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Old 10-14-2012, 08:57 PM   #11
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Hmm, let me rundown.

I have a black landscape hose tied to the bumper for the stinky slinky.

Back cabinet is some lights for awning and maybe a paper towel roll. Kitchen cabinets are utensils, cookware, cookie sheet, plates, bowls, mugs, coffee pot.

Over the sofa are some groceries like peanut butter, canned soups, cereal, snacks.

Over table is clothing.

Under benches are a case of water in one, games and fan in the other. Also a 19" TV on the benches complete with the bedding and pillows.

Over bunk ends are some extra paper products and perhaps a game or two.

Bathroom has a shoe rack organizer over the door fully stocked with toiletries.

Outside storage has two tool boxes with basic tools and adapters, awning/jack tools, water hoses, collapsable cans, bungee cords, first aid, and maybe a few stragglers.

We bungee a green mat on top of spare tire.

Poopie trailer goes in the TT if needed along with one of those handy beach carts if camping at the beach.

Sometimes the fridge gets stocked.

I really have no idea what it weighs but we may be upgrading next spring anyway.

The only time we travel with water is when leaving the park and hitting the dump station. So we are never going more then 10 MPH for for then a few hundred feet.
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Old 10-22-2012, 01:02 PM   #12
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One of the first things we did was remove the table that came with the trailer and replace it with 2 small tray tables for eating inside. However, note, it will almost always be just me and the hubby and a couple of dogs using it. So with the 2 beds on the ends we don't need the table bed. That table is pretty hefty and I figured we halved the weight at the very least with the 2 tray tables. Plus, the tray tables can be easily moved, used outside, etc. Downside, you lose a bed if you need it.
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Old 10-22-2012, 01:20 PM   #13
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Thinking about purchasing this trailer. Is it me, but 350-500 lbs is more than enough to store in the trailer? Clothes, towels, bedding, goods in pantry and fridge is less than 350-500 lbs, right?
Im so confused!!

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Old 10-22-2012, 02:58 PM   #14
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Thinking about purchasing this trailer. Is it me, but 350-500 lbs is more than enough to store in the trailer? Clothes, towels, bedding, goods in pantry and fridge is less than 350-500 lbs, right?
Im so confused!!

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It's tough.

Your best bet is to weigh all of the items you plan to put in the trailer and then add it up. It will give you a good idea as to how much weight you are putting inside.

The limited cargo weight is part of the reason we are looking to upgrade.
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Old 10-23-2012, 08:44 AM   #15
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My wife and I agree that the 17Z is perfect for the two of us. While it is limited to 350 pounds in the trailer, it was perfect for the two of us to go from New Jersey to Colorado & Utah this summer with a fully stocked fridge, our clothing, pots, pans, chairs, etc in the trailer. Also, we had the addition of 4 mountain bikes & our mountain biking gear on & in our Honda Pilot.
In my opinion, one of the plus features of this light weight trailer is that fact that we can pull this with a realtively fuel efficient vehicle (22mpg while not towing, 10-12 while towing). The Pilot, which has a tow rating of 4500 pounds, pulled the trailer very well over all the high mountain passes we encountered in Colorado.

The 17Z is very comfortable for sleeping and those occasional rainy days, but too comfortable so that we want to spend all our time inside the trailer during our camping trips. While we were cognizant of the weight of certain items, everything we needed for our cross country trip was easily packed and carried by our 17Z. In fact, if we didn't have our 4 mountain bikes & mountain biking gear, we could have fit everything in the trailer without issue.

Now, if we needed to carry more items or people and our TV had more tow capacity, we probably would have opted for the 19 just to have the extra weight & size margin.
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Old 10-23-2012, 09:19 AM   #16
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Thanks everyone for your response!!
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Old 10-23-2012, 10:28 AM   #17
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Another question, the Jayco site lists cargo capacity at 500 lbs, however, on the yellow sticker on my unit is says to not carry more than 339 lbs in cargo. Why the discrepancy? Now I am really confused :0
The weights on the yellow sticker (new RV industry regulation effective 2008) represents the actual "ship weights" from the manufacture, which also takes into consideration (included) the weight of the "full" LP bottle(s). The published 500lb CCC is prior to the actual "ship weight" calculation because in many cases a given model can be configured differently prior to shipment from the manufacture.

If the RV Dealership adds items to the PUP/TT/HTT/FW that the sum total exceeds 100lbs, they have to apply a "revised sticker" reflecting the "decreased" CCC weight limit. Keep in mind that the RV Dealership adds the battery that in many cases is under 100lbs, so subtract the battery weight from the yellow sticker specified CCC if this is the only item added by the RV Dealership.

The weight of fluids in the tanks (fresh/grey/black) is considered cargo, so it must be subtracted from the yellow sticker CCC weight limit if one tows with these tanks filled.

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One of the first things we did was remove the table that came with the trailer and replace it with 2 small tray tables for eating inside. However, note, it will almost always be just me and the hubby and a couple of dogs using it. So with the 2 beds on the ends we don't need the table bed. That table is pretty hefty and I figured we halved the weight at the very least with the 2 tray tables. Plus, the tray tables can be easily moved, used outside, etc. Downside, you lose a bed if you need it.
I noticed in your sig that you use the name TributeSalukis. do you perhaps show dogs? We show Golden Retrievers, which was one of the main reasons we bought the trailer, so that we could camp near shows when we are showing our dogs!
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