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Bug Out Trailers!

Postby BuyBugOutTrailers » Wed Nov 04, 2020 3:33 pm

Hello Everyone, and thank you for the warm welcome onto this forum.

I just wanted to drop a link to our start-up company's website, Bug Out Trailers. Check it out, and connect with us on Facebook and Instagram too!

https://buybugouttrailers.com/

Thanks!
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Re: Bug Out Trailers!

Postby Noc3 » Fri Jan 08, 2021 10:45 am

Good luck with your new venture!
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Re: Bug Out Trailers!

Postby GuitarPhotog » Fri Jan 08, 2021 12:31 pm

How is a "bug out" trailer different from any other teardrop?
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Re: Bug Out Trailers!

Postby Graniterich » Fri Jan 08, 2021 8:22 pm

GuitarPhotog wrote:How is a "bug out" trailer different from any other teardrop?
Well it has all 90 angles and no galley first off
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Re: Bug Out Trailers!

Postby BigGoofyGuy » Tue Jan 12, 2021 12:26 am

It maximizes space. It is a simple design. :thinking:
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Re: Bug Out Trailers!

Postby EZDog » Tue Jan 12, 2021 4:45 pm

Are these just an open unfinished shell on the inside?
Not that there is anything wrong with that but there are no details at all that I can see?


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Re: Bug Out Trailers!

Postby ghcoe » Wed Feb 17, 2021 10:59 am

Dropping a note in here so I can get updates to posts.

The original Bug Out was a basic 4x8 square drop. This was to facilitate simplicity in the build in the hopes to encourage people to build their own trailer. It is simple and cheap requiring little cutting since all panels are as you would purchase them at the hardware store except the end pieces. If you can paint and wallpaper then canvasing (PMF) is usually within the abilities of the average person. A simple Harbor Freight trailer is economical and more than enough trailer (in fact overkill) to support a Bug Out body. A square drop is, as someone mentioned, more roomy for the same foot print as a traditional tear drop shape. I did not include shelving or doors to simplify the build. So yes the original Bug Out was a box. The builds we are doing for for the site does come with two shelves with a front lip in the rear. Extra Door, baggage doors and windows can be added for additional costs.

The Bug Out is a foamie. The benefits of a foamie is that there is little to rot. With traditional builds you have to make sure everything is sealed properly or you can potentially get rot. Even if traditional built trailers are sealed properly when new, you still have to make sure the seals are in good shape from time to time. Sadly, usually by time you find you have a water intrusion issue it is too late, and expensive repairs are needed. This is more the case if the trailer is used on rough roads often. The way foamies are constructed there is little way for seals to fail, since there really is no seals on a foamie. If a seal did fail, if there was one, there is nothing to rot if water did get inside the skin.

A foamie is also super light compared to a similarly sized traditional build. A 3/4"x4'x8' piece of plywood weighs about 61 pounds and supplies very little insulation value (R-.94). A 2"x4'x8' piece of XPS foam weighs about 8 pounds and has R-10 insulation value. You can see this makes for a well insulated and light build.

Foamies can recover from slight damage. Yes they can regenerate and heal if the damage is not too extensive.

Ok, well hope this answers a few questions. Thanks for looking, George.
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Re: Bug Out Trailers!

Postby EZDog » Wed Feb 17, 2021 7:12 pm

Well thanks for the few answers but more info and pics would only help your cause !

Are you actually using a HF trailer here?
Is the wall finish fabric,do I understand this correctly?

Are any built
Are we here any inside pics at all??????


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Re: Bug Out Trailers!

Postby ghcoe » Fri Feb 19, 2021 9:27 pm

EZDog wrote:Well thanks for the few answers but more info and pics would only help your cause !
Are you actually using a HF trailer here?
Is the wall finish fabric,do I understand this correctly?
Are any built
Are we here any inside pics at all??????


I use HF trailers, Bi-Mart trailers, Ultra-Tow trailers and others. Depends on what the purchaser wants. The default and most economical is the HF trailer.

The walls and roof are a foam-canvas composite.

I am working on my fourth build now. I have 3 builds waiting at this point. Two bicycle trailers and a 5'x8 custom squaredrop.

I recently had a hard drive failure and lost all my complete pictures from my last build which had shelves inside. My current build, has well as future builds, will have two shelves in back. Here are some pictures of the current build with shelves.

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Gorrilla Glue, Great Stuff and Gripper. The three G's of foamie construction.

My build viewtopic.php?t=54099
Working with flashing for foamie construction viewtopic.php?f=55&t=60303
Making a hot wire http://tnttt.com/viewtopic.php?f=55&t=55323
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Re: Bug Out Trailers!

Postby ghcoe » Fri Feb 19, 2021 9:29 pm

A optional profile.

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Gorrilla Glue, Great Stuff and Gripper. The three G's of foamie construction.

My build viewtopic.php?t=54099
Working with flashing for foamie construction viewtopic.php?f=55&t=60303
Making a hot wire http://tnttt.com/viewtopic.php?f=55&t=55323
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