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I see it on sale for $79
In store sale... paper ad for this week has em at $59. Just pick the ad up when you walk in, 2nd or 3rd page in the circular is the coupon.

Just posted the link so others could see what it looks like...
 

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I have had it for about 1 1/2 years or more works great, light,no rust, but the tube is loose in the hitch (not much but makes noise)so I cut a plastic laundry soap jug to make 2 shims, one on the side 1 on the top or bottom . no more noise, ( I use the same shims for my camper to keep the clunk quite when turning or stoping,starting.)
 

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I have had it for about 1 1/2 years or more works great, light,no rust, but the tube is loose in the hitch (not much but makes noise)so I cut a plastic laundry soap jug to make 2 shims, one on the side 1 on the top or bottom . no more noise, ( I use the same shims for my camper to keep the clunk quite when turning or stoping,starting.)
You can get a clamp for that at any trailer supply shop for like $10-$15
 

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You can get a clamp for that at any trailer supply shop for like $10-$15
Yeah, but the clamps are iffy at best with aluminum drawbars. The "bolt through" kind will destroy it in short order and the kind that go outside the receiver and clamp down on the drawbar tend to cut right through them after a while on the road.
 

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Yeah, but the clamps are iffy at best with aluminum drawbars. The "bolt through" kind will destroy it in short order and the kind that go outside the receiver and clamp down on the drawbar tend to cut right through them after a while on the road.
The draw bar on the carrier is steel...
 

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The Aluminum cargo carrier is on sale at Harbor Freight for 59.99... very good price for a light and sturdy carrier! Picked mine up today...

http://www.harborfreight.com/500-lb-capacity-aluminum-cargo-carrier-92655.html
I just got the flyer today and if you look closer, the price on the ALUMINUM one is $79. They have a picture of the aluminum version with the $59 price for the steel version underneath it and the aluminum price at $79 below that. It's easy to look at the ad and think that the aluminum version is $59. I checked in at the store just in case and they don't have any coupons for it, just the $79 price.
 

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I just got the flyer today and if you look closer, the price on the ALUMINUM one is $79. They have a picture of the aluminum version with the $59 price for the steel version underneath it and the aluminum price at $79 below that. It's easy to look at the ad and think that the aluminum version is $59. I checked in at the store just in case and they don't have any coupons for it, just the $79 price.
There is a sale later this month (ends 20-June) that has the $20 coupon on the AL one. It just hasn't started yet according to my local HF.
 

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Well, the local HF here in IL has a coupon for $59... that is what I paid for it. Guess we're fortunate.
 

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I'm missing something. You keep saying $59 but your linked ads all say $79. There's a link to a 20% off coupon but it isn't valid for sale merchandise. The local Harbor Freight store says they aren't going to get any more of them in, and the website says that they're back ordered even at the higher price. Its now past the 20th and although I've been watching every ad I could lay my hands on AND asking at the store so many times that they see me coming in the door now and shake their heads before I can even ask, I've found not ONE piece of evidence that this carrier can be had for $59 (which would've been quite a bargain).
 

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Just remember it is on the back, I remember taking out a shin and knee one night after forgetting it was back there :shock:
 

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if you ask them at the store they will usually issue a rain check for the item.
 

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I got one last Friday 6-18-10 at the local HF store for $59.99.
After I had seen this discussion, I downloaded a coupon from the new HF website for purchase at the $59.99 amount. I printed it and took it to the store. The cashier scanned it and I paid her. With TN state sales tax, total was $65.54.
I recall seeing something about a "Father's Day Sale" or some such and that the coupon expired 6-21-10.
It took about an hour and a half to put it together. LOTS of little phillips head bolts with nylok nuts hold most of the "basket" together. Arthritic hands don't make for speedy assembly on this job.
The drawbar component that fits into the 2" receiver is steel. Except for the hardware and plastic corners and reflectors, the structure is assembled from flat and extruded aluminum, riveted and bolted together.
Here are some pics of the carrier off and on my E:

Cheers!
John
 

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oooh HOT TIP ! :)You know...if you bought two of them and some Yakima clips, you could have a cool looking roof basket !:lol:
 

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I'm missing something. You keep saying $59 but your linked ads all say $79. There's a link to a 20% off coupon but it isn't valid for sale merchandise. The local Harbor Freight store says they aren't going to get any more of them in, and the website says that they're back ordered even at the higher price. Its now past the 20th and although I've been watching every ad I could lay my hands on AND asking at the store so many times that they see me coming in the door now and shake their heads before I can even ask, I've found not ONE piece of evidence that this carrier can be had for $59 (which would've been quite a bargain).
Maybe you need to clear your cache... sale was good till the 20th. It is now back to $79 at the site. I just got an ad in the mail last week that had it at $59, will have to see if the wife threw it out... hope not!

In fact, just checked on-line, the retail flyer that ends July 29 has it for sale at $59.99, bottom of the page... good luck!

http://www.harborfreight.com/retail-flyer
 
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