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    Anyone plan on using one? I think it would be a good idea to keep your camping gear and some supplies in one so in the event of a TSHTF scenario you could hook up stock up and get out.

    Any idea how much weight you could haul in one of these?

    http://winstonsalem.craigslist.org/rvs/995274421.html
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  • #2
    A group I associated with, really had the BOT (bug out trailer) concept worked out :eek:

    This was how you were to transport your 'ticket' to the retreat location, if you didn't preposition it ahead of time...

    A BOT make a lot of sense if you plan on bugging out before TSHTF or right in the beginning... later on it MIGHT (I said MIIGHT) be like giving the bag guys 'meals on wheels' :eek:

    A trailer is a very useful item... and it would be very handy indeed :)
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    • #3
      We used one for the Scout Troop. Between shelves with bungee cord holders we could haul enough gear for 60 boys to camp out for a week so i'm thinking about buying this one just to play around with. All our gear is in large stackable plastic totes so i'm thinking 12 in deep shelves on one side and 6 in shelves on the other with enough room in between for 40 totes of gear. After taking out half the totes i could place a sheet of plywood over the others to use for a bed.
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      • #4
        Given the wheel size of the trailer, and the small tubing of the tongue, I'd estimate this trailer to haul between 850 and 1000 lbs max.
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        • #5
          The basic idea is great. That particular trailer looks a bit whimpy, looks like a Harbor Frieght trailer. A great project would be to buy an OLD horse trailer for $1-200, rebuild it to suit your needs for a few hundred. You will want a new floor/shelves, axel bearings, tires, lights and maybe brakes. You may need some welding done and some camo paint!
          The good thing about horse trailers is they have strong construction, are lockable, use 15-16" rims and light truck tires. You can roll one over, at slow speed, and it will still be functional.
          Last edited by kenno; 01-16-2009, 08:12 PM.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by Visinedrops View Post
            Given the wheel size of the trailer, and the small tubing of the tongue, I'd estimate this trailer to haul between 850 and 1000 lbs max.
            And with the minisulity of both, I'd take it slow in the bumpy parts.....
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            • #7
              I call it a BOAST

              Bug Out ALL Stuff Trailer,

              My album has the early pictures of it. The idea is to pack all the stuff I would like to have, but live with out:
              Big Gardening tools, antenna tower, generator, etc packed and ready to go. These items I could scrafice if need be.

              I go camping alot so my packs & energency food stock I would rather keep in my truck (under the camper shell).

              http://www.xcolony.com/x/album.php?albumid=16
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              • #8
                Originally posted by Edisto View Post
                Bug Out ALL Stuff Trailer,

                My album has the early pictures of it. The idea is to pack all the stuff I would like to have, but live with out:
                Big Gardening tools, antenna tower, generator, etc packed and ready to go. These items I could scrafice if need be.

                I go camping alot so my packs & energency food stock I would rather keep in my truck (under the camper shell).

                http://www.xcolony.com/x/album.php?albumid=16
                Interesting set up with the trailer. Do you plan to leave the tower mounted to the trailer when in use? Looks a little top heavy? I hope to get my hands on an 80 ft. tower soon. Looks just like the one you have. I don't have cell phone service or TV reception here in the mountains. I thot about using it here to improve that situation. Pretty sure that somewhere between the ground and 80 ft. I can get them. I may need to ask you some questions if it comes to pass.
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                • #9
                  Yes the base is mounted to the trailer. I set it up quickly for the pictures, normally I would use guy wires.
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                  • #10
                    If you are planning to buy a tower for mobile use, I would recommend a crank up tower. I used this only because I had the tower & trailer already & I wasn't utilizing either one.
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