What did you put in your military trailer today?

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Looking good! I loved my MS290, unfortunately I destroyed it. Are you cutting on your own property? Looks like pine, but still must be pretty heavy.
I get NFS wood cutting permits. $8 per cord. This big old spruce filled the trailer. Standing dead, so lighter than you’d think. I want the new MS462cm saw pretty bad. My 290 has been great but at 11,000’+ it really bogs down.
 
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Not to get off subject, that 462 is really awesome. Use it at work, yet you could buy another trailer or that price.
Love the heavy duty build these trailers have.
 
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I get NFS wood cutting permits. $8 per cord. This big old spruce filled the trailer. Standing dead, so lighter than you’d think. I want the new MS462cm saw pretty bad. My 290 has been great but at 11,000’+ it really bogs down.
Man cutting firewood at 11k feet in the Rockies would be so cool. I love being in the woods and running my saw. A local tree guy offered to bring logs to my house for free but I declined. If my wife knew that she would kill me!
 
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Not to get off subject, that 462 is really awesome. Use it at work, yet you could buy another trailer or that price.
Love the heavy duty build these trailers have.
Yes the trailers are so incredibly well built. I would love to replace my M101A1 with an A3, but they are so expensive. It's interesting how on the surplus market the smaller they are the pricier they are. I am considering an M105A2. It would be a beast for hauling firewood short distances. Last month I bought an M353 down in Georgia. Now it is a monster. Too big for my GX though, but it was only $304 out the door. I am hoping to get an F-550 which could handle it.

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I really like my m 1102. Weight is only 1400+lbs. It’s at welders getting its top redone. The communication cage is robust enough to use as frame, so enclosure with aluminum panels will keep weight down. I’m getting a rear receiver hitch installed and a front platform made in front for a Future slide out kitchen. Rack on top with ladder will hold my Howling moon Rtt. Someday a hard pop top Rtt so it can get bottom cut out so I can stand. Arb Awning w/deluxe room installed as soon as it’s done.
If this was a steel trailer, I wouldn’t be doing this. I’m thinking Weight with all that expensive! Aluminum should stay around 2000 lbs. So that’s not to bad fir whatever pulls it.
Now if I can talk welder guy out of those Solar panels and batteries he has I’ll be in luxury
 
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I would love an M1101/2. Passed up a couple of good deals because the timing wasn't right. Now they are getting really expensive. They seem like amazing firewood trailers. Do you have any pictures of yours? I think I will use my M116A3 as a base for a very simple camper. I have already swapped out the Hummer wheels and tires for some off an F-250.
 
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Well, super pissed at myself right now. There was a trailer for sale on GovDeals that I had been following. It looked like an M116a3. I literally drive by the place where it was twice a week on my commute. The auction ended yesterday and I was all set to bid. Logged on about 30 minutes closing, only to see that it had already ended. Well, despite me and the trailer being located in the Central time zone, the auction was listed in Eastern. Sold for $421, no buyer's premium. Included a cool cage. I was prepared to go to $507. Oh well. Lesson learned to bid more in advance. Link below.

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Well, despite me and the trailer being located in the Central time zone, the auction was listed in Eastern.
This is true on a lot of the Government auctions. I try to determine what my top dollar is and bid early then don't look at it until the end. Sometimes it works. :)
 
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That is a solid strategy and what I will TRY to do from now on. Testing my resolve now with a semi-local online farm equipment auction.
 
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I would love an M1101/2. Passed up a couple of good deals because the timing wasn't right. Now they are getting really expensive. They seem like amazing firewood trailers. Do you have any pictures of yours? I think I will use my M116A3 as a base for a very simple camper. I have already swapped out the Hummer wheels and tires for some off an F-250.
I have a M1102, and I can tell you from experience they will haul 2 tons without issue. Should haul as much firewood as you want!
 
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It’s a work in progress, Yet I have a good start on it. Box for the Generators up front and heavy duty Rear rack, Solar panels up top perhaps and...

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1967 Stephens M416 with a CVT Denali Extended Summit series tent on lift rack on our test run over Thanksgiving. Still needs a few tweaks to get it right.
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Boys and I had a great time.
 
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