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Artemus Gordon

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Posted: 03/29/12 02:20pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Finished removing all the stuff out of the Komfort that we manage to acquire over the (1) year we owned it. If you walked inside nothing was out in the open. All safely stowed in storage provided by the good folks at Thor! Now I have admitted on RVNet before, with just a hint of pride, that "I have tons of extras just in case". I failed however to consider my DW was also bringing something new, potentially useful item, each time she entered the trailer. A year of small trips by both of us has filled our Trailer and now our garage! I think of people who post about potential overweight specs, for TT and TV combinations. Many say, " I can pack conservatively"! It all ads up i tell you. Luckly I had plenty of room in my available pay load spec's. That said, I ended up using it all. I weighed trailer before the unload. It was within 350 lbs of being over limit. Why cause it all ads up! So the sorting begins before loading the new Fifth Wheel, I pick up next week... Let's see, I must have this, oh and I can't leave this home, ....

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Posted: 03/29/12 02:25pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

lol When we towed our previous 26 footer to Indiana to pick up the new Rockwood, we spent a few days unloading as much stuff as we thought we could to make the transfer easier. It was our plan to head on to the East coast, then back home again after the trade and this would be our first trip with the new trailer.

When it came time to transfer out stuff from the old to the new I SERIOUSLY began to wonder if we'd be able to get the reduced contents of our 26 footer into the new 34 footer

It was then that we began the ANNUAL process of going through everything and removing things we hadn't used in the last year. Yet things really DO add up quickly.


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Posted: 03/29/12 03:13pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

You never know when you are going to need.....


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No way I can haul all my RV stuff in my tiny trailer, so I have a portion of a spare bedroom in the house I use as a "staging / storage area". That's where the extra stuff goes like the two extra awning rods, extra water hose, crock pot, toaster oven, etc - all the stuff I don't need for the trip I'm going on at that time.


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Yep, "STUFF" accumulates to fill all available space...
Plus 10%.
That's why, on the last trip back to Montana before settling down for a while, when I weighed the truck and fifth wheel, my Gross Combined Weight was 21,180 lbs!


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We did the same moving to our new TT. Took about 3 or 4 boxes of duplicate stuff to goodwill..


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Yeah, I always chuckle when someone is trying to rationalize How their undersized TV can tow the TT they desire, simply by packing light.

What good is all the features and cupboards if you can't use half of them.

I have a saying...

TTs are a lot like people in that they both tend to gain weight over time.


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downtheroad wrote:

You never know when you are going to need.....


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downtheroad wrote:

You never know when you are going to need.....


Drawer in an RV
I'd make darn sure to never take that corkscrew outta there!


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DWolfrom wrote:

downtheroad wrote:

You never know when you are going to need.....


Drawer in an RV
I'd make darn sure to never take that corkscrew outta there!



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