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[Costco] Freedom 4 ft. × 8 ft. Single Axle, 3-in-1 Folding Utility Trailer Kit - $699.99

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[Costco] Freedom 4 ft. × 8 ft. Single Axle, 3-in-1 Folding Utility Trailer Kit - $699.99

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Price Reduction from 04/20/20 to 04/26/20.
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https://www.costco.ca/freedom-4-ft.-%C3 ... 35723.html

TSC sells it for $1299.99 (not sure if they PM):

https://www.tscstores.com/FREEDOM-3-IN- ... 46892.aspx
Features:

Load capacity: 780.2 kg (1,720 lb.)
Powder coat black enamel finish steel frame
GVW: 898.1 kg (1,980 lb.)
5.1 cm × 5.1 cm (2 in. × 2 in.) high tongue
Cross members 2.5 mm channel structure
Single axle
Leaf spring suspension
Quick-release lock pin
Wheel fenders
Easy lube hubs
5.1 mm (2 in.) class 1 coupler, 1,587.6 kg (3,500 lb.) max rating
Bolt-on safety chains
Customizable to flat bed, closed box or regular tailgate trailer (material sold separately)
Assembly required: can take 2 to 8 hours depending on skill level


Includes:

Wiring
C.S.A / D.O.T. compliant LED stop, turn, tail and running lights
4-prong trailer wiring connector
5.1 mm (2 in.) coupler
Wheel fenders
Bolt-on safety chains
Upright rolling casters

Specifications:

Bed dimensions (L × W): 1.2 m × 2.4 m (4 ft. × 8 ft.)
Weight: 120.2 kg (265 lb.)
Channel frame structure: 3.8 cm × 7.6 cm × 8.9 cm (1.5 in. × 3 in. × 3.5 in.)
Tires: 5.30 × 12
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37 replies
Deal Addict
Nov 7, 2013
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Really tempted to pick this up. Any first hand experience with this?
Jr. Member
Mar 2, 2014
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Halifax
Can i put an ATV/quad on this if i built a plywood deck for this trailer?
Deal Addict
Feb 12, 2004
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This requires a different license plate right?
Deal Addict
Jul 7, 2016
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says you can buy the closed box accessories but I cannot find that anywhere.
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May 3, 2005
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I have a trailer myself
What can you carry on that thing as is?
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Feb 14, 2006
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Hammonds Plains
bigbug wrote: This requires a different license plate right?
In NS both inspection and registration. Other provinces may vary. Moved the tail lights 4 times over last decade to keep passing inspections, so check local code before just connecting things
Newbie
Jul 23, 2015
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rajanprash wrote: Can i put an ATV/quad on this if i built a plywood deck for this trailer?
On the website "The Freedom 3-in-1 folding utility trailer is large enough to use for a number of transportation requirements. The bed tilts all the way to the ground for easy loading. Ideal for landscaping and construction, and can also be used for outdoor sports equipment such as ATVs, boats, motor bikes or just moving things around. It also saves space and stores easily by folding up when not in use. When folded and upright, it easily rolls on the provided casters and takes less than 60 cm (2 ft.) of space in width."
Jr. Member
Oct 14, 2014
125 posts
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Halifax, NS
Towing noob here - can this be used on a class 1 hitch?
I have a class 1 hitch mostly for accessories - bike rack, small platform to carry bulky (but light) items, etc. Can I use this trailer for hauling a couple of kayaks for example, or a light load of dirt/mulch?
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Nov 17, 2012
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Yes, if you put a 3/4" plywood deck on this, you can put an ATV on it.

In Ontario, you just walk into the MTO and tell them you have a home made trailer. No registration needed. $40 or whatever the fee is these days and you walk out with a plate and registration papers. No inspections, no taxes, no annual sticker needed. I have 2 trailer plates I swap between my 2 utility trailers and boat trailers as needed.

This is a lot of money for what is a Harbor Freight / Princess Auto folding trailer painted black. I have the Princess Auto version that I bought used for $200.

If I was buying new, I might go to these guys instead. Save $50, support a local business and it might even be a better trailer.

$646 for the 4 x 8 model. But if I was buying, I'd spend the extra $75 and get the 5 x 8 version. That's a lot more convenient. A pain to do the decking on as you can't just buy a 4 x 8 sheet of plywood, but it's better for hauling 2 motorcycles etc. and easily worth the $75 premium.

www.htstrailers.com
Newbie
Mar 11, 2018
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Lethbridge, AB
odedol wrote: Towing noob here - can this be used on a class 1 hitch?
I have a class 1 hitch mostly for accessories - bike rack, small platform to carry bulky (but light) items, etc. Can I use this trailer for hauling a couple of kayaks for example, or a light load of dirt/mulch?
It has a GVW of 1,980 lbs which is less than a class 1 hitch max of 2000 lbs.
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Aug 10, 2013
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This is dependant on vehicle limitations.
I have a 3.5x5 trailer (300lbs)... I believe I can tow roughly 3-400lbs after trailer is hooked up and people inside.

There is a bunch of weight ratings and calculations you have to do. Just because a hitch CAN pull a certain weight doesnt mean it SHOULD pull :)
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Jun 17, 2010
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Toronto
torontotim wrote:
In Ontario, you just walk into the MTO and tell them you have a home made trailer. No registration needed. $40 or whatever the fee is these days and you walk out with a plate and registration papers. No inspections, no taxes, no annual sticker needed. I have 2 trailer plates I swap between my 2 utility trailers and boat trailers as needed.



A lot of people do this but the legal way to register it it is to take the NVIS to Service Ontario or whatever province you live in is. NVIS is a New Vehicle Information Sheet. It has all the info on it as to serial number and Transport Canada certification. All new vehicles be it car, truck, trailer or boat come with one. Costco will supply you with the NVIS that is specific to your trailer.
Most people go the home made route to save a 13% donation to the government but in this case the donation is mandatory so you might as well go the legal route. Down the road, if you ever get pulled over, one look and the cops know that isn't a home made trailer and if you ever want to sell it, you have legal ownership which is a very good selling point
Newbie
Nov 21, 2014
38 posts
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Cambridge, ON
I bought one last year. Went together fairly easily with everything you need included. The instructions are terrible so check out a harbour freight trailer assembly video on YouTube for help. This is essentially the harbour freight trailer, under the black paint it's painted red. Built a wooden box and drove it around 400km without issue towing around 1000lbs. It definately handles better with more weight in it. It is very heavy so folding it is a chore, you need to remove four bolts that are not the best located.
Newbie
Nov 21, 2014
38 posts
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Cambridge, ON
odedol wrote: Towing noob here - can this be used on a class 1 hitch?
I have a class 1 hitch mostly for accessories - bike rack, small platform to carry bulky (but light) items, etc. Can I use this trailer for hauling a couple of kayaks for example, or a light load of dirt/mulch?
Yes, I have this trailer, built and with a 3/4" plywood base and box weighs around 500lbs. It comes with a 2" ball receiver. Factor in your gear and weight of people in the car and stay under your weight ratings. Also note that even if your car states you can pull 1500lbs which is the common base, this is only for trailers with brakes, without brakes it's closer to 1000lbs.
Newbie
Nov 21, 2014
38 posts
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Cambridge, ON
waven101 wrote: says you can buy the closed box accessories but I cannot find that anywhere.
Princess auto has everything you need.
Newbie
Nov 21, 2014
38 posts
27 upvotes
Cambridge, ON
torontotim wrote:

In Ontario, you just walk into the MTO and tell them you have a home made trailer. No registration needed. $40 or whatever the fee is these days and you walk out with a plate and registration papers. No inspections, no taxes, no annual sticker needed. I have 2 trailer plates I swap between my 2 utility trailers and boat trailers as needed.
Not true. I bought this trailer last year, it comes with a prefilled registration document. I took this to the MTO, got it legally plated and registered as per serial number. Plates in Ontario don't require stickers so it is a lifetime 40$ purchase.

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