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Old March 29th, 2005, 03:59 PM
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Offroad Trailers

I've been thinkin about getting a trailer... I'd like to get a Sankey, but prices seem pretty ridiculous.

Anyone got any recommendations???

Stumbled across these:
http://www.futurelogistics.ca/AftermarketSales.html
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Old March 29th, 2005, 04:10 PM
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Wow, seems like a more then fair price for what you get, if you buy a trailer at Home Depot you will spend the same amount for a weaker trailer.
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Old March 29th, 2005, 04:11 PM
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Wow, that's a solid deal.
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Old March 29th, 2005, 04:19 PM
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Get a cheap trailer, put a home made lift kit on it and put some 33's on it...It will go...Although i do like the sankey trailers

My buddy back home took his trailer apart and put it back together wrong so that it looked like it had about 3 inches of lift on it.
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Old March 29th, 2005, 05:09 PM
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The problem with the M101 is no brakes. Overrunning brakes are quite usefull if you plan on taking it off road. I picked up a Sankey for $800 CAD delivered. The best route is to find someone bringing in containers and throw one in.

There are cheaper places to get the M101s. I'll try and find a contact and get back.
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Old March 29th, 2005, 05:45 PM
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While they are NOT cheap these trailers are way cool:

http://www.adventuretrailers.com/

I know a guy in Seattle who bought one and loves it. I should mention that he was an executive at Microsoft so he had a bit more disposable income than most people
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$5K for a bare-bones trailer!!! Hell no....

I'm looking for the sub $1000 route for a sankey. If anyone has any info or contacts on where to source one... I'd appreciate it!!
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Old March 29th, 2005, 06:18 PM
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800 for a M101 is a great deal.

You can't build one for that. Looks like XZL tires on it too.

Bring one back for me too

Up for a road trip to the great white north?

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THey look sweet. I wish I had some $$ for one right now.
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Old March 29th, 2005, 07:09 PM
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800 for a M101 is a great deal.

You can't build one for that. Looks like XZL tires on it too.

Bring one back for me too

Up for a road trip to the great white north?

Mike

That sounds like a fantastic idea!!! How long do you think it'd take to get up to British Columbia from here??

I'm going to call the guy tomorrow and see how much it'd be to ship one down here... I'll also ask about discounts for multiple orders.

Regarding the brakes... probably don't need em right away. But you could always fabricate a new axle once you have the trailer!!
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If you want to look at some ex military trailers closer to home there's a place down by Sedalia (just sw of Denver) called Cold War Remarketing 303-346-8462. I bought a trailer from them a couple of years ago that looks like the m101 shown on the site you posted, much older though. It was built in '57 but was still in great shape. It had been repainted and the bearings had been gone through. I've pulled it a few places off road with no problems, on the highway its very stable too. $900.00 was what I paid at the time. Don't know what they charge now but they had a selection of different ex military trailers as well as pinz's and mogs to look at.
They seemed like good guys -even had a mechanic there that works on rovers.
It might be worth a look.
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Old March 29th, 2005, 07:48 PM
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http://www.coldwarremarketing.com/ve...Jeep%20Trailer

$1350 for that trailer... in "never-issued" condition. They do have ONE of the WWII trailers that you spoke of for 975!

Shit I'd probably spend 1350 alone in petrol to get up to BC and back!!! Thanks Rod!
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check this out

now that's a trailer
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What about a scrap pickup bed from a junkyard with big tires? Cheap...ugly...brakes if you want 'em...lights...
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Also note the M101 box width of 46". A real PITA for carrying lumber sheets. The narrow Sankey is 52".
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Old March 29th, 2005, 11:12 PM
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What about a scrap pickup bed from a junkyard with big tires? Cheap...ugly...brakes if you want 'em...lights...
Cool!!!! and I can play "Dueling Banjo's" on the tape deck while I am pulling it!
Maybe even get the urge to black out a couple of teeth....wear camo gear to church........put a big Dale E. number 3 on the rear window-right next to my new confederate flag.

What color of house paint should I use?

Maybe I'll just paint it camo to match my Sunday School clothes.
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check this out

now that's a trailer
They were at MAR this past year or something that looked a lot like them. Cool trailer to damn much though.
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I've just aquired a 6x4 Ifor Williams trailer

and it is pretty damn good. - 1 tonne payload, over run brakes, galvanised construction, don't know whether they are sold in the States. Land Rover took one around the world when Disco 2 was launched.
link http://www.iwt.co.uk/news/trek/index.htm
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Old March 30th, 2005, 09:14 AM
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Cool!!!! and I can play "Dueling Banjo's" on the tape deck while I am pulling it!
Maybe even get the urge to black out a couple of teeth....wear camo gear to church........put a big Dale E. number 3 on the rear window-right next to my new confederate flag.

What color of house paint should I use?

Maybe I'll just paint it camo to match my Sunday School clothes.
That's only funny to you because you live so far away from West Virginia .


To answer your questions though:
Dueling Banjo's only comes in 8 track - Not a tape (Don't worry the trailer comes with one)

Use Marks-A-Lot markers for the teeth, it's non-toxic

Camo gear can only be worn to church during hunting season or holidays

Dale E. 3 stickers are too expensive now (collector's items) so you'll need a Dale Jr. 8

It's not the "Confederate" flag, just "The Flag", and it's on your belt buckle

You should use all the house paint colors that you have left, should be about 3 cans of spray primer and 1 or 2 spray cans of white, black, yellow, and red. But don't forget you can use what's left of the camo paint you used to spray paint the hunting/commuter truck


That's comedy right there.
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That's only funny to you because you live so far away from West Virginia
It is funny to me, I think even more so because I worked in West Memphis Arkansas the last two summers.

Your Life will not be complete untill you:
1) Have worked in the South for at least 6 months.
2) Attended a dirt track stock car race.
3) Drank 'shine and wondered if you will go blind.
4) Gone to Graceland durring "death week"
5) Gone fishin with TNT.


Now on the origional subject the $ 1350 for trailer at Cold War vs the Canadian one for $800 is not bad considering the price of fuel and trucking costs now. A flat deck semi goes for about $4 a mile and BC is only 1300 miles from denver.
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