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Unread 10-18-2012, 08:37 PM   #1
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M101 trailer behind a jeep?

Wonder if anyone uses or want to use a M101 ¾ ton trailer?

Seems you can buy these as surplus at a reasonable price.

Does anyone have pictures of their jeeps with a M101 trailer?

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Unread 10-18-2012, 08:44 PM   #2
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Love those trailers. I see them being pulled behind a jeep from time to time.
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Unread 10-19-2012, 09:45 AM   #3
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I looked into those a couple of years ago and the general consensus both here and on Expedition Portal was that they are too heavy to be of much use behind a Wrangler. The M-416, Canadian M-101 which is nearly an M-416 clone and the new Dinoot DIY Jeep trailer are all excellent behind a Wrangler.

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Unread 10-19-2012, 04:01 PM   #4
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M100 1/4 ton Jeep trailer came before the 416
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Unread 10-21-2012, 07:36 PM   #5
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Thanks for the inputs, I guess I won't be getting an M101 Trailer.
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Unread 10-22-2012, 10:26 AM   #6
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I pull a 1943 Bantam T3C WW2 Trailer with my 04 Rubicon. Awesome set up as I don't even notice it. It just follows the tj and it's also a 1/4 ton model. It floats and occassionaly I use it as a boat and fish out of it. My back seat fits perfectly in it and it has room for a cooler too! Just attach a 12 volt motor and away you go.
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Unread 10-22-2012, 08:29 PM   #7
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I think those 3/4 ton trailers weigh more empty than a TJ is rated to tow.

I built my own little trailer. Ok; I really bought a little 4' Harbor Freight type trailer and modified it. It's worked great so far.

Here's a write-up on it: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f27/m...hread-1180456/
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Unread 07-01-2013, 04:14 PM   #8
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My 2013 JKU with an M101A trailer. Made in 1968...I use it as a utility trailer & might do a conversion at some point.

Getting it to ride level was a hassle but solved it with a Curt model 48342 13 inch plate with 14.5 in shank hitch. I turned it upside down and attached a Curt 48210 10 ton pintle hook. Combined they cost about $130 through Amazon and now trailer rides perfectly level.

Stuff I don't like about my solution: Can't open rear gate to Jeep when hitch it in and 2) safety chains don't reach all the way to safety hook holes on my receiver so I need to get about 6 inches of links added.
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Unread 07-01-2013, 11:15 PM   #9
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1st thought is lift the jeep and run bigger tires? second thought is add a lower ball on the trailer.
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