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Old 05-27-2011, 09:42 AM
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wow that looks like it will work just fine. Even being towed by an 80!! The search begins M101a. Thanks
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well that was easy.
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Couple words of warning on purchasing a M101a or any other USA military surplus trailer.

1st: Make sure it has a clean title preferably a Colorado title before buying. The State of Colorado is very strict about this. At least they were when I got mine. A trailer with no title will be considered stolen. I applied for a lost title in UT, then brought my clean UT title & registration with me when I moved to Colorado.

2nd: Some trailers were coated with some sort of special chemical weapon absorbing paint? Maybe during the 70's? Don't remember the details just the fact you don't want to be sanding or blasting the paint off with out proper respiration protection. I can't find the online reference that explained it. (its been 10 years)

The trailer lighting came with 24v bulbs, just swap them to 12v units I used LEDs

Let me know if you have any other questions.
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long drive but this place used to have a field full of them. Also many M105 trailers. You DON'T want that.

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Sweet, Thanks everyone for their great input, I am going to stick with the 60 as my wheeler and weekend fun truck and keep the 80 and get my self an m101a I might head out tommarow and look at the one in Kiowa. As for the paint I would probably just keep it with camo maybe its the little kid in me but I kinda like it.
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1st: Make sure it has a clean title preferably a Colorado title before buying. The State of Colorado is very strict about this. At least they were when I got mine. A trailer with no title will be considered stolen. I applied for a lost title in UT, then brought my clean UT title & registration with me when I moved to Colorado. .
In Colorado you can register any trailer as a home-made trailer. There's no inspection, just a document you fill out and sign.. 5 minutes and $30 later you've got plates and a title.

http://www.dmv.org/co-colorado/custo...emade_Trailers

If your nose starts bleeding (Niles Crane ref.) then perform some mods to it first- paint it, new tires, new leaf springs.. whatever you need to be ok saying "yeah, I built that."
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My statement was about military surplus trailers only. Registering it as home made could be a way around it but personally I would not attempt it.

I got pulled over on my way to CM11 this year while towing my M101a. I had forgotten to put my new registration sticker on it, but had it in the glove box. Anyway the Sheriff's Deputy took the time to inspect the VIN and everything else on the trailer. I have never had one take the time to do anything like that before. Can't say for sure it it had anything to do with what it was. I just would not want to have my trailer impounded for lack of documentation.
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