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kohldad

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Posted: 03/19/10 03:47pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

At the nudge of an fellow TCer, I finally got around to working on and almost completing my weight spreadsheet. The sheet allows you to enter the weight of numerous items along with the dimensions specific to your rig and will calculate the effect on each axle along with the total weight.

This is the first draft and would appreciate comments on features you would like added and if there are any mistakes. The data you see in the sheet is from my rig when towing a jeep.

Basic sheet is locked at Version 3: weight-v3.xls

Enhanced sheet is Version 6: weight-v6-100323.xls
As data is entered into table, the last 6 digits will change which is the date stamp in yymmdd format.

* This post was last edited 03/23/10 07:34pm by kohldad *   View edit history


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Posted: 03/19/10 10:49pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I like this and you obviously put a lot of work into it. Looking forward to measuring the truck and playing with this spreadsheet.

Thanks!


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Posted: 03/20/10 12:07am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Very cool, wish I could do stuff like that.

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Posted: 03/20/10 03:59am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

That is really something!!! A case of beer overloads my new pop up/grocery getter so I have to settle for Jack!!!

It sure looks like fun to play around with though!! [emoticon]


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Made a few improvements to the sheet and updated the link in the top post.

Updates:
1. Cleaned up the drawing and made the letters easier to read.
2. Added an entry for trailer weight so it will give you the GCW.
3. Reoriented the calculations table for easier interpretation.
4. Added an area where camper cargo can be broken down into individual items located throughout the camper.
5. Reverified all calculations and they seem correct (jinxed me).

Still have one more feature I want to add and hope to get to it tonight.

A few quick helpful hints:
1. Press "tab" key to move between fields you can change
2. Only required field is "A".

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Great Job!

That should be a very handy tool.

Thank you for taking the time to create it and share it on the forum!


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Posted: 03/20/10 08:51am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Brad, can you put a copy in TCU?

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Is somebody sitting inside with too much time on their hands waiting for the weather to warm so they can go camping?? [emoticon]
Looks good, I will have to play with that a bit.
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Quote:

Is somebody sitting inside with too much time on their hands waiting for the weather to warm so they can go camping??


Nope, been camping three times already this year. Just haven't been to anything exciting enough to write a trip report about.

Still working on Ver3. Discovered today that I need to add a "slide" entry in case you want to slide the camper rearward in the bed. Discovered this when thinking about moving my TC rearward 18" and putting the short bed skirts back on.

Any other features wanted?

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Posted: 03/22/10 07:01am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Beautiful! Nice and generic; useful for everyone.

Additionally, thanks for using the ROUND function [emoticon]

Cheers,
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