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Metal FoBd-Up Utility Traiter
Moden No. 0220
Item No. 123.24201
User's Manual and Maintenance
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Call 8:00 a m to 6:00 p m Monday throt]_i_Jay
(C_ntrai Standard Time)
this manual
in the glove compartment
of you_ tow vehicle
lTor safe opeiation
of this trailer,
be sure to read all
and warnings
T:Failure to follow
in ptope_ty
and death
Instruction No 1028211


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    Metal FoBd-Up Utility Traiter Moden No. 0220 Sears Item No. 123.24201 User's Manual and Maintenance Q ue st l Please DO NOT RETUR Call 8:00 a m to 6:00 p m Monday throt]_i_Jay Store this manual in the glove compartment...

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    Craftsman Metal Fold-Up Utility Trailer' Model No, 0220 Sears Item Nor 123o24201 WARNING This User's Manual contains safety information and instructions for your trailer. You must read this manual before loading or towing your trailer, You must follow all safety precautions and instructions...

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    Table of Cbntents ... SECTION 1: SAFETY INFORMATION SECTION 2: TIL, klLER PARTS SECTION 3: FIRST-TIME SET, UP REQUIREMENTS SECTION 4: TRAILER SETUP SECTION 5: COUPLING TO TIlE 5,1 Using an Adequate Tow Vehicle and 5.2 Coupling and Uncoupling E2,1 Trailer with Ball-Hitch 5,2 1 1 Bejbre coupling the trailer to the tow vehicle...

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    7 2 1, 2 l.oading the Trailer SECTION 8: CHECK TRAILER SECTION 9: BREAKING IN A NEW TRAILER SECTION 10: MAINTENANCE 10.1 Inspection, Service & Maintenance 10,2 Inspection and Service Instructions IO.,Z1 Axle Bolts', I*¥ame, Su,_pension, 10.2.2 Trailer Structure I0,2 2 t Fa_tener:s and Flame t0 2 2 2 Welds 1&2.3 Trailer Connection...

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    SECTION INFORMATION SAFETY ALERT SYMBOLS i/_k The level of risk is indicated by the following signal words: SIGNAL WORDS Warning Caution Ifa label becomes unreadable, you can 1-800-422-3865 Warning Labels 1: SAFETY SIGNAL WORDS manual is denoted by the safety The safety information in this alert symbol: Hazards or unsafe practices...

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    Lug Nuts and Tire Pressure :b_'r_"a:=_= control Before towing, you must CHECK; Tire pressure and tread Tires wheels for damage Lug nuts for tightness For new and remounted wheels, retighfen nuts first 10, 25 and 50 m_les o_ driving © 2002 NAT_1 ReL0rder # 1025343...

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    Coupler, Load Weight Connections R e-order # 1024843 Loads can suddenly move or topple, which can result in death ol selious injuly Overloaded uaiters and imprope_ tongue weight can result in loss of control of the trailer Ensme the trailer is coupled correctly and the chains are crossed over each othm: Ensure the toad is tied securely and doesn't exceed the Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) Ensure the elecuical connections are tightly fitted and functioning properly check b_eak lights and turn signals before each tow...

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    © Tire and Loading No re_orders Always check tire pressure to ensure optimum Iife and perfomlance from your tires -Filetires tbat came with your trailer should have a tire pressure of 80 psi Sears, Roebuck and Co, cannot be held responsible ['or damages caused by uneven tread wear and blow outs from an under-inflated or overqnflated tire ]-he Trailer and load should never' exceed tile Gross Veh icle Weight (G VW).

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    SECTION 2: TRAILER HARD WARE Befbre beginning assembIy, inventory wine Identifier (below) lfall proIs are not present, Call 1-800-422-.3865. Description Gate/Ramp Hand Crar_k 2" x 4" Distance Indicator (Do Not Discard) 1 ocktng Pin w/I anyard (Connected) Key (Connected) HARDWARE •...

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    SECTION FIRS3 TIME SET-UP REQUIREMENTS Lug Nuts: Tightening - Before unfbldhag your lrailer, remove the plastic Zip Tie holding the Locking Pin to the Tongue of the trailer Do not cut the Lanyard (_rT..-_ Lug nuts are prone to loosen al_er initial installation possibly causing the wheel to separate from the trailer leading to property damage, death or serious h!jury •...

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    Connecting, 3¥mporary t f your state requires a tempormT license on your traile< secure the license to the license plate hotdet located on the left blinker before towing youi tlailer home Note: Before leaving the dealel, ensure you have the Manufactulets Origin (Title) signed ovet to you Note: FoE'alI inquiries regarding trailer' title and registration, please contact your toca[ Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) ot youi local coonly tax assessor's...

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    SF-E- CTtON4: TF 43LER Hardware Used _Not actual size Before towing your nailer home you must fi_st unfold it and assemble the fiont and rear panels 4oi Before unfblding your Trailer. remove the plastic Zip Tie holding the Locking Pin to the Tongue of the Yrailer Do not cut the Lanyard 4.2 tilt the front of the Tmiter upward and lower the Assist Wheel to the ground LocMng Pin Latlyard...

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    Withtheright s ide ofthe Trailer r esting o ntheAssist Wheel, youcan nowunfold the IYaiter; 4.4 Remove theHand Crank(AB)floratheclips justinside wall o ftheTrailer. Note:Youmay need to remove the Gate/Ramp to access the Hand Crank from the insde wall of'the Trailer:. Insert the Hand Crank into the jack's Hand Crank Coupler Plate at the rear of the Trailer (as shown).

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    4.7 Remove the Cotter Key(AE)floratheLocking Pin h_to the Bed Pin Retainer a_d through the Tongue Note: lf the hole_ in the Bed Pin l?etainez and Tongue do trot align, you mttst fidl3_ infold the trailer: t ""_ Secure the Locking Pin (AD) in place with the Cotter Key (AE) Pin (AD) and inselt the Locking...

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    4°9 After unfolding the Ttailer, [ift up on the fl'ont of the Trailer Wheel CAUTION ,4L_c\"A_ .q load tow thc "['falTer to heed this _arning could result in l_ennanent damage to tim Assist [Wheel and void v, arranty. 4.10 Insert the Front and Rear Gates can insmt each in either the fi'ont ot teat' position...

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    4,t2 Use the Front and Rear Gates as tamps tire ends into the channel at the lear of the Trailel Bed 4,t3 When driving vehicles such as ATVs up the ramps, fiEst place the 2" x' 4" x 63" Distance indlcatm in the grooves of the side panels where the hont gate should go to help you avoid dt iving too far CAUTION...

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    SECTION 5: COUPLING THE TOW VEHICLE ATTACHING THE TRAILER You must follow all of the safety precautions and instructions in this manual to ensure safety of persons, cargo, and satisfactorT 5.1 Warning: Using an Adequate lfthe vehicle or hitch is not properly selected and matched to the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) of your trailer, you can cause an accident that couId lead to death or serious injury If'you already have a tow vehicle, know your' vehicle tow rating and make certain the trailer's rated capacity is less than or equal to the tow...

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    than that o fyourtrailerAlso, t hebalisize must b ethesame a sthecoupler size if the hitchbahistoosmaII, toolarge, isunderrated, isloose o r' i sworn, t he t_afler can come loose from thetowvehicle, and may cause d eath o rserious i nimy. IHE TOW VEHICLE, HITCH ANDBALLMUST HAVEA RATED TOWING CAPACITY E QUAl,.

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    • Ensure the couple_ is all the way otl the hitch ball and the locking mechanism is engaged, • Lower the trailer so that its entire tongue weight is held by the hitch safety latch downward to a horizontal position to lock it in place •...

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    Improper rigging ofthesafety c hains c an result i nloss ofcontrol ofthetrailer a nd thetroy vehicle, leading t odeath o rserious injury, i f thetrailer u ncouples fromthetowvehicle • Fasten chains t oframe oftowvehicIeDonotfasten c hains to any part of the hitch unless the hkch has holes or loops specifically for that purpose •...

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    Note: t/),o_tr connectol does" not look like the one pictm ed you need to put chage on udapte¢_ From Trailer From Trailer 5.2,1,6 Uncoupling the Trailer Follow these steps to uncouple your ball hitch trailer fi'om the tow vehicle: I, Remove the Ioad flora the trailer_ 2 Block traiter tires to prevent the uaiier f_om rolling 3 Place wood or concrete blocks under the coupler for' support 4, Disconnect the electrical connector:...

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    SECTION INFORMATION CHECKING 6ol Determining Correct Load Limit -Trailer 6.LI Trailers 10,000 Porrnds GVWR or Less 1 Locate the statement, "Jhe weight of cargo should never exceed XXX kg or XXX Ib ," on your' vehicle's placard.. 2 This figure equals the available amount of calgo and luggage load capacit5 _, 3 Determine the combined weight of luggage and cargo being loaded on the vehMe Ihat weight may not safely exceed the availabIe cargo and luggage load...

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    Carcass; The tirestructure, except tread and sidewalt rubber which, w hen inflated, bears t heload Chunking: T he breaking away o fpieces o fthetread orsidewall Cold inllation pressure: The pressure in the tire before you drive Cord: The strands fbrming the plies in the tire Cord separation: "fhe parting of cords from adjacent rubber' compounds CracMng:...

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    tire roadway to the vehicfe, generates the tractive tbrces that provide the directional contiol of the vehicle and does not le[y on the containment of any gas o_ fluid for providing those functions Non-pneumatic tire assembly: a wheel or wheel center member, which can be mounted on a vehicle Normal occupant weight: This means 68 kilograms (t50 lb,) times the number of occupants specified in the second column of Table I of 49 CFR 57f.

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    appropriate for use with that tire Tread: Fhat portion of'a tire that comes into contact with the road. Tread rib: A tread section running circumferentiaiiy Tread separation: Puliing away of the tread from tire tire carcass Tread-wear indicators (TWl): designed to give a visual irrdication of the degrees of' wear of the t_ead Vehicle capacity weight: The rated cargo and luggage load plus 68 kilograms (I50 Ib,,) times the vehicle's designated seating capacity...

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    • Uniform Tire Quality Grading System • Fundamental characteristics of tires • Tire safety tips Use this intbrmation to make tire safety a regular part of your vehicle maintenance routine Recognize that the time you spend is minimal compaied with the inconvenience and safe_' consequences of a flat fire or' other tire fMfure 6.4,1 Safe_' first-Basic tire maintenance...

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    6.4.4Checking t ire pressure It isimportant tocheck y ourvehicle's tirepressure atleast o nce amonth tot the following r easons: • Most tires may naturally lose air over time.. • Tires can fose air' suddenly if you drive over a pothole or other object or' if you strike the curb when parking.

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    replacing tofindthisinformation I f youhave anydoubt about thecorrect size to choose, consult withthetiredealer: 6°4°7 Tire tread The tire tread provides the gripping action and traction that prevent your' vehicle fl-om slipping or sliding, especially when the road is wet or icy, In general, tires are not safe and should be replaced when the tread is worn down to I116 of an inch Tires have built-in tread-wear indicators that let you know when it is time to replace your tires These indicators are raised sections spaced intermittently in...

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    Radial Ra|io of height to width (aspect ratio) Nominal width of tire in millimeters' Passen ear tire Max, permissabh inlhttion pr'_SSll l'e P: The "P" indicates the rite is for passenger vehicles Next number: This three-digit number' gives the width in millimeters of the tire fi'om sidewall edge to sidewall edge.

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    Ii_deral standards, Thenext t wonumbers orletters a retheplant c ode where i t was manufactured, and the[ast l burnumbers represent theweek a nd built For example, the numbers 3 [ 97 means the 3 t st week of 1997. The other numbers are marketing codes used at the manufacturer's information is used to contact consumers ifa tire defect requb'es a recall Tire Ply Composition and Materials Used...

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    Tires for light trucks have other markings besides those lSund on the sidewalls of passenger tires LT: The %T" indicates the ti_e is fbr light tracks ol trailers ST: An "ST" is an indication the the is for tlai[er use only Max,, Load Dual kg (Ib) at kPa (psi) Cold: maximum load arid tire pressure when the tire is used as a dual, that is, when four tires ale put on each rear axle (a total of six ol more tires on the vehicte)

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    6&3 Chock t heWheel youalenotchanging withbricks oz wooden b locks 6.&4 Place a Tire Jack under the part of the axet near the fiat tire 65,5 Jack up the axle to lift the wheel a few inches offthe ground 6.5_6 Remove the t, ug Nuts and Wheel :5 ;_,!_:;.' , Y ', \:-bY ' / 6.5.7 Place Spare Fire on the axle and tighten Lug Nuts between 95 - 12!) It/Ib...

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    65+9Lower T ire Jack and remove fiona under Trailer Never crawl under a trailer on jacks the,jack or the jack could fair resulting in smious injury m death Lug nuts ate prone to [oosen aftra initiat installation, which can lead to death or serious injury Check tug nuts for tightness on a new trailm or+when wheel(s) have been remounted after the first 10+25 and 50 miles of&ly- ing and after any impact...

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    SECTION 7: LOADHNG TRAHLER LOADING Improper t+ailev loading causes many accidents and deaths consider: _OU llaLISt Overall load weight; Load weight distribution; Prope) tongue weight; and Securing the load pioperly ?o determine that you have loaded the tlailer within its rating, you must consider the distribution of weight, as welf as the totat weight of the trailer and its contents the trailer axles cmry most of the total weight of the trailer and its contents (Gross Vehicle Weight, or "GVW")

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    tongue e xerts a nupward p ullontilehitch, i nstead ofpushing d own onit the trailet is overloaded behind its axle(s)), tile tear wheel of the tow vehicle can lose traction ol grip m_dcause loss of control the tongue, but not enough weight on the tongue, the trailer can suddenly become unstable at high speeds If, on the other hand, there is too much tongue weight, the front wheels of the troy vehicle can be too lightly loaded and cause loss of' steering control and traction, as...

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    7.1. C HECKING THE TONGUE WEIGHT 1"ocheck the tongue weight, the tow vehicle and trailer must be on level glound, as they will be when the trailer is being towed If you know the weight on your tow vehicle axles when you are not towing a tmilei, trailer tongue weight can be determined with the use of a truck axle scale The recommended method of checkina tonaue weight is to use an accessory called a "tongue weight scale '_ Jf a tongue weight scale is not available, you can check the...

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    kerosene, paint, etc However, fuel it__be tank of an off-road vehicle, or a car or motorcycle, etc may be carried on your open trailer Do not transport flammable, explosive, poisonous or other dangerous materials in your trailer could result in property damage, serious injury and death Exceptions: •...

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    Since tiletlailer"ride"can bebumpy a nd rough, youmust that it does not shift while tile tlailer is being towed 4 Return tile ramp{s) to their stowed position(s), and secure them so that they will not move during t_ansit Before loading Trailer; T_ailer must be properly connected to the Tow Vehicfe This stabilizes the Trailer Failure to follow this winning could _esult in propelty damage, pmsonal injuly and death,...

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    SECTION 8: CHECK BEFORE & DURING PRE-TOW 8.1 Before Towing, Double Cheek All These items: • Tires, wheels and lug nuts (see the section "Breaking in New Trailer" and the section "rite & Safety Intormation" • Couplet secured and locked (see the section "Coupling to tlre row Vehicle _') •...

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    Since roads c an bebumpy a ndtough, lugnuls canloosen o ver time and even separate fTom the wheel and possibly causing the separation ofthewheel fl'om thetrailer thelugnuts must b e tightened bytheuser b efore e ach use The tires must b emaintained atthe proper thepiessure befbre each useSears caimot beheld responsible byloosened lugnuts, o_uneven t read wea_ a nd Nowouts fiom anunder i nflated o rore!inflated t iie...

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    SECTION 9: BREAKING NEW TRA LER LUG NUTS 9A Retightening Lug Nuts at First 10, 25 & 50 Miles Wheel lugs can shifi and settle quickly alier being first assembled, and must be checked aller the first 10, 25 and 50 miles of dliving and after any impact to perfbrm this check may result iraa wheel coming loose fiom the traiter;...

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    SECTION 10: MAINTENANCE INSPECTION, SERVICE 10A Inspection, Service & Maintenance You must inspect, maintain and service your trailer regularly to insure safe and reliable operation,, lfyou cannot or' are unsure how to perform the items listed here, have your dealer perform them Note: In addition to lhis manual,...

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    Inspection and Service each 6 Months or 6,000 Miles Suspension I Inspect for bending loose fh._- tenets, Inspection and Service Each Year or 12,000 Miles llett| InspcclioniService _Irue_u_ Inspect all fi'ame members_ bolls • Frumc members &rivets - Welds aged, worn oF broken parls •...

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    10.2.,2 Trailer Structure Because the tiailer ttoor receives the most abuse, it will most likely corrode bet:hie any other part of the structure the tmiler aftra each use 10,2,2o! Fasteners and Frame Members Inspect all of the fasteners and structural frame members for bending and other damage, cracks, or failure Repair or replace any damaged fhstener and )epah"...

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    trailer, i nspect allofthewelds f orcracks o rfailure atleast o nce a Improper weld repair wil! lead to early failure of the ttaiter struc- ture and can cause serious injury or'death or broken welds unless you have the skitls and equipment to make a proper repair tf not, have the welds repaired by a certi- fied welder I0.2.3...

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    t0,2o6 Tires Befdre each tow, be sure tire ti_e plessure is at tire value indicated on the sidewall Tire pressure must be checked while the ti_e is cold immediately afier towing the tiailer Allow at least three houis for a tile to cool. if the traitel has been towed for as nmch as one mile Replace the tire befbre towing ttre trailer if the tire treads have tess than t/!6 inch depth or the teIltale bands are visible...

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    • After removing the grease cap, cotter pin, spindle nut and spindle washer, temove the hub and drum to inspect the bearings for' wear and damage • Replace bearings thai have flat spots on )ollets. broken loller cages, rust: or pitting Akvays leplace beaiings and cups in sets ale to be replaced at the same thne...

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    Figure 10 - 2: Lug nut sequence of tightening Tighten the lug nuts to the proper torque for tile axle size on your trailer, to prevent wheels from coming loose Use a torque wrench to tighten the fasteners not have a torque wrench, tighten the fasteners with a lug wrench as much as you can, then have a service garage or dealer tighten the tug nuts to the proper torque, Over-tightening will result in breaking tile studs or permanently deforming the mounting stud holes in the wheels,...

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    Bed Frame Assembly and Parts Description 1024863 Di,'Lmond Plate Side Panel 1010045 Amber Marker Light_ 1024948 Gate Pusher 1023985 Gate Pusi_er Spring 1025228 3N" Roll Pin 1023984 Gate Pusher Pin 10!0030 Tail Light (Right) 1025184 3/8"-t6 x 2 112" Hex Bolt 300013 3/8 "+t 6 NytocR Nut 1025177...

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    Bed Frame Assembly Part No. Deseriptlan 1026464 Diamond Plate Side Panel 1016476 Tail Light {Lei_) 1010l)45 Reflector Light 1025184 3/8"M6 x 2 I_" Hex Bolt 300013 3/8"-I 6 Nylock Nut I028t23 Left Side Weldment 1024902 Long J-Channe! 1024900 Hat Channel Wetdmem 1024899 Rear Hat Channel Weldmem 1012733...

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    Tongue Assembly and Pal s _-DH DS .,_. To order parts, cal[ our customer service department at 1-800-422-3865. _ DV Part No. 300013 1025180 1012278 1011472 102594t 1025862 1024858 1025187 1014296 300137 1025227 1027957 1027959 I026118 102565l 1024329 1027958 1025798 300031 1025751 I0t9384...

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    Part No. Description 1025180 1/2"-t3 Nylock Nat I025181 1/.2"-13 x 6" Hex Bolt 3/8" U-Bolt !022781 1027274 LeafSlmng 1026130 Leaf Spring Bracket 9/16" x 2.925" Standard Hex Bolt 1009889 1025192 3/8"-24 Nylack Nat |027352 Leaf Spring Spindle Weldment I021745 1009585 "Fire 1010432 1016243...

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    :,Miscellaneous Parts Part No. 1022895 1025072 I025051 o_LE 1016242 1014296 1026123 1024910 1023448 1023444 1026660 1025216 1025050 1016473 1016474 I015282 I025052 [028013 Do Not Disc'ird To order parts, call our customer service department at 1-800-422-3865. Description Hand Crank 2" x 4" x 63" Distance Indicator Locking Pin wl Lanyard 3"...

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    Limited Warranty on Craftsman When operated and maintained according to all supplied product instructions, if the following components of this Craftsman Fold-Up Trailer fail due to defects in material or workmanship within the time periods listed below, cal! 1-800-422-3865 to...

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