My customized M-1102

Shark Bait

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Charleston
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WV
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I have a very good client, who, back in 2014 asked if I would travel to west Texas to do some work for them. They offered to fly me but I required so much equipment that I needed to drive. From WV it's a couple days one way, or a day and a half. I needed a secure, lightweight, enclosed trailer. One that pulled good and would be capable offroad for future use. Since I collected military vehicles anyway, the M-1102 seemed the perfect choice. I was going to Georgia to recover an M-1082 and picked up an M-1102 too. I purchased a brand new one that Uncle Sam never issued. I think it was a 2008 model. These trainers are just over 1,400 lbs empty with a 6,000lb torsion axle, 37x12.50 tires with bead locks and run flats, pointless hitch with onboard hydraulic surge brakes. image.jpg
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I had some square steel tubing laying around and some different gauges of plate left over from other projects. I made a frame out of the tubing, bolting it to the factory bow locations.
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Some of the pictures don't gave the best lighting. It was before I buikt my shop so yeah, my garage is cluttered.
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I put lifting points on top to be able to lift it off if I ever needed to, but I acquired a couple more of these trailers after I found out how much I liked them.
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My selection of plate thickness varied sone, I put the thicker pieces on the front and top. I think they were 12 gauge, but I'm old and don't remember for sure.
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I covered it with spray on Berliner then camo paint over that.
 

Shark Bait

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The tailgate on the 1102 has hitch pins in the latches to hold it shut. I replaced them with locking hitch pins to secure it. The lift gate can not open unless the tailgate is opened first. I sorted through a few different lift struts to find two that would lift it up. image.jpg
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Of course, no one wants to travel far without a spare tire. I made a carrier but at 165lbs per tire I hope I never need it. Lol
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I the time since I did this trailer I've put over 20,000 miles on it. It pulls like a dream. The lights come as 24 volt but I change the bulbs to LED. I also left the military electrical plug but tied in a civilian 7 pin plug. I can pull with a MV or civilian vehicle.
 

MrBeep

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I purchased one of these 2 years ago for Jannie to haul furniture for the rental properties. she said there weren't enough tie downs in the bed of her Camanchee. Haven't heard any more about tie downs. :bacon:
 
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