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    NSN 2330-01-387-5426. I have an opportunity to purchase an M1102 Trailer that appears to be in very good shape, but I have no idea what the value might be. What do you think a value on this type of trailer might be? The other question I have is would this be a good trailer to tow with my M1008 CUCV truck?

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    The 1101/1102 were designed for the HMMWV, so unless you make a hitch to raise the hitch up quite a bit it's going to be nose down. The affects how the surge brakes operate.

    You can do things like smaller wheels/tires and some people have moved where the axle it underneath it, but it's not going to be right/look right without doing something to it.

    It's also going to have a wider track than the CUCV, and I believe it's wider overall.

    If it were me I'd probably try to find a nice M101A2 to match up with the CUCV, as the extra weight rating of the M1102 is kind of wasted behind a CUCV unless you put on a real hitch, and even then I've seen people recommend against towing much weight. They can also be found for less than the M1102's, but they are also older trailers.

    As for value, it depends on your area. Personally for one in really good to near perfect shape $1k-$1500 sounds good, but more than that isn't unreasonable if they aren't common in your area and the demand is high. The opposite is true as well if your market is flooded. Around here on Craigslist I see them advertised in the $2500-3k range, but they don't move fast at those prices.

    For comparison I just bought a frame from a DRASH type gen/ecu trailer for $1k and think I didn't do bad for that price, but I'll have to build my own bed for it. It does have the 55 gallon fuel tank still installed though. Frame needs cleaned and repainted, in excellent shape I could see spending $1500-2K on just this frame.

    Just compare to what you'd pay for a civilian trailer to do the same job with the same specs, and even at $2k or more these trailers are a pretty good deal, but that's only if you actually need the capabilities of one of them, as opposed to using it like a standard civi on road trailer. Other than the coolness factor, for on road use there are better options that cost less, but don't match the military appeal. M1101/M1102 doesn't match the era of the CUCV anyway, but most non military nerds don't know that.

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    Thank you for the response. I didn't consider the height factor. I do have an M101A2 that matches matches my CUCV and I really like that trailer. the price on the M1102 was really reasonable but I think I will pass on it.

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    I love my M1101, I wish I had a few more .

    It is bare bones no top or bows, nice and light made from aluminum, beadlock 37" tires, what's not to like about that, great wood or whatever hauler, I converted all the bulbs to 12v and my lifted pickup pulls it like it isn't even there .
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    ~$1,000 at auction in GA. Check GovPlanet's sales history for the trailer and your desired location. GA auction prices have been between $900 and $3000....so depends on how hard headed the bidders are at that particular sale and the sale's location.

    Great trailers. I lowered my M1101 3 inches or so by going to civilian tires. I also had a welder 'stretch' my lunette ring. Picture is from a failed camper project on the same trailer chassis used on the 1102, but you can see the height adjustment available with altered lunette ring.
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    Just had 2 M1102s go through GP local at about $2500 ea.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zed254 View Post
    ..... I also had a welder 'stretch' my lunette ring. Picture is from a failed camper project on the same trailer chassis used on the 1102, but you can see the height adjustment available with altered lunette ring.
    Wow, that "stretch" really looks dangerous to me..., besides the surge brake not working as designed, that way.
    I would rather have lowered the whole trailer tongue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gringeltaube View Post
    Wow, that "stretch" really looks dangerous to me..., besides the surge brake not working as designed, that way.
    I would rather have lowered the whole trailer tongue.
    I have not noticed any problems with brakes. The illustrated application did not work due to low tongue weight, so I moved the lunette to another trailer. The added metal is solid steel.
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    They tow fine behind a CUCV Truck. I'm surprised reading these prices as mine was $360 a few years ago at auction.
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    You can get a pintle to fit a 2 inch receiver and a riser to allow towing with your CUCV. Fleabay and Amaz0n

    Love my M1101. Handles great and brakes are awesome.

    You might have minor issues insuring and plating a M1102 due to its listed additional capacity, although I have not heard of any such issue recently. M1101 and M1102 are exactly the same, yet one has a higher rating that can affect titling process.

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