Originally Posted by jevanb
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.