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post #1 of 14 Old 12-17-2009, 10:08 AM Thread Starter
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Military Ammunition Trailer - What do you think?

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?

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post #2 of 14 Old 12-17-2009, 10:19 AM
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$200? Dang I would jump on it before someone else does, that's a steal if it's in decent condition!!

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post #3 of 14 Old 12-17-2009, 10:27 AM Thread Starter
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I'm just worried its gonna be too much for me to pull around or else I would.... I almost hate finding cheap toys... My wife gets so pissed, haha.
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post #4 of 14 Old 12-17-2009, 11:01 AM
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Just get $200 from the atm and get it quickly........

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post #5 of 14 Old 12-17-2009, 12:02 PM
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Just get $200 from the atm and get it quickly........
Empty it only weighs approx 600lbs.

get it!!!!!!
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post #6 of 14 Old 12-18-2009, 07:45 AM
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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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post #7 of 14 Old 12-18-2009, 09:31 AM
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I would buy that for $200 even if my Jeep couldn't pull it. Cool trailer.

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post #8 of 14 Old 12-18-2009, 11:23 AM
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I would buy that for $200 even if my Jeep couldn't pull it. Cool trailer.
agreed

empty the thing and put it to use

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post #9 of 14 Old 12-18-2009, 11:24 AM
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does it come with surplus ammo?









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post #10 of 14 Old 12-19-2009, 07:12 PM Thread Starter
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I took all your advice and went for it...


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.....
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post #11 of 14 Old 12-19-2009, 07:18 PM
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I would like to know if all surplus trailers come with a street legal title.
It looks like a super deal!
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post #12 of 14 Old 12-19-2009, 08:42 PM Thread Starter
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Oh ya, Kansas doesn't require a title for a smaller trailer (like I'm looking for) but I am not sure if this fits that category or not... What is the total dry weight of this trailer anyway?
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post #13 of 14 Old 12-25-2009, 04:42 PM
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There is no way I would of passed up that trailer. jmho

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post #14 of 14 Old 12-27-2009, 02:11 AM
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You definitely had a great deal with that trailer! What are your next plans?
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