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Old July 18th, 2013, 11:07 AM
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Small camping trailer

I am looking for a small camping trailer to tow behind the 90. I just need it to hold our camping gear---the 1/4 ton military trailers seem bigger than I need, but I want it to be off road capable. Do you have any suggestions that I should look at? Thanks!
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Old July 18th, 2013, 11:14 AM
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I am looking for a small camping trailer to tow behind the 90. I just need it to hold our camping gear---the 1/4 ton military trailers seem bigger than I need, but I want it to be off road capable. Do you have any suggestions that I should look at? Thanks!
not much smaller then a 1/4 ton. check expo portal for ideas. dedicated forum for trailers
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Old July 18th, 2013, 11:28 AM
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The M416/Sankey is the right sized trailer for holding camping gear and tough enough to go offroad. Anything smaller to me seems to impractical and er looks wimpy behind the 90. Next size down from the M416 type is likely something like this. http://www.harborfreight.com/1090-lb...res-90153.html
But that will need toughening up for off road use.
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Old July 18th, 2013, 11:46 AM
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The M416/Sankey is the right sized trailer for holding camping gear. Anything smaller to me seems to impractical and er looks wimpy behind the 90. Next size down from the M416 type is likely something like this. http://www.harborfreight.com/1090-lb...res-90153.html
Little Chinese trailer for $225 - 20% off with coupon verses $1000 for a 50 year old cool looking mil surp trailer, that's tough for me but I went with this:

My offroad trailer buildup
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Old July 18th, 2013, 12:05 PM
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Have you looked at the Tentrax trailers?
http://www.tentrax.com/
You might be able to customize to NOT have a tent


Saw this and thought it might be modifed to be a little more off road capable (3 different sizes)
http://www.littlecargotrailers.com/

Pricey but possible options
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Old July 18th, 2013, 12:19 PM
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I would recommend the M416. Weighs 600 lbs empty. I don't even know it is there when pulling it. By the time you buy a small trailer and adapt it to use off road, you could have bought the M416. I bought mine for camping use but have hauled, rock, mulch, and dirt in it for landscaping projects as well. Having the military cover is also nice for keeping the rain out.

I also recommend painting it to match your truck.http://www.defendersource.com/forum/...ender/hide.gif
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Like the 50 cal machine gun and ak47, some things are timeless and really can't be improved on. M416 is one of those things.
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You need one of these...adventuretrailer.com
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Whatever you end up with, slap a Rover lug pattern axle under it like this...

I'm running black 5-spokes from a LWB.


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Found this site... useful info :

http://www.offroadtrailerinfo.com/im...adtrailers.pdf

I'm building my own M416/Adventure trailer type, might as well save the labor & spend it on more bits for the D100
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"Rover lug pattern axle" - source?

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Whatever you end up with, slap a Rover lug pattern axle under it like this...

I'm running black 5-spokes from a LWB.


Where did you get that? I have been looking for hubs and/or trailer axles with no luck...

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Old July 19th, 2013, 09:01 AM
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Where did you get that? I have been looking for hubs and/or trailer axles with no luck...

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Hey Sean,
I got lucky. A Rover guy(jbailey) here in VA made this trailer axle years ago; probably '02 or '03. But then he got out of Rovers...again. So I bought the axle from him.
Basically just Disco 1 spindles/ends welded onto round tube. I already owned the trailer at the time, a 1948 Knox.
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Old July 19th, 2013, 10:15 AM
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Thanks for all the suggestions--I also chatted with a couple people with M416/M101CDN2 trailers and it sounds like the size isn't all that bad and that they tow really well so I will keep my eyes open for something of the like (or make something in that size range).

I have been going to ExPo for a while--I have looked at many a trailer build and am addicted to seeing the customization that many of them do. While I don't have the time or $$ to do something of that scope, a hauling box that slowly gets modded is right up my alley...

Thanks again!
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Thule trailer

http://forum.ih8mud.com/trailer-tech...e-trailer.html

One on CL for sale for $650

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