What are your 'make it light weight' tricks?
I'm planning in my small brain little interior modifications here and there to replace missing items and upgrade to newer convenience and styling. Have an unusable gaucho that's missing parts, new countertop formica, non-melted light fixtures,the list goes on.
The airstream is new to me, and one of the things I'm fascinated with is how they kept the weight down. Flimsy little aluminum rails & wood that when assembled make a sturdy bed, etc. You then compare the total dry weight of my 29 footer to a new 'feather weight' SOB trailer, and they all seem to weigh in heavier, even some that are 10 foot shorter. I don't want to turn my Ambassador into a 7500lb "light weight."
My goal is to update and have some features found on modern rigs (graywater tank, wine cooler...microwave...), while still maintaining the primitive parts that allow extended boondocking, with minimal increase in weight.
So, my question here is, what ideas do you have on making things light? For example, I'm thinking of re-framing the walls between the center bedroom and closets (rear bath), and in doing so just make a skeleton and skin it with aluminum or fiberglass.