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Old 01-28-2013, 09:35 AM   #1
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Have you weighed your TT loaded to camp?

And if so, how much 'cargo' weight have you got on board?

I'm curious to see what is a rough average of bedding/clothing/dishes/bath/food/chairs and such that we carry with us.

Some TT have under 1000lb of cargo capacity and others a ton or more.

It would perhaps also be helpful when looking at new TT or TVs to have an idea that 'with a family of 4 for weekends' the cargo is 900lbs and for a full time couple it's 1900lb (or whatever the numbers work out to be)

I don't have scales remotely close to me so I've not had the joy of getting weighed yet - it's on the list for this year even if it's 100 miles out of the way.
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Old 01-28-2013, 09:46 AM   #2
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I have weighed ours a few times and we usually run between 400 to 700 lbs of cargo. I carry about 100 lbs of cast iron and cooking equip, so if you don't carry that you could subtract it. This is for the 2 of us, or 2 plus 2 gk's for a long weekend. That's also not counting what's in the truck bed (bikes, extra propane tank, EZ-up, etc.).
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Old 01-28-2013, 10:07 AM   #3
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I have to admit I have no idea how to find a place to weigh - plus since I have no idea how any of that works, I'm afraid that we'll weigh and then be told we're illegally heavy or something and get a ticket.
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Old 01-28-2013, 11:30 AM   #4
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My unloaded Vehicle weight on the camper is 7219 pounds.
My Truck loaded for camping with family on board is 7,760 pounds
Mu truck and camper together weighs 16,720 pounds.

Subtracting the 7,760 pounds of truck from the 16,720 pounds of togetherness

The camper weighs 8,960 pounds

Subtract unloaded weight of 7219 means I had 1,741 pounds of "my stuff" on board for that trip (empty holding tanks and about 5 gallons of fresh water).

I carry less now and need to re-weigh, but my guess is it still weighs about 1500 pounds.
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Old 01-28-2013, 11:40 AM   #5
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I weighed ours on the first trip out for a 4 day weekend and had 900 lbs of 'stuff'. I know that since then, we've added a little to that and would also carry a little more for a 2 week trip.

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I have to admit I have no idea how to find a place to weigh - plus since I have no idea how any of that works, I'm afraid that we'll weigh and then be told we're illegally heavy or something and get a ticket.
CAT scales will not give you a violations ticket....just a ticket with your weights.

Call your local landfill or quarry to see if they will let you go across their scales. My local quarry has weighed my combo a bunch or times.

Also, some trucking firms have scales, or grain storage facilities.

I usually travel with the trailer at 5500-5600 lbs. I weighed the trailer coming back from the dealer, and it weighed 4760 lbs, so i have about 800 lbs of gear, food, clothes, packed into the trailer....plus I like to travel with about 1/4 tank of water.
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Old 01-28-2013, 11:47 AM   #7
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steer=4440
drive=5160
trailer axle=9840
gross weight=19440

truck weight 6900-19440=12540
12540 - 11590 trailer weight (empty but with stuff from factory batteries/2 propane 30lb)
== 950lbs of stuff

replaced the master bed with a queen pillow top , 2 40 inch televisions, 1 32inch television, chairs, ground covers 3 ea, extra ladder, and my tool box (50lbs) ..plus the normal stuff everyone else carries
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I added roughly 1300 pounds of "stuff" to ours after it got home. I'm amazed we haul around that much stuff just to be weekenders, but it keeps DW happy so that's what we do
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CAT scales will not give you a violations ticket....just a ticket with your weights.

Call your local landfill or quarry to see if they will let you go across their scales. My local quarry has weighed my combo a bunch or times.

Also, some trucking firms have scales, or grain storage facilities.

I usually travel with the trailer at 5500-5600 lbs. I weighed the trailer coming back from the dealer, and it weighed 4760 lbs, so i have about 800 lbs of gear, food, clothes, packed into the trailer....plus I like to travel with about 1/4 tank of water.
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