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Old 02-15-2012, 08:33 PM   #1
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3/4 ton M101

I have a 06 Wrangler unlimited, and I was looking into this. Would this be too much for the LJ? I know everyone loves the Canadian or the M416, but I got a line on a good one. So what do you think? It's this or im gonna build one

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Old 02-15-2012, 09:26 PM   #2
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Well what are your plans for it?

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Old 02-15-2012, 10:26 PM   #3
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it's just gonna be for camping gear. I wouldn't be taking it off off-roading. It's mostly just gonna be for all the gear that won't fit in the Jeep.
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Old 02-16-2012, 06:04 PM   #4
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I have an M101A2 that I use for the same purpose. My Jeep is a 2011 Sport two-door with a six-speed transmission. The trailer tows beautifully. If you have an automatic, get a tranny cooler. Other than that, load it properly and you should be fine.
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I want to revive this thread, how did this turn out I have been looking at an m101a2 or 3 are they too much for a JKU? happen to have any pics?
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I missed the thread revival. Hope it's not too late.

In my opinion, no, the M101A2 is not too heavy for a JK. The only photo I have is from when I drove it from Georgia back to Florida in I-75. I've used it quite a few times, including moving my fiancee (now wife) from the east coast to the west coast of Florida during a tropical storm. Regardless of whether it's loaded or empty, raining, windy, etc., it tows beautifully. Let me know if you have any specific questions.
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Old 06-08-2013, 03:19 PM   #7
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I missed the thread revival. Hope it's not too late.

In my opinion, no, the M101A2 is not too heavy for a JK. The only photo I have is from when I drove it from Georgia back to Florida in I-75. I've used it quite a few times, including moving my fiancee (now wife) from the east coast to the west coast of Florida during a tropical storm. Regardless of whether it's loaded or empty, raining, windy, etc., it tows beautifully. Let me know if you have any specific questions.
Thats a nice looking trailer! Did you rewire it for 12 volt? did you pick it up through government liquidation? I am looking at going this way and just curious how the process went.

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Thanks. I bought it from a guy in Georgia who buys a lot of government liquidation buying and selling, so I didn't have to go through that process. He converted it from the military wiring to 4-pin (all the military stuff is still there, just not hooked up). It cost $450 (I gave him his asking price because it was fair) and the trailer was as described.

They're really well made. When moving my wife from the other coast, we did it in a few trips. The last trip, we had everything Tetrised into the trailer and Jeep and drove it across the state through Tropical Storm Debbie with no problems. When we unloaded the trailer, everything was dry. I hope this helps. Good luck with your search.
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Thanks. I bought it from a guy in Georgia who buys a lot of government liquidation buying and selling, so I didn't have to go through that process. He converted it from the military wiring to 4-pin (all the military stuff is still there, just not hooked up). It cost $450 (I gave him his asking price because it was fair) and the trailer was as described.

They're really well made. When moving my wife from the other coast, we did it in a few trips. The last trip, we had everything Tetrised into the trailer and Jeep and drove it across the state through Tropical Storm Debbie with no problems. When we unloaded the trailer, everything was dry. I hope this helps. Good luck with your search.
Wow thats a good price, does he run that as a business or was it just a guy you know? if that is his business do you happen to have a name or phone number?
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He does it as a supplement, I believe. I didn't know the guy, but he was cool. I can't remember his name, but I did a search or Craigslist (actually, when Crazedlist was still around and searching was easier) in Macon/Warner Robins Georgia. Just did a search and found this one:

M101A2 Army Trailer

The good thing is it has the composite sides, not the wooden ones. This one looks pretty good, but you might be able to find something closer to you. Good luck.
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Thanks man I appreciate the replies!
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You're welcome. I hope it helped and good luck. Let me know how it turns out.
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Heat Miser, it sounds like you've used your M101 quite a bit. I was wondering if you would feel comfortable hauling your M101 thru the Colorado Rockies for trail riding and camping? I'm considering using mine for this purpose in a couple of weeks. It will be behind a '12 JKUR.
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Heat Miser, it sounds like you've used your M101 quite a bit. I was wondering if you would feel comfortable hauling your M101 thru the Colorado Rockies for trail riding and camping? I'm considering using mine for this purpose in a couple of weeks. It will be behind a '12 JKUR.
That's hard for me to answer, as I've never driven my Jeep through the Rockies. I have a couple questions: Is your M101 still full military spec, or have you put it on a diet? How much gear are you hauling?

For comparison purposes, my wife and I just bought a T@B travel trailer (- T@B Camper Trailers), which is about 1,600 dry. We drove it from the middle of Tennessee back down to Central Florida. We had one real pass to drive through and had to drop it down to third gear, which wasn't a problem. But, this isn't the Rockies, the altitude is different, and I have an '11 3.8 vs. your '12 3.6. My guess is with that extra power, you'll be fine as long as you don't mind downshifting. I hope this helps. Let me know if you have any other questions.

FYI, if you're not already aware, check out ExPo: Adventure and Overland Travel Enthusiasts. A bunch of guys on there have M101s. They're helpful and most of the top posters are on your side of the Mississippi. Good luck.

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