scouts-l Mail Archive for February of 2000: Re: Troop Trailer
Gary A. Musselman (Gaalmus@AOL.COM
Fri Feb 25 2000 - 19:39:05 CST
In a message dated 02/25/2000 10:29:18 AM Eastern Standard Time,
<< Our questions [about Scout trailers] are:
1. How have you designed the interior of your troop trailer to keep
items in order and in place?
Our trailer had wooden shelving built along both sides years ago. The
shelves have hunged drop doors, held closed by door hooks. The resulting
bins hold equipment in place. Space under the shelves lets patrol boxes rest
on the floor. Space on top (below the roof) allows for long poles, etc.
There is space at the rear for water barrels and tarp poles, held in place by
We think that, as workable as that has been, it is too heavy. Current plans
look like taking most or all of the wood out and buying plastic tote boxes
for gear. They are light, can be stacked, and will be held in place by
netting and bungee cords.
2. What materials have you used to keep it light in weight?
3. What are your experiences with fiberglass tops?
Ours has been fine. We've painted it several times and its due again, but
the trailer is many years old.
4. What have you done for security? How to keep the trailer from
disappearing when the troop is out for a hike . . .
We have a third wheel on the tongue that we padlock up to travel and down
when parked. Not impossible to steal, but hard. A chain around the axel or
rear deck and a nearby tree or post would do the trick.
5. Any other cautions, suggestions, comments for the good of the
Hope that is helpful.