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Old 06-17-2008, 11:45 PM   #1
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It Keeps Adding To The Weight

New Surveyer 291 owner here. Have you folks had this problem yet? Traded up from a popup to a 28 footer. Had to buy a stronger truck to pull it with. Dear wife, who I adore and seldom argue with, discovers loads of new storage space on said 28 footer. All of a sudden we are adding new "stuff". Decorative plants, better mattress, portable fans to keep the gnats away, upgrade bed covers, more pillows, better thingys to make "camping more pleasurable" (her quote, not mine). The fact of the matter is this, I like to go lite, no extra weight. I have tried to convince said darling wife that every ounce counts. I figure we have put on another four hundred pounds of weight (thats 7,000 hectars if you are into the metric system but I could be wrong, never was good at metrics). What is a nice way to say STOP!!!!! Going to a place called Indian Pass Campground in Florida tomorrow with her pulling the pontoon boat and me with the TT. Gosh darn are we loaded.
Oh and by the way, did you know that two fourteen year old boys know EVERYTHING ABOUT SALT WATER FISHING EVEN THOUGH THEY HAVE NEVER FISHED IN SALT WATER? Pray for me.
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Old 06-18-2008, 04:50 AM   #2
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HEY... I didnt know you were married to my wife also!!! I am at my weight limit with the truck i have and she just doesnt get it that every ounce DOES COUNT. Until i can get a bigger truck, less is best. How many clothes do you exactly need anyway for a 3 day camping trip??? answer.. well, it may get cold at night so i'm gonna need to bring all 4 seasons of clothing with me!!!!

And she wonders why i just rather go with the dog and myself!!!!
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Old 06-18-2008, 08:49 AM   #4
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I hear ya and feel your pain but...... my wife likes to go with me.
She hikes, she rides with me on my motorcyle for joy riding on the back
roads of where-ever we are at the time.
She is my camper, hiker, biker bud and if she want's to bring some
extra clothes and other comfort items, I'm just glad she's happy to go.

Oh yeah, did I mention that we never run out of food, condiments, coffee,
snacks, beer, wine, paper towels, napkins etc etc......

Enjoy the fact that your family wants to go with you!!
It'll be over before you know it ;-((
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Old 06-18-2008, 09:16 AM   #5
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I hear ya and feel your pain but...... my wife likes to go with me.
She hikes, she rides with me on my motorcyle for joy riding on the back
roads of where-ever we are at the time.
She is my camper, hiker, biker bud and if she want's to bring some
extra clothes and other comfort items, I'm just glad she's happy to go.

Oh yeah, did I mention that we never run out of food, condiments, coffee,
snacks, beer, wine, paper towels, napkins etc etc......

Enjoy the fact that your family wants to go with you!!
It'll be over before you know it ;-((

Yep.
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Old 06-18-2008, 12:32 PM   #6
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HEY... I didnt know you were married to my wife also!!!
Well, there's the solution then. One takes half her stuff and the other takes the other half.
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Old 06-19-2008, 07:21 PM   #8
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HEY... I didnt know you were married to my wife also!!! I am at my weight limit with the truck i have and she just doesnt get it that every ounce DOES COUNT. Until i can get a bigger truck, less is best. How many clothes do you exactly need anyway for a 3 day camping trip??? answer.. well, it may get cold at night so i'm gonna need to bring all 4 seasons of clothing with me!!!!

And she wonders why i just rather go with the dog and myself!!!!


our first trip we were a couple thousand over gvwr and it got me a new truck

we have learned to scale back some now on short trips, as well, only three seasons worth
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Old 06-20-2008, 01:27 AM   #9
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Your lucky you dont have teenage daughter OMG does she ever need to take a lot of stuff with her for two days out She packs enough clothes to last a month and shoe geez dont get me started
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Old 06-20-2008, 10:34 PM   #10
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We bought the first TT and then a bigger truck. Then we had to have a bigger trailer and I am SHOCKED at the stuff we were hauling.

Notice I was hauling

I cleaned it out early spring and things that had not been used in two years are boxed up in the storage building.

Ahhhh time to buy more stuff now.

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