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Author Topic: New BOT (Bug Out Trailer)  (Read 35 times)

Canuck In Denver

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New BOT (Bug Out Trailer)
« on: July 11, 2018, 10:45:16 PM »

A while back I got a line on a very well maintained 5x8 V nose trailer, the V adds two feet to the length. It has only the one door on the rear, which I prefer to having one on the side. Inside width is a bit less than 5 feet but it is 6 feet at the walls and two inches higher down the center.

It was a construction trailer with roof racks, so I have a place to put canoes or what not. It did have shelves on one side, but I didn't like them so I took them out (they were too wide and wouldn't allow for a balanced load). I still have to put new shelves in, 12 inches wide on each side so I will still have nearly 3 feet between them. Originally I was going to space the shelves at 18 inches, but I've decided to put them at 2 feet. That will give me 3 shelves on each side. That will give me plenty of room to keep all of my camping (aka bug out) gear and still have room for other items should I have to bug out.

The old bug out trailer will have the enclosure removed so it won't be so top heavy and will just be a mini pickup box trailer, maybe I'll put on a cover of some sort... or maybe not.
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Re: New BOT (Bug Out Trailer)
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2018, 08:58:31 AM »

that sounds really good. I would recommend attaching E Track on the sides of the trailer at 2 and 4 foot. This has worked real well for me in my cube van. They have about a million different types of fitting for it at Harbor Freight or Northern. I have even built shelves that fasten on the 2x4 e track mounts and they can be installed or remover in minutes and give you many options for your trailer or truck configuration. Have a 6x2 foot work bench that I can remove and use outside of the truck on jobs and I always make them so 1 person can  remove or install them. Since everything fits on both sides it is handy as hell to have. Since I do end up working on grass or grave a lot I have made the legs so I can slip on wheels to move it around easier. These also fit on the bottom of any shelf units I have made. I find it real handy to use moving them around the shed or the shop when I remove them from the truck. Have even impressed a few people at Menards when I have to pick some supplies and materials up by being able to move the units around in the truck for more room to make sure the load is balanced.
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Re: New BOT (Bug Out Trailer)
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2018, 09:00:17 PM »

I'll have to look at e track, thanks.
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