(05-06-2019, 07:40 AM) M416Delaware Wrote: Hello From Delaware...
Newbie who has had M416 now for couple years....as bike / kayak / all around trailer hauler.
Updating / Upgrading / Planning and researching options for trailer ready Overland trips......So many options to consider and think thru.
All feedback welcome....
Sounds good! What mods are you looking to do?
I'm right around the corner from you - in NJ.
I have an M100 myself (cousin to the 417) and find it great for small loads and trailer-assisted camping.
I got it thinking we would go overlanding more, but we just used it mostly for car camping.
After a thorough cleaning and attention to rust and frozen parts, I upgraded my lighting to new harness and LEDs, bedlined the interior, and added a lid with gas struts and locking hardware.
A previous owner cut a tailgate into the tub, and it works pretty well.
I run CJ rims and 31x10.50 BFG AT tires, but in retrospect, it would be better with smaller tires - I do not tow-vehicle-match, but that's a common move, depending on your pulling rig.
I do have locking rotopax 3gallon containers on each side for long trips, and used to have a yakima load warrior rack on the lid, which I've since moved to the roof rack of my vehicle (Grand Cherokee Trailhawk)