This is an original example of the very rare Fruehauf Searchlight trailer. It has the original tires. The front hitch is original and not cut or modified. It tilts and functions as it should. Lights are present, but not in working order.
The M1 searchlight trailer has the manually operated winch mounted on the drawbar in front of the cargo box. The two large hand wheels turned the winch, which allowed the crew to pull the searchlight or generator onto the trailer via a chain that passed through the front of the trailer box and then attached to the light or generator.
Clearance lights, reflectors, and blackout stop- and tail-lights are mounted around the body. This model has the landing wheel beneath the drawbar. Footman loops and rope tie-downs are riveted around the body. The heavy tailgate is original and constructed of steel channel.