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Thread: Expedition M116 Pioneer Tool Trailer Build Thread

  1. #21
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    I like what you are building, I like the double hinge doors and rack.

    I had gotten a lot of crap from the SS purists when I painted my M101A2 Red.
    But after they saw my ideas and CHEAP conversions and builds some changed their minds.

  2. #22
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Colorado Springs
    This is a hobby for me. Might as well have fun with it. I try to post what I have learned over the years from my mistakes so that maybe it will save others time and money.


    I like it. If you ever have another one of those trailers, bring to Colorado for a wheeling, camping, drinking, profitable trip.
    M-416 with rooftop tent
    90 XJ, 4.5" lift, 33 MTR's, rollcage, NP241J, lockers, etc.
    97 XJ, the boy's

  3. #23
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Temperance, MI
    Great job looks really nice, like the way you put some articulation in the lid on the trailer. Do you mind me asking what you paid for the initial trailer?

  4. #24
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    selkirk ontario canada
    that is a great build
    Last edited by piratexpress1369a; 11-05-2013 at 06:57 AM.

  5. #25
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    SW PA
    Nice modifications! Looks like a great build...
    2012 Jeep Wrangler Sport JKU Orange Crush
    AEV 3.5" suspension lift
    AEV Pintler wheels w/315x70x17

    1953 M101 3/4 ton cargo trailer used by the Army in the Korean War
    Resurrected in 2013 -still in progress

  6. #26
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Northern KY

    Default Nice! Love the Pioneers

    Great looking trailer. I have the same one. I went with a telescoping roof rack so I did not have to cut the doors. Only thing is I have to raise the rack to open the door. Swapped axles and did a spring under so my tent annex room was not too high off the ground.IMG_1289.jpgIMG_1326.jpg
    I have not decided on a kitchen setup yet. Probably going to go the rear door with that. I have a 40 gallon water tank on the interior directly over the axle so that limits my kitchen placement. With 3 small kids they need a spray down every night! (if not hourly). I thought about doing a swing out kitchen on the rear so that it swings underneath my side awning. Don't know how that would go though...

    "Live while you live then be done with it."

    98 LX 470
    Pioneer Tool Trailer - Heavily Modified

  7. #27
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Ontario, Canada
    Haven't had time to do much with the trailer lately (been working on a generator trailer), but here is a pic of it setup (quickly) from last weekend (was about to rain and I didn't feel like pulling it open in the middle of the rain).

    Hoping to take pics of the kitchen setup next time.

    Some pics of the generator trailer for fun.

    Just gotta add fenders and some jerry can brackets and she will be ready to go.
    The most important thing isn't the type of the engine, size of tires, or type of truck. It's what's between the steering wheel and seat that really matters.

    Click here to see my 2000 GMC Sierra Expo Truck thread
    Click here to see my Expedition M116 Pioneer Tool Trailer Build Thread

  8. #28
    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    East Coast
    I built a trailer very similar to this is well, glad to share my results of you are still active with this site. Cheers

  9. #29
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Lexington, NC
    Nice build, nice shop and a nice collection of vehicles! Impressive!!!
    1991 Jeep Cherokee
    1996 Chevrolet 2500 Suburban Vortec 7400
    1967 Jeep M715
    M101A1 (old firewood hauler / camping trailer) (getting some repairs and paint and soon to be sold to help fund the new build)
    M101A3 (new firewood hauler/ utility trailer)
    M416 (restored)
    1983 Parkhurst MOON1F (military pump trailer frame that is similar to M101 but heavier built) (needs brakes rebuilt and tires, soon to have an aluminum service body on it for camping)

  10. #30
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Southern OH
    Hope you fix the pics... please download to here instead of hosting elsewhere this time.

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