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Adapt-X cargo trailer folds up when not in use

Adapt-X cargo trailer folds up...
The Adapt-X trailer can reportedly be folded in under 90 seconds
The Adapt-X trailer can reportedly be folded in under 90 seconds
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Once it's folded and its tow bar is removed, the Adapt-X's footprint is 38 inches from front to back (0.9 m)
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Once it's folded and its tow bar is removed, the Adapt-X's footprint is 38 inches from front to back (0.9 m)
The Adapt-X trailer can reportedly be folded in under 90 seconds
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The Adapt-X trailer can reportedly be folded in under 90 seconds
The Adapt-X is available in a variety of sizes and loading capacities, ranging from 4 by 8 feet up to 6 by 10 (1.2 by 2.4 meters up to 1.8 by 3), and from 1,659 lb up to 2,312 (753 to 1,049 kg)
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The Adapt-X is available in a variety of sizes and loading capacities, ranging from 4 by 8 feet up to 6 by 10 (1.2 by 2.4 meters up to 1.8 by 3), and from 1,659 lb up to 2,312 (753 to 1,049 kg)
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Cargo trailers may be handy for hauling stuff around, but the things do take up a lot of room in a driveway or garage. In response to that problem, Quebec-based Apogee Trailers developed its folding Adapt-X.

Constructed mainly of lightweight aluminum (with stainless steel hardware), the Adapt-X can reportedly be folded by a single person in less than 90 seconds, by removing and reinserting a series of fastening pins. Once it is folded and its tow bar is removed, its footprint is 38 inches from front to back (0.9 m).

Some of its other standard features include integrated LED lighting, embedded electrical wiring, marine-grade aluminum fenders, and a skid-resistant checkered-plate floor. Among the optional extras are a grated cover/loading ramp, plus a canoe rack, motorcycle mount, wind deflector, side steps, and caster wheels that allow it to be rolled sideways when folded.

The Adapt-X is available in a variety of sizes and loading capacities, ranging from 4 by 8 feet up to 6 by 10 (1.2 by 2.4 meters up to 1.8 by 3), and from 1,659 lb up to 2,312 (753 to 1,049 kg)
The Adapt-X is available in a variety of sizes and loading capacities, ranging from 4 by 8 feet up to 6 by 10 (1.2 by 2.4 meters up to 1.8 by 3), and from 1,659 lb up to 2,312 (753 to 1,049 kg)

The Adapt-X is available in a variety of sizes and loading capacities, ranging from 4 by 8 feet up to 6 by 10 (1.2 by 2.4 meters up to 1.8 by 3), and from 1,659 lb up to 2,312 (753 to 1,049 kg). It's been available across Canada as of 2018, with a US launch scheduled for the second quarter of this year. Pricing starts at US$2,590.

The folding process is demonstrated in the video below, starting at the 1:20 mark.

Source: Apogee Trailers

Apogee aluminum trailers

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3 comments
toyhouse
Had a folding cargo trailer that does this exact thing for fifteen years. But tongue stays attached and folds up too. And it's still being used. Only difference?,...it's made of steel. Yes, it's heavier and a bit of a handful to lift up and move around alone, but it also hauls a lot for what it is. I've hauled concrete and bricks in it. The floor is plywood. After 15 years, it's just now being replaced. Cost? It was $300 usd. Quite a difference in price. These guys are charging extra for the caster wheels which once folded are mandatory! Wow! Our's came with them. That shouldn't even be considered option on a folder.
Tom Swift
they will not be cost competitive with a H-Freight
BrandonVirgin
I know the exact trailer that toyhouse mentioned. It is for sale brand new at harbor freight. The trailers are 4*8, have casters, and metal brackets to easily attach 2x4s to easily build a fence around the trailer. I think they were selling them for between $300 to $400 (they are often on sale) depending on capacity. You do have to bolt it together but I watched some youtube videos on it and it looks easy.