scouts-l Mail Archive for February of 2000: Re: Troop Trailer
Scott Patterson (scottpat@NETDOOR.COM
Fri Feb 25 2000 - 12:38:37 CST
Trailers are great and needed for larger troops. We just purchased our
troops second trailer because we out grew our first. We looked at all
trailers, types and sizes. We had enough money to buy a tandem but choose
to buy a single for a few reasons. The first was the weight of the trailer
and the second was the extra cost. The tandem could not be pulled by just
any car or truck. I drive a large Suburban so it really made no difference
to me but I will not be around as long as the trailer. The Hitch ball is
even large than a standard 2" I think if memory serves me the tongue weight
tripled with the tandem also.
Just some things to think about also, that we really never did until it came
time to purchase it.
We ended up with a 8x10 with a 6' ceiling and a side door, we added a "Nose
Cone" to help with the wind drag (and GAS!!) and our total cost was around
The brand we purchased was a Wells Cargo.
T-15 Madison, MS
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Behalf Of T Mark Blakemore
Sent: Friday, February 25, 2000 3:59 PM
Subject: Re: Troop Trailer
I don't want to pour cold water on your excitement over the new trailer; we
are saving for one also. We have nothing but my Suburban and whatever we
can borrow. But, we have learned from other troops with trailering
experience that a dual axle is much preferred for two important reasons: i)
handling on the highway [not as much weaving] and ii) safety in case of a
blowout [with one of two tires out there is a greater chance of the trailer
flipping, while with one of four tires out you can maintain stability until
you stop]. We decided to keep saving our money until we could afford the
dual axle model.
T. Mark Blakemore
SM Troop 6