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dsy
05-20-2009, 05:38 PM
Finished tightening up my off-road camping trailer. I disassembled everything that would come apart and POR-15'ed all the parts,
then put it all back together and POR-15'ed the whole thing again. Also Installed some new fenders I got from Adventure Trailers
and painted it up to match the tow rig. :beer:

This is how it looked the day I picked it up.

http://img186.imageshack.us/img186/3638/newtrailercg5.jpg

Pre Hemi and OME hd suspension
http://img179.imageshack.us/img179/603/beerockto2.jpg

Now
http://img193.imageshack.us/img193/5439/newpaintjob.jpg

http://img193.imageshack.us/img193/6117/newpaintjob2.jpg

offroader613
05-20-2009, 05:41 PM
Looks good.

H8T2W8T
05-20-2009, 06:57 PM
SOA? Very nice.

dsy
05-20-2009, 07:19 PM
SOA?

No, just having the same wheels and tires as the jeep leveled things out pretty good.

SDMF
05-20-2009, 07:20 PM
So all the paint is por15? Trailer looks great btw.

bodyguy
05-20-2009, 07:21 PM
Looks good, I might have to paint mine to match. Where did you get the tent?

dsy
05-20-2009, 07:24 PM
Looks good, I might have to paint mine to match. Where did you get the tent?

I was not real sure about painting to match but I like the look after I did it.

Got the tent from http://www.sierraexpeditions.com/

dsy
05-20-2009, 07:31 PM
So all the paint is por15? Trailer looks great btw.

The whole thing got the por15 after that, por15 self etching primer Then a automotive 2 part urathane paint for the red and silver. The black on the frame is the por15 hardnose paint. The hardnose is just like it says. Its hard as a rock. Will be interesting to see how it holds up.

bodyguy
05-20-2009, 07:46 PM
I was not real sure about painting to match but I like the look after I did it.

Got the tent from http://www.sierraexpeditions.com/

I was feeling the same way until I saw yours. Everyone kept telling me but the picture in my head didn't look good. Thanks for the link

Mr.RonGilbert
05-20-2009, 07:56 PM
I agree... it's sharp looking!

DesertJK
05-20-2009, 08:13 PM
where did you get the hubs to put the Jeep wheels on it?

I am looking at a few trailer options right now and want matching wheels and tires.

I am going to build mine to haul two dirt bikes under the rack for the tent, but also make the rack adjustable height so I can lower it down when I am not taking bikes.

100dollarman
05-20-2009, 08:33 PM
Trailer looks very good! I like how it matches!


BTW- I can make an alum spacer in any thickness and any patterns to adapt to whatever... just let me know what you need-

dsy
05-21-2009, 04:55 AM
where did you get the hubs to put the Jeep wheels on it?

I am looking at a few trailer options right now and want matching wheels and tires.

I am going to build mine to haul two dirt bikes under the rack for the tent, but also make the rack adjustable height so I can lower it down when I am not taking bikes.

I just swaped them out to 5 on 5 Dexter drums then mounted 2 1/2" thick adapters that move the face of the drum out over the dust caps so the jeep wheels have a flat hub to bolt to. Had the adapters made here http://www.motorsport-tech.com/wheel_adapters.html

RODICON
05-21-2009, 06:41 AM
Looks good.

yoda13
05-21-2009, 01:36 PM
I like it...:beer:

gold knight
05-21-2009, 01:46 PM
Great job, that turned out awesome. Your before and after pic's say it all.:smokin:

pastorsteve
06-09-2009, 08:07 PM
Looks good.

x2 What model trailer is that?

dsy
06-10-2009, 05:14 AM
x2 What model trailer is that?

Its a M101CND that I modified to make into a off road tent trailer.

bmweight
06-10-2009, 06:07 AM
As we know these are very hard to come by, Do you have any leads on another trailer for sale??

dsy
06-10-2009, 06:27 AM
As we know these are very hard to come by, Do you have any leads on another trailer for sale??

I see them every once in a while advertised. Have not really paid a lot of attention to the ads anymore. I found this one on ebay after looking for about a year then drove from NW Oh to NY to pick it up

bmweight
06-10-2009, 06:28 AM
Thanks, I guess the hunt is on

Aggie
06-10-2009, 06:37 AM
Try hunting Craigslist for Jeep Trailer.

jrph
06-10-2009, 06:39 AM
dsy HI
Where did you get a trailer like that?? :usa:

bmweight
06-10-2009, 06:42 AM
The trailers are classafied as a M101 or a M416 1/4 ton trailer. There are a few avaialble, but hard to come by. There are companies that offer these, but for like 5-7 grand before you get into the tents and other compnents. I'll keep my eyes open.

dsy
06-10-2009, 06:51 AM
The trailers are classafied as a M101 or a M416 1/4 ton trailer. There are a few avaialble, but hard to come by. There are companies that offer these, but for like 5-7 grand before you get into the tents and other compnents. I'll keep my eyes open.

They come up every once in a while. I snagged this one for $900.

SDMF
06-10-2009, 07:12 AM
They come up every once in a while. I snagged this one for $900.

You got a great deal on that, every time I seen a Canadian m101 they are 1100-1200 bucks. Hoping to get myself one next year. :beer:

putnam dan
06-11-2009, 08:25 AM
The trailers are classafied as a M101 or a M416 1/4 ton trailer. There are a few avaialble, but hard to come by. There are companies that offer these, but for like 5-7 grand before you get into the tents and other compnents. I'll keep my eyes open.

Careful, this is an M101CDN, essentially a modern version of the M416 and used until very recently by the Canadian Military - not many of them were made so if you do find one snap it up fast.

M101CDN
Date of Mfg: 1992
Production Qty: approx 1973
Overall Length: 114"
Overall Width: 60"
Height: 42"
Box Length: 72" inside
Box Width (top): 46" inside
Box Width (bot): 38" inside
Ground Clearance: 13"
Lunette Height: -Upper: 23.5" -Lower: 18.5"
Weight: 775#
Payload: 500#
Axle: tubular, solid spindle 3,500#
Mechanical Parking Brake, Hand Lever

The US built M101 is a much larger 3/4 ton trailer designed to be towed by a 3/4 ton or larger truck and is not suited for a Jeep particularly off-road

Good hunting

putnam dan
06-11-2009, 08:26 AM
You got a great deal on that, every time I seen a Canadian m101 they are 1100-1200 bucks. Hoping to get myself one next year. :beer:

Still a bargain in good condition at that price, to build one is going to cost way - way more.

tuber
11-18-2009, 02:32 PM
I picked one of these trailers up a couple months ago - in pretty good shape aside from a bit of surface rust for $650.

Was there a reason to convert the hubs to the 5x5 Dexter hubs, as opposed to just getting wheel adaptors made up to convert the bolt pattern?

http://www.ality.org/wp-content/gallery/m101/4985a2f_20.jpg

jdemonto
11-18-2009, 02:40 PM
Doug looking good! I missed this post some how?

Jason

dsy
11-18-2009, 03:45 PM
I picked one of these trailers up a couple months ago - in pretty good shape aside from a bit of surface rust for $650.

Was there a reason to convert the hubs to the 5x5 Dexter hubs, as opposed to just getting wheel adaptors made up to convert the bolt pattern?



New hubs are cheaper than adapters :D I could have had the adapters made do both but I did not realize till after the fact that the jeep wheels would not fit over the dust caps of the hubs.

Looks like you found a nice one for $650. Congrats

dsy
11-18-2009, 03:48 PM
Doug looking good! I missed this post some how?

Jason

Thanks Jason :beer:

jdemonto
11-18-2009, 05:50 PM
Thanks Jason :beer:

I have never seen one painted to match, most go olive drab or black. I really like the way yours turned out.

Jason

crusty1007
11-18-2009, 06:02 PM
http://img179.imageshack.us/img179/603/beerockto2.jpg


Where did the Aluminum flip up top that the tents mounted to come from?
Any dimensions?

How does it work & how is it holding up?

jdemonto
11-18-2009, 07:00 PM
If I remember right Doug hand built that topper

Jason

crusty1007
11-18-2009, 07:09 PM
Nice!

venom
11-18-2009, 07:11 PM
Looks great!

I LOVE my 416, perfect for towing behind the JK!

Theres a M416 for sale right up the road from me, painted baby blue to match a CJ-5 the guy was trying to sell with it but he's on crack with a $1995 price tag on it!

I paid $900 for mine from a local army surplus store - came with 2 extra tires/wheels and the pintle draw bar, they had another one that needs some work, I think he said he'd take $600 for it if he still has it.

I also have a tub/frame from a Willys MBT -the predecessor to the 416 and pretty much the same thing I could make someone a deal on if you want to pick your own axle.

I picked up a decent G-518 to build an adventure trailer out of. A little bigger with a 4x8 bed instead of the 4x6 of the 416 style.

Loki646
01-20-2010, 05:07 AM
Looks great!

I LOVE my 416, perfect for towing behind the JK!

Theres a M416 for sale right up the road from me, painted baby blue to match a CJ-5 the guy was trying to sell with it but he's on crack with a $1995 price tag on it!

I paid $900 for mine from a local army surplus store - came with 2 extra tires/wheels and the pintle draw bar, they had another one that needs some work, I think he said he'd take $600 for it if he still has it.

I also have a tub/frame from a Willys MBT -the predecessor to the 416 and pretty much the same thing I could make someone a deal on if you want to pick your own axle.

I picked up a decent G-518 to build an adventure trailer out of. A little bigger with a 4x8 bed instead of the 4x6 of the 416 style.

I have a M416 that has a pretty chewed up body, can you tell me if that MBT will sit down on the M416 frame without too much trouble?