McQuerry Trailer Conversion
I have been interested in building up a trailer for years. I have a Vintage Class C, and own a Wells Cargo haul trailer, but have been bitten by the Sheep Camp bug. For months I have been looking for a outfor a "truck bed" trailer of the 40's vintage, and have even considered taking on a canned ham trailer, but stuck in the back of my mind has been the ultimate conversion of a unique trailer from the start to a never to be repeated personal camping vehicle. For those in the dark, a McQuerry is a four wheel trailer, where the axles are separated. front and rear with the front axle articulated, much like the combination of a pup trailer in a double trailer, semi. Only the front axle is part of the trailer. They are narrow, usually only 3 feet wide on the floor, but have wide standing axles, and lots of boxes, storage on the sides. That said, I am thinking of shearing off the top, and using the floor as an interior walk space, with a lot of the renovation done as outside the steel frame, inside the wheel base, with a lot of "outside camping features like the tear drops, or tent trailers. Fact is, I have never pulled one, although, they seem to be great pullers, with little tongue weight. That allows for using the max. pull rate of the coach or my beefy one ton van. The real problem is, backing. I can back the my haul trailer with little problem. I used to stick it in an offset parking spot at my store that was only 11 feet from garage to garage on each side, but I understand this is totally different backing. Well, talk me into or out of doing this!!!