Thanks for the reply on this issue.
We have a 28ft Bunk house trailer which has bunks/bath in rear. Queen bed in the front with a large "coffin" storage under the bed. The Kitchen is
over the dual axles on the trailer.
So we been storing the rubber made containers (four) full of trailer sewer hoses, gloves, power cord, etc that fill about 40% of the coffin. The rest is a few tarps, shovel, walking sticks and misc box tools of ropes, locks etc. IN the queen bed area we have limited clothes and some fishing rods. Which I don't feel meets the 10% - 15% (620 - 950#) of weight on the hitch. Which from what I read can cause sway issues if you don't have the 10-15% of weight on the hitch.
In the kitchen is where the diet for the trailer needs to be address the most. We do you paper and disposable goods in the kitchen. I think we have way to much kitchen junk that has end up in the camping/trailer over the years. As we got new in the house it was downgraded to the trailer. The storage of food is stored in the kitchen cabinets which is just rear of the back axle. I know the weight of can goods is adding a lot of weight. Plus we have 4 adult bikes over the eat area which is on the axles.
Then in the floor of the bunkhouse I know we have several things that can
be removed or moved to the hitch. Such as a large HEAVY unbrealla, going be left at home with the stand. In addition small fans, clean supplies, small ladder, step stools, trashcans, bocce balls, often firewood.
My fear is the rear weight "counter balances" or over weights the goods on the front. I know some adjustments need to be made by weighing each items and then goto the scale.
Originally Posted by Fast0ne
It does vary a lot. But after weighing a bunch of different things I found that the stuff that is taken in the fridge to weigh lots.
The next thing was the whole pile of wood for levelling the trailer. Do yourself a big favour and invest in lynx levellers block this cut the weight by over half the weight of wood. I found two bags works well for our 20ft single axel trailer and also get the lynx caps.
Another thing we use paper plates but have 2 nice plastic plates and 2 plastic bowls. And the big red plastic cups and 2 good glass Coffey mugs. Plastic utensils from Costco and 2 good steak knives. I see no point in spending a bunch of time washing dishes.
We do not carry bikes or have kids just our dog. But I found clothes and towels and other item did not add up to very much in our case.
And the big thing I do is go through the trailer and just remove things that don't need to be in there. Sometimes things build up.