 with 18" tall mesh tides and gate for $999. I asked if I could get the additional 10% off since it was during the 4/24-28 promotion. She said sure. So I got the trailer for $444. BTW I never made a scene or asked to speak to a manager any of the times. I just waited patiently each time I came in. Honestly in the back of my mind I was thinking of returning the trailer. I would have canceled it that day, but I was worried about the order saying it's been picked up from the first time I came in. I wanted to physically have it and return it.
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