Guesstimate how many pounds of stuff you haul around and don't use

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

    #14189
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    Mello Mike
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    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.

    2016 Northstar Laredo
    2013 Ram 3500 4x4
    1998 Jeep Wrangler

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    Craig
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    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)

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

    Scott-
    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 2017 Norwood Arctic Fox 863 SB TC

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    Jefe4x4
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    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

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    '01.5 Dodge 2500 4x4, CTD, Qcab, SB, NV5600, NV241HD, 4.10's, Dana 70/TruTrac; Dana 80/ TruTrac, Spintec hub conversion, H.D. susp, 315/75R16' AT3's on 7.5" and 10" wide steel wheels, Vulcan big line, Warn M15K winch '98 Lance Lite 165s, 8' 6" X-cab, 200w Solar

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