We had a HTT for three years before getting a FW. With the HTT we were at max weight for towing and were very careful about what packed. In fact, DH and I would joke about how "weight was an issue" when it came justifying drinking the last beer or eating the last of the snacks. We don't need to be as careful with the FW. In going through it the other day, I realized I have a lot of room for more stuff. Haha! That scared DH. I don't handle clutter well so I only keep in the trailer stuff I need.
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When I was moving to a larger trailer it is pretty common to eventually stop being so weight concious and buy full sized "stuff" rather than the compact model and weights can go up. Also many RVers have an unwritten policy that says "once it's in the RV it never comes out" and weight builds up as more and more things are added.
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We go for two to six weeks at a time in places where we have to travel several hours to get to a laundromat. That means we take clothes for two weeks. We go in the spring and fall, that means we have to take warm weather clothes and winter clothes. Both fall and spring in Michigan can mean snow and ice.
When we went for weekends we could travel light. Everything we took could fit in two backpacks. This summer we had to run home and get more hot weather clothes as the temperature was up to 107 and we did not have twelve days of hot weather clothes.
And I read so I take books, real books, they are heavy.
If we went for weekends I could get rid of dozens of things we take.
I like to go to a local campground in the spring so we can go for 2-3 days so I can spend my time checking what we need and what we do not need. What we do not need always comes back in after a while because I find we do need it.
We too were those people...you know, the "just in case" people. We had the 5er packed with everything and when we unloaded it prior to the sale, we found out that there were things we hadn't used since they were packed in 3 yrs before.
Today, we have a TC and everything that is in it is used. I even have 2 empty drawers! We certainly are smarter than when we started. We figure we have LESS than 300 lbs total for gear.
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