M109 rebirth into M48A2

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I was able to track down photos of another similar trailer on this forum (how amazing is that) in this thread:
https://www.steelsoldiers.com/threads/show-us-your-military-trailers.52277/page-41. @maddawg308 posted it from some time ago, pictures definitely make me believe it's a mil trailer.

one thought from that thread was it was designed for the 10 ton tractors, also an interesting two axle dolly set up for it.
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That is a neat find! Amazing how sometimes you just can't see the forest for all the trees :) .
The dolly gives (gave) the owner a pintle to drag the trailer around the yard with his big blue tractor?
 

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Well, it's been a minute since I updated. COVID really makes traveling a pain so not a huge update. I was able to get a complete winch kit for the truck....I will probably add a rear facing PTO later to power the rear winch.

On a related note, I found a trailer I am REALLY interested in. It checks all my boxes and is even close to my property in TN. I do have a few questions for anyone on here who may know.

The trailer is an M313 "expansable" van body built onto the M295 chassis. Does anyone know very much about these trailers? Picture is below, I haven't seen it in person but looks to be in decent shape. Now my questions:

1. What maintenance would I want to do in order to move it 3 hrs over roads (no highways)?

2. How would a trucker move it? Do they have transportation plates or something?

3. Does anyone have experience pulling a similar trailer behind a 2.5 ton truck? Any advice?

Any other recommendations for when I look at it? I downloaded the TMs and parts list...I'll scan through those when I get back from temporary duty.

Thanks all!
Nick
 

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