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Offline Nathan

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This winter's project
« on: January 30, 2018, 07:54:34 am »
Ok, have to share the project I've been working on with several others for my son's Boy Scout troop.  Their old trailer was 20 years old, had poorly functioning surge brakes and a 1000 lb tongue weight. It was also beginning to rust away.

Step 1 was to purchase a new, all aluminum cargo trailer:


Step 2 was to finish the inside:







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Re: This winter's project
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2018, 07:59:13 am »
Led lights were needed for the interior and exterior:



That drove a way to keep the battery charged:


Soon we were ready to load it up:





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Re: This winter's project
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2018, 08:05:06 am »
Once loaded, we had a tongue weight of 400 lbs, and with electric brakes, it can now be towed by many vehicles, including our FWD Flex:


Of course no Scout trailer is complete without some decals.  Here's the finished product on its maiden campout. It should serve the Troop for another at least 20 years.






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Re: This winter's project
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2018, 08:09:44 am »
THAT is a class act right there!
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Re: This winter's project
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2018, 01:13:53 pm »
 :applause: :applause: :applause:

Awesome!!
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Re: This winter's project
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2018, 06:52:20 pm »
Wow what a great job Nathan. We did similar for the boys cub pack which had no trailer. Now they have to fill it over time.

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Re: This winter's project
« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2018, 07:30:17 pm »
Lots of good stuff here...

Wait... Am I seeing things?  That looks like a 6.7 emblem on the side of that truck... :o
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This winter's project
« Reply #7 on: January 30, 2018, 07:31:30 pm »
Thanks guys. It was a team effort for sure with at least a half dozen of us combining ideas and skills. Of course now that we've completely handed it over to the boys, it may not stay as neat on the inside, but at least we'll have a good time towing it to campouts. Oh, and we planted a few convenience items like cell phone chargers to make our lives a bit more convenient.


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Re: This winter's project
« Reply #8 on: January 30, 2018, 07:34:50 pm »
Wow what a great job Nathan. We did similar for the boys cub pack which had no trailer. Now they have to fill it over time.

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That looks great. Our Cub Scout pack didn't have a trailer.


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Re: This winter's project
« Reply #9 on: January 30, 2018, 07:53:45 pm »
Lots of good stuff here...

Wait... Am I seeing things?  That looks like a 6.7 emblem on the side of that truck... :o
Yes it does but that was sold for a 6.0 and more camping $$$. Who am I to keep a truck long

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Re: This winter's project
« Reply #10 on: January 30, 2018, 09:32:50 pm »
Looks awesome!!!

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Re: This winter's project
« Reply #11 on: January 30, 2018, 09:53:13 pm »
Great Job
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Re: This winter's project
« Reply #12 on: February 02, 2018, 09:39:19 pm »
fantastic nathan.....

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Re: This winter's project
« Reply #13 on: February 03, 2018, 06:36:04 am »
Both trailers look great! My grandson is a cub scout also. He just finished up collecting cash and donations for his neighbors who lost their home and everything they own to a fire.

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