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Old 04-19-2014, 04:55 PM   #1
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So, I weighed the show today.

Yep, had a little time to kill so I decided to find out what it weighs. My basic inventory that lives in the camper is,

Towels. Regular size, about ten, with matching number hand towels and washcloths.

Light weight aluminum pot and pan set. Just your typical dollar store setup, best non stick pans I've ever had too.

Full regular silverware set, again dollar store stuff. Cooking utensils and a few kitchen towels too.

Plastic plates and cups, enough to serve eight.

The typical kitchen spices, salt, pepper, season salt, etc.

Enough bath soap for two picky women. I have a bottle of liquid soap and shampoo. I swear there's 35 more bottles in there. Not really 35, but I'd go ten. A few rolls of TP and chemicals.

All the utilities stuff in the front bin, power cord, 30A extension cord, 150 feet of white hose, pressure regulator, levelers, 10' worth of 2X10 in one foot lengths, sewer hose.

The basement has the grill, sleeping bags, a few camp chairs, enough tools to change tires and whatnot, couple of light tables, my telescope (Which is 100 pounds on it's own.)

I completely drained the fresh tank so I'd know exactly where that stood, the gray and galley are freshly dumped, the black has about five gallons of water with drop ins.

So, now that you've read that, here's the numbers you've been DYING to see. I stood with the truck so I was included.

Hitched= Truck is 9,700 and the trailer is 9,500, total 19,200
Unhitched= Truck is 7,120, landing gear has 3,680, trailer axles have 8400, trailer is 12,080, pin weight is 2,580.

Something I found interesting, the pin weight is actually 2,580, but the landing gear weight is 3,680. 1,100 pounds just moving the weight back about six feet, a nearly 200 pound per foot change.

My dry weight, per the sticker, is 11,336. That means 744 pounds of stuff, which I agree with.

So, the only thing missing from the going down the road on a trip weight are clothing, what food we carry and personal items that we carry out. That of course varies by where and how long so I didn't include it, but shouldn't go more than a couple of hundred pounds. Most trips I get food locally, and I usually tow with 1/3 tank of fresh but didn't know how much that actually was, which is why I dropped it. When I'm going primitive I'll carry a full tank of fresh on the road so I don't have to find it later, but since I weighed it empty I can calculate that exactly in the future.

For the weight police crowd, still would rather not admit what I'm pulling it with. I'll admit to being over on rated payload, but under on GCWR, well under on GAWR, in fact so far under GAWR that the factory payload rating is laughable.

So for those that have been wondering what real world weight we deal with is, here you are for my 346RETS with dual AC. If it ever ends up with all personal add ons gone and truly factory empty I might swing it through the scale to find out how accurate that 11,336 is.
Now-2014 Sierra 346RETS 5er BUB
Then-2002 Keystone Springdale 286RLDS TT

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