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Towing a m100 or m416 with a 4cyl?

Discussion in '4 Cylinder' started by Owl, Jun 3, 2012.

  1. Jun 3, 2012 at 7:41 PM
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    Owl

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    I'd like to pick up one of these trailers for camping. Anyone have any experience towing one with a 4cyl?
     
  2. Jun 3, 2012 at 7:47 PM
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    No, but I have been interested in one as well. Not sure about towing one though.
     
  3. Jun 4, 2012 at 6:11 AM
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    How much do these trailers weigh? Empty or full of cargo? What is the projected weight of the cargo? Where will you be towing it?
     
  4. Jun 4, 2012 at 10:14 AM
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    The m100 weighs about 560# and has a 1/4 ton capacity. The m416 weighs 610# and is a 3/4 ton capacity. I believe.
     
  5. Jun 4, 2012 at 10:17 AM
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    Is there a reason you're looking at military trailers vs. a conventional trailer? I'm assuming you want something off road worthy but if that's not the case, I'd get a conventional trailer. They're much lighter, have higher capacities and tow easier with a small truck.
     
  6. Jun 4, 2012 at 10:22 AM
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    I dont know if the 416 dumps or not, but the m101 series does. Why I want one over a pos conventional. Also much cheaper
     
  7. Jun 4, 2012 at 11:50 AM
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    Ok then... 3/4 ton is 1500 pounds. Your truck's towing capacity is 3500. To top it off, you have a manual transmission. This is an easy haul, you wont even feel it.
     
  8. Jun 4, 2012 at 12:07 PM
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    Just looked them up... BOTH are 1/4 ton.
    M-101 is a 3/4 ton and weighs 1340 pounds. M101A3 is a 1-ton.

    ALL of these are within Tacoma's hauling capacity, fully loaded.
     
  9. Jun 4, 2012 at 7:11 PM
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    Thanks for the info, Knucklehead.
     
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