Hiker Trailer - anyone have experience with them? (Now Buildout)

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Just picked ours up 2 days ago up in Indy. It is a 5 X 9. I ordered it last June. Wes and the guys did a great job. It towed great behind the Jeep. Going up some of the steeper hills on the way back to Florida was a little bit of a challenge. I'm going to have to regear the Jeep if I want to head to the mountains with it. Now comes the fun part, buying all the accessories.
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Just picked ours up 2 days ago up in Indy. It is a 5 X 9. I ordered it last June. Wes and the guys did a great job. It towed great behind the Jeep. Going up some of the steeper hills on the way back to Florida was a little bit of a challenge. I'm going to have to regear the Jeep if I want to head to the mountains with it. Now comes the fun part, buying all the accessories.
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Great looking Trailer. So the build time was one month? Or did you mean one year?
 
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Great looking Trailer. So the build time was one month? Or did you mean one year?
I ordered it in June of 18 and picked up Jul 2 of 19. The build itself took about a month and a half. Wes said the frames for the EOR's take longer at the welder then the regular frames. I gotta say, that thing is pretty beefy. The box was ready in about a week, just had to wait on frame. The big wait was just waiting for my build to get to the top of the order pile. Wes said if the welder could have gotten the frame sooner, I could have taken delivery probably the first part of May. Either way, it well worth the wait.
 

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I ordered it in June of 18 and picked up Jul 2 of 19. The build itself took about a month and a half. Wes said the frames for the EOR's take longer at the welder then the regular frames. I gotta say, that thing is pretty beefy. The box was ready in about a week, just had to wait on frame. The big wait was just waiting for my build to get to the top of the order pile. Wes said if the welder could have gotten the frame sooner, I could have taken delivery probably the first part of May. Either way, it well worth the wait.
I'm confused. Are they ready 45 days after you order? You picked it up 13 months after your order but you could have picked it up 11 months after your order in May.
 

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I'm confused. Are they ready 45 days after you order? You picked it up 13 months after your order but you could have picked it up 11 months after your order in May.
Wait time is typically a year or so I have heard from many sources.
 

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Thank you. I assume you drive to them to pick it up?
I don't own one but typically yes. They may ship but that can get expensive. Just based on inquiries I have had with other manufacturers. But there are pick-up locations in AZ, Denver, IN and maybe elsewhere. Give them a call and get current info.
 

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I'm confused. Are they ready 45 days after you order? You picked it up 13 months after your order but you could have picked it up 11 months after your order in May.
OK. The trailers take about a month to a month and a half to build depending on whether all the pieces are there at the factory. When I ordered mine in June of last year, I was number 40 on the production list. That's 39 builds ahead of me. Wes has 2 other guys that work with him. Figure they can do 3, maybe 4 trailers a month. That number also depends on whether they have all the parts for assembly, whether the welder is keeping up, and then how long it takes to get the frame powder coated. Wes and one of the other guys also aren't there full time. I was told roughly a year for delivery when I ordered mine. Had the frame been done it could have been completed about a month early, but it took the welder longer than expected. Hope this clears that up a bit. On a side note, Hiker west has more people working there, so they can build a little faster than Hiker east.
 

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I know this is a dated thread, but did HT put in your upgraded suspension, and is it sufficient compared to the upgraded air bag links for general overloading, but not heavy off roading?
 

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OK. The trailers take about a month to a month and a half to build depending on whether all the pieces are there at the factory. When I ordered mine in June of last year, I was number 40 on the production list. That's 39 builds ahead of me. Wes has 2 other guys that work with him. Figure they can do 3, maybe 4 trailers a month. That number also depends on whether they have all the parts for assembly, whether the welder is keeping up, and then how long it takes to get the frame powder coated. Wes and one of the other guys also aren't there full time. I was told roughly a year for delivery when I ordered mine. Had the frame been done it could have been completed about a month early, but it took the welder longer than expected. Hope this clears that up a bit. On a side note, Hiker west has more people working there, so they can build a little faster than Hiker east.
Sounds like West is about 12 months out for the offroad models
 

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I get the impression they are inexpensive because they use simple, basic, bulletproof components rather than things like fancy custom fabricated suspension components.