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    • #14188
      Adrian Schafgans

      Personally about 200 pounds ladder I never use duplicate tools canned food I will never use and and ,and? Oh yah extension cords

    • #14189
      Mello Mike

      I would say about 800 pounds for my rig. Wet weight is 2,200 pounds and at the scale it weighs 3,000. Of that 800 pounds, I’d say probably about 150 pounds is stuff we don’t use regularly or never use. Our rig is our Bug Out Vehicle so we keep it stored with emergency essentials, just in case.

    • #14204

      I think I’m in the minority and only bring what I actually use on any given trip. I have a fifth wheel trailer loaded to the max for when my whole family is coming along but the camper is mine. It is the opposite. It is kept nearly empty with minimal supplies. I either use it on my own or when my teenage son comes along so its the basic supplies that get me/us through. That’s the whole point of the camper for me.

      So, weight of things I haul that I don’t use? Maybe 30 or 40 pounds.

      2008 2500hd Silverado Duramax
      2011 Northern Lite 8.5 lite
      2006 Wildcat 27bhwb fifth wheel
      2009 Lance 830 (sold)

    • #14263
      Don Nelson

      With my minimalist rig, I haven’t had to use the winch or other recovery gear yet, but that’s a couple hundred pounds I’ll keep.

      The propane heater I included in the build is too hot even near 0 degrees F, so I sort of regret the space it takes up but it might come in handy later. If nothing else, I’ll plumb the propane outside for a grill.

      So it comes down to the scissoring stairs I bought so my short dog could get in, and she’s since learned how to scramble up without them. So…about 20 pounds.

      Clark’s Fork Canyon, Wyoming

    • #14703

      Probably 200 lbs or more in my TT. I’ll have to work on that and really pare it down in the new TC…

      2016 Ram 3500 CTD, 4X4, SB, CREW CAB.
      Airlift 5000 airbags W/wireless onboard air system.
      Will be selling: 2004 Komfort 24' TT
      Will be buying a new TC. (Brand/type TBD)

    • #15645

      Oh, how that ‘stuff’ accrues. At one time, we would completely empty the camper of all contents, once a year and put back only things we actually used. It amazed me every time how we could whittle down the things we take. The things not put back in the camper could be hundreds of pounds. A heavy exemption is my weird holdover from the rock crawling days to have too much recovery equipment, only some of which I’ve actually used with the TC. The ‘stuff’ we take is also tied to each individual trip. If it is going to be windy, I don’t take my nylon tarp, poles, stakes and bungee cord that serves us well as a lightweight side awning.
      regards, as always, jefe

      2020 Ford F-350 XLT FX4 4WD SRW SB SC 7.3L Godzilla Gas TorqShift 10R140 397 amps dual Alt dual batts Frnt Dana 60; Rr Dana M275 E-locker 4.30's 4580/4320/4066# payload 7243# curb wt. 11,300# GVWR 5-er prepped. 2020 Northstar Laredo SC, 12v compressor fridge, cassette, 320w Solar sub zero insulation.

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