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Old 10-05-2015, 01:14 AM   #1
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Slide out cargo tray

I've been thinking about the 1000 lb people/cargo weight limit on my Berk and how to deal with that.
Has anyone considered removing the slide out cargo tray, and how much weight would this free up?

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Old 10-05-2015, 08:33 AM   #2
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I would bet that would save a couple hundred of pounds. I also removed the 1/2 inch particle board cover under my bed. I figured just dead (20 lbs or so) weight and I know not to put things there. There was a metal screen covering my inverter (and before the systematic police chime in it is called an inverter by Magnum Enegery) that is also gone. I go through the coach every spring and ask what can I remove for weight savings.
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Old 10-05-2015, 09:14 AM   #3
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I know I don't have a MH but as silver has said I try every year to get a little lighter. Lighter weight lawn chairs, a gas grill /stove and a very small charcoal grill and just as much charcoal as we need for that trip. We didn't need a kitchen service for eight cut that to 4. Pots and pans aluminum and just the basics. Water Hose was a big item i got rid of, kept 50 ft of white hose but got rid of 200 ft of regular hose and got 200 ft of that light weight expandable lost 30 lbs doing this. Expandable works great for filling water tank without moving to get to spigot. Next weight loss wil be tools and setting up a basic tool kit bet I can loose 30 lbs there.
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Old 10-05-2015, 01:26 PM   #4
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Same here, but i bought that rubber Expandable hose, looking at the box it said DO NOT USE FOR DRINKING WATER BY HUMANS. So I don't use it. Maybe they made one with out the chemicals the use for the Expandable part. Will use it to wash RV. Tools broke it down to what i need for basic work. I try not to carry to much Junk.
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Old 10-05-2015, 06:20 PM   #5
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Why only 1000 lb? 340 hp?


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Old 10-05-2015, 07:17 PM   #6
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Yea, that's the max cargo weight for my rig


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Old 10-05-2015, 07:36 PM   #7
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Yea, that's the max cargo weight for my rig


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Something isn't right. I have a 2011 RB with more than that.
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Old 10-05-2015, 07:38 PM   #8
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That's what the weight sticker on the screen door says.

The combined weight of occupants and cargo should never excess 1022 lbs


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Old 10-05-2015, 07:40 PM   #9
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Have you weighed it?
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Old 10-05-2015, 07:41 PM   #10
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Not yet, planning to do that before I hit the road. Will the truck weigh stations let me weigh there?


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