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Old 08-24-2013, 09:58 PM   #1
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Loading your 2109s or similar.

We have a new 2109s and it seems like it might be a little rear end heavy with fridge and grey/ black tanks at the back. Anyone with that trailer or similar have any tips on how they load their stuff for optimum tongue weight.

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Old 08-24-2013, 11:20 PM   #2
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Congrats on your 2109S and many happy journeys with it!!

We only put in the fridge/freezer what we will need for the trip planned. We do not travel with either the grey or black tanks full as we do as complete a "clean out" before we depart for home. (Even though we do driveway camp, we do our best to not use the bathroom while it is at home.) We also travel with less than 1/3 of the FW tank in use as we carry 1-2 gallons of water for necessary stops where a restroom is not available. Our clothes for the planned trip are either folded or hanging up in the wardrobes on either side of the bed and in the drawers at the foot of the bed; coats/jackets in the closet inside the entry door. The cabinet over the sink/stove is split with food stuffs on the left and dishes/styro plates/cups/ measuring cups/coffee filters on the right; breads are carried in the microwave during travel. We typically leave salt and pepper and Sweet N Low in the cabinet. We have the kitchen overhead cabinet set up with a shelf (folding coated metal from Wallyworld) on each side. We also use the Sterilite "shoe" size clear plastic boxes (6 - 3 on top and 3 on the bottom) without lids to place our shelf foods in - these keep anything from falling out and spills contained.

Also, for travel, the inside trash container is placed in the coat closet and carries any spillable bath liquids and miscellaneous kitchen stuff (sponges, etc) in a plastic bag. There is enough room in this to also carry the glass coffee pot which is wrapped in a small terry towel. The area under the foot of the bed has a small electric mixer, travel iron and ironing board (I know - UGH!! but great for crafts!), extra bath towels and paper towels. Everything in the trash container gets emptied once we're at our destination, placed under the sink and used as it was intended to be, then reloaded for the journey home.

Our pots and pans reside for travel in a plastic lidded container in the coat closet. Once at our destination, they are placed in the oven - great and easy reach! Toaster and frying pan are in the cabinet on the floor under the stove. We do use the oven, but only when planned and then the pots and pans are put back in their travel container temporarily.

Another thought - we use a small 2-3 ounce plastic (squeezable) bottle for dish detergent (always more than enough for 2 weeks; dishwashing average 2x day), for our coffee the grounds are packed in (zip lock or other) snack packs with each holding enough for our morning coffee and enough packs for the planned trip - these are then placed in a 1 quart zip lock (we leave enough coffee filters in the trailer for at least 2-3 trips.

For extra lighting in the wardrobes, we have used 1 Command hook in each one and use the $2.49 LED lights from Harbor Freight (usually found in blue and they give off plenty of light).

Sorry to get carried away, but we are soooooo ready and beginning our prep for our next trip coming up soon! Our trips are usually 10 days each.

While we rarely carry as much as the specs say it will handle, we do not load for more than our planned trip, keeping it as simple as possible.

Hope this gives you some ideas!

Karen Elling
2012 Rockwood Mini Lite 2109S
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Old 08-25-2013, 12:37 AM   #3
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Great. Thanks for the reply.
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