John Durbetaki (JohnDurbetaki@WORLDNET.ATT.NET)
Sun, 20 Jul 1997 10:34:41 -0700
Mark Speck wrote:
>Who owns the Trailer and how is it titled?
Owned by Chartered Org, Titled jointly to Chartered Org and me.
>Who pays for Trailer licence fees, maintenance, and upkeep?
Troop reimburses me or pays outright. Or on additional things, the troop
also pays. For example, I wanted a wheel to go on the tongue lift so
that I could move it around inside the barn more easily. The troop
bought it because it made my life easier and because I don't charge rent
on storage space for the trailer. So, if there are little things that
you might do to make life easier for the person storing it for free,
please do them. They will appreciate it.
>Is separate insurance required or is the Trailer covered by the
>property insuance (homeowners) where it is stored, or by the
>vehicle that is towing it?
Generally (please check with your insurance carrier) there is coverage
under the umbrella homeowners policy, but we did not want to take any
chances, so we had the insurance company write an addition to the policy
to cover the trailer specifically. This let us have it be described
specifically (VIN, Date of manufacture, etc). Also, by having me as a
co-title holder, it let us use my homeowners policy rather than having
to go on the Chartered Org's policy, which would have been more of
hassle (they don't move too fast on money things, if you know what I
>In the event of an accident would the Troop pay for the deductable?
Depends on accident, of course, but if the trailer was on troop
business, the Troop would pay. I would not expect the troop to pay if I
do something stupid, like driving the tractor into it.
>Can a Committee Member donate their time to maintenance of the
>Trailer, or must a qualified repair shop be utilized for liability
I am not aware of any restrictions as to who can to repairs and
maintenance, for any vehicle. If you are being reimbursed for repairs by
the insurance company, then it gets sticky if you are volunteering time
and are not normally in the business of making such repairs, but this is
an issue that the insurance folks should answer. As for routine
maintenance, I do things such as balancing, lube, and brake checks and
the troop reimburses me for out of pocket expenses (I take the wheels
off and take them to the local tire shop to balance and in the mean
time, I can lube and check out the trailer brakes).
>Could the Trailer be used by Troop Members for Service Projects or
It should be up to the Troop Committee to decide this, but Service
Projects that are Scouting related would most certainly be ok. Personal
use is done by us on a situation by situation basis. It helps that our
trailer is a larger trailer that requires a 2 5/16 ball and electric
brakes, so that pretty well limits who can pull it, but one of our
Assistant Scoutmasters wanted to borrow the trailer for Church camp and
that was considered ok.
SM T855, CM P729
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City