Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 21
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 2015MaineSnow Very good value for the dollar
Chose this 5 x 10 as the minimum size needed for sheet goods, plus lumber. Budget kept me from a twin-axle 14', but in using this unit since last fall, it is performing every task and I have stopped my search for others.
Ramp gate is handy as a backstop for debris loads and I have removed it occasionally when it isn't needed and traveling on the highway. Keep a tight bungee cord on each side running forward down to frame to reduce the rattle. Axle and 14" tires are not bothered with heavy work.
Unit has minimal tie-down locations. Several trailer deck screws broken/incorrectly installed at factory, and although not a deal breaker, can mess up fragile goods/cargo.
I'll paint soon before the factory paint gets too much rust.
I would buy again.
May 28, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Wormwood1978 Great 5x10 Trailer
This is a great trailer for the money. It is highly unlikely you will find a new 5x10 trailer with wood decking and can trailer over 2,000 for less than the price of this trailer. I checked my local trailer dealer, Tractor Supply and Lowes; this was the best price for what I wanted. I did end up purchasing a spare tire and tire mount seperately. A recommendation if you do buy this trailer, do not put your license plate on the plastic license plate mount that comes attached to this trailer. The cheap plastic license plate mount broke off on my third short trip and I had to get a replacement plate. Invest in a metal license plate bracket or figure out some other way to attach your license plate so you do not lose it.
February 13, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Odin good trailer for the money if you don't mind minor repairs,wiring and painting.
The trailer is pretty solid.The powder coating is thin.there is rust at the weld joints. I had to splice in new wire where the wiring harness was crushed under the frame and shorted because of how it was routed.Half of the screws that hold down the planks are stripped...This was the best out of 4 available at the Home Depot in Merrimack ,NH. The employee told me that you better check it out good, because when you pull it away ,It's not my problem anymore. There is no mention of a warenty in the booklet that came with it. Only the tires have a registration card.Good thing the price is low
June 9, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by KenD50 Good Traler with weak paint
I like the trailer and it's easy for my 4cyl truck to tow it. I can haul my riding lawn mower and snow blower with it, but I will need to modify it to haul my snowmobile, no big deal for the modification though. I'm sure haul building supplies with it as well and it appears strong enough for that task as well.
The only complaints I have is the finish is weak and I'm sure if I use it in the snow during the winter it will need to be painted soon. I also did not like the plastic license palate holder, so I replaced with a steel on for six dollars and painted it black.Too bad it didn't come with a spare tire, but I expected Home Depot would at least have a spare tire and mount for the tire It seems Home Depot doesn't even stock a spare tire at all. Oh well at least the price was right.
June 30, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BillS A must have item!
Purchased in AZ. Hauled it to N. Idaho and back, then up for good three trips through the winter. built a 5 x 10 crate with hinged rear access, and then loaded it to the max for each trip, with garage tools, household items, lawn furniture, etc.
On first trip, the plastic license plate holder and tag loaded up with snow/ice, got heavy and broke off! Angel Iron now attached to hold the new plate.
On first trip, the snow/ice/sand/salt used on roads from Utah northwards removed 50% of the cheap paint applied to the fenders. Fenders re-primed and painted with Rustoleum Gloss Black, and undercoating paint applied to inner fenders.
I treated the bed boards with sealant right after purchase, and I recommend that.
The only odd thing is I have not found a skid or wheel for the tongue jack, it looks like an odd size.
I'd buy it again for sure!
June 10, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by ck2014 5x10 utility trailer
This is a decent trailer for the money, as others have said the powder coating is not very good. it almost immediately started rusting at the weld points and the paint started going bad at other places so I painted over it with some Rustoleum paint and it sloved the problem. Other than that I would have given it a 5 star rating. Also I added 6 other tie down points to help strapping things down and I recommend using bungee cords on the gate to help minimize rattle. I also Hauled a pallet of shingles home with it and a ton of woodpellets and used it multiple other times and it seems to be holding up well after 6 months of use
October 27, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by plate Good trailer
It is a solid trialer and you would be hard pressed to find a better uitility trialer for this price. I use this trailer to transport an ATV that weighs around 900 lbs. When loading the ATV I noticed immediately that there was no corner to corner flex or sway along the surface of the trailer. It is built solid and I am happy with this purchase. It would be hard to beat this price on this solid of a unit.
March 19, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Fossil Good trailer value but inspect the tires before purchase for dry rot.
Purchased the trailer brand new at my local Home Depot after comparing price and specifications for similar trailers available locally. The Tarter Gate Trailer was hands-down the best value out there in terms of price and weight capacity. Brought it home and inspected it closely only to find that both tires, although brand new, exhibited severe dry-rot on inside and outside sidewalls. Per the tire warranty registration instructions, I notified the National Highway Transportation and Safety Administration and the manufacturer. The manufacture was very responsive and provided two replacement tires on rims within a week of me reporting the defects. Very good customer service! The only other issue was with superficial rust on the brand new trailer, particularly at weld pointsbelow the fenders that I intend to treat with a rust inhibitor. Last thing I'd recommend is to grease the wheel bearings and lift gate hinges immediately. Both are equipped with grease gun fittings making greasing an easy task.
April 30, 2014