Well it is unfortunate... I built this because "I always wanted one" and not really because I need it (though I really enjoyed this trailer and I really enjoyed building it). I can possibly deliver to most cities in the west (as I'm only 1 day's drive away) and/or possibly arrange a ride to Reno NV as well around Sept 1. Otherwise I can probably truck ship it freight at buyer's cost... No expense was spared in the build and I probably have about 200 hours I figure (6 months with regular work) in its construction.
1966 M416 1/4 Ton military trailer.
- Frame off sandblast and restoration
- Tongue extended 18"
- Lid with ladder rack in frame design to secure 6 military cans (plastic or metal, fuel or water)
- Heavy duty 3500 lb axles. No trailer brakes (but they can be added very easily - bolt on)
- Slide out kitchen drawer, food storage, cooking surface
- Paint is "ZeroRust" which is similar to POR-15 but better cosmetics and a rust bonding paint that is what the USMC uses for their tan drab. Very durable and good looking. Tan body, black frame and fenders, suspension, and underbody/tub.
- ARB Simpson II Roof Top Tent mounted on Thule cross bars
- Aluminum Rims, BFG 33 x 10.5 All Terrains
- Built extremely tough and heavy duty. It has also been trail tested and performed flawlessly. The cross member where the arms mount is a little tweaked due to its thin metal after heavy off-roading so I am about to cut it out and put in a new crossmember with thicker steel and I will re-align with a laser.
- Fenders widened by 2"
- Re-use and design using the factory military turn signals, which were restored.
- Complete frame off restoration including new wiring
- 20 Cal Ammo Can used as electrical center box and storage. "Smart" wiring that uses a plug extension that adapts to any 7 pole plug.
- Trailer is completely locking using its own matching key (several copies of original factory lock keys included)
- Trailer tows perfectly and at all speeds, on or off road. The technique to towing this trailer is "pretend its not there" and it will literally "follow" you anywhere. I found it matched the track of my Toyota perfectly which made it excellent for off road.
Let me know if you have any questions. Located in Park City, Utah (20 minutes east of Salt Lake City). Asking $6500 with the ARB tent or $5200 without. Pretty firm on price. Here is the complete build thread here on the Expedition Portal.
Photos: (Edit: sorry for all the photos, I wanted to document all the modifications):
Front cross member added and tongue extended: