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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 02-04-2011, 05:20 PM Thread Starter
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Harbor Freight Tag Along for $279.95

Someone posted a coupon from Harbor Freight that he had and had used to purchase the Tag Along trailer for only 279.00. I copied that coupon even though it had expired on 12-31-10. Then I went to the local Harbor Freight store. I planned to show someone who worked there what that coupon looked like and ask them if coupons like that show up very often and how I could get me one so I could buy that trailer at a 120.00 discount. The guy at the store looked at me for a moment (I thought he'd say something like wait your turn etc.), and he said, do you want that trailer at that price. And he sold it to me for the discount price. I didn't say another word.

The trailer is in the back of my pickup, in my garage. So I think, now, I can begin to believe that he really did sell it to me even though I had an expired coupon.

Thanks to whoever posted that coupon.

If anyone else tries this little stunt please let me know if it works or not.

Happy riding,

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Someone posted a coupon from Harbor Freight that he had and had used to purchase the Tag Along trailer for only 279.00. I copied that coupon even though it had expired on 12-31-10. Then I went to the local Harbor Freight store. I planned to show someone who worked there what that coupon looked like and ask them if coupons like that show up very often and how I could get me one so I could buy that trailer at a 120.00 discount. The guy at the store looked at me for a moment (I thought he'd say something like wait your turn etc.), and he said, do you want that trailer at that price. And he sold it to me for the discount price. I didn't say another word.

The trailer is in the back of my pickup, in my garage. So I think, now, I can begin to believe that he really did sell it to me even though I had an expired coupon.

Thanks to whoever posted that coupon.

If anyone else tries this little stunt please let me know if it works or not.

Happy riding,

Greg
Greg,

I posted this in another thread today.

I think you are referring to the coupon I posted from my Insider Track Club membership. Actually, I think a lot of folks could probably do like you, the store folks can actually treat your price as a rain check and honor it at the discretion of the local store staff.

For the price, you can't beat it. Mine is assembled now but I would take some time to make some slight modifications. I replaced some bolts, etc., some of those others will shear fairly easily.

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Tag Along

Thanks for your message and for attaching that coupon. I was totally shocked when the guy at HF offered to sell the trailer to me for the much lower price.

I'd like to take your advice on the changes you did to your trailer. Would you mind sharing some specific information about those changes sometime?

One thing I haven't looked at yet, does the Tag Along have only one leaf spring on each side? If it has more what do you think about taking all but one out?

Thanks for your time.

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Thanks for your message and for attaching that coupon. I was totally shocked when the guy at HF offered to sell the trailer to me for the much lower price.

I'd like to take your advice on the changes you did to your trailer. Would you mind sharing some specific information about those changes sometime?

One thing I haven't looked at yet, does the Tag Along have only one leaf spring on each side? If it has more what do you think about taking all but one out?

Thanks for your time.

Greg
Greg,

take a look at the customer reviews at this link. You'll get a good idea of the possible modifications.

http://www.harborfreight.com/600-lb-...ler-66771.html

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Here's another link to the original coupon. If trying to use I'd ask them to honor as possible rain check.




http://images.harborfreight.com/hftu.../images/82.jpg

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took a quick snapshot tonight after getting it all put together. Turned out great for the price.

Got a few more modifications planned.
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took a quick snapshot tonight after getting it all put together. Turned out great for the price.

Got a few more modifications planned.
you didnt take the protective film off the box before taking the pic?

come on now finish the job and take a nice pic!!!
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Greg,
I hope you got my PM that I sent you earlier. You will like the HF trailer. It's almost identical to my Piggy Backer, but without the cooler rack, rear bumper, chrome hitch and a couple of other minor details. And you paid considerably less. I like the gas struts that hold the lid open on the HF trailer. The Piggy doesn't have those.

Be sure to completely flush out the grease that comes in the wheel bearings and repack them with a good grade of water proof grease. Bearing Buddies are a great addition also.

Now it's just a matter of customizing the little trailer. Have fun, it will serve you well for many miles!


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Lost parts...

I got one of these a few days back, and there were a lot of parts missing, and I figured I would put it together and let Harbor Freight send me the missing items. To my absolute horror, they told me that I will have to pack up the trailer and send it back and they would send me a new one. On continued conversation, I learned that they don't have parts for this trailer, and the only way to get the two snap latches I needed was to exchange the ENTIRE TRAILER!!!!! There are NO parts available, and while the trailer is nice enough, I am very sadly in the predicament of somehow building my own latches or letting Harbor Freigh try again to get me a complete trailer.

If anyone knows how to get parts, I would be very happy to know it...

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I got one of these a few days back, and there were a lot of parts missing, and I figured I would put it together and let Harbor Freight send me the missing items. To my absolute horror, they told me that I will have to pack up the trailer and send it back and they would send me a new one. On continued conversation, I learned that they don't have parts for this trailer, and the only way to get the two snap latches I needed was to exchange the ENTIRE TRAILER!!!!! There are NO parts available, and while the trailer is nice enough, I am very sadly in the predicament of somehow building my own latches or letting Harbor Freigh try again to get me a complete trailer.

If anyone knows how to get parts, I would be very happy to know it...

Ed
My wifes brother-in-law bought one and it had a cracked fender when we opened the box. The store told him he had to contact the manufacture. He got the address from the paperwork in the box and sent a letter. Six months later he received the fender.

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