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Recommended Timbren Axle-Less System And Electric Trailer Brakes For M416 Trailer

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Hello, I am rebuilding a M416 trailer to pull behind my Jeep. Would like to go with the timbren with electric brakes. My Jeep is a 2000 TJ. What parts do I need for this?

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I would be happy to recommend the correct Timbren axle-less system and electric trailer brake setup for the M416 trailer you are rebuilding.

Starting with the Timbren system, this is going to depend on how much weight you are planning carrying with the trailer. It looks like most of the M416 trailers weigh roughly 700lbs before accessories, so a 1200lb system should be enough which I recommend the Timbren Heavy-Duty Axle-Less Trailer Suspension # ASR1200S03 which is designed for wide tires like what is found on the M416.

If you think you will be above 1200lbs with all of your accessories, I recommend stepping up to the 2000lb system # ASR2KHDS02.

Since the wheels that are used on the M416 trailer have a 5 on 5.5 bolt pattern, I recommend two of the Trailer Hub and Drum Assembly # AKHD-555-35-EZ-K which will work with both Timbren kits mentioned, and includes # L68149 inner bearing, # L44649 outer bearing, races, grease seal, grease cap, and lug nuts.

For brake assemblies I recommend the Electric Trailer Brake Kit # AKEBRK-35-SA with mounting hardware # BRKH10B.

To take care of the wiring I recommend the etrailer Trailer Wiring 7-Way Upgrade Kit w/ Junction Box and RV Style Connector # e99011 which will install to the tongue of the trailer and give you a junction box to make all of the wiring connections. You will need # 10-1-1 to go from the junction box to one wire on each brake assembly using # DW05745-10 for a weather tight connection, and you will ground the other wire on the brake assemblies to the frame of the trailer.

Your 2000 Jeep TJ will need to also have a 7-way connector installed. If you do not have a 7-way connector already installed you will first need a 4-way connector which I recommend the Tekonsha T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector # 118409 since it will plug into your factory harness.

With a 4-way connector installed you can then install the # ETBC7 which will include all of the components required for adding a 7-way connector, and will allow you to install a trailer brake controller to control your new trailer brakes like the Tekonsha Prodigy P3 # 90195.

I included videos for all of the products mentioned for you to take a look at.

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