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Old 06-12-2018, 06:10 PM   #1
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Packing?

For those who tow with a truck, which is most. Do you load the bed of the truck up or load most everything in the trailer? Is there a benefit as far towing for doing one or the other?
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Old 06-12-2018, 06:17 PM   #2
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If there is an obvious place for something in the trailer, like clothing and towels, kitchen items, and stuff that stays in the trailer storage anyway (extend-a-line, EZ up canopy, outdoor rug, etc.), then it goes in the trailer.
We pack things like the stroller, a bike, coolers, etc in the bed of the truck.
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with most trucks TT combo's most have to go into the TT as the payload from the truck gets eaten up to fast. But balance the load in the TT so one point is not over the specific rating.
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In the truck bed goes bikes and dirty stuff like firewood, grills, generator, etc. Everything else goes in the trailer.
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I throw the bikes and small weber grill in the back of the truck. The other stuff has a home in a storage compartment or inside the camper.
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In the truck bed goes the stuff I need to actually park the camper: wheel chocks, box full of wood blocks, Andersen levelers, bucket that goes over the tongue jack, a tool box with the wrench for the BAL X-Chocks and the bar for the WDH. That stuff is usually the last to be packed after hooking up, and the first to be needed when unhooking, so it's easiest to put it in some place that's easy to get to, and I don't care if it gets a little dirty.
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Anything that you wouldn't want in the TT (bikes, BBQ, Rhino stinky slinkies, some firewood, etc.) goes in the truck bed. None of this stuff is super heavy to take up payload. Bikes just take a lot of space because of their shapes.

We actually store our stand-up paddleboard in our TT because of it's length (10'). It's always clean, but we still wrap it in a tarp.
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In the truck bed goes the stuff I need to actually park the camper: wheel chocks, box full of wood blocks, Andersen levelers, bucket that goes over the tongue jack, a tool box with the wrench for the BAL X-Chocks and the bar for the WDH. That stuff is usually the last to be packed after hooking up, and the first to be needed when unhooking, so it's easiest to put it in some place that's easy to get to, and I don't care if it gets a little dirty.

Ding, ding, ding, ding. I'm the same way along with a home built box that I store my WDH in and the necessary tools to fix anything along the way then I add firewood, that's it. Putting items in the box chews up the GVWR fast, better to go in the camper even if that means on the floor.
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In the Truck bed:
Bikes
Fuel
Firewood
Water totes

Everything else goes in the trailer.
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I seem to be the minority. Nothing goes in the truck. Except trips to water. Then 1 to 4 kayaks go in the bed or on the rack. Bicycles are on a rack on the back of the trailer. Our BBQ is small and goes in the trailer (in it's own bag). We don't take firewood. But I might have to reconsider camp chairs in the truck bed.

We have a small 12v refrigerator that we carry in the back seat of the truck. It carries about a case or so of 12oz drinks. This way we have cold drinks available while driving. When we hit camp it goes into the trailer so we limit our opening of the trailer refrigerator.
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