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Old 03-10-2012, 09:06 AM   #1
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Weighing in

I have started a small project of preparing a packing list for our fist camping trailer and hoping to keep the weight to a minimum. I am using an excel spreadsheet (although it's not using as much math as I thought) I have organized it by area (kitchen, bath, beding, wardrobe, living, outdoor, sporting goods, RV needs). I used a regular house scale and loaded up a lightweight laundry basket for each area (some areas took two basket loads). Some things I already knew the weight of such as the canoe and other larger items. We still have a few things left to purchase so I can not finish the list quite yet. The completed list will not include food or clothing because that will vary as per trip. So far I at am 365 pounds. When I am done if anyone would like a copy of it I would be glad to share. It would be handy to have as a check list if you are new at packing for camping
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Old 03-10-2012, 09:38 AM   #2
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That seems like a whole lot of extra work that I would never have done but at the same time I would like a copy of your spreadsheet when it is done.

Post here when it is available. Maybe a link to Googledocs or something like that.

Thanks for putting in all the work that I'm too lazy to do.

Now, don't worry too much and enjoy the trailer.
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Old 03-10-2012, 09:43 AM   #3
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That seems like a whole lot of extra work that I would never have done but at the same time I would like a copy of your spreadsheet when it is done.

Post here when it is available. Maybe a link to Googledocs or something like that.

Thanks for putting in all the work that I'm too lazy to do.

Now, don't worry too much and enjoy the trailer.
Just anxious to get out there and too much time on hand
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Old 03-10-2012, 11:36 AM   #4
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Better and easier to take it too a truck scale and pay to have it weighed.
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Old 03-10-2012, 08:40 PM   #5
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Ignorance is bliss. I really don't want to know the weight of our trailer.
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Old 03-10-2012, 08:51 PM   #6
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I have found lists are helpful.. With 4-5 kids it's easy to forget stuff. Wealso have a checklist for setting up camp and one for when we pull out. This has saved us lots of money and expense when we have gone to pull away and then realized once we did the list that we had windows unlatched which can break in the wind once on the road, door unlocked, step sticking out, toaster oven unsecured.. We have done it all.. And now do the checklist each time.
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Better and easier to take it too a truck scale and pay to have it weighed.
We will probably do the truck scale thing as well, it will be interesting to see just how close I was . Although I can also relate to the " ignorance is bliss comment" my curiosity gets the best of me every time. Like Lady W, I am a list person so I might as well have fun with it:hihi:
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Same thing here Phar0e but even crazier. I've weighed every item going to TT so far.(no food/clothes either but more "always have on hand/TT" items) We have been loading supplies for the first time in new 23k and was curious just how close I was to the weight allowed. I only have 1,148lbs of cargo weight since it's an ultralite weight JayFeather so I wanted to know if I wanted to add/subtract items what I would gain/lose in weight, or just know that in the future I could load whatever I want and never be close to weight limit. I used a bathroom scale and also a digital kitchen food scale for things 11lbs and under. Probably do the commercial scale thing in future but not one close for now. Just so I know a 1lb propane canister actually weighs 2lbs total or how much weight those pots and pans are taking up and what I really need and then I can get to what I want if the weight allows. Doesn't take but a second to weigh it and write it down on the way to the TT. You're not alone.......also told the kids they would have to stop growing or they would throw off my precise GCWR figures..
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Red face

Clearly us women seem to have a closer relationship to the bathroom scale than most men..
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I think this is a great idea! Please post your list. I think I might just grab my scale and start weighing and I am so paranoid of towing to much weight. DH probably will think I have gone nuts
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