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    off road utility trailer

    looking for a utility trailer for hauling my camping stuff around. 5x8 and 31" tires would be just about right.
    Need ground clearence obviously.
    Nothing hard core, for wall canyon type trips.
    Where do I start? the normal trailer places I called don't seem to have a clue.
    Seem some realy nice ones set up for off road but not spending $4000 for a trailer.
    I don't have the tools to build one.......

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    I was going to say build one out of an old truck would be easiest and most cost effective. Maybe someone can build you one?

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    I'm hoping we have a few fab guys that might be able to do it.

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    What about an old M416 1/4 ton trailer?

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    Big ? would be whats going to pull it ? I just bought a cheap one off of Craigslist and been building it for my needs .Most of the military ones seems to heavy and big for me as im just pulling it with a 09 2 door jk .

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    I'll second the old pickup bed idea, specifically one made from a 4x4 mini truck. I've got one made from a 70's Datsun pickup that has been a perfect camping trailer for the 8 years I've had it. Has at least double the clearance of a typical 5x8 cargo trailer without modification, plenty big to haul gear, still lighter weight than the military trailers, and far cheaper than having one purpose built. You can grab them off of CL for $600 or less if you're patient.
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    There was an M416 on craigslist recently. But that's like 3000 pounds empty!

    I have a little trailer I'm going to upgrade to an offroad trailer. Just need to swap out the axle, and fenders. Looking for pre-made fenders that can fit 32, but I don't think that's gonna happen. Already have a second set of 4Runner wheels/tires.

    Mine is an old Aerotow. No longer in production, but they are still around.

    This is it here:

    https://www.meetup.com/LandOps/events/231632725/

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    Buy a normal trailer and put a "lift kit" in it?

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    I might be interested in selling me jeep truck bed trailer
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    Sorry, I posted the wrong link to my trailer video. This is it here:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfy View Post
    Sorry, I posted the wrong link to my trailer video. This is it here:

    I commented on your video, what did you end up doing with it?

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    It is unchanged right now.

    I need to plan it out and get to work. We have another project now which is to completely re-build our backyard. Also, I don't want to take it out of service during camping season. Maybe in the fall.

    Anyway, as I commented on YouTube, I need a 3500 # axle to use 6 bolt hubs without a spacer and 2000# springs which rules out torsion axles. Then I'll need to weld up new fenders. Let me tell you about my welding experience. _____________.

    Also need to fix the rear receiver because it isn't strong enough. Also need to get a new bumper for the 4Runner because the factory receiver is way to low for 4 wheeling.

    But once it's done it will be bad ass!

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    Saw this recently. Like how the walk on fenders also serve as a table top fir cooking, bar or?

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    I've thought about a fender/shelf design like the one pictured above. Maybe with some truck mud flaps to keep rocks down.

    Your trailer is RAD @RARECJ8!

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    Just saw a guy on facebook in the big boys toys for sale 2 group that has a toyota mini truck trailer for sale for 100 bucks. Its got a camper shell on it too. I told him you have a thread going here he said to text or call him 775-203 2305
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    Zoom motors 775-423-3817, out here in Fallon has a couple little off road trailers sitting on there lot you might call and see what they are going for.. they look like the m101 type trailer but brand new.
    83 yoter, 22r, full exo, ARBs F+R, 4.88s, chromos, Dual cases 4.7 in rear, 35s on champion B locks, flatbed.
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    thanks for the ideas everyone,
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    Just saw a Toyota pickup with no front axle for sale sitting on the side of the road on the north side of Golden Valley Road Sunday. No idea how much they were asking, but it would make a great trailer with a couple of days work.

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