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Knox Trailers

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UPDATE IV: Here’s another Knox, this time owned by Clint. It appears to have a few mods:

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UPDATE III: While searching for any info on Knox trailers, Brandon ran across this post. So, he sent in some pics of his Knox trailer.  He recently sold it.

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UPDATE II (From July 13, 2021) : Here’s another example of a Knox trailer that Jared recently purchased:

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UPDATE: Scott recently refurbed his Knox, making it capable and durable for modern activities. He’s had a hard time finding information on these trailers. Does anyone know more about them? Here are a couple pics of his trailer:

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Here are two Knox trailers that were listed on eBay back in 2013:

1) This Knox trailer was on eBay and has a serial number of 15.

“This is soooo rare there is barely ANYTHING on Google except this listing now..
From what I can gather from old guys in the military vehicle circles, these were made by Knox company who also made utility bodies and truck tool boxes. These were optional equipment for international trucks and some Jeeps. Serial #15, Rated at 1500 pounds”

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2) This one is from the Inland Empire in California and was priced at $800

“Rare! It is an Old School Truck frame and 4’x6′ bed, converted into a trailer. Wood bed floor needs work but Im using ply wood right now. Hi clearance,very heavy duty used for Hualing Quad,offroading and camping. Comes with a Metal storage box on front. It has a Heavy Duty Dexter 6000lb mobile home axle with 3” tube,big spindles, narrowed to fit frame. It still has electric brake backing plates but not complete, You can buy the e-brake Hub/drum kit to fit backplates in future? Use it for parts to restore your Old truck or Rat Rod or As a Wagon for your Willys / Jeep or Offroad Truck. I would like to sell $800 or trade/Barter for A Low milage Jeep/Dodge 4.0L-4.6 Stroker or 5.9 v8.

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26 Comments on “Knox Trailers

  1. Raleigh Vicars

    I have a Knox utility trailer like the ones mentioned here. I have owned it since 1975
    and have taken good care of it as it is in very good condition. I no longer have use for it and would consider selling.Please respond if interested.

  2. Twig

    I just got one that says knox on the front and the back. Same body as the one pictured basically all stock except The springs and perches have been changed to wrangler springs and perches. but it still Orig axle wheels etc

    I like it this way. As its more useable.

  3. Stan Daniel

    I have a Knox trailer I bought in 1975 have just started to not restore it because it has always been a good trailer but to make it prettier. I would like more info and history on Knox Stan Daniel

  4. Sherry

    I own a 1949 Knox trailer very heavy duty have put a lot more than a one ton load in it Nothing Stops it keeps on rolling down the road

  5. john gist

    I have a Knox trailer, paid 50 bucks for it, no tital, now it’s home made, wht is 500 lbs, I use it all the time. I’ve bought it about 25 years ago.at a place called the white house flea market, in Schenectady NY, I like it and have no reason to sell it, camping trip and traveling. I never knew that there are more out there.

  6. David Eilers

    John, that’s great! My parents used their trailer until it rusted through. It was never pretty, but did it’s job. It saved them from having to own a truck for years.

  7. Scott Bales

    I came across one of these and I just restored it. This is the only post I have seen anywhere on these trailers. If anyone knows the history of them let me know. Thanks!

  8. Scott Bales

    Thanks David, I can find very little info on the company other than they made some truck beds for International Harvester in the 40’s. They have to be super rare, had no idea when I bought it.

  9. Scott Bales

    I have a couple of other things I am doing to the trailer and I can send you an updated pic when I am done next week…

  10. Scott Bales

    Just came back to this thread after the last post and caught up. Any of you that restore one know this, they are more valuable than you think. I have been offered $5000 twice for mine as it sits now. I am not selling it, just letting you know.

  11. JARED

    wow scott thats crazy!! i got mine for $400 at an estate sale.. is yours the refurbished one seen at the top of the page? I cant wait to tinker around with mine when i get it home (got to change the flat tire)

  12. CC

    I bought one of these used about 7 years ago and gave it to my brother who turned it into an off-road camping trailer with a roof top tent on a rack. Very heavy duty and durable.

  13. Brandon

    I just started doing some research on mine. It was my grandpa’s and I’ve been thinking about parting ways with it recently. I hate to see it just rot away outside.

  14. Sue

    I have a green one in my horse pasture. I used it a couple times to haul hay and got laughed at by my feed dealer. lol I should upload a photo.

  15. David Drummond

    Does anybody have a military or Knox jeep trailer in decent shape that you would part with for $500.00 and be willing to ship? I’m in Michigan and not finding nothing close to home so far. If it’s feasible, and I have no idea of cost, but I would be willing to pay for shipping. May find out it’s as much as a car but I hope not. Thanks for your consideration.

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