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the Military Surplus Trailers Thread

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I don't know all the different ones, like M101, M413, or whatever, but sounds like some people are really getting into these.. what's all the fuss about?

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Military trailers are sturdy, built for off road use, and available relatively inexpensively due to government surplus. Typically, they have a higher ground clearance than average civilian trailers. From my research, the ones that are most often used for Jeeps are -

1) M416 - a 1/4 ton trailer, weighing approximately 560 lbs. Tub is bolted to the frame. 5x5.5 bolt pattern matches the CJ-7 wheels.

2) Canadian M101 - same as the M416 but included a tailgate, tub is welded to the frame.

3) M101 - a 3/4 ton trailer weighing approximately 1200 lbs. The M101 came in four variants -
     a) M101 - 5 lug wheels, hand brake levers in the center of the tub
     b) M101A1 - 5 lug wheels, hand brakes moved to the sides of the tub
     c) M101A2 - Chevy 8 lug wheels, surge brakes
     d) M101A3 - (I might be wrong on this one) - Humvee wheels with an upgraded axle increasing load to 1 ton, and a larger tub

4) M1101 - Also known as Light Tactical Trailer - 3/4 ton trailer, Humvee wheels, 1400 lbs, aluminum tub

5) M1102 - same as the M1101 but with a different data plate

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Military trailers are sturdy, built for off road use, and available relatively inexpensively due to government surplus. Typically, they have a higher ground clearance than average civilian trailers. From my research, the ones that are most often used for Jeeps are -

1) M416 - a 1/4 ton trailer, weighing approximately 560 lbs. Tub is bolted to the frame. 5x5.5 bolt pattern matches the CJ-7 wheels.

2) Canadian M101 - same as the M416 but included a tailgate, tub is welded to the frame.

3) M101 - a 3/4 ton trailer weighing approximately 1200 lbs. The M101 came in four variants -

a) M101 - 5 lug wheels, hand brake levers in the center of the tub

b) M101A1 - 5 lug wheels, hand brakes moved to the sides of the tub

c) M101A2 - Chevy 8 lug wheels, surge brakes

d) M101A3 - (I might be wrong on this one) - Humvee wheels with an upgraded axle increasing load to 1 ton, and a larger tub

4) M1101 - Also known as Light Tactical Trailer - 3/4 ton trailer, Humvee wheels, 1400 lbs

5) M1102 - same as the M1101 but with a different data plate.

 

Based on recent searches some of the M1101 and M1102 are 1 ton trailers, also aluminum.

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Based on recent searches some of the M1101 and M1102 are 1 ton trailers, also aluminum.

Yup, all of the 1101's and 1102's are aluminum AFAIK. The load rating on them is 1940lbs, so not quite a ton, but close enough for government work. :coffee: I don't think government regulations allow them to be classified as 1 ton since they're 60lbs shy.

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What Rich said.

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Queue Perry With His height.

jk let's get back on topic

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