1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

My new M416 Trailer

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by Tactical Tacoma, Jun 16, 2010.

  1. Jun 16, 2010 at 10:54 PM
    #1
    Tactical Tacoma

    Tactical Tacoma [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2009
    Member:
    #20639
    Messages:
    1,064
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Seth
    McKinney, TX
    Vehicle:
    '12 MGM DCSB Sport 4WD
    ARB air compressor, ARB rear air locker, sPOD switch panel in sunglass holder, OME Front & rear shocks, 885x coils, Dakar leaf springs, Icon tubular UCA's, Flowmaster 40 Series Exhaust, aFe Pro Dry, TRD Sport wheels powder coated anthracite, FJ TRD center caps, Thule roof rack, 886 fog lights for reverse light mod, CSjumper LED DTRL's, Nokya Yellow fogs, plastidipped lower valence, Weathertechs, Wet Okoles. And MANY MORE MODS, READ BUILD!
    UPDATED 04/18/12
    So my dad and I bought this old 1960's M416 trailer to build for expedition camping. I completely removed the tongue and frame from the tub, had it sand blasted and powdercoated and replaced all the nuts, bolts and washers with new zinc ones and replaced all the rubber gromets (basically all hardware was replaced) and then reassembled. We then did a spring over, and dad put on the same 33's and matching wheels like the ones on his '79 CJ-7 Golden Eagle Jeep. Between those 2 upgrades it raised the trailer like 4", so its easier to see now. We then had the tub sent off to the powdercoaters. Next we added a tool box to the tongue, using some square tubing to raise it up from the tongue some and give good mounting points. We also added one 5 gallon propane tank behind each fender flare and one 3 gallon Rotopax gas can in front of each fender flare on both sides of the trailer. Recently we had a custom lid made by Sierra4x4trailers.com and bought the ARB Sampson III RTT. To mount the RTT to the lid we used Thule tracks, feet and crossbars. In addition, we installed some LED lights in the tent that are wired to a deep cycle gel battery in the tongue-mounted toolbox. We also, just had the lid painted, and while we had the lid off, we removed the tub, flipped it over and sprayed a rubberized coating on the bottom. Now we just need to paint the tub. Dad and I are arguing over the color, I say leave it all flat grey like it is now, but dad wants to paint it to match the Jeep (1979 Alpaca Brown Metallic) for show purposes. My arguement is that we arent building it for car shows, we're building it for camping. Although, I'll admit, it will look sharp match painted and behind his jeep. Oh well, like dad says, when I inherit it...I can paint it whatever damn color I want. Heres the pics. MORE TO COME!!!!!

    How it looked the day we bough and picked it up
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    Frame and tongue removed
    [​IMG]

    Spring over
    [​IMG]

    After powdercoating and spring-over
    [​IMG]

    After 33's
    [​IMG]

    On the Taco
    [​IMG]

    On the Jeep
    [​IMG]

    Back from the powdercoaters
    [​IMG]

    5 gallon propane tanks added on each side
    [​IMG]

    Rotopax 3 gallon tanks on each side mounted
    [​IMG]

    New lid
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    ARB RTT waiting to be put on
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    Dropping trailer and Sierra4x4 lid off at BaerTrax to be mounted and installed
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    Got trailer back from BaerTrax...Time to mount RTT

    Unboxed tent

    [​IMG]


    Set tent on top, ready to mount
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    Mounted and open
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    Inside view
    [​IMG]

    Tent closed, cover on, lid open
    [​IMG]

    All done with RTT install
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    Rubberized coating applied to bottom of tub
    [​IMG]

    Lid back from paint shop and re-installed
    [​IMG]

    Tent re-installed and trailer loaded with camping gear
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    Tent Open
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    Tent & Lid Open
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    LED's Installed in Tent
    [​IMG]

    Annex installed
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    1st Camping Trip/Dry Run to Test
    [​IMG]


    Campsite
    [​IMG]
     
  2. Jun 16, 2010 at 11:00 PM
    #2
    08WhiteTRD

    08WhiteTRD Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2008
    Member:
    #7063
    Messages:
    950
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Benjamin
    NorCal
    Vehicle:
    2008 White 4x4 TRD Sport
    Fox Suspension 2.5 Front and 2.0 Rear, All-Pro Skids, BAMF LCA Skid, Leer 100R, Scangauge II, WeatherTech Floorliners, WeatherTech window visors, Satoshi grill with HomerTaco mesh, Sockmonkey Tailgate Decal, BHLM, Center Console lock, ImMrYo Rear-view bracket, Rally Armor mud flaps, Crawford Eco-Block, USA-Spec PA-15
    That is sick! Where did you pick that up from?
     
  3. Jun 17, 2010 at 12:13 AM
    #3
    Tactical Tacoma

    Tactical Tacoma [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2009
    Member:
    #20639
    Messages:
    1,064
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Seth
    McKinney, TX
    Vehicle:
    '12 MGM DCSB Sport 4WD
    ARB air compressor, ARB rear air locker, sPOD switch panel in sunglass holder, OME Front & rear shocks, 885x coils, Dakar leaf springs, Icon tubular UCA's, Flowmaster 40 Series Exhaust, aFe Pro Dry, TRD Sport wheels powder coated anthracite, FJ TRD center caps, Thule roof rack, 886 fog lights for reverse light mod, CSjumper LED DTRL's, Nokya Yellow fogs, plastidipped lower valence, Weathertechs, Wet Okoles. And MANY MORE MODS, READ BUILD!
    got it from a guy on CL here in Houston. Paid $700 for what it looks like in the first few pics
     
  4. Jun 17, 2010 at 1:43 AM
    #4
    JKD

    JKD Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2009
    Member:
    #18207
    Messages:
    2,006
    Gender:
    Male
    Check the government liquidation auction website: http://www.govliquidation.com/

    Warning: if you view that site enough, you may inadvertently find yourself owning a surplus duece-and-a-half.
     
  5. Jun 17, 2010 at 1:58 AM
    #5
    06rubi

    06rubi Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 1, 2010
    Member:
    #36309
    Messages:
    806
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Kenney
    Pueblo West, CO
    Vehicle:
    10 MGM (wife's truck)
    Debadged, tinted windows, 7 pin relocated, bed lights, 12 volt socket in bed of truck, on board air, auxiliary fuse box, grill craft, hella 500's, t-rex eyelids, pink budbuilt skids, icon remote resi coil over, camburg uca, alcan rear springs, ubolt flip, icon 2.5 remote rear resi shocks
    Which ain't a bad thing!

    What are your plans for the trailer?
     
  6. Jun 17, 2010 at 2:49 PM
    #6
    RevHard6

    RevHard6 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2009
    Member:
    #16378
    Messages:
    211
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Nathan
    Sacramento
    Vehicle:
    11 DC OR 4x4
    I would love to get one of these. They're tough to find around here though.
     
  7. Jun 17, 2010 at 2:53 PM
    #7
    steve o 77

    steve o 77 braaap

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2009
    Member:
    #26726
    Messages:
    19,915
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Steven
    In a corn field, OH
    Vehicle:
    2001 4x4 5Spd Xtra Cab V6
    265/75/16 BFG A/T's, OME 881's, Wheelers 5 leaf pack, 5100's, Home Made Sliders
    :anonymous:

    disregard the giant building on top of it. We were moving it.

    [​IMG]
     
  8. Jun 17, 2010 at 2:54 PM
    #8
    steve o 77

    steve o 77 braaap

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2009
    Member:
    #26726
    Messages:
    19,915
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Steven
    In a corn field, OH
    Vehicle:
    2001 4x4 5Spd Xtra Cab V6
    265/75/16 BFG A/T's, OME 881's, Wheelers 5 leaf pack, 5100's, Home Made Sliders
    Nice trailer OP. I saw a cool build of one a few weeks ago but I can't remember what site it was on.
     
  9. Jun 17, 2010 at 3:31 PM
    #9
    whitetaco02

    whitetaco02 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2010
    Member:
    #28857
    Messages:
    617
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Frank
    GA
    Vehicle:
    09 Tacoma 4x4
    Tinted windows, stainless steel drop hitch, rear TSB, Marathon seat covers in Realtree AP camo, low profile chrome toolbox, husky liners front and back, debadged
  10. Jun 17, 2010 at 3:40 PM
    #10
    steve o 77

    steve o 77 braaap

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2009
    Member:
    #26726
    Messages:
    19,915
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Steven
    In a corn field, OH
    Vehicle:
    2001 4x4 5Spd Xtra Cab V6
    265/75/16 BFG A/T's, OME 881's, Wheelers 5 leaf pack, 5100's, Home Made Sliders
  11. Jun 17, 2010 at 3:42 PM
    #11
    paintdiddy

    paintdiddy Machine gun shits

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2008
    Member:
    #9924
    Messages:
    10,352
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    shithead
    nj and not from "the jersey shore"
    Vehicle:
    silver bullet
  12. Jun 17, 2010 at 3:49 PM
    #12
    scocar

    scocar Not one of the 10,000 Baja Edition Elite Guard

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2009
    Member:
    #25814
    Messages:
    21,854
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Glitterdick
    In close proximity to an undisclosed location
    Vehicle:
    01 Xcab TRD 4x4 V6 Man. SR5
    OME 881s, Dakars, greasable shackles, Nitrocharger sports, extended exhaust hanger, BAMF BPV relocate, Wheeler's extended brake line, rear diff breather mod, swaybar removed, Pilot backup lights, Redline hood struts, 4Runner 5-stars, Hidden Hitch Class III, 7-pin marine-grade wiring
    hahaha! I immediatley thought of you when I read deuce and a half, then I scroll down and there you are!


    Oh dear god. :drool: I just started researching possible camper trailer setups. Looking at teardrops, too. Then I found this:

    http://www.socalteardrops.com/original.html
     
  13. Jun 17, 2010 at 3:51 PM
    #13
    swendling12

    swendling12 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2009
    Member:
    #28486
    Messages:
    403
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Sean
    Nebraska
    Vehicle:
    09 Reg Cab SR5 4 cyl 5spd 4x4
    How much can you get a 2 1/2 for on that site? I've been looking at them for the last couple of weeks, and the $150 opening bid is pretty tempting...


    -Sean


     
  14. Jun 17, 2010 at 3:56 PM
    #14
    steve o 77

    steve o 77 braaap

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2009
    Member:
    #26726
    Messages:
    19,915
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Steven
    In a corn field, OH
    Vehicle:
    2001 4x4 5Spd Xtra Cab V6
    265/75/16 BFG A/T's, OME 881's, Wheelers 5 leaf pack, 5100's, Home Made Sliders

    I have no idea. That truck belonged to my stepdad way before I met him. He got it at a surplus place in moriarty NM.
     
  15. Jun 17, 2010 at 3:58 PM
    #15
    swendling12

    swendling12 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2009
    Member:
    #28486
    Messages:
    403
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Sean
    Nebraska
    Vehicle:
    09 Reg Cab SR5 4 cyl 5spd 4x4
    Hmm... They've got about 8 8x6's and 6x6's down in Kansas I was looking at... I think it would be a fun money pit.
     
  16. Jun 17, 2010 at 5:25 PM
    #16
    JKD

    JKD Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2009
    Member:
    #18207
    Messages:
    2,006
    Gender:
    Male
    Those 6x6 trucks look like a LOT OF FUN. Sadly, my wife would probably kill me before I had a chance to enjoy it.
     
  17. Jun 17, 2010 at 5:51 PM
    #17
    Fire931

    Fire931 Well-Known Member Vendor

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2009
    Member:
    #12687
    Messages:
    3,244
    Gender:
    Male
    VA
    Vehicle:
    00 4Runner
    nice find! those are great little trailers.

    i'm getting ready to start building a trailer for camping.
     
  18. Jun 17, 2010 at 6:10 PM
    #18
    derekabraham

    derekabraham Living vicariously through everybody

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2008
    Member:
    #7822
    Messages:
    29,448
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    TW'S Hippy Liberal
    Portland, OR
    Vehicle:
    2002 4x4 4Runner
    Stick on hood scoop from Autozone.
    Damn, I'm checking out all those sweet trailers on that website and now I want one REALLY bad! :eek:
     
  19. Jun 17, 2010 at 8:09 PM
    #19
    whitetaco02

    whitetaco02 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2010
    Member:
    #28857
    Messages:
    617
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Frank
    GA
    Vehicle:
    09 Tacoma 4x4
    Tinted windows, stainless steel drop hitch, rear TSB, Marathon seat covers in Realtree AP camo, low profile chrome toolbox, husky liners front and back, debadged
    I have literally spent hours on there just looking at the builds on that site!
     
  20. Jun 17, 2010 at 8:10 PM
    #20
    whitetaco02

    whitetaco02 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2010
    Member:
    #28857
    Messages:
    617
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Frank
    GA
    Vehicle:
    09 Tacoma 4x4
    Tinted windows, stainless steel drop hitch, rear TSB, Marathon seat covers in Realtree AP camo, low profile chrome toolbox, husky liners front and back, debadged

    Those tear drops are awesome!
     
To Top