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