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who makes this trailer?

I have seen this picture posted by at least a couple different posters here in this forum and in other forums on this site.

My PM's the the author(s) all seem to end up in the bit bucket.

This trailer would go awesome behind my IH Scout for camping, hunting, etc.

Thanks for any informative replies.
 

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who makes this trailer?

I have seen this picture posted by at least a couple different posters here in this forum and in other forums on this site.

My PM's the the author(s) all seem to end up in the bit bucket.

This trailer would go awesome behind my IH Scout for camping, hunting, etc.

Thanks for any informative replies.
The trailer in your picture may be homemade or custom. It's nothing I've ever seen. The design appears to be based off of commercial trailers made by:

http://www.adventuretrailers.com/trailers.html

http://www.sierra4x4trailers.com/trailer-photos/

http://www.schuttindustries.com/Consumer/Xventure/XV-Series/XV1-XVSeries.aspx

These offroad trailers tend to be expensive. Search for "offroad trailers" in Google and you'll find a lot of information. Also take a look at this forum for ideas/info:

http://www.expeditionportal.com/forum/forums/42-Expedition-Trailers

If you can weld or know someone who can, you could probably build something yourself cheaper and stronger.
 

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who makes this trailer?

I have seen this picture posted by at least a couple different posters here in this forum and in other forums on this site.

My PM's the the author(s) all seem to end up in the bit bucket.

This trailer would go awesome behind my IH Scout for camping, hunting, etc.

Thanks for any informative replies.
It's a Jeep branded trailer. I have one at the dealership that is already sold. The top flips open and becomes half of a "pop-up", and you can option for the screen room that attaches easily. Price is around $9,800-10,500 for the fully loaded model. You can go to Jeep.com for more info. The lug pattern for the trailer is the same as the current JK Wrangler, so if you are thinking about using a spare for your rig (mounted to the trailer) be aware of that. Tire size on the trailer is 315/75/18.
 

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It's a Jeep branded trailer. I have one at the dealership that is already sold. The top flips open and becomes half of a "pop-up", and you can option for the screen room that attaches easily. Price is around $9,800-10,500 for the fully loaded model. You can go to Jeep.com for more info.
Thank you for the info. It really is a neat looking trailer.

I am not necessarily interested in the tent/pop up part though. I really just want a small trailer, about this size, that I can throw a bunch more cr*p into and tow behind my Scout when I am in the great outdoors.


The lug pattern for the trailer is the same as the current JK Wrangler, so if you are thinking about using a spare for your rig (mounted to the trailer) be aware of that. Tire size on the trailer is 315/75/18.
All my IH stuff uses 5x5 1/2" pattern, and as neat as this trailer is, it will probably make more sense for me to persue one of the other options listed above. The price wouldn't kill me, but for what I am looking for, it is a little pricy. And I don't want/need the pop up. And the killer would be the bolt pattern. If I need on spare for my 4x4, then another for the trailer, for me that is really a show stopper.

All is not lost though, I got my questions answered, and a bunch of people shared workable alternatives.

Thank you to everyone who replied.
 

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...Time to get out the welder and use an old Jeep or Scout axle (I prefer using the front spindles (with a piece of thick walled tube between them) and hubs both on the trailer and to mount the spare)...
The box part is easy to construct; bells and whistles add complexity though.

Enjoy!
 

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...Time to get out the welder and use an old Jeep or Scout axle (I prefer using the front spindles (with a piece of thick walled tube between them) and hubs both on the trailer and to mount the spare)...
The box part is easy to construct; bells and whistles add complexity though.

Enjoy!
or you can spend the big bucks and find yourself an army surplus 1/4 ton trailer that already has the 5 on 5.5 bolt pattern. i had one a long time ago that cost me $300. now they go for over $500. not sure they are worth that really. :(
but that's just me.
 

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Yup! Depends on the wallet thickness and skilsets.
When I or my friends need a trailer we normally just build one using parts and suspension from the axle and spring pile.
For some time I have been tempted to build one using a couple of Jeep tub sections.

The last one was a quad trailer using Jeep leaf springs with overloads and the rear spindles and hubs from a parted out Dana 61 full floater.
The frame was made from a sectoin of 8 or 9" channel that we split length wise.
The trailer hitch was salvaged from an articulating (bend in the middle) buggy experiment.
Total cost; some welding gas & wire, some bolts to attach the plywood floor, some heavy hinges for the ramps and several cans of spray paint from the farm store.

Enjoy!
 

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If you are more of a do it yourself kind of guy check out Dinoot Trailers. They market a kit based on a Harbor Freight trailer, pretty inexpensive compared to the high dollar ready made trailers.:thumb:
 

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in jp magazine, they ran an article about different trailers and who makes them, that one was in the ones that they tried, just look online for back issues and you should be able to find it
 

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Manley ORV makes a good copy of the M416.
Thanks for this link, I have been looking for a 416 and this is a great option. The Jeep trailer is very poorly made and has NO suspension. Campausa.com has great options but their prices have shot through the roof since there has been a big increase in expedition camping trailers.
 

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Pikes Peak makes some great trailers. but again, they have a steep price tag.



You could build your own, but if you don't already have welding supplies, the savings might be negligible.
I built a larger version of the one pictured above (minus the lid- mine's below), and came in at just under a grand.

 

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another excellent option.

I have seen these in the past, from post here on survivalistboards, but it had slipped my mind.

If this thread serves no other purpose, its a great place to consolidate different options for small trailers.


or you can spend the big bucks and find yourself an army surplus 1/4 ton trailer that already has the 5 on 5.5 bolt pattern. i had one a long time ago that cost me $300. now they go for over $500. not sure they are worth that really. :(
but that's just me.
 
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