This M1083A1 trailer build is pretty impressive. Building a triple axle trailer at home is in itself a pretty impressive project, but to take that on with the goal of adding a flatbed from an M1083A1 so he can tow it behind his army truck is taking bad ass to another level.
It has triple 5,000 lb torsion axles going under it and the design is pretty simple. He is calling it a short and simple build, but the videos are good because they show each “step” in the build. We showed the first three videos a few days ago and have a link below in case you missed those. In this series of videos you’ll see some bretty bitchin ramps going together, mounting figured out for the deck, and the flatbed that will become the deck getting saved from surplus.
If you haven’t ever built a trailer, this is a good video series to watch. It’s not rocket science, that’s for sure, but you want to make sure that your axle spacing and locations are right so that the trailer will pull right and not sway. This is important regardless of the trailer size, but can you imagine one like this being setup wrong and getting out of control while going down the road? That would suck out loud.
So watch these first three videos, where the axles, frame, and major components all go together to build what will be the main framework of the trailer, and we’ll share the rest with you over the coming days.