Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Pintle hitch towing on highway????
Well after last weekends trip to the family cottage I decided it was time to pick up a small trailer instead of the reciever rack we've been using for a number of years now.
As luck would have it I had seen an M416 trailer for sale at a used car lot. When I got back I went to check it out and ended up picking it up today. Its the canadian military's version but is identical in every respect to the US M416. It has a little surface rust in a few spots, but nothing that can't be fixed in the spring.
I have to say that that trailer looks awesome behind the green TJ. Tows beautifully as well.
As far as what the trailer needs.....
-some real minor rust removal
-lights (debating between the Army lights or just rounds LEDs)
-new rubber (original tires are cracked in a few places)
-spare tire & rim
-cover for the top
And of course....the obligatory fresh coat of olive green paint, maybe with a camo pattern. My neighbors think I'm nuts!!!!!!! My wife is loving this.
That makes project #3 for next spring (Ford 8.8, new lift, trailer)
Now I just have to decide whether or not I want to keep the Lunette/Pintle set-up, or do I want to convert it to a ball type hitch. Any thoughts? Are pintle hitches safe for highway use? Anything I should watch out for on the Pintle set-up?
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