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    Default DIY Fiberglass M416/M100 Trailer Tubs

    Jeff Scherb, who I licensed the design for manufacturing Dinoot Trailers from, is working on a new idea that we are exploring manufacturing. It's the same modular approach as our Jeep tub trailers to a fiberglass facsimile of the military M416/M100 trailers.



    Jeff has a thread going detailing building a prototype of the idea called Fiberglass M416/M100 Military-style Trailer Tub Kit” Check it out and let us know what you think. Is this a trailer design that you would be interested in?

    Here is a 1/4 scale model Jeff has build using the design.

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    Things have been progressing nicely on this project. Here are a couple of the molds almost ready for making a set of prototype parts.



    Here is a sketch of what my planned M60 (that would be a M72 cut down to 5' long) will look like. Naturally Tent Topped with space on the tongue for a pair of bikes.

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    Very cool! I love the old military trailer!

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    Thanks Rupe, the old military trailers is a cool classic look.

    Here is a freshly pulled set of prototype parts. Needs to get above freezing in NY so they can be washed down and trimmed. Then the first prototype can be assembled and tested.


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    The fiberglass replica M416 tub kits are getting close to being a reality. Here is our current release schedule:

    August - Build production molds and work out molding process details.

    Aug/Oct - Produce a few tub kits for pre-production testing and detail finalizing.

    Sept – Have production non-tailgate tubs available.

    Oct – Have production tailgate version tubs available.

    Pricing is still being finalized; the target cost for a tub kit without a tailgate is $775 and $1000 for a kit including a tailgate and related hardware.





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    The first pre-production tub kit came out of the molds this week!

    Got the test tub trimmed, drilled and bolted together today. Without a floor it weighed in at 46 lbs. Because of the step in the side panel, we are using a different layup. The side panels are about a 1/4" thick.

    It passed the first test with flying colors! Test was to lay a 2x4 across the center of the side panels and climb on. Springing on the 2x4 with my 170 lbs doesn't cause any notable flex the side panels. This was without the corner reinforcement brackets we plan on using.



    For folks planning on using a bolt together frame on their project, here is what the tub looks like sitting on the frame before narrowing.



    Won’t be long before we can start taking order for M-series tub kits with solid front & rear panel.
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    It’s official, the next generation M416 style trailer has arrived. The classic military Jeep trailer has been taken to a whole new level, Fiberglass!



    We are now ready to start manufacturing and accepting orders for solid end panel M-Series Dinoot tub kits! The solid end panel version M-Series Dinoot tub kits will be $785 and come in black paint-prep ready gelcoat.

    For additional information visit the M-Series Tub Kit page on the Dinoot website. Over the next few days we will be updating the Build Components, Welded Frames and Building One sections with M-Series information.



    Be the first of your friends to be towing a new M-Series Dinoot!
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    The wait is over, the tailgate version of our M-Series Dinoots has arrived!



    We are officially taking orders. The tailgate version tub kit will be $855 with a tailgate package discount like on the J-Series Dinoot. For full details visit the Dinoot web-site at M-Series M416 style tub kits

    This shoot highlights different ways to build an M-Series Dinoot. On the left is one assembled with solid ends similar to an original military trailer. It has round M100 style fenders and is built on a slightly modified Harbor Freight frame. The one on the right is setup with a tailgate rear panel and in the early stages of being assembled on a welded frame.

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    Here is a build thread on a shortened one I'm currently building. A standard M-Series tub is 72” long, I’ve shortened the length of this one a foot making it 60” long. Shortening it is simply a matter of trimming 12” off the side panels. Check out the build thread at The D416-60



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    Wow, been a while since I've stopped in. My Dinoot trailers are proving to be the perfect DIY, lightweight and how it your way Trailer Supported Adventuring solution for many people. Have a thread going, How-to Build a Dinoot M-Series M416 Trailer with an index of customer build, info and pictures. Here are a couple of customer build examples.



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