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Old 05-01-2016, 01:08 PM   #11
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Just don't forget about all the holes that will be left. Like I said not trying to be a jerk or anything just my opinion.
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Old 05-01-2016, 01:19 PM   #12
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Just don't forget about all the holes that will be left. Like I said not trying to be a jerk or anything just my opinion.
I'm not sure what holes you are referring to? Do you mean the door that gives access to the back of the water heater and the vent holes for the furnace?
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Old 05-01-2016, 01:21 PM   #13
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You need to sell trailer and just buy a tent!!
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Old 05-01-2016, 01:21 PM   #14
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Lets see.................you are takeing all this stuff out to save wieght and increase storage.Unless you are storeing helium baloons in there,what you put back has to at least equal what you take out.
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Old 05-01-2016, 01:24 PM   #15
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I'm not sure what holes you are referring to? Do you mean the door that gives access to the back of the water heater and the vent holes for the furnace?
Yes the water heater door, the heat vent holes and the big hole for the ac. And also you have to consider what you are doing to the tongue weight by removing things, of course depending on where they are it might not make any difference at all. To each their own.
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Old 05-01-2016, 01:28 PM   #16
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I'm surprised that so many of you are rather negative about plans that we have made that are specific to OUR needs. I thought this was a place to share ideas and help each other achieve their desired outcomes.

I understand that my way of doing things and how I want to use my camper is not the same as your way, but this seems more like an attack on our uses rather than providing suggestions.

When we remove these heavy appliances that WE DO NOT USE, it allows storage for clothes, food, emergency items, tools, etc. I'm going to bring all of those items no matter what, so why not remove items that I... and I ALONE will not use to allow greater storage.

Perhaps I need to find another forum that offers suggestions more catered to my style of camping. I'm sure there is a jeep forum out there where crawlers also want lighter trailers.

thanks for the suggestions from those that were supportive. Best of luck to all of you.
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Old 05-01-2016, 01:50 PM   #17
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It is YOUR trailer to do with as you wish. People are just pointing out things that they think that you may not have realized. Taking out 150 lps then putting 150 lbs back in is not saving weight. BUT you are able to bring more things that you want. As fas as the hwh, that would be the last thing that I would remove. But I agree with the microwave, if you don't use it then by all means take it out. The roof air conditioner might leave a rather large hole in the roof upon removal. Holes mean more places that rain might come in and ruin the roof.
Again this is your trailer, remodel it to fit your needs. But most of all have fun with what ever you do to it.
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Old 05-01-2016, 01:59 PM   #18
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We are not replacing MORE weight when we remove the appliances. We will be taking the same things as we did before. I don't see how that is not being communicated correctly. If I was at 2900 lbs loaded while all of these appliances were installed, then removed them, it would be a net loss of whatever all the collective appliances weight are. So now the food, clothes, drinks, etc now have a place to be stored. That is still a net loss of weight...

Our AC unit is also not on our roof, but inside the cabin. No holes to seal up.

I understand concerns of resale value, but that is not my concern as now the trailer is suited for me.




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Old 05-01-2016, 02:11 PM   #19
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Harkev, stick to your guns, it's your trailer, do with it as you wish. When other folks start paying for it then they might have some say so in what you do to it.

I do what I want to our 5er (as long as TOWTA says I can).
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Old 05-01-2016, 02:20 PM   #20
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All I was trying to do was point out things you might not have thought of like holes in your roof or walls that have to be fixed correctly to not leak. I made it clear I was giving you advice BECAUSE YOU ASKED! If you don't want to hear answers to your question don't ask. There are a lot of people on here who know what they are talking about (not me really) and are going to let you know if you ask. It is your camper and by all means do whatever you want but don't get offended when you ask a question and get an answer. Again not trying to offend anyone just giving you the $.02 you requested.
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