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    My 101A2, from start to 98% done

    Yeah, I wound up buying 4 of them. Sold two and kept two. They are just too darn handy to get rid of. Plus, they aren’t making any more. The last few A1’s that went through auction sold for $1650-$2700 after all fees were added in.
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    My 101A2, from start to 98% done

    Yep. I posted this whole thread before I figured out the brake issue. I was already $250 into it, might as well throw more money at it, right?
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    My 101A2, from start to 98% done

    No, I had the exact same issue. I didn’t realize the drums wouldn’t work. I just ordered a replacement axle with proper drums for mine because the spindle size on the original is for a 9k axle. So, the only replacement brake drum that fits it are over $500 each. So, I did what everyone else...
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    M101A1 Axle

    I also ordered an axle for mine. 5200 lb, 65” to run HWMVV wheels now, and to allow for widening the wheelwell in the future while switching to a different wheel.
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    Need help with brake line work

    That’s a good idea. Ditch the boat, go to the auto parts store that has a sign that says “no working on cars in the parking lot.“ Park trailer beside the dude working on his car and fix it there.
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    Trailer Frame Feedback Request

    As for a handle, if you have a torch, get a piece of 1” ID pipe, put it in a vice and heat up a 12” piece of 3/8 cold rolled rod at the 3” mark. Stick it in the pipe and bend it to 90 degrees. (Let it cool) then do the other side at 3”. There is a handle. Weld it to the side of your frame...
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    Trailer Frame Feedback Request

    .250 wall 2x2 is about 5 1/2 lbs per foot, if I remember correctly. In this application I can’t see how it significantly strengthens anything. Your trailer weight rests on the side of the frame where your springs attach and at the hitch. Your weak spot is the point where the box meets the...
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    My 101A2, from start to 98% done

    Took the trailer out for a test run, working on the brakes, and the hitch worked great. The only time there was Any noise was on hard braking, but that’s to be expected since you have two hitch pins with a little bit of play in each one. The truck receiver and the trailer receiver. Way better...
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    My 101A2, from start to 98% done

    I had a plan brewing for a 3axis hitch, then I saw Jeff Scherbs plan. Yeah, his is better, but I already started mine, so it’s 80% his And 20% my plan. I used a 1.25” top pin from a 3 point hitch. I had to cut out the hitch since it only fits 1” shafts. Welded in a 1.25” bushing and a spacer...
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    My 101A2, from start to 98% done

    Time to paint the trailer. I mixed a couple different colors to get what I wanted. Painted all the reflector covers gloss black. I think it turned out well. Also painted the light cover black. I think I need to paint the body too. Add gratuitous Baby Groot sticker.
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    My 101A2, from start to 98% done

    Now for brakes. I got electric with parking brake lever from eTrailer. Little over $220 I think. Old bearings and races looked good. Replaced bearings anyway since I bought new ones. Here is the part number in case you want to do the same.
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    My 101A2, from start to 98% done

    Ok, time to work on the trailer again. Had one of my guys take a flap wheel to the whole thing to get the loose paint off it. I’m not about to do that. That is some nasty work. He used a paint respirator and still probably got cancer from the job. I needed to head out to do an Antelope hunt in...
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    My 101A2, from start to 98% done

    Time to work on the landscaping. These trailers are so tough, it’s insane. I made 13 trips with large river rocks in the bed and 4 trips with decomposed granite.
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    My 101A2, from start to 98% done

    So, I want to build a rack to go over it to put a RTT on and to have mounting points for tools. Also a structure to throw a tarp over to keep things dry. start with a 2x2x.125 angle iron base, spaced 1/4” off the wall of the trailer. Weld it and round off sharp corners. I’m using a JD2...
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    My 101A2, from start to 98% done

    Can you guys see these pics? I’m using Imgur to host them. Just curious.
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    My 101A2, from start to 98% done

    In 2016 I bought some beat up 101A2’s that came up for auction. Dented, missing wheels, moss growing on them. I pretty much got what I paid for. Go pick up my booty. So, I didn’t like how low the tongue was. Remove tongue, sell for $100. add new 2.5” receiver hitch because it fits...
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    M101A1 Axle

    (Edited) So I did some research on this idea. Ain’t happening. The inner bearing 25580 is common on almost all axels 3500 lb + It’s a 1 3/4” diameter. The Outer bearing 2585 is a 9k lb axel bearing. A hub for this size spindle is about $500, and probably only comes in 8x6.5 bolt pattern...
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    M101A1 Axle

    Is there a reason a new 12” drum couldn’t accomplish the same thing? You could get your bolt pattern, and retain the parking brakes. Maybe I missed something ...
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    M101 toy hauler

    I noticed a spot of rust on your trailer. :) those are cool trailers. Nice work.
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    265/75r16 on M101A1

    Is that the “original” tire they ran on these trailers? I may have a picture of mine when it had the original tires.
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