scouts-l Mail Archive for February of 2000: Re: Troop Trailer
Chris Summers (ChrisinHouston@AOL.COM
Sat Feb 26 2000 - 07:40:51 CST
My advice is to buy a trailer of good quality that will last and they don't
make them like they used to!. My son's troop bought there trailer in 1943
and is still using it today. At first I didn't believe it until I saw an old
B&W photo of it being pulled by a 1936 pickup truck with a bunch of smiling
scouts in back.
It is an open stake bed type, 8 ft wide and 16 ft long. They had to replace
the wheels a couple of years ago because no one could work on split wheel
rims when changing a tire. Until somewhere in the 60's when the laws
changed, they used to put some boards throught the side slats and make
benches and haul the scouts to camp.
Now an open stake bed isn't for everyone, but it sure makes it easy for
hauling canoes or long pine logs for pioneering projects and keeping those
ridge polls for the wall tents.
Chris in Houston