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02-08-2014 09:43 AM
mrachal I have a 1999 Aliner Classic ( sorry no picture handy) I have pulled it with my 82 Scrambler, 05 LJ so I don't think it will be no problem for my new JKURX.
I haven't been on their website lately but they had off road / expedition model. Try dannyscampers.com . Aliner has several sizes and flor plans, even a small bathroom.
02-07-2014 10:13 PM
Aussie Jeepster Thought I'd share some pics from downunder on a recent trip about 6 hours north of home in the Flinders Ranges.
The trailer is an ex Australian Army Engineers Trailer complete with lunette and towed by the JK with a Pintle Hook attached.
I had a local supplier adapt an existing camper top to fit the trailer and it worked out just great.
Tows really well up to 60mph and follows the Jeep really well. The trailer runs Land Rover rims and 7.50x16 Steeltreks, from the Army and has plenty of space inside under the camper top for whatever I want to carry.
This trip started very wet and slippery and ended on the last day, heading home, at 106F, when I got a flat on the Jeep.
02-07-2014 05:43 PM
mooney201
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Originally Posted by scipio337 View Post
I have heard of some doing mods to lighten it. Would love to see a build thread to see how it goes along the way.
I will try to create a build thread, but it will start when the weather gets back to sunshine.
02-07-2014 03:10 PM
scipio337
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Originally Posted by mooney201 View Post
1940 lbs. useful load equals 60 pounds less then a ton. The military under rates all their equipment. The M1102 is rated at 1.4 tons, and the only difference between the M1101 and the M1102 is the tag. The military rates the trailers by what vehicle is towing them.
So, both the M1101 and the M1102 can haul 1.4 tons. To do this safely, the tow vehicle is the determining factor.
I do not plan on hauling any more than 1000 lbs., so total weight would be 2460 lbs. Our JKUR is rated for 3500 lbs. so we could haul a payload of 2000 lbs and still be under the 3500 lbs. maximum for our Jeep.
We have a 2012 Ford psd that we will be able to use the full capacity of the trailer.
I have heard of some doing mods to lighten it. Would love to see a build thread to see how it goes along the way.
02-07-2014 02:11 PM
BlueHawaiiSurfer
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Originally Posted by spankinkopita View Post

Nice pop up. Looks like an 18 footer. Can't believe the tj could handle that
Thanks. I haven't had an issue towing that camper with the TJ or JK. Like I said I get a little wobble at certain speeds with the JK but I just need the stabilizer bar on the tongue.
02-07-2014 12:37 PM
mooney201
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Originally Posted by scipio337 View Post
Love the M1101, but they're 3/4 ton, unloaded. Is weight towing in a Wrangler an issue? They're certainly cheaper than the lighter M416/100 variants.
1940 lbs. useful load equals 60 pounds less then a ton. The military under rates all their equipment. The M1102 is rated at 1.4 tons, and the only difference between the M1101 and the M1102 is the tag. The military rates the trailers by what vehicle is towing them.
So, both the M1101 and the M1102 can haul 1.4 tons. To do this safely, the tow vehicle is the determining factor.
I do not plan on hauling any more than 1000 lbs., so total weight would be 2460 lbs. Our JKUR is rated for 3500 lbs. so we could haul a payload of 2000 lbs and still be under the 3500 lbs. maximum for our Jeep.
We have a 2012 Ford psd that we will be able to use the full capacity of the trailer.
02-06-2014 07:09 PM
spankinkopita
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Originally Posted by BlueHawaiiSurfer View Post
When I used my TJ, no pics with it behind my JK sorry, I never had any issues. 6cyl. My JK will tend to wobble a bit at certain speeds but never an issue towing the weight. My trailer is decent sized for a pop up but I have no idea what it weighs.
Nice pop up. Looks like an 18 footer. Can't believe the tj could handle that
02-06-2014 05:48 PM
BlueHawaiiSurfer When I used my TJ, no pics with it behind my JK sorry, I never had any issues. 6cyl. My JK will tend to wobble a bit at certain speeds but never an issue towing the weight. My trailer is decent sized for a pop up but I have no idea what it weighs.
02-06-2014 02:15 PM
rirrgang How about a Jeep behind a camper instead?
02-06-2014 02:12 PM
RemoJK Can't wait for nice weather to go camping
02-06-2014 01:49 PM
scipio337 Love the M1101, but they're 3/4 ton, unloaded. Is weight towing in a Wrangler an issue? They're certainly cheaper than the lighter M416/100 variants.
02-06-2014 01:04 PM
mooney201 We just purchased a M1101 trailer. It is a 2011 and has brand new tires. They are 37x12.5 hummer type tires and wheels. I will sell the tires and buy shorter tires and modify the tongue so the trailer rides level and uses a standard hitch. We will install a camper top to keep supplies dry and dust free while being towed behind our Jeep. I will also change it from 24 volt to 12 volt system. Once I get it finished I will post pictures. The trailer looks great and should work fine, after the modifications. The below picture looks just like ours.
Surge brakes, individual locking wheels, aluminum bed, numerous tie downs, outriggers are some of the amenities of this trailer.

http://www.silvereaglemfg.com/milita...iler-LTT-L.pdf
02-06-2014 12:27 PM
Michel347
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Originally Posted by JeepHerz View Post
Got my eye out for one of these-
Travel Trailers: Great Small Lightweight Campers - Scamp Trailers
The 13' has an option of for a toilet. A camping girl's best friend. Anyone have any experience with one of these? Less than 2000 lbs. The Fiberglass RV forum (there is one; I kid not) seems to like them- saw several Jeep owner profiles.
Yep, I have its ancestor (a 1973 Boler), same thing, same weight. I barely feel it. For safety I have electric brakes on it and installed a brake controler in my JK.




02-05-2014 10:25 PM
JeepHerz
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Originally Posted by tomthbomb View Post
I saw a new model VW Beetle towing a Scamp this week. Should be no problem for a Jeep.

Might want to check this one out as well. I have been wanting one for years. I drive by their factory/office about twice a month. Just haven't pulled the trigger.

Casita Travel Trailers - America's Favorite Lightweight Travel Trailers | Lightweight, Aerodynamic, Durable, Easy-to-Tow, High-Fuel Efficiency
Hmmm....like that one too. On the list...
02-05-2014 08:18 PM
jeep_n_co
02-05-2014 07:28 PM
tomthbomb I saw a new model VW Beetle towing a Scamp this week. Should be no problem for a Jeep.

Might want to check this one out as well. I have been wanting one for years. I drive by their factory/office about twice a month. Just haven't pulled the trigger.

http://www.casitatraveltrailers.com/
02-05-2014 07:21 PM
JeepHerz Got my eye out for one of these-
Travel Trailers: Great Small Lightweight Campers - Scamp Trailers
The 13' has an option of for a toilet. A camping girl's best friend. Anyone have any experience with one of these? Less than 2000 lbs. The Fiberglass RV forum (there is one; I kid not) seems to like them- saw several Jeep owner profiles.
12-31-2013 09:08 AM
JKralph Sub'd
12-30-2013 11:16 PM
Heat Miser Been away for a little while. Very nice trailer. Enjoy.



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Originally Posted by unusedusername View Post
This thread hasn't seen any activity for a couple of weeks...

I enjoy seeing the pictures of everyone's rigs though, so I figured I might try to reinvigorate this with a few photos of my own setup.

Trailer is one of these (link)...

I probably should have closed the door before taking the pictures...




12-30-2013 08:36 PM
AirJunky I'm a tent camper, on the ground. Bought a Hennesy Hammock recently & am looking forward to camping in that sometime soon.

Those of you towing a trailer over your Jeep's capacity may want to check your insurance. If you ever got into any kind of accident, even if it was someone else's fault, they may have issues with you being overweight at the time of the accident.
12-29-2013 08:11 PM
jadmt I have been jonsing for one of these but dang they want about 2X what I would pay.
Local dealer has a couple and I have looked at them and they seem durable and a neat idea just can't get past the 10000 plus price tag. just the "I go were I am towed" sticker is cool
6 Wide Rough Rider - Teardrop Camper/Trailer - Little Guy
12-29-2013 07:54 PM
tomthbomb I want a camper that lets me sleep off of the ground. Did that for years and got too old to keep it up. Everything else I do is outside. I am not looking for a second home.
12-29-2013 07:13 PM
Kssting With the e brakes and anti sway you will be fine. Our trailer weighs about the same and with 35's and 4:10 our 2012 with auto does great.

I would recommend an equalizer hitch. It works great to distribute the weight and it provides the anti sway .
12-29-2013 07:10 PM
jadmt
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Originally Posted by tomthbomb View Post
I am aware of trailer brakes. I want something light enough that I don't need them.
me too. I wish I was not such a cheap sob. there are some cool retro trailers but daham they are spendy.
12-29-2013 07:05 PM
Fastalkintn Question for all the experts. I have a 2013 jku with auto and 3.73 rear, just upgraded to 33" tires. We have been looking at a hybrid 19' with a dry weight of 2775#. Does that sound ok for my set up? I understand I will not be able to pull it with full tanks (fresh or black tanks) and need to keep gear on the light side. I will also add a break box and anti-sway weight distribution hitch. Just looking for some input.
12-29-2013 05:48 PM
Banditt135 I made the mistake of buying a big popup camper that weighs 2600 pounds dry. Even with brakes on it, and a anti sway bar on it the 2 door jk I have really dosent like pulling it. I'm going to put the camper up for sale this spring and buy a smaller lighter one. I didn't think the weight would make that much of a difference really. I was wrong! Ihave pulled big campers before with a truck so I thought it wouldn't be a big deal with the JK.
12-29-2013 01:34 PM
tomthbomb
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Originally Posted by bcsnave View Post
.."electric brakes"
I am aware of trailer brakes. I want something light enough that I don't need them.
12-29-2013 08:11 AM
jadmt
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Originally Posted by cgullo83 View Post
Yes, we have the Aliner. Actually what I should have said was its 1700lb without any extra camping gear so once were all loaded up we will be getting pretty close to the 2000lb allowed.
only 300 lbs you must have your wife trained pretty good. I swear we go motorcycle camping and my wife tries to bring more then 300 lbs of crap.
12-29-2013 07:31 AM
cgullo83
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Originally Posted by SweenHo View Post
Nice! Is that with the Aliner or something else?
Yes, we have the Aliner. Actually what I should have said was its 1700lb without any extra camping gear so once were all loaded up we will be getting pretty close to the 2000lb allowed.
12-29-2013 06:23 AM
SweenHo
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Originally Posted by cgullo83 View Post
I've been roughing it in a tent for years and always enjoyed it. My wife, not so much. Now I'm really looking forward to having some extra amenities. We have heat, ac, fridge, sink, bed, outside shower, and all are camping gear in the camper ready to go. All for 1700 lb.
Nice! Is that with the Aliner or something else?
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