Sunday, January 18, 2009

Roadside chuckwagon plans on eBay

Here's an interesting set of plans for a family chuckwagon-trailer. The optical appeared in the May 1965 issue of Popular Mechanics.

If you don't want to purchase the plans on eBay, Google Books has published the entire May issue of the magazine. It ran on pages 132 to 137 and was continued on page 200.

The link will take you to page 200. You can find the begining of the article from there.

Here's the eBay description:
Up for bid is an ORIGINAL seven page plan from a vintage magazine. This article details the building of an awesome carry all trailer designed ultimately for cooking when camping, vacationing and on fishing trips.

This Chuck Wagon has it all even a speaker system. This is a complete kitchen with hot stove, pull out table, drawers, storage, compartments for clothes and food and even an iceboxbox for perishables.

This trailer contains everything you could need and want for any camping trip, hike and even tailgating at a game. You receive the original plan not a copy.


  1. That is so cool. I won't show my hubby because he will want one.

    Missed you at the EDCC on Thurs. Next month is print comp and I'm should too.

    Take care.

  2. I like the "new" Coleman stove on page 195.

  3. Thanks for the comments, Hick and Ed.

    Ed -- I have 20-year old Colemen stove in the garage, all beat up and rusted. You can have it. All you have to do is drive up here ...

  4. We're heading to Big Sur for a week between the President's Days. That's half way, isn't it? :)