Sounds like something you'd buy at Ikea!So we had to call it. Time of death, 12:34. I was thinking "this hinge isn't very robust, then I got to the next step in the instructions where it says to bolt the two frame halves together. I did and there was still some flex between the frame halves. Then I thought, if it's bolted, how do you fold it? So I flipped to the back where the folding instructions are, and the procedure is to remove those two bolts, and also to remove 4 bolts from the leaf spring brackets. I chuckled a little, I have been snookered. In my book I call that disassembly. The tipping point was when I saw that the nylock nuts were already looking chalky. In Haul Masters defense the instructions also mention storing the trailer in a dry location to inhibit rust...does it need a night night blankie and bed time story too? Final straw, the holes on the leaf spring brackets didn't line up with the frame. I looked and looked to see if I put the side rails on in the wrong spot our upside down, but none of the hole combos made sense. At this point I wondered if I could just use it for a yard trailer, but decided that I'll haul it to the dump now before it gets any heavier and won't fit in the metal recycle bin. And I'll send Harbor Freight my notes, maybe they'll refund some money. It's not worth my time to take it apart and haul it back to the store, luckily I got it with my member discount for $300. I'll keep the tires, they are good Carlisles, maybe the axle and springs, that will offset my loss a little.
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Oh, I guess my post is a little misleading, Kim! We did the Apostle Islands in late July, the Slate Islands in early August, and I sailed (in a drysuit) on Pleasant Lake in late October.Wow, that sounds like a great time. Given your location, I'm impressed that it wasn't too cold to be out on the water. Guess that's the secret, out on the water and not in it! Well done and I enjoyed your photos.