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Old 05-01-2015, 09:48 AM   #11
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Yes the trailers built now are not the same as 10-20 years ago. With full water, fuel, toys, food, the trailer will come fully maxed out. Especially if Hauling a Polaris Rzr 4 seater or any other 4 seat side by side. Also depends on where you live and how the roads are. Me in California there are many roads that are terrible for hauling trailers with dips and huge bumps.
My trailer has a cargo capacity of 968 pounds. I don't really want to add 240 pounds of water to weight.

Not to hijack the thread, but what happens if i have a bunch of people in my camper riding out the storm? Does cargo capacity translate to weight limits when sitting at camp?
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Old 05-01-2015, 09:49 AM   #12
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You haven't driven through Detroit yet. There are pot holes that will swallow you up..... . Last time out my total weight with TV & 5er was 23,600 lbs. I mention Michigan because that's where we boondock all the time unless we're out west. Those backroads and trails aren't the best but still no problems.
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Old 05-01-2015, 09:52 AM   #13
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My trailer has a cargo capacity of 968 pounds. I don't really want to add 240 pounds of water to weight.

Not to hijack the thread, but what happens if i have a bunch of people in my camper riding out the storm? Does cargo capacity translate to weight limits when sitting at camp?
IMHO no problem.
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Old 05-01-2015, 09:53 AM   #14
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My trailer has a cargo capacity of 968 pounds. I don't really want to add 240 pounds of water to weight.

Not to hijack the thread, but what happens if i have a bunch of people in my camper riding out the storm? Does cargo capacity translate to weight limits when sitting at camp?
When set up in camp you have the tires, stab jacks, and the landing gear/front jack holding things up.

So unless you have 12 people all standing around inside I would not sweat it.
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Old 05-01-2015, 10:08 AM   #15
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When set up in camp you have the tires, stab jacks, and the landing gear/front jack holding things up.

So unless you have 12 people all standing around inside I would not sweat it.
Thanks everyone for the info. Its been one of those things that I just wonder about while camping, then i open another beer and worry about something important, like dinner and if we have enough beer


Side note, i did have 8 people and two dogs in my little 21 foot trailer for about an hour after a float trip during a storm. It was surprising comfortable all things considered
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Amazing how comfortable a couple of wobbly pops can make you feel......hehehe
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Old 07-06-2015, 12:21 AM   #17
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I always have, and always will continue to top off my tank prior to leaving...I don't care what anybody says...we usually head through some desolate areas because we dry camp/boondock for the most part so I would rather have my 160gal than not! I don't really care if I spend a little more in fuel hauling it...it's worth it to me...
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Old 07-06-2015, 01:16 AM   #18
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Ours hold 130 gal. I carry about 1/3 to 1/2 fresh water and I always fill the toy hauler tank with 30 gallons. You never know I might need the genny along the way.
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Old 07-06-2015, 11:21 AM   #19
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Always plan your trip for filling water. I do not recommend traveling long distances with water and fuel tanks full on the trailer.

There are many truck stops on the way you shouldn't have an issue filling your toy hauler
Half of 106 gallons of water is 53 times 8 (round figure) is 424 pounds of water sloshing around, disturbing the balance. A full tank of water does not slosh.

Just my thoughts.
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Old 07-06-2015, 11:25 AM   #20
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I camped one at Laguna Seca, a Monterey County park. I had full hookups.

After getting set up I walked up to the nearest restroom. On the door was a sign that said to boil the water before drinking.

Back in camp I disconnected the water hose and we lived off of the water we brought from home.

I wonder what others did.

For those that never use campground bathrooms how would they know to boil the water?
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