Re: Do you have a trailer?
Jim Hertwig (JHertwig@AOL.COM)
Wed, 25 Oct 1995 10:03:54 -0400
In a message dated 95-10-23 19:16:55 EDT, you write:
>My troop is starting to act on a long time desire to get an enclosed
>The first step is to decide exactly what we want, and how to pay for it. We
>intend to store the large items that go with us on all trips, then just
>extras the night we leave.
>I would like to know what experiences you've had. What size trailer do you
>Do you wish it was larger, or could you have done well with a smaller one.
>did you pay for it? Any other thoughts would be appreciated.
Good luck on getting a trailer. My troop (Troop 775 [Irving, TX] - Circle
Ten Council - [Dallas, TX]) purchased a trailer about 3 years ago.
We got a Wells Cargo - 5' w X 8' l X 4.5' h - trailer. We have 20 boys, most
of whom go on the camp-outs we have monthly. When most all of them go, we
are really hard pressed for space, but then we may take more than absolutely
necessary, too! We really wish we have a little bigger one, but hauling it
puts enough of a strain on the vehicle, that instead of getting another
larger one in the future, we're considering getting another one the same
size, the theory being that two smaller trailers will be easier to haul and
manage than one large one.
We purchased ours from the friend of one of the troop's Assistant Scout
Masters (and Committee Chairperson) who didn't need it any more. We paid
around $600, which was a good bargain, and it was in pretty good shape.
One problem we encountered was vandalism. We kept it at the sponsoring
church, parked and locked to a ball that had been specially mounted on a pole
by an ASM. Then we started getting the tail lights broken out, probably by
juveniles roaming the neighborhood with nothing to do - SHOULD BE IN
SCOUTS!!! Anyway, I keep it at my house now, under a carport adjacent to our
garage. My wife has been understanding enough to put up with the intrusion,
and it has worked okay. But it's something to keep in mind.
Let me know how things go!
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City