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Troop 42 is very lucky to have some of the best troop equipment in the nation. Below is a description of our two largest investments.

Our bus is a '99 AmTran with an International DT466 diesel engine. This is the fifth bus that our troop has owned and we couldn't operate without it. Since buying it on eBay we have tinted the windows, installed a deadbolt lock and an air ride hitch to pull the trailer. We also removed the standard bus seats and installed charter bus seats that were donated by an individual that was converting a charter bus into a camper. It has a stereo and speakers for the boys to listen to on the way to campouts that also has a mic so announcements can be made over the noise of the bus. We also had it painted black and lettered it with the troop logo.

We have purchased a brand new enclosed trailer from H&H Trailers. They make a very high quality trailer with an attention to detail. Below are pictures and interior drawings, here are some highlights of our trailer.

  • 2004 H&H 7' x 14' tandem axle enclosed trailer with ramp door
  • 6' sidewalls, almost 7' high in the center
  • Wire shelving throughout
  • Milk crates for organizing everything; a different crate for everything (yes they are legal)
  • First aid kit and fire extinguisher mounted just inside door.
  • Wired with bright interior lighting and a battery for those times we aren't hooked to a vehicle
  • Equipment checkout board
  • Split interior design -
    • front third personal gear (packs, sleeping bags, etc.)
    • back two thirds troop gear (tents, coolers, patrol boxes, etc.)
trailer side
trailer rear


To see additional photos of the inside, please roll over drawings below.

trailer left
Rear part of trailer looking at left wall.
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trailer floorplan
Overhead floor plan of the trailer showing both the personal gear area and troop area
trailer right
Rear part of trailer looking at right wall.
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trailer back
Rear part of trailer looking in from the back.
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trailer front
Front part of trailer looking at left wall. If you look in the drawing above you will see this area is used for the scouts personal gear (packs, sleeping bag, etc.).
trailer front2
Front part of trailer looking at front wall. You can see the battery box sitting in the lower part of this picture. The battery powers lights when we are not hooked to anything.

If you ever want to pull a trailer with a bus contact us so we can give you some very valuable information. We learned the hard way by braking the tongue off first.

Bus and trailer
Bus trailer
front inside view one pod

We have a lot of people ask us about the advantages and disadvantages of owning a troop bus. If you have any questions about our equipment please feel free to email us. If you haven't seen our custom patrol boxes you need to.

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