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Old 03-28-2011, 12:35 PM   #1
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Does the listed "Cargo Weight" of a trailer account for water in any of the tanks?
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Old 03-28-2011, 12:47 PM   #2
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Anything you add to the trailer including water is part of the cargo weight. So if you have a cargo carrying capacity of 2000 lbs and carry 50 gallons of water you have used up about 400 lbs of cargo capacity, and have 1600 lbs left. ( around 8lbs per gallon)
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Old 03-28-2011, 10:02 PM   #3
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There will be a yellow sticker on the camper that tells you the "shipped weight". It will include the propane, but not the tanks.....It will be close to the spec weight, but can vary by a few hundred pounds....
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It is probably hard to exceed the carrying capacity of your trailer but some people are real pack rats.
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Old 03-29-2011, 09:18 AM   #5
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Thanks Crabman that's kind of what I figured. Just curious, how many of you travel with water in your fresh water tank? At 8.35 lbs per gallon of water this can add up pretty fast!!
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It is probably hard to exceed the carrying capacity of your trailer but some people are real pack rats.
I dont know..the last time I went out for a full week it really started to add up. You add all the water bottles, cokes, can goods -- then on top of that add a bunch of firewood to the truck bed and it is a lot more weight that you realize. We even went crystal digging and had 4 bags of rocks -- I felt like I was coming back from the moon wondering how much weight I added to the ship....


gregga - I carry just a couple of gallons that I am going to use on the road in case someone needs to use the facilities.
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That's a great idea tafische! Never thought of doing that
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I typically camp either in my home state of NH or Maine. Looks like I won't be travelling with any firewood to Maine as they do not allow NH wood in! They actually check your truck at the toll booth and swap out NH wood for Maine wood.
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Thanks Crabman that's kind of what I figured. Just curious, how many of you travel with water in your fresh water tank? At 8.35 lbs per gallon of water this can add up pretty fast!!
Actually, other factors come into play regarding weight of water. For instance, obviously, Crabman's water weighed 8# because it was boiling. On the other hand, up here at 9000', air is lighter, ergo our H1.5O only weighs 6.733#/gal.
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Thanks Crabman that's kind of what I figured. Just curious, how many of you travel with water in your fresh water tank? At 8.35 lbs per gallon of water this can add up pretty fast!!
Frequently we camp dry, so full tanks it is. Otherwise at least a third of a tank.

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