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DANGER Harbor Frt #93341 Tire Holder


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Old 08-25-2010, 11:06:04 AM
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I gently bumped my spare tire, on my trailer, yesterday. To my amazement, it dropped to the ground! Both carriage bolts !/2 inch, lost their heads! The square necks, were flush,at the top. I found one head, under the trailer. The other is somewhere between here and New Hampshire. If you own one of these holders, replace the bolts! Holder is new, under 500 miles, of use.
I bumped it, with a wooden pallet,I was carrying, not with a machine. If this failed on the road, it could have caused serious injury, or death. Ed
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Old 08-25-2010, 12:43:13 PM
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Cheap China Junk people need to learn they need to buy AMERICAN if
they did our economy might be a little better.
People are lured in on the low prices very little is worth bringing home.
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Old 08-25-2010, 12:53:04 PM
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Yeah, they keep the good stuff in China and send the inferior junk over here.
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Actually I heard the stuff they keep over in China is worse than export because of our higher standards.
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Life is cheap in China I hear as well....thanks for the heads up about the crappy bolts
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Old 12-02-2010, 05:42:12 PM
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I was given a new 4" bench vise that a friend had seen at a market going cheap and he bought it for me as he thought I could use it. I must admit that I was concerned when I first saw it as it was obviously Chinese and a bench vise that breaks and falls on your foot aint exactly helping things. Well I sort of started to explain this to my friend trying to spare his feelings, after all it was a gift, while I was talking I screwed up the moving jaw with the T bar while holding the body steady on the bench, just to see how well the jaws aligned, to my astonishment as the jaws tightened, the moving jaw broke clean off through a massive section of the casting and landed on my foot! I just could not believe how easy it broke, a sausage roll would have had more tensile strength than that Chinese metal! Inspecting the break it was all fresh broken metal, no pre-existing crack, nothing, just pure Chinese crap metal! Be warned.
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Old 12-02-2010, 06:25:55 PM
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you have to mfg. things here before you can buy them.i try to buy u.s.a. most things that we use are not made here any more.
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Old 12-02-2010, 09:04:02 PM
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Thanks for the information. Dont have the holder but was palnning on getting one for one of the trailers.

I try to buy US made when possible, but it is getting hard to do. Many of the name brands we trusted are now made in China. When a company can have their product made in China, or elsewhere outside US, it means a much greater profit. Greed rules.
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Default Re: DANGER Harbor Frt #93341 tire holder

Same goes for cherry pickers,my ex boss got one and we had to reweld all the weld's,It didn't look very safe.
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This reminds me of an early experience that I had back when I was buying my first tools. I had purchased a cheap hammer from some bargain store and when I went to use it, the head broke clean off. The "metal" inside the break was like dirt!

Back then, it was marked "Made in Japan." Now the cheap crap makers have moved on to China where it's even cheaper.
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I wonder if I could put together a catalog of american made merchandise and market it ? It would have everything in it...like the old Sears and Robuck catalogs. I would try to have kitchen appliances painted in Red White and Blue.
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I wonder if I could put together a catalog of american made merchandise and market it ? It would have everything in it...like the old Sears and Robuck catalogs. I would try to have kitchen appliances painted in Red White and Blue.
CATALOG ! It would only be a few pages, This great nation has gone down the NAFTA tube, Remember that big sucking sound that Ross said we would hear!!

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Default Re: DANGER Harbor Frt #93341 Tire Holder

We tend to scrap out our good old iron instead of repairing it. Then it goes to china to be made into junk crap and sent back to us for short lived use. Sad......sad..... I love myself to use all older stuff and reuse eerything if possible until its nothing.
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Default Re: DANGER Harbor Frt #93341 Tire Holder

I certainly can't say for sure the complete tire & holder laying in the middle of I-77 in North Carolina recently was Harbor Freight but it was a scary sight- and way too much traffic to stop & get it off the highway. Hopefully any camping forums know about this problem & communicate it.
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Harbor Freight.

Enough said.
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Default Re: DANGER Harbor Frt #93341 Tire Holder

I always refer to it as "China Freight".. Sad thing is, everyone knows exactly what company I am referring to.
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I seems everything is made in China. I am worried how my grandchildren will find jobs in U. S. I saw on world news even teachers are going to China cant find jobs or layed off in America. It is so sad the condition of our country.
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When I worked at a service station, my boss bought a 4" vise to work on wheel bearings. i was clamping in an axle, when the entire moving jaw broke off. upon inspection, Made in China was observed on the base, ans a Shick stainless steel razor blade was imbedded in the cast iron, where it broke off!
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Maybe they should rename the company "Harbor Fright" or "Horror Freight"
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Default Re: DANGER Harbor Frt #93341 Tire Holder

I just did a Google search on ' "made in USA" tools ' and got a bunch of hits. It might help get us in the right direction.
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