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Old 05-29-2014, 01:21 PM   #11
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It will be interesting, that's for sure haha but I'm a worrier, and I'm just invisioning the camper tipping over in the middle of the night, my husband has about had it with my craziness haha
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Old 05-29-2014, 01:22 PM   #12
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We generally run with about 3,000 pounds of stuff over the advertised dry weight.
WHAT!!! do you carry rocks aboard... I could pack everything twice and still not come to that kind of weight. that is the weight of a small car...
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Old 05-29-2014, 01:40 PM   #13
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WHAT!!! do you carry rocks aboard... I could pack everything twice and still not come to that kind of weight. that is the weight of a small car...
Rolling down the road before a long-for-us (3 week) trip, my camper weighed in 3,000 pounds over the advertised dry weight.

The first 600 pounds is my *actual* dry weight vs. the advertised empty weight (actual dry: 12,440; yellow sticker dry: 12,240; advertised dry: 11,840).

I run w/ 1/2-3/4 of a tank of water (20-30 gallons). I keep my 10 gallon water heater full. So, say part of that was 400 lbs. of water weight.

I generally carry some water in the 2 black tanks (few gallons to keep things wet). I may or may not have water in the 3 gray tanks depending on when I last dumped my tanks.

Front storage list is on this thread. I also sometimes carry my 3 gallon air compressor up there. I'm adding some heavy wooden shelves to tidy up the area, so that'll add some weight.

Then there are 3 TVs, random electronics, upgraded mattress, mattress cover, 3 foam mattresses for the bunkhouse, plus bedding + extra for all beds (2 sleeper sofas, 3 bunks, 1 master bed), toys, games, etc. Towels for 6 people. Beach/pool towels for 4 people (with extras). Extra throw blankets, pillows, all that jazz.

The kitchen stuff adds up- we carry a full set of pots & pans, 2 electric griddles, crock pot, toaster, bottle heater, coffee pot, full set of utensils + cooking instruments, plates, bowls, cups, mugs, etc.

The outdoor kitchen has its own share of things, usually a case of water, some soda pops, some beer, grill set, picnic table covers, bug candles, etc.
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