To date, I've been mainly a weekend wheeler. I've become more interested in Overlanding and Back Country adventures.
As my rig is fairly capable, I'm looking into picking up a trailer to build out for Overlanding and Back Country adventures.
In SE PA my options for acquiring a trailer are limited to Harbor Freight, Craig's List, and Government liquidation sites. So far the best selection of trailers seems to be US M101 from Government liquidation sites. As this trailer is what I would refer to as full size, I'd like to here anyone's opinion on using a US M101 as an expedition trailer.
Based on the trailer and Wrangler specs (see below) , I think the trailer would track well behind my rig. Would be happy to hear your opinions.
M-101 Trailer, Cargo, 3/4 ton Specifications
Length, overall 147 inches
Length, cargo box 100 inches
Width, overall 73.5 inches
Height, overall, empty, with cover 83 inches
Height, cargo box 19.64 inches
Ground clearance 14 inches
Fording depth 30 inches
Weight, empty 1,340 lbs
Payload, cross country 1,500 lbs
Payload, highway 2,250 lbs
Note: Dimenstions are for the M101A2 variant, from TM 9-2320-202-14&P, May 1997.
Jeep Rubicon Unlimited
Overall Body Width 73.7"
Overall Height - With Hardtop 70.9"