Originally Posted by thebrakeman
A very conservative estimate for loaded TT is 1000 lbs over dry weight
That is EXTREMELY conservative. Water, filled propane tanks, batteries, and a spare tire alone will run around 600 lbs over the estimated dry weight. Add in a decent WDH with sway control and hitch.. probably close to another 80-100. That doesn't leave much for personal equipment/food/clothing/linens/tools/extra fuel/etc etc.
I usually estimate "dry" (basic essentials every rig will have on board not included in the published dry weight) around 1000 lbs not including any personal items. Then a conservative personal gear/food/tools/toys/generators/etc etc load out around 1500 lbs.
With that alone he would be 200 lbs over. Add another adult... and so on. It's the little stuff that adds up fast.