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M101A2 Trailer

PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2008 7:22 pm
by JustinOK
So I just won an auction for a surplus M101A2 3/4 ton trailer thru Government Liquidations. Won it for $270 + fees. It's valued at $7,558. :D I need to pick up a new tarp for it, redo 2 of the 5 bows on top, redo the latches, get a new support (landing leg), and the brake may need servicing. It's more or less in great shape, light rust here and there. I love it.

I was thinking of obviously getting it repainted. The question begs, do I go with matching yellow? Flat black (then I can do touchups with a can on my own)? Or maybe even something else? I'm also going to get the interior LineX'd.

Best part is it was available at my local DRMO (3 miles from my place!!) so no shipping!

Edit - Oh yeah, gotta get a trailer lighting kit (no big deal, they can be had for pretty cheap). No lights on this one,just a few reflectors.

Re: M101A2 Trailer

PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2008 7:42 pm
by Bellvis
Great find Justin....

You know they have Yellow Line-X right??? That could be pretty cool if they did the inside and outside. If you dont like that, I would just rattle can it so its easy to do touch ups if need be.

Are you going to use it just to carry stuff or is it for the trails?

Re: M101A2 Trailer

PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2008 8:34 pm
by JustinOK
Well, I briefly thought of getting the whole thing Line X'd, but if I do, I think it would have to be solid black. I've seen how other colors can fade. I have no idea what I'll be using it for. For now I can load up my rig with all my camping gear and tools/parts as is. But it would be cool to bring the trailer along to be used solely for camping gear and have only tools and parts in the truck. Make it easier to load up for the way home.

And yes, doing the paint myself would be cheap and easy to maintain. I am worried about stripping it though. I hear the C.A.R.C. "paint" is a royal PITA to remove. I'll have to think about this before I do anything... too many options. :) But since I only paid $270 for it, why strip it first? Just get the spray paint out and have fun! :lol:

Re: M101A2 Trailer

PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2008 10:26 pm
by BigH2OChief
Now that is just way cool... Congrats on the auction win!

Re: M101A2 Trailer

PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2008 10:26 pm
by mak209
powder coat it :evil:

Re: M101A2 Trailer

PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2008 11:27 pm
by H2Finally
I can't believe all of yous -- CHROME it of course!!! :evil: 8)

Re: M101A2 Trailer

PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2008 11:29 pm
by Rich
I want one in the worst way! :wall:

Re: M101A2 Trailer

PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2008 1:14 am
by Seth
Very cool. Military stuff is neat. I'd go with the black. Versatile color.

Re: M101A2 Trailer

PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2008 7:21 am
by JustinOK
Rich wrote:I want one in the worst way! :wall:



http://www.govliquidation.com/index.html

You can search by locations near you, or search for what you want and get it shipped to you. Shipping a trailer would be more than what you win it for though. Now if you're willing to drive to Barstow or Camp Pendleton, your options really open up. There's a few M105A2 trailers at Barstow right now. Them are nice.

Oh, there are 19 M101A1 trailers up for auction 9 miles from me (the Norman, OK location).

Re: M101A2 Trailer

PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2008 9:48 am
by ALF
That is one big trailer. I have the 1/4 ton canadian model and its plenty big for camping.

Great buy.

ALF

Re: M101A2 Trailer

PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2008 11:51 am
by PhilD
Put a fold out top on it and a pop up tent and you have a great sleeping area, and still have plenty of storage space.

Re: M101A2 Trailer

PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2008 12:16 pm
by Bellvis
JustinOK wrote:But since I only paid $270 for it, why strip it first? Just get the spray paint out and have fun! :lol:


Amen Justin.

Have fun and keep us posted. Maybe add a mini-keg back there....???

Re: M101A2 Trailer

PostPosted: Tue Dec 02, 2008 11:26 pm
by H3slate
Cool trailer!! Now you got me searching that site for trailers. :wall: I saw a nice military trailer ... on a trailer not too long ago. It was desert sand and had beadlocked wheels, was pretty badass looking!

Re: M101A2 Trailer

PostPosted: Sun Oct 11, 2009 10:40 pm
by pohlease
Whatever happened to this trailer?

Re: M101A2 Trailer

PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2009 9:34 am
by JustinOK
pohlease wrote:Whatever happened to this trailer?


It's still in my garage! Used it to help a friend move, used it to haul crap around town, but I haven't modded it in any way. Well, I bought a set of magnetic trailer lights.