The story of this trailer build started 11+ years ago by a friend and local Landcruiser club member "Degnol". He did an amazing job building a solid foundation of an awesome custom built M416 style trailer. Link to his original write up can be found here. I have been wanting to build a trailer for a long time. Like many of you guys I am tired of having to find 3 friends to lift my RTT up on my 80 and I really like the idea of being able to just hook up and go. So, 3 weeks ago I had posted on Facebook asking any local friends if they knew of a good local fab shop that would cut and bend up sheet metal for me to make my own M416 trailer. Degnol sent me a PM and said he would sell me his trailer if interested. After taking a look at his build in person, I couldn't pass it up. It had been tucked away in the back of his garage for the past 11 years and it was exactly what I was wanting to build. With a solid foundation it allowed me to jump into the fun stuff vs. starting from scratch. So, I'm starting a new thread to document phase 2 of this trailer build and what it will become. A few shots of the trailer the day I brought it home.