Ned Jacklin (LASNJ@CCMAIL.CECO.COM)
Wed, 2 Oct 1996 12:37:06 CST
We purposely resisted having to get a trailer for as long as we could.
The inherent problems of who would pull it, paying for it in the first
place, maintaining it, insurance, a place to park it, and so on.
This was okay when we had only 18 Scouts and most drivers had vans.
It was quite a pain, however, when trying to remember which seat we
stuffed the dutch oven under, or whose van did we put the Coleman
Now we're 30 Scouts and still growing. We've been getting along with
a popup tent trailer which is gutted. We just crank it up and
load/unload the gear.
We're in the process of buying a 6 x 12 single axle Pace American or
Wells Cargo. The gentleman with 60+ Scouts will probably need a 8 x
15 and a stout vehicle with which to pull it.
They're not cheap. We're budgeting $3000. Fifteen local businesses
donated $200 each in return for having their name on the trailer as a
sponsor. Most of them thanked us for thinking of them!
It will have 2 rear doors and a right front side door. We'll build
shelves inside along each wall for troop gear. We're thinking of
mounting vertical PVC pipe (6 or 8 inch diameter) along the front wall
to store the tents in. The center aisle will accommodate most all of
the personal gear. We'll almost certainly be adding things like
diamond plate stone shield, venturi vent on the roof, backup alarm and
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City