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    Looking for input on a "meat wagon" type trailer. I've used one very little and with the whole family going this year, we'll just have too much stuff to strap on racks (particularly if we score) and I don't want to purchase a second machine for the little time we'd actually use it.

    Thinking something we can pull behind my Cam Am 2 seater and I can just hitch a ride on top of the wagon-I'm perfectly happy to walk around bad or steep sections of trail and on certain trails I'm thinking I'll just ride my mt. bike. I know this may not be the best idea and it sounds hideously dangerous just typing it but wondering if anyone's tried such a stunt and what particular wagon they used...
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    Pac Rats are freaking awesome trailers and would be perfect for what you have in mind.



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    I just put two up for sale on the Swap n Sell - http://forums.outdoorsdirectory.com/...89#post1114889

    Pac Rat are top of the line, but you will have to pay top dollar.... I'm just having a hard time parting with $1,500+ for an ATV trailer.
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    If you can find a cheap trailer frame/axle and mount a fish tote on it, you've got the perfect meat hauler, that's what we use. Waterproof, easy to clean, near bulletproof, and light.
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    I have an aluminumn tandem axle trailer with a 25 gallon fuel cell mounted on it so no more hauling gas cans. also has a fold down chuck wagon table for your camp stove. trailer alone is worth 2600 without the extra fuel tank and table. only used once. Make a fair offer.
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    Attachment 59391folding chuck wagon stove table
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    Attachment 59392 aluminumn fuel tank
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    Have a look at this one! Watch the whole video and notice how smooth it rides. I have a single axle meat wagon and it bounces quite a bit. Wouldn't wanna ride on top of mine thats for sure...
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    Thanks for input everyone...

    Argonut- that sounds like quite a trailer but probably more than I'm looking for, AKMud- probably wanting something covered with a solid lid.

    Has anyone tried the trailer made by Greer- I saw one at the outdoor show last weekend and the price wasn't too unreasonable.
    A welder friend of mine built himself a walking beam trailer from aluminum and it's just awesome, but he's got a small fortune in just materials and refuses to build another...said he'd have to charge $3k to make a nickel on it.
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    At the risk of sounding like a shameless plug for money (which it really isn't; we don't make much from these), you might check out our ATV Meat Wagon Trailer Plans in the store. They're from Mike Reywalt, formerly a trailer builder from Delta Junction. His plans seem to sell well, so perhaps they're worth a look.

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    Greer makes a great trailer! Very sizeable/durable. The load rides nice and low and is stable even with totes on top. But, like I said, with the single axle it bounces a bit.
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