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DANGER Harbor Frt #93341 Tire Holder


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Well, the China Syndrome is starting to come full circle. Companies here are starting to see there very own cloned products setting on store shelves right next to thier quality made in China junk. And cheaper! Serves them right.
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There is an excellent story in the current issue of The Saturday Evening Post about just this thing.
Many American manufacturers are learning the hard way that their products are being cloned. NOT by the Chinese plants that make them but from suppliers TO the Chinese plants.......
They are also learning that, due to exchange rates and time frames involved in making product changes , the cost of manufacturing has become much more favorable here in the USA where changes can be quickly made and thousands of $$$ and time in China can be, almost, entirely avoided by doing business here.......
In many cases the cost of manufacturing stateside is only 15% higher than in China AND their products can hit the shelves within weeks instead of months.
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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
Carriage bolts are Grade 2 steel instead of Grade 5
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I know GM has a suit going because a Chinese company has copied one of their compact cars, right down to the parts numbers! The copies are so exact that parts will interchange between the two vehicles. A recent newspaper item says that a Ford truck is being made now, that is also an exact copy.
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Buy old USA made ( find at estate sales, or flea mkt) or Made in Germany. all harbor fright stuff must be fixed, all bolts replaced to work once and then throw away. their tires are absolutely worthless, wont hold air for 24 hours. if it says" made in china" avoid it like the plague.
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