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Posted: 2/17/2012 4:06:38 AM EST
There were seven of these being auctioned locally on Government Liquidators, I had a bid on one of them to $680 and was high bidder until the last few minutes. Then the pros came in and bid them all up; I dropped out when mine went over $1K. I quickly bid on another one and lost. They all ended up between $1,000 and $1,100 each.

When I woke up this morning I have an email saying I won?!

All I can think is that someone bid and then backed out, or the last minute bidders were really GL pushing the price up and they didn't want to win.

So anyway, it looks like it's brand new, 2009 manufacture, and will cost me $890.









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Posted: 2/17/2012 8:48:41 AM EST
Nice score! I saw those for sale but can't really justify another trailer after having won/purchased an M101A2 last year. What are your plans for it?
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Posted: 2/17/2012 8:56:42 AM EST
Originally Posted By Boomer:
Nice score! I saw those for sale but can't really justify another trailer after having won/purchased an M101A2 last year. What are your plans for it?

First, get it home.
Then hack off the military 12-pin plug and put a 7-blade standard in its place. It has 24V LED lights that may need to be swapped out.
Then I'm thinking of adding some risers and putting my roof-top tent on it. I need to find the soft-top kit for that and they're hard to find.

If it looks like too much drama, put it on craigslist and sell it off.
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Posted: 2/17/2012 10:18:18 AM EST
Nice! I'm thinking about doing a pickup bed trailer... But honestly one like yours would be better. For that price, maybe ill have a go at it!
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Posted: 2/17/2012 11:22:11 AM EST
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Originally Posted By abinok:
Nice! I'm thinking about doing a pickup bed trailer... But honestly one like yours would be better. For that price, maybe ill have a go at it!


Here's the specs on the manufacturer's website: http://www.silvereaglemfg.com/military/cargo_trailer_ltt-l.shtml

Torsion suspension, mostly aluminum, surge brakes, dual parking brakes, run-flat tires...

GL has several coming up at the end of the month in NC and Georgia.





It looks like there's one available in a more fashionable paint scheme over in Hawaii for $4000 on craigslist: http://honolulu.craigslist.org/big/cto/2847419977.html
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Posted: 2/17/2012 3:13:52 PM EST
Originally Posted By abinok:
Nice! I'm thinking about doing a pickup bed trailer... But honestly one like yours would be better. For that price, maybe ill have a go at it!


Would a pickup camper shell fit on it?
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Posted: 2/17/2012 9:23:17 PM EST
Sweet deal!

Frame it up to be a tow behind camping shelter....
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Posted: 2/17/2012 9:38:37 PM EST
They are nice and go for less around here.


I have had several M101A1, A2 and A3 and find them to be a better utility trailer. Don't know about making a camper trailer.
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Posted: 2/18/2012 2:06:18 AM EST
Originally Posted By TheRealSundance:
They are nice and go for less around here.


I have had several M101A1, A2 and A3 and find them to be a better utility trailer. Don't know about making a camper trailer.


Been seeing lots around lately, for some VG prices.
There's a used car lot near me that has a bunch of mil trailers, all look VG, some with hoops/tops, and some with generators mounted, for sale.

I'm tempted from time to time, but like others, don't NEED another trailer.
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Posted: 2/18/2012 2:16:55 AM EST
Originally Posted By Dave15:

I'm tempted from time to time, but like others, don't NEED another trailer.


Me neither......but I believe I might spend $700 on one of those.

Good score!
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Posted: 2/18/2012 3:05:21 AM EST
Originally Posted By Skibane:
Originally Posted By abinok:
Nice! I'm thinking about doing a pickup bed trailer... But honestly one like yours would be better. For that price, maybe ill have a go at it!


Would a pickup camper shell fit on it?


On a pickup bed trailer, yep. on the surplus trailer here... probably not. Looking at the schematic above, it looks to e a bit bigger than a conventional pickup bed.
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Posted: 2/18/2012 3:19:30 AM EST
Badass (and heavy). What are you going to tow it with?
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Posted: 2/18/2012 8:23:49 AM EST
Originally Posted By PBIR:
Badass (and heavy). What are you going to tow it with?


Jeep WK. It has a Hemi.

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Posted: 2/18/2012 9:42:16 AM EST
Originally Posted By Mainsail:
Originally Posted By PBIR:
Badass (and heavy). What are you going to tow it with?


Jeep WK. It has a Hemi.


Better plan on getting a pintle hitch plate with a 12" drop/rise, like this:

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Posted: 2/18/2012 1:02:21 PM EST
Go to expedition portal dot com. You will find many ideas on how to outfitt that. Beware though, you pocket book will hate you.
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Posted: 2/18/2012 1:05:06 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Dave15:
Originally Posted By TheRealSundance:
They are nice and go for less around here.


I have had several M101A1, A2 and A3 and find them to be a better utility trailer. Don't know about making a camper trailer.


Been seeing lots around lately, for some VG prices.
There's a used car lot near me that has a bunch of mil trailers, all look VG, some with hoops/tops, and some with generators mounted, for sale.

I'm tempted from time to time, but like others, don't NEED another trailer.
Shhhhheeeeeeet. What I paid for some of mine. They might as well gave them away. And they would throw in a new tarp and brand new tires.




It's worth the time to get a GL account and wait until Meade gets a lot of trailers in. Take the time to preview them and decide what to bid on. Some people, like ebay, get into a bidding war and pay way to much.





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Posted: 2/18/2012 4:54:09 PM EST
My brother's ( not sure what model) got pulled to both SD and KY last year, at SPEED, on the original 1968 tires.

No problems. He told me I could have it for $350, as he has a LOT of trailers too, but it's a solution for a problem I don't have.
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Posted: 2/18/2012 4:59:50 PM EST
That would be an A1 with tube tires and split rims.


My A1 with brand new tires was $220 from GL. I've seen them go for the minimum bid but with no bows or tarp.
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Posted: 2/19/2012 1:51:09 AM EST
Yup, it has split rims.
He got it with bows, top, and what looked to be an unused spare for about a $3-350 trade.(he had ZERO in trade item, but that's what it was worth)

Need to start with Maine trailer tags if I get anymore.....
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Posted: 2/19/2012 5:19:49 AM EST
I have Maine tags.


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Posted: 2/21/2012 6:09:02 AM EST
Well, I got the first two hurdles behind me. My EUC status is Received, and the pintle hook is ready to go.


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Posted: 2/21/2012 6:27:46 AM EST
Neat. Can't wait to see the trailer brought home. Hopefully your project idea works out. I've always wanted that setup (tent-trailer.)
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Posted: 2/21/2012 7:19:01 AM EST
How high off the ground is that pintle?

And don't forget the hitch pin.
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Posted: 2/21/2012 7:46:11 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Boomer:
How high off the ground is that pintle?

And don't forget the hitch pin.


lol, yes there is no pin in the picture. I was using the hitch to hold the thing while I bolted the pintle to the riser plate.

The trailer lunette ring is 29½" off the deck, and my jeep's receiver is 22". I actually need to move the pintle up to the last set of holes to be level, but I'm hoping that with a slight nose-down config it'll not rattle as much when I'm towing it home.
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Posted: 2/21/2012 8:57:22 AM EST
I can't remember if you can lock out the brakes on this model, so be careful of them locking up. Remember to stop after a bit and check the bearing temp to make sure they are not over heating.

You have tow lights?
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Posted: 2/21/2012 9:35:19 AM EST
Originally Posted By TheRealSundance:
I can't remember if you can lock out the brakes on this model, so be careful of them locking up. Remember to stop after a bit and check the bearing temp to make sure they are not over heating.

You have tow lights?


Since it's almost all freeway for the one hour drive home and daytime when I do it, I was thinking of just going for it.
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