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post #1 of 5 Old 03-28-2008, 11:59 PM Thread Starter
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M101 Question

I have found 3 M101's for sale all for $700 each in saskatchewan. I love them and am looking at buying one very shortly. I was told that they have brakes and that i would have to rewire it because it was wired to military standards, i assume they mean the large trailer plug.

I do not know much about these trailers and have been searching for more info and was wondering if someone could point me in the right direction or give me a few pointers.

I want to know:
How should the wiring system be converter, and because of the trailer having breaks do i need to do change my trailer plug on my jeep?

also is there instructions anywhere on the web for these m101 trailers, I know there is a lever that i believe is a mechanical parking break.

can the trailer be used without using its brakes?

im sorry if these sound like stupid questions but i have been researching for some time and it seems that those on this site know more than many other sites.
thanks for all the help


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post #2 of 5 Old 03-29-2008, 10:40 PM Thread Starter
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I have found a manual for a M416 and it appears very similar, it seems that the brakes are not electric as i had thought before but controlled mechanically.

if anyone wants the manual let me know, its 268 pg PDF file
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post #3 of 5 Old 03-29-2008, 11:27 PM
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I have found 3 M101's for sale all for $700 in saskatchewan. I love them and am looking at buying one very shortly.

That's a good price... grab it!

I do not know much about these trailers and have been searching for more info and was wondering if someone could point me in the right direction or give me a few pointers.

Here is a link to the M101CDN yahoo group... http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/M101CDN/

I want to know:
How should the wiring system be converter, and because of the trailer having breaks do i need to do change my trailer plug on my jeep?

If it has the original military lights, just run it as a 4 wire system. You don't need the blackout lights. However, most of these trailers have had the lights removed and you will have to install a trailer lighting kit.

also is there instructions anywhere on the web for these m101 trailers, I know there is a lever that i believe is a mechanical parking break.

See the link I posted above. Yes the leaver is for the parking brake.

can the trailer be used without using its brakes?

Yes, as the brakes are not running brakes. Best trailer going for authenticity, Jeep-a-bility, and off road use.

im sorry if these sound like stupid questions ...

Not stupid questions, you have to learn somehow, we all did.
Hope that helps. Good luck with the purchase.

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Thanks alot for your help, these links are great

Ill post some picks when i pick it up, thanks again

Cheers
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I have found 3 M101's for sale all for $700 each in saskatchewan. I love them and am looking at buying one very shortly. I was told that they have brakes and that i would have to rewire it because it was wired to military standards, i assume they mean the large trailer plug.

I do not know much about these trailers and have been searching for more info and was wondering if someone could point me in the right direction or give me a few pointers.

I want to know:
How should the wiring system be converter, and because of the trailer having breaks do i need to do change my trailer plug on my jeep?

also is there instructions anywhere on the web for these m101 trailers, I know there is a lever that i believe is a mechanical parking break.

can the trailer be used without using its brakes?

im sorry if these sound like stupid questions but i have been researching for some time and it seems that those on this site know more than many other sites.
thanks for all the help

I'm in Lethbridge, Ab and looking for the same trailer any chance you could send me some info on where these 3 trailers are?
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