View Full Version : M101 Trailers

04-25-2010, 03:57 PM
While it's not unusual to see one or two, there are more than 40 of them being auctioned off individually at Ft Carson this month. Probably a good time to get a deal if you're in the market for one..


04-25-2010, 05:44 PM
aren't those the 3/4 ton?

04-25-2010, 05:46 PM
yeah.. those are 3/4 ton.. good deal

04-25-2010, 05:52 PM
yeah.. those are 3/4 ton.. good deal

are they too heavy for the cruisers? i thought people were fixing up the 1/4 ton.

04-25-2010, 05:57 PM
they are much larger than a 1/4 ton. Largest you'd want to tow with a cruiser.


04-25-2010, 09:33 PM
I'd say they are too big for the F/2F to handle with grace. If you have a V8, and you aren't scared of the weight... dive in. ;)

04-26-2010, 11:25 AM
You do not want to haul the 3/4 ton with a 2F or even a short wheelbase vehicle with a V8 in my opinion. Those trailers are HUGE.

The M101 Canadian or the M416 US is the 1/4 ton that you want for Land Cruisers for the trail in my opinion.

Mine weighs 750 pounds and is suited perfectly for towing behind a 60.

04-26-2010, 01:24 PM
Would these be too big for a 60/40/taco for short trips around the 'hood to haul wood, etc. ?

04-26-2010, 02:21 PM
Any idea what these might go for? Just curious if anyone here has experience with these auctions. What kind of condition things are in.

Thanks in advance for your help.

04-26-2010, 03:44 PM
Mostly, the bigger size military trailers are very WIDE (to be towed behind a narrow truck) as well as being heavy. If you see one in person, it should become obvious why they wouldn't tow well behind a 2F-equipped rig. The auction site shows an empty weight of 1360 lbs on the so-called 3/4 ton trailer. That's a lot for an empty trailer.

04-26-2010, 06:47 PM
Would these be too big for a 60/40/taco for short trips around the 'hood to haul wood, etc. ?

For haulin wood you should be fine. That's what I use mine for the most. And I would not want to tow anymore trailer with the 80 on a long trip. 1350lbs empty is accurate. They are heavy pigs.

04-26-2010, 08:20 PM
Here's what happened to ours on I-10 a few years back after the pintle decided it was tired of hanging on. Not fun...threw 20 gallons of gas, all of our food, and lots of other supplies for Big Bend about 200 yards after it flipped end over end 3 times! Oh, and closed I-10 for about 10 minutes.

Needless to say, our steaks had grit in them on that trip. It is funny now, but wasn't back then!

04-28-2010, 03:32 PM
Thanks for the link. I am bidding on one for a parts hauler and wood hauling trailer. I have a pickup, but this would work well behind my Excursion too.