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Old 09-13-2010, 11:44 PM   #1
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Excella 500 on a diet

Hi all thought this would be fun to ask and see what you think my 1973 excella 500 weighs now compared to when it came from the factory at 6400 pounds dry.So i went on the roof and took old heavy air conditioner off replaced with low profile minus pounds.Than there was the propane battery charger that I took out and did not replace real heavy so a minus.Than i took out the heater under sink replaced with the wave a minus.In the front I took the sleeper couch out and the put 2 small rockers in a minus.Than there was the carpet replaced with prego floor think that was a plus..The antenna on roof out a minus.The original super heavy microwave replaced with a super light one a minus.So i have as yet to weigh her and see how her diet did.Ah yes you are wondering why the diet, need to tow with toyota tacoma v6 265 horses until i can afford a new truck,wish me well and please guess the weight.
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if you could get some interior pieces duplicated in carbon fiber, that would save a lot of weight right there.
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Fill the tires with helium! Paint the interior a lighter color. A minus!
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Hey Luca I bet mine weighs less than yours right now.
Took out the kitchen a minus, Took out the bathroom a minus. Took out the bedroom a minus. Took out the living room a minus. Took off the shell definetely a minus. Took off the floor a minus.
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whoa I bet I could tow it like that with my toyota never thought of going all the way to the frame,thanks for the reply.Ps keep me updated with your restore job regards Lucca
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Than i took out the heater under sink replaced with the wave a minus..
What's the wave? I thought that was a movie . . .

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if you could get some interior pieces duplicated in carbon fiber, that would save a lot of weight right there.
Here's a major one: THETFORD Tecma X-Light Carbon Fiber Head at West Marine. It's not even a custom build.
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9.990.00 american money for the thetford head real cool but I don't have that much in the fricken rebuild lol thanks Vaughan
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HI Gary the wave is a very efficient catalytic heater,uses no electricity no battery drain,just low pressure propane mounts cleanly and 12lbs check it out camping world 3 sizes and wieghts
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HI Gary the wave is a very efficient catalytic heater,uses no electricity no battery drain,just low pressure propane mounts cleanly and 12lbs check it out camping world 3 sizes and wieghts
Thanks for the info. I'll check it out. I enjoy your posts. Thanks for being here.

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9.990.00 american money for the thetford head real cool but I don't have that much in the fricken rebuild lol thanks Vaughan
Yeah.

Unfortunately before I found out about this gem, I bought a SeaLand 510 H, so I didn't need a new one any more.

Just for perspective, the carbon head weighs about 26 pounds and the SeaLand's total shipping weight according to UPS was 50 pounds. Those are pretty expensive pounds.

Oh, you left off $9.00. The total is $9,999.00. They might work with you on the last nine, though.

On a more serious note, I have replaced some of the particleboard table and counter tops. Should be lighter. Next is carpet replacement with glue down cork. Also should be lighter.

Like you, I have thought about this. It would be interesting to know some before and after weights of projects, but it's something else to do in a remodel, and low priority. At least for most of us.
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10k for a toilet.
Gee, that a little steep....
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$10k yes but carbon fiber can handle anything you can through at it. It could handle the worst of the aftermath of chili night. LOL
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Old 09-16-2010, 12:00 AM   #14
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You know we start with a older the most streamline trailer which to me is so air cutting why not make it lighter in my case its just for the 2 of us,so i made it more spacious and made sure to use lighter materials in my remodel.
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