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10-25-2014 10:16 PM
mooney201 We have friends that he pulls a trailer behind their motor home and she drives their car to their camping spot.
Along these lines, I could pull our 5th wheel, while the wife drives the Jeep.
This way, she has all the comforts, while I can explore with the Jeep.

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10-25-2014 10:15 PM
2sixR nice thread... came across this outfit from down under that makes one top notch rig...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOCzT7AG1r8

really appreciate how well they seem to be made... of course, pretty pricey... more info at link below...

Conqueror Australia | Conqueror Australia’s Urban Escape Vehicles are the ultimate Aussie off-road camper trailer built to travel anywhere.
10-25-2014 07:31 PM
Eagle Jk This was our first trip with my 2011 JKU. It pulled the Popup pretty well.
10-25-2014 06:56 PM
cwy42601

2014 X and Jeep Extreme camper.
10-25-2014 01:20 PM
DaCrazyRN This one has gone nicely over the mountains, service, forest roads and in the canyons without problems...behind my F150! Now with the Jeep I am selling it and gonna build a Jeep capable trailer. It has served me well though!


Link to GT/HOT BullNose
10-25-2014 12:37 PM
Bueller44 Checkout these guys!! Very cool and lots of options.

Kakadu Camping
10-25-2014 11:32 AM
bulldog777 Subscribed..... got camping fever now, Thanks for spreading it around!
10-25-2014 10:17 AM
Off Pavement
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Originally Posted by rirrgang View Post
How about a Jeep behind a camper instead?
10-25-2014 09:51 AM
Knockabout rirrgang your right but this was a quick trip to NC and the maiden voyage with the new JKU, and I hadn't been told by the lady we would be bringing back a few hundred pounds of apples for her friend, and I used what I had--not the greatest idea I admit. However I'm installing a lift next month and I only wanted to spend those $ once on a receiver setup. After lift and tires we remeasure and get it right.
10-25-2014 09:42 AM
rirrgang You really need to get the right height ball on that hitch. A set of air bags on the JK wouldn't hurt either.
10-25-2014 09:36 AM
Knockabout here's our "squared off" teardrop--gives an extra shelf inside and in the back kitchen, a huge benefit. I know it looks low in the tongue but the back is loaded with bags of apples and I haven't installed the lift yet. 14" clearance does well of FS and BLM roads. The AC is really nice if you can only make Moab in August! Great in Florida.
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...




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