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Old 03-19-2016, 03:24 PM   #6761
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I thought about removing the propane bottles to save weight. Then I remembered the trailer still weighs 13,000 lbs.

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Old 03-19-2016, 03:38 PM   #6762
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Got half of weigh in finished. I was surprised, the F350 weighed in at 8,230 #. Hitch not in, it weighs 32#.
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Old 03-19-2016, 04:08 PM   #6763
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I thought about removing the propane bottles to save weight. Then I remembered the trailer still weighs 13,000 lbs.
Yes, there may not be much affect by removing about 100# from a 13,000# 5er, but there certainly is by removing the same amount from the tongue of a 4,400# trailer,......but more important is the fact that we don't use propane, so why carry those two 30# tanks around just for show? Now I have a place to carry the bikes and get them out of the camper shell, .....I call that a win-win.......
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Old 03-19-2016, 04:11 PM   #6764
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Old 03-19-2016, 04:13 PM   #6765
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Measured the windows to order 1" faux wood blinds to replace the pleated shades. Cost came out to $448. We will live with the pleated shades.
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Old 03-19-2016, 06:21 PM   #6766
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Now I have a place to carry the bikes and get them out of the camper shell, .....I call that a win-win.......
Absolutely a win-win. When I had my hybrid that I was towing with an Explorer, every pound made a difference.

Not knocking your decision. Just commenting that me trying to save weight is a lost cause.

Just curious though. You don't cook anything on the stove?

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Old 03-19-2016, 07:03 PM   #6767
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Just curious though. You don't cook anything on the stove?
all electric,..... my wife is from China and prefers to cook on her electric stuff,.....I covered the stove top and whole counter top to make a large work area, she fills it up with: rice cooker, small slow cooker, large slow cooker, hot plate, griddle, two Chinese electric hot water pots, Kerig mini coffee maker(there may be more, but that's all I can think of right now), she uses the oven as a dish cabinet, .....but we don't go without good oven cooking, our Presto Pizzazz Pizza Oven does a great job on french fries and pizzas,.....
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Old 03-19-2016, 08:27 PM   #6768
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Had an extra Sirius car kit sitting around, so put it in the camper
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Old 03-19-2016, 09:02 PM   #6769
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Got my Surge Guard remote panel installed installed, then started to try and figure out how to fish wires to the king pin wiring box from one of the storage compartments. I tried this last year and had given up so I started to try and figure it out again. There are 2 chases 1 is aluminum and the other steel frame where all the other wire are but no luck fishing it. After sever hours I was finally able to fish from the compartment to a running light and not have to get from there to the king pin. I want to hook up backup lights but my unit did not come with any. Last year for temporary use I just stole a ground wire from another set of wires for,the backup lights and tied the now cut ground into another ground wire.
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Old 03-19-2016, 09:30 PM   #6770
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Got my Surge Guard remote panel installed installed, then started to try and figure out how to fish wires to the king pin wiring box from one of the storage compartments. I tried this last year and had given up so I started to try and figure it out again. There are 2 chases 1 is aluminum and the other steel frame where all the other wire are but no luck fishing it. After sever hours I was finally able to fish from the compartment to a running light and not have to get from there to the king pin. I want to hook up backup lights but my unit did not come with any. Last year for temporary use I just stole a ground wire from another set of wires for,the backup lights and tied the now cut ground into another ground wire.
What I did to fish wires from the pin box to my storage compartment, when I installed the Elector/hydraulic pump for my disc brakes. I had to install larger wires and one more wire for the pump. I found the wire I needed to replace, and disconnected them then solder the new wires on to them, and then pulled them all through. I made sure I could move the two wires that I had to replace before I started.( I actually had to do it twice, because the instruction were wrong on the size of the extra wire)
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