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M1101 Surplus Trailer Camp Rig Build

Discussion in 'Other Builds' started by livintall, May 8, 2014.

  1. May 14, 2014 at 8:55 AM
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    I'm doing research now to do the same build. Really interested on how this is going to turn out.
     
  2. May 27, 2014 at 4:14 PM
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    Hey Joe,

    My name is Brooks and I l have just started researching the purchase of an M1101. I plan to build a camping trailer as well. My number is 602-725-6778 and my e-mail is brooks.ravenscroft@gmail.com. I live in North Phoenix, I would love to talk about your experience as a bunch of M1101's are up for auction at the beginning of June at Fort Bliss.

    Thanks,

    Brooks
     
  3. May 27, 2014 at 5:17 PM
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    Hey Brooks! I called and left you a message.
     
  4. Jun 23, 2014 at 1:57 PM
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    So I got my permanent registration. I picked up a camp stove from Costco and got a couple long ram jacks for the rack elevation. I've got the rack designed and drawn out. Now I need to find some consultation on the materials. I'm 90 % convinced that aluminum is the way to go but I'm not sure what size, wall thickness, etc. I'm looking for a 1000 lb. weight capacity. Any body have any insight on aluminum strength and size requirements?
     
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  5. Jul 3, 2014 at 11:17 AM
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    Man this is exactly the same trailer I was looking for. I was wondering if a quad would fit in the trailer. Curious on the dimensions.
     
  6. Jul 18, 2014 at 11:01 AM
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    Loco a quad would fit in there easily
     
  7. Dec 21, 2014 at 11:22 AM
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    any updates on this build?
     
  8. Dec 21, 2014 at 12:41 PM
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    Unfortunately no. Life has been a little f****d since start of the thread but I got guy who's gonna build the rack for me and we will get it started the first half of january.
     
  9. Dec 24, 2014 at 5:10 PM
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    Looks good!! Keep us informed on the telescoping poles I am trying to figure out it to because the metal I bought has a weld running through it from the forming process.

    Jake,
     
  10. Jun 3, 2015 at 1:20 PM
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    this is quite old thread so heres hoping your still on here. Just won one today on iron planet government auction for $625, if I am seeing correct you didn't have to buy anything but the Pintle insert and it rides pretty level. I don't have the 3" lift so would you recommend anything or will the Pintle insert do fine? I have 5100's for shocks and 265x75x17 tires so I am thinking (hoping) it will ride fine without having to get the pintle riser plate.
     
  11. Sep 17, 2015 at 10:11 AM
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  12. Oct 7, 2015 at 12:23 PM
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    With my setup I have a three inch lift, 32" tires, and the all pro rear bumper which moves the hitch about 6-8" higher than the stock hitch. I also have air bags in the rear the help with any droop. My truck is up for sale by the way:thumbsup:
     
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  14. Oct 7, 2015 at 12:39 PM
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    This is my m1101 I'm building. Not quite done yet.

    IMG_20150913_183828_995.jpg
     
  15. Oct 9, 2015 at 1:25 PM
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    Nice! I love my M1101. Mine will have a rack and a CVT RTT on it. I'll also be doing something very similar with the slide outs on the floor. Life has been crazy this last year but I'm hoping I can get mine built completely in the next six months, RTT and all.
     
  16. Oct 9, 2015 at 1:45 PM
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    :popcorn: Looking forward to seeing the progress on your build.
     
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    I sold my 37" and I went to a 33" tire. Makes it easier to get out of.
     
  18. Oct 9, 2015 at 1:57 PM
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    The front of the trailer has a opening where I put my sleeping bags and blankets. Then I use one of the fenders as my tool storage for my shovel and stuff. I have outdoor carpet on top and the wood I used bed liner to cover it.
     
  19. Oct 12, 2015 at 8:24 AM
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    trailer is 7'X7.5', pretty sure a quad would fit.

    I used to be an Aircraft Mechanic, most Aircraft skins are .30 and .40 aluminum, they use primarily .30 with a second skin routed out and "glued" to the outer skin, obviously you wouldn't be able to do that, if only we all had a fully functional sheetmetal shop with a power press to make ribs and such for a lightweight strong shell.
    anyway, watching every move you guys make, I would like to buy the canvas top so I can shorten it but if your trailer doesn't come with, good luck finding one that the seller doesn't want the price of a trailer for. (paid $625 for my trailer from Ft Campbell)
     
  20. Oct 12, 2015 at 8:58 AM
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    Good things about these trailers is the stands to support it. So you don't need them attached to the truck to load them with a quad. I wanted to build a top to hall a quad but I have my truck bed.
     
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