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Old 07-16-2012, 07:31 PM   #1
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ORIGINAL JEEP trailer question

New here but I figured this might be the best place to ask.

I have an original WWII Jeep trailer that I have just used for working around my place for the last ten years and never took it out on the road. Been hauling brush and firewood and such behind the Argo all this time. Now I want to drag it behind the Cherokee but have to replace the tires and the wheels could probably do with replacement also.

It is/was far from original condition. Previous owners had painted it red and welded a standard type trainer ball type hitch to it before I found it at a house moving sale and paid $200 for it.

My question is what wheels could be found on the scrounging to replace the wheels on it now? The present wheels are not original military wheels, just some really old and battered looking rims from some unknown vehicle.

ALSO, what kind of tires would work and what is the load capacity of the trailer? I think I read something about 500 pounds(quarter ton) somewhere but don't want to guess.

figured the guys here would know. Thanks
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Try this. I have a CDN M101 trailer. Without pics of yours, I don't know what you have for sure...US M100, M416, or Bantam civilian...pics will help to determine that.

Here is a link for some help also...Jeep Trailer Spotter's Guide

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You may want to check out
www.expeditionportal.com and www.g503.com
Expo has a great Trailer forum and 503 deals with military vehicles

Here's the link to the trailer forum
http://www.expeditionportal.com/foru...ition-Trailers
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Can't help you too much on the wheels without knowing the bolt latter,but you may try American racing, they make good trailer wheels unless your wanting to go back to the original military look. But for tires though, Carlisle makes like 80% of trailer tires I see. I work at discount tire, and Carlisle makes tires from little ones on dollies to massive gooseneck s. I'd go to your local tire store, tell them the type of things you'll be hauling,and they can give you a rough idea of the weight capacity you should have.
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A lot of folks run the same tire that's on the tow rig
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HMMM, learn something new every day. Never knew they built so many different types.

It has the flat fenders of the post WWII, looks like an M416.

So now what?
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If your fixing the axles, i'd check and see what the bolt pattern is. You may want to upgrade them to match your jeep. I built my own jeep trailer, and did this with the same size tires as my jeep so I have to carry fewer spares.
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If your fixing the axles, i'd check and see what the bolt pattern is. You may want to upgrade them to match your jeep. I built my own jeep trailer, and did this with the same size tires as my jeep so I have to carry fewer spares.
Good idea. The Cherokee bolt pattern is 5X4.5 with a 71 center bore.(I'm not that experienced... I got that from a cherokee site.)

any idea if the trailer matches up?
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Good idea. The Cherokee bolt pattern is 5X4.5 with a 71 center bore.(I'm not that experienced... I got that from a cherokee site.)

any idea if the trailer matches up?

The bolt pattern on your m416 is either 5x5" or 5x5.5" I can't remember which it is.
If you buy a new axle, the most common problem will be most factory jeep wheels have a smaller center hole that won't fit over the trailer's axle. Most people run spacers to fix that though.

This place has pretty cheap axles and will make a custom length for $10 more
ABC Trailer Parts - Trailer Axles - Trailer Axle Kits

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