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Old 03-19-2011, 01:03 PM   #1
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New offroad trailer!

Hey guys just wanted to show off my new purchase. This trailer was custom built by a local jeeper and he never used it. Its sitting on solid axle, with yj leaf springs and ome shocks. Its also got 32 inch bfg ats and about 20 inches of ground clearance!! Has a lock box up front, and a removable storage pod for keeping things dry. Best part is its on a pintle hook system for some real offroad use. Got this badboy for 400 bucks!!!!!

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Old 03-19-2011, 01:06 PM   #3
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that is awesome. nice catch
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Old 03-19-2011, 01:13 PM   #4
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That is really nice and great deal.
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Old 03-19-2011, 01:22 PM   #5
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I like it. Good find.
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Old 03-19-2011, 01:25 PM   #6
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You dog...I never find good stuff like this that cheap...

Great buy and looks awesome. Don't leave it unattended(I'm coming for it)
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You dog...I never find good stuff like this that cheap...

Great buy and looks awesome. Don't leave it unattended(I'm coming for it)
Hahaha better go buy a pintle hook reciever!!! Best thing about this trailer is the average thief cant steal it with a ball hitch!
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Pintle hooks are the strongest all around, but too noisy and twist limited !


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Hahaha better go buy a pintle hook reciever!!! Best thing about this trailer is the average thief cant steal it with a ball hitch!
The "Lock & Roll" and "Max Coupler" are both quiet and strong-and will support 360°twist for the trailer, (heh heh roll)!!

I have the Pintle/Lunnette and 'Lock & Roll" For mine, but the Max Coupler is supposted to be the latest !

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Hahaha better go buy a pintle hook reciever!!! Best thing about this trailer is the average thief cant steal it with a ball hitch!
Hey Marine, you can bet this old soldier has a pintle...great find..
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Old 03-19-2011, 02:34 PM   #10
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Show us how you outfit it. That is a sweet deal. And don't listen to Jimbo. Pintles are used worldwide for their articulation by the military. Not all of us can afford the high-faluting stuff he finds.
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Show us how you outfit it. That is a sweet deal. And don't listen to Jimbo. Pintles are used worldwide for their articulation by the military. Not all of us can afford the high-faluting stuff he finds.
Haha i get what jimbo is getting at, but im not getting away from the pintle hook. I put thousands of miles on humvees and 105 trailers using pintle hooks, and put them through hell and never seen one fail. Ive actually witnessed a loaded down 105 trailers hook support the entire weight of a humvee and keep it from flipping during a rollover.
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Old 03-20-2011, 06:05 PM   #13
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Just for an update, my jeep actually drives better with the added weight behind it!
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Much difference in mpg? Would you mind posting a pic of the suspension and undercarriage? These things are interesting to me.
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Much difference in mpg? Would you mind posting a pic of the suspension and undercarriage? These things are interesting to me.
I didnt notice much, but then again im running 35s with 4.10s hahah. Ill post some pics of the suspension tomorrow, i have the trailer parked at my father in laws.
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damn your eyes!!!...er...I mean...*kaff*kaff* great find there!!!!

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Old 03-20-2011, 10:09 PM   #17
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....bring it on over to this side of the map and I'll see you get your $400 back....
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Old 03-21-2011, 06:47 AM   #18
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NIIIIIICE!

I wanted a roof rack, but the one I want isn't available for the 2011, so was thinking about buying trailer.

That looks like an awesome deal. Congrats!
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Trailers are cool; congrats on the purchase.
Trick it out with a kitchen, etc, and mount a rooftop tent...

I'm having my custom built trailer delivered at the office today; very excited.
It was made by Little Guy to my specs.





I'll have better pics later; these were during the build.
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Old 03-21-2011, 08:34 AM   #20
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Bill: The retro look is great and it looks very practical. Is there an emergency exit?

I tow my M100 (1950) 1/4ton trailer using a pintle hook; it looks cool and is rugged, but doesn’t have the practicality of these custom trailers. Also it takes a different military NDT tire which requires a second spare. I've towed that with camping gear throughout Montana and western Canada. BTW: these ex-military trailers have a spring-loaded rotating pintle ring for articulation.
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Bill: The retro look is great and it looks very practical. Is there an emergency exit?

I tow my M100 (1950) 1/4ton trailer using a pintle hook; it looks cool and is rugged, but doesn’t have the practicality of these custom trailers. Also it takes a different military NDT tire which requires a second spare. I've towed that with camping gear throughout Montana and western Canada. BTW: these ex-military trailers have a spring-loaded rotating pintle ring for articulation.
Those are nice pintles ---- but heavy.
My cabin has two doors; no way out throught the roof though.

And I'll be using a Max Coupler for pulling.

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Old 03-21-2011, 03:04 PM   #23
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I picked up an old trailer too and have started the build. It's a M416A1 from the 1970's. So far I've extended the tounge (so I can open the rear gate of the JK while connected) and built a lid (with rack that matches my Gobi rack). I still have a lot of work to do, but I bought a new axle for 5 on 5, new tires and rims to match my JK, a Max coupler, and a bunch of other hardware. Hope it is worth it in the end as right now I'm tired of grinding and sanding (going to paint to match my JK)!
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What's the total plan, Vince? Camper, utility, mixed....
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Bill: the plan is mixed. Mostly it is for short overnight wheeling trips. I also camp a few long weekends in the summer with 2 kids and a dog. I have a RTT, and it does the job (I'd go for a comfortable teardrop like yours for sure if I was an avid camper). I occasionally go hunting with friends, and I also do a lot of remodeling and never have enough room in the Jeep so I made the lid removable for utility. It also will have the capabilities for long trips or bugging out...I am investigating portable solar PV and water purification systems. When younger, I drove through Southern Africa in a Land Rover Series III and have been across most of Canada in a Defender and a Land Cruiser so I'm a bit attracted to more long range exploring, but with work and kids, this is much further down the road.
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Trailers are cool; congrats on the purchase.
Trick it out with a kitchen, etc, and mount a rooftop tent...

I'm having my custom built trailer delivered at the office today; very excited.
It was made by Little Guy to my specs.

I'll have better pics later; these were during the build.
Id like to hd, but i have almost zero welding and fabrication experience. I told my wife that we needed to build a pop up that could be removable for the trailer and she was all for it, so we will see what happens!
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Id like to hd, but i have almost zero welding and fabrication experience. I told my wife that we needed to build a pop up that could be removable for the trailer and she was all for it, so we will see what happens!
I know a kick-but fabricator in Arkansas that specializes in trailers...
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I know a kick-but fabricator in Arkansas that specializes in trailers...
Any idea what a removable pop up tent system would cost me?!?!?
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Any idea what a removable pop up tent system would cost me?!?!?
Give Robert a call; he's in Sheridan.
I think this is his website: www.outlandertrailers.com [6]
I know he's been having a website issue lately though.

Dude knows trailers; he helped me a few times on the phone and I finally got to meet him at Overland Expo 2010 in the Amado Territory last year.
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