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    8x6.5 to 6x5.5 Adapter for M101a2

    Hi, I purchased a new Toyota 4Runner, and while working on my M101 and trying to find a deal on a spare tire for it, I was thinking, I could potentially just get some take-off Toyota wheels/tires on Craigslist, and allow my trailer spare to double as a truck spare. I see they make 8x6.5 to...
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    New ride to tow my M101a2

    I had to replace my trusty Xterra because I hit a deer last month. I ended up replacing it with a 2021 4Runner that I picked up this past weekend. I hooked up my trailer this afternoon to see how it pulls and to make sure all the connections fit and the chains were the right length. Everything...
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    Got a new 4Runner this weekend

    I hit a deer last month and they totaled my Xterra. I was torn between staying with Nissan and buying a Titan, or staying with an off road capable SUV. We went down and test drove a new 4Runner this weekend and I loved it. Ended up buying a 2021 Venture model 4Runner. I’m hoping to have a decode...
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    Wood Stove versus propane

    I currently have a 10 person TurboTent that we use for family camping and some winter hunting camp setups. I currently have 2 Mr. Heater Buddy tent heaters, and if its been really cold, we've run both of them and its done OK. I have been toying with the idea of modding the tent with a stove...
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    Question about capacity needs and battery type

    I'm looking to do a very simple setup of a 100W panel, charge controller, battery and inverter on my M101a2 trailer. I really do not want to spend a ton of money on this. The use is mainly for family camping and winter hunting trips. I dont have a fridge or any other appliance that requires a...
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    Got my custom canvas cover for my M101a2

    I picked up this trailer several years ago from govplanet. I think I paid $450 for it at the time. It didnt come with canvas or bows, but was in good shape other than old dry rotted tires. I got around to painting it earlier this year, and I kept going back and forth on what to do for a cover...
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    Good waterproof bins

    Over the years, I’ve been through a handful of various cheap bins for storing gear. Inevitably, the lids crack, the bins break or crack at the corners, I lose the lids, etc. I’ve decided to really put together a nice setup as I finish off my M101, and I’d like to get nice heavy duty waterproof...
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    Carrying Propane - exchangeable 20lb tank versus 2 smaller tanks

    Hey guys, got a M101a2 I been working on. I want propane on board, and have been weighing the pro's and con's of doing 2 smaller 11lbs tanks or just going with one standard 20lb tank. I like the flexibility of just swapping tanks out at a Walmart or gas station if we are on the road, but I...
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    Ballpark estimate for a custom canvas?

    Anyone ever had a custom canvas made for a trailer? On my M101a2, I am looking to have a black canvas made, with a zippered back flap and a couple clear vinyl windows. I've reached out to a handful of local shops here in the Denver area, and so far I'm getting 1500-2500 dollars. Does that...
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    M101a2 replacement lights?

    It was a productive weekend for me, I finally got around to finishing paint on my M101a2. Now, I am looking at lights. Initially, I just had a cheap set from Home Depot, and even though its an LED set, they are still pretty dim and dont seem to work all that well. I would like to do a good...
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    Securing "overlanding" goodies while on the road

    I'm in the process of finishing up an M101a2 to use for hunting/camping and family camping. I really like alot of the ideas I get here and other overlanding sites and forums. One thing that has me scratching my head. When you guys build out a trailer, they do look super cool when recovery...
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    Universal bed rack for M101a2 trailer

    I’ve back to working on my M101, not looking to do anything too radical with it. I don’t have the cargo canvas or bows, so I’m just trying to figure out some sort of alternative. I don’t really want to do a topper or camper shell on it, because I like having the flexibility of using it as just a...
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    RTT on an M101a2 without welding?

    I bought a m101a2 about 5 years ago, and really haven’t done much too it other than 12v lights. I didn’t come with bows and canvas. I’ve really just used it as a utility trailer and hauled family camping gear in it a bunch. Initially i didn’t think I would like a RTT, but the more I think about...
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    Oztents - difference between RV and RX tents?

    So, I am finally looking at putting together my M101a2 as a base camp for hunting trips and family camping trips. I have been waffling between a RTT, just using my giant 10 person turbo tent, or building some sort of enclosure on the camper. I do want to be able to allow the trailer to...
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    Just got a Turbo Tent Pinecrest 10

    I just ordered and received the 10 person turbo tent yesterday. Man, this thing is a beast! I havent set it up yet, but upon initial inspection, I am really impressed with the overall quality and feel. This thing is going to make an awesome base camp for winter and fall hunting trips, as well...
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    roof top tent

    I've been throwing around ideas for my trailer build. Its an M101A2. I like the idea of the rooftop tent, however, theres been several times when I am hunting, camping, fishing, etc. in Colorado, Montana, Wyoming, or Nebraska; where winds have been incredibly strong. I currently have a 6...
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    disassembling an M101A2

    Guys, I bought an M101A2 earlier this summer, and its currently sitting in my garage. I am still contemplating exactly how I want to configure things, but one thing I do want to accomplish this winter, is new tires, re-pack bearings, and clean up and paint the frame and box. The trailer is...
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    Painting an M101 trailer ?

    So, I am going to pick up my new trailer next weekend. Its a M101A2, built in 1987. Its in good shape, but the carc paint is old and fading, and theres a bit of surface rust here and there.. I am in suburbia with not a whole lot of space other than the driveway and garage, to work on this...
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    Just bought a M101A2 !

    guys, I just won an auction on Gov Planet for a 1987 M101A2. So, the questions begin.... I have to pick it up by June 29, so I am planning a road trip next weekend to get it. I know I'll need to have some 12V lights, I'll have my tool kit with me. But from others' experiences, what are...
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    Newb whose about to embark on this whole trailer thing

    What's up, new guy here, found the site as I am bidding on a few M101 trailers on Govplanet. I really want something that can make family camping in the summer, and hunting trips in the fall, more comfortable. Use will mainly be in Colorado, Wyoming, Nebraska, and Montana. A few questions...
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