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How-To Build an M416 Camping Trailer

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See our store for more information. We designed our Dinoot M-Series M416 camping trailer tub kits to have the same 40.5″ width that a M416 trailer has to be used as replacement tubs.  This also makes them the same width as a Harbor Freight 40.5″ x 48″ frame kit.  The Harbor Freight frames are perfectly sized for building a stubby 4′ M-Series M416.  

Here is what a 4’ M416 camping trailer might look like:

M416 Camping Trailer Kit by Dinoot Trailers

Here are a few ideas on how you could build an M416 Camping Trailer.

Using a Harbor Freight Haul-Master #62645 40.5″ x 48″ frame kit, I would first stretch the tongue with a piece of 2.5″ square tube

M416 Camping Trailer DIY by Dinoot Trailer Tub Kits

Add reinforcement plates where the tongue bolts to the cross-members is an important step.

M416 Camping Trailer DIY by Dinoot Trailers Tub Kit

Another possibility would be to make the tongue long enough for using a Harbor Freight receiver cargo basket as a front rack

M416 Camping Trailer Military Trailer DIY Front Cargo Basket on Harbor Freight Tongue
Harbor Freight Cargo Basket on Frame tongue for M416 Camping Trailer by Dinoot Trailers

The final piece is the tub kit.  Just like a full length M-Series M416 tub kit; you could build it with or without a tailgate.  We have done this for the 5′ versions.  We cut the side panels to the proper length for you before sending them.

Here is a 6′ and 5′ version M-Series M416 trailer tub

M416 Camping Trailer 4 and 5 Foot Version Tub Kits by Dinoot Trailers

Just another way we can help you build the perfect trailer “Your Way”!