Galvanized Steel Expandable Trailer - 5' x 10' is rated
Rated 1 out of
Poorly made, poor support from Stirling.
I bought this trailer 18 months ago and bits have been falling off it since day one. The electrical plug was barely attached to the wiring and the frame started bending almost immediately. unfortunately I was slow to do anything about it. Eventually, I called Stirling for help and had to leave a message that they returned 2 days later and then they said my warranty was expired so there was no support and that was that. The attitude was totally unapologetic. I just sold it to a guy who says he has time to fix it but I took a big loss on it to get it out of my driveway. It doesn't matter what the price is when when it's low quality.
Date published: 2019-03-09
Rated 5 out of
It's well made in Canada!
First you can't complete an on-line purchase of a utility trailer, the store will call you soon after your purchase to come to a store and hand pick the trailer you want
(they refunded my un-completed on-line purchase at the store, store said that my online purchase did not secure me a trailer as they have to add the trailer's VIN to the purchase)
After picking out the trailer with an associate, they wrote down VIN of my trailer choice, I paid in-person at the store and they gave me the manual package along with a N.V.I.S/D.V.N form that I had to take to Service Ontario license bureau, and they put a "pickup later sticker" on my trailer
I drove to the nearest Service Ontario with my paperwork (you need the N.V.I.S. along with the Lowes bill of sale showing that I paid required tax on the trailer) and I paid $20 to transfer my existing trailer plate to this new trailer and I got an ownership showing the new trailer info with the plate number(Service Ontario kept my N.V.I.S)
I'm not sure what it would have cost in total if I didn't have an existing trailer plate with plate portion of the plate
I returned to Lowes and showed the Hardware Dept my new trailer ownership and they unlocked my trailer from their locking system and the employeee helped to hitch my new trailer to my car and checked the lights (all were fine!) They also gave me a nut and bolt to secure the hitch coupler to my ball (I didn't have one with me)
Overall a very good experience BUT this info above should have popped up when I tried to buy the trailer on-line and it would also be nice to see this info on the trailer web page
Date published: 2016-12-01
Rated 5 out of
I bought this trailer a few months ago to haul around my large ATV and I love it! It's a nice lightweight trailer that is good and sturdy and has plenty of capacity (2100lbs) for cargo. I was lucky enough to snag one at a great sale price I couldn't turn down! These Stirling trailers are very well made and awesome quality! Plenty of room for cargo and very versatile with both a front and rear gate that fold down to extend the length of the trailer for lumber or something. Galvanized steel will last a long time without rust and the trailer tows so smooth! So glad I bought it and would definitely recommend it!
Date published: 2019-06-18
Rated 2 out of
Very cheaply made.
Bought this last year. Initially I was content but after I got the trailer home I noticed the lights were not working. The fuse blew on my truck so I changed it and plugged the trailer back in...fuse blew again. Inspected the wiring and found the harness had been pierced with a bolt in the manufacturing process. Sterling wanted to give me to get it fixed at a trailer place and they'd pay 1 hour. How am I to get it there without lights? Risk a ticket? No, I don't think so. So I told them to send me another wiring harness. Got that fixed but this year the coupler started acting up and wouldn't let go of the ball without having to take it apart, guess that'll need to be changed. Not impressed. I should have spent a bit more and went with a local manufacturer.
Date published: 2018-10-20
Rated 5 out of
I purchased the 5x10 trailer to haul our Polaris side-by-side UTV and for general utility use. The trailer is made in Canada, and build quality is good. One of the aspects of the Stirling trailers is they are very lightweight. While some may consider this a disadvantage , in fact this why I picked the Stirling unit. It's possible to easily pick up the trailer by it's tongue, and its very easy to move around by hand while having a decent payload capacity.
Something those of you with high clearance trucks should know about : When I brought the trailer home, I used a hitch with a 2 inch drop - the safety chains worked well with this configuration, but when I hitched up to my 4x4 with a 8 inch drop, I found the safety chains too short, the solution was to add another 12 inches of chain to accommodate the drop.
I found I had a defective marker lamp, no big deal -- Product support from Stirling (Westbrook) is excellent, and they where immediately available to help and had a replacement warranty part on my doorstep in 48 hours.
Overall, a nice trailer, very versatile, and reasonably priced with great support from the manufacturer.
Date published: 2017-10-05
Rated 4 out of
I've had this trailer for almost 5 years and I think it's great. It's true that's it's not a heavy-duty design - the side panels in particular are fairly flimsy - but for most tasks it is more than adequate. The electrical connector failed early on so I replaced it myself (that's why I gave a 4 star review), but otherwise everything works well on it to this day. I've hauled furniture, building materials, firewood, a riding lawn mower and lots of other stuff with it and it works great.
Date published: 2020-07-18
Rated 3 out of
Price is good, but service is not.
I ordered on line. It says it only takes 1-2 business days to get ready. But I waited a week after numerous reminding calls.
The side mark and license lights aren't working even before I leave Lowe's parking lot. But I was told to call manufacturing to address the issue. I still haven't got time to call them yet.
Unless you are handy and patient, don't buy it.
Date published: 2017-07-26
Rated 1 out of
Well the good and bad
Easy pulling it is so light. But it is a light trailer. Alright for easy loads not capable of doing any kind of hard work. If you are not going to be working the trailer hard itay last awhile but if you use it to its design specifications it will not last long
Date published: 2019-10-29