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Old 01-31-2012, 06:05 PM   #1
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Hi, My son is getting a new travel trailer and trying to figure what weight he will be adding to the trailer. i.e. food, propane, water, pots and pans etc. Is there any detailed list out therre with estimated weights per indiv item??

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Old 02-01-2012, 10:51 AM   #2
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That is a hard question to answer. Everyones needs/wants are different, anywhere between carrying no water, very little food etc to loaded with water, food, clothes and enough tools to overload a semi. I reccomend using the GVWR on both TV and the TT. It is pretty common knowledge (about 70%) that most RVs are overloaded someplace (one corner to entire rig). Some things are easy to caculate, water, propane etc. Tire capacity is another thing to look at. Most are barely enough even with max pressure and figuring the amount of TT weight that will be tounge weight.
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Thanks CD. Yes We have found the water, gas, propane, bbq and tool weights. We are now wondering whether there is a rule of thum for a family of 4 2 adults and 2 toddlers regarding bedding, pots and pans, clothing. I guess there might not be such a resource so they will need to maybe weigh it all.e
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The easiest way? Look at the trailers GVWR and that is what it will be. If it turns out he is under the trailers GVWR that is so much the better. People tend to place as much "stuff" inside a box as they can cram, or in this case how ever much weight it is allowed to be. And at that some insist on loading more than that.
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Some people bring their rock collections, others collect feathers. Everybody is different. Best bet, as was posted, is to take the GVWR and use it.
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My experence over about 50yrs is it is always more then you can believe.
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The easiest way? Look at the trailers GVWR and that is what it will be.
That's what we did when we had a TT and 5th wheel.
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Put the stuff you think you want/need/ in the trailer and then weigh it and compare it to the GVWR--if under and your tires are spec---then good (and rare). If not then work backward from there eliminating in reverse order of importance until your weight is good. You can keep other stuff in your tow rig if you want but repack in the same place while on the road.
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