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Monday, March 25, 2013

Stepping on the Scale

Location: Williston, FL (High 81, Low 64)

No, not me! I’ve been getting on that scale pretty frequently in the past several months. But today was the first time on the scale for our rig. A company called Weigh-It had been in touch with the Florida chapter leader, and enough people were interested in getting weighed to make it worth their while to come for the weekend.



Our appointment for weighing was at 1 pm this afternoon, and we packed up this morning so that we would be in “moving mode” for the weigh-in.





We didn’t really have to rush around, so it made for a pretty laid-back morning.



A little before 1 pm, we hooked up so we would be ready to get on those scales. It felt a little weird to be hitching up and yet know we weren’t going anywhere.






The couple doing the weighing arrived right on time, and Harry maneuvered us back and forth, getting us into position on the scales.



They took down the weights and let us know that we would get the results later in the afternoon. We spent the time getting ourselves somewhat unpacked again.

A couple hours later, Bill from Weigh-It came back with our results. We have a good news, bad news situation. Good news is…our wheels and axles are all under their capacity limits. However (bad news), our truck is a little over its weight limit and our overall trailer weight is a little more than a little over. So…we need to do some paring down. Tomorrow we are going to take a look at what we are carrying in our basement and bedroom storage, and see what we can get rid of in there. Our trailer is going on a diet!


  1. Hmmm...I wonder what weight we are at! Our closet, drawers and kitchen cabinets are not nearly full, nor is our basement.

    Please share what you guys decide to part with. I would love to know!

  2. I, too, am curios to know what you toss. I tend to have too much food on hand. When I see a good price on food items I buy it. I did the same thing when in the house.

    We had our combined units weighted when we had the F250. We were 200 lbs under the combined limit. We have not weighted with the F350 dually. Also, since we carry a lot of tools due to working on NOMADS projects, Len fabricated a LARGE tool box for the truck. So what tools we had in the basement are in the box. Also, since we are in NJ during the holidays each year, in January I left our Thanksgiving and Christmas decorations at the daughters (who bought our house).

  3. Yes, I'm anxious to find out what you purge. I know there are things that we will need to rid ourselves of...but..getting George to get rid of things..ahem..!
    When we go to the rally in October, we WILL get weighed :)

  4. We were pretty good the last time we got weighed even with all of Jim's tools which really surprised me. And I've been able to get rid of a few things since then. Amazing the number of clothes I can purge. And going to my Nook helped with the book weight a whole lot.

  5. sounds like this 'diet' is going to be an interesting one!

  6. You could donate your generator to the poor and less fortunate---me!!!
    I will call you today after we stop at that the scales.

  7. I'll be interested in your decisions of what to "live without" as well. We haven't been weighed yet either. I love the picture of your cats in their carriers.

  8. We put into the motorhome what we "thought" we could not live without. Now we find there are more things that can go. I just think it takes time to sort life out when we begin this new life.