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post #11 of 47 (permalink) Old 21-02-2015, 19:11
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The maiden trip of the trailer we took loads of tools and spares, and ended up overweight by 220kgs.

Later trips we got rid of most of the 'build' stuff and got it well under 3500kg, but additions have meant that it has crept up again, we were only just under last year.

The Mercedes will have 1500kg available payload, maybe a little more, so we should be OK.

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and what about the
Just in case clothes?
you know the ones that never get worn,
or are we the only ones??
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When I switched vans I just carried everything from the old over in the new one at the dealers site. And since the payload was larger I never did a check if anything was not needed. But perhaps I should...
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I think I'm fairly disciplined these days but I used to be much worse at carrying unnecessary stuff around with me. While at university I kept a spare cylinder head in the boot of my Ford Anglia along with all my tools - just in case ....
What was the Ford Anglia plated at?
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Having just gone from a MH to a caravan I was staggered at the amount of "stuff" I had accumulated in the various lockers and garage.

It's all now in the house garage. We will be VERY selective about what we carry from now on as a huge percentage of what we took off the MH we didn't know we were carrying!!

We are going to apply the same rule as we did when we moved house a few years ago. If we haven't needed/used it in the last six months it goes !

Its not the destination that matters.

It's who you share the journey with (even if like me, it’s in a caravan!)
I am very fortunate to have Mrs Plodd to share mine with
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We are going to apply the same rule as we did when we moved house a few years ago. If we haven't needed/used it in the last six months it goes !
Andy

I like your thinking, but suggest a one-year timeframe - ditching the snowchains in October might be a mistake

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I think I'm fairly disciplined these days but I used to be much worse at carrying unnecessary stuff around with me. While at university I kept a spare cylinder head in the boot of my Ford Anglia along with all my tools - just in case ....
thought everyone with a ford Anglia did that lol

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I tend to empty everything out following our long trips to spring clean

So nothing lurks in corners

We carry far to much clothing, bring most back unworn as I tend to wash and wear on holiday

Also too much food, which we bring back

This trip I will NOT
Well may be I wont!!

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What was the Ford Anglia plated at?
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Come on, it was a Ford Anglia - it was plated everywhere - the wings, the sills, the doors... !!
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We empty the MH prior to stopping overnight trips; Nov/Dec. Then we empty again prior to hab check and annual vehicle service during August bank holiday week. So twice each year, however there is still a load of rubbish and other stuff that builds up in the months in-between.

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