What size trailer tires would you use?
The classic military trailer (M416 or M100) had a trailer frame size (for the tub) of 41" by 72". Most of the companies that make Jeep off-road trailers now still go with a 41" by 72". I built one of those little 4' trailers (see picture at left). It works well, but 6' (72") would be ideal; 8' trailers (96") just seems a bit too long to pull behind a Jeep.
So here's my question: If you could buy a trailer frame of 41" x 72" (to put either a reproduction metal military trailer tub or make your own box) what size tires would you put on it? I believe the old military trailers had a 26" - 28" skinny tire on it for baseline considerations. There's a company out there that's thinking of making trailer frames this size, and is trying to figure out how wide to make the axle. Here's a diagram to think about it, then tell me.