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Old 08-14-2014, 06:08 AM   #1
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The perfect Wrangler trailer

Military M116a3

Light, at 800 lbs. empty
Aerodynamic, flat bed, "easy on gas"
Great ground clearance, with massive 37X12.5 tires with run flat inserts.
Versatile, with a 2,360 lb. payload.
Place your rain/dust proof containers on the bed and fill them with gas, water, camping supplies, tools, etc. etc. and then use ratcheting straps to tie them to the bed, or if you want them permanent, just bolt the containers to the bed.
This then frees up your Wrangler from all the stuff that is inside, outside, on top etc. for other things, like your four legged best friend. How many times have you had to leave things behind because there was just not enough room.
These trailers are cheap at about $1,000.
http://redding.craigslist.org/for/4606962585.html

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Old 08-14-2014, 07:59 AM   #2
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Do you ship to the east coast?

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Dang. No place to keep it.
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You should be able to find one on the East Coast.
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Old 08-14-2014, 11:35 PM   #5
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Only problem is that it has hard to find one on the East coast that is not full of rust. "humidity"
Out here it is arid, very little humidity.
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Old 08-15-2014, 12:05 AM   #6
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Only problem is that it has hard to find one on the East coast that is not full of rust. "humidity"
Out here it is arid, very little humidity.
#1, the majority of these trailers are aluminum, they don't rust.

#2, you can find them all over the East Coast for comparable prices, if not for less.

#3, most being auctioned off are less than ten years old.

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Old 08-15-2014, 09:34 AM   #7
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Just what I'm looking for... always when I don't have the funds...
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Just what I'm looking for... always when I don't have the funds...
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Old 08-15-2014, 10:14 AM   #9
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#1, the majority of these trailers are aluminum, they don't rust.

#2, you can find them all over the East Coast for comparable prices, if not for less.

#3, most being auctioned off are less than ten years old.
No...
The M116a3's are all steel.
The M1101 and M1102 have aluminum beds and weigh 1460 lbs. empty.

I have one M1101 and three M116a3's.
The M1101 trailers out here are mostly under 10 years old, as you said, but most of the M116a3's are a little older.
M1101 = 1460 lbs. empty
M116a3= 800 lbs. empty.
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This is my dedicated Jeep trailer. Not as cool as the military's, but works great for my needs. I store doors etc inside and still tons of space for gear. Weighs less than 600 (I'm guessing here, but it's very light).

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Old 08-15-2014, 10:27 AM   #11
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Here are some pictures of a M1101 which has the aluminum bed.

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?...9920443&type=3


Here is a picture of one of our M116a3's
Utility Trailer, M116a3 Military Trailer
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Id love one but Id feel a little silly pulling a trailer with bigger tires than my Jeep. 37s someday.
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Old 08-15-2014, 01:58 PM   #13
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Id love one but Id feel a little silly pulling a trailer with bigger tires than my Jeep. 37s someday.
What the military does is to install humvee tires on their trailers to match their vehicles, so if a vehicle tire gets shot up, they can take one off the trailer and get the heck out of there.

A person could put jeep tires and wheels on the trailers, but the trailers look awesome with the 37's on them.
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Id love one but Id feel a little silly pulling a trailer with bigger tires than my Jeep. 37s someday.
I would feel silly pulling a trailer with tricycle sized tires.

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