Re: Trailer Information
Mark Arend (arend@PEOPLES.NET)
Thu, 3 Oct 1996 11:07:55 -0500
We are going to be buying a trailer soon so my ASM & I spent time at the
Camporee last weekend looking at trailers. Most Troops had Haulmark,
perhaps because there is a dealer in a nearby town who gives discounts to
Most were about 6 x 12; the larger trailers need a bigger vehicle to pull
it; one Troop said they had two smaller trailers rather than one large one.
Some had shelves, some did not--it was divided about 50/50. Those without
shelves liked the flexibility, those with the organization. One interesting
trailer had shelves mounted from the ceiling; they came down about 1/3 of
the way and the lower part of the trailer was clear.
Some Troops stored equipment in the trailer, some did not. Those that did
liked having everything all together and ready to go. Those that did not
talked about security. One commented about how extremes in temperature
would age equipment sitting in a closed trailer which was stored outside (in
Wisconsin air temperature can range from a winter low of -25 F (-31 C) to a
summer high of 100 F (37 C)). (and yes, we take the Troop out all year round).
Hope this information helps
Mark W. Arend
Beaver Dam Community Library
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Beaver Dam, Wisc. 53916 man's best friend. Inside of
(414) 887-4631 (fax 887-4633) a dog it's too dark to read.
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