I've been looking for a trailer for a while now. I came across this trailer for sale and have been thinking about how cool it would be to have something like this. I mostly want a trailer for camping purposes and have hoped to find a cheap M416 that I could fix up.
The seller says that it is in very good condition and is very heavy duty... He wants $200 for it. I know how heavy military equipment usually is... Even the small M416 trailers are stout. I have a feeling that this would be WAY too heavy for ol' buckwheat to handle.
Anyone know anything about these?
In my research for an offroad trailer, I looked at those and the weight really concerned me. There are many different ammo trailers out there for very cheap (because they're so plentiful right now), but they can weigh in empty at more than my TJ is rated to pull, so I waited and went with the M416. You might want to post over in the trailer section of Expedition Portal Forum - Powered by vBulletin/index.php and see what they have to offer. There are a fair number of folks that are very familiar with military trailers and their use offroad.
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It was HUGE. This picture doesn't do it justice. I am 6'4" tall and the rails of the trailer came up to my chest. I love the style of it... But its too much for me.
I know its a good deal, but I wouldn't be able to pull it. It dwarfs my poor old jeep. Some of you guys may not have a problem pulling it though.
Its been for sale for over a month (probably because he spelled trailer wrong in the craigslist posting) It has new tires and it just has some surface rust from what I could see. Looks solid if anyone is interested in it.....