Originally Posted by clinck
Can some one please explain to me what we are talking about. Are you saying that a new Bambi has literally ZERO extra weight capacity besides it's own weight. That's what I'm reading. No water...?
The Quiksilvers came equipped with every conceiveable option. Mine ended up with 51lbs available (assuming full water tanks...though not waste). Everyone is different but we carry about 200-300lbs of stuff - but alot of that is just the wrenches and hoses and stuff that you need on the road. So we don't carry water.
Your prospective Bambi may well be different - if you have access to one near you look in the closet and you'll see the Net Cargo Capacity (NCC) for that Bambi as it came from the factory with all options added. So you may well be fine.
All that said, we dearly love our 16' Bambi and wouldn't trade it for anything else. My wife and I and our two young kids have already taken two fun trips in it and are looking forward to one in the spring. (As mentioned above) We're just going to get the axle upgraded before we go.