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Old 01-04-2007, 08:46 PM   #21
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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.

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Old 01-06-2007, 05:34 AM   #22
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Congratulations Ron and Cindi and best wishes with your modifications. This is the place to be to get feedback on any considered changes. Good information from good people.

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Old 01-06-2007, 06:52 AM   #23
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Hard to believe the 16ft is so close to capacity.

Here are the ratings on our 19ft...

GVWR: 5000 lbs
less UVW: 3690 lbs
less 31gal fresh water: 260lbs
less 16gal propane: 60 lbs
= CCC (cargo carrying capacity) of 990lbs

So even with full propane tanks and full water tank, we have nearly 1000lbs for gear.

I doubt we will have even 500lbs, as any loose gear will be in the TV, and not likely to travel with water. So I figure we'll be under the rating by about 750lbs, or 375lbs per tire.

Considering you are using such a massive/heavy hitch like the Hensley Arrow on this small trailer... does this actually add to the 'cargo' weight you are carrying, which must be considered in your calculation?
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Old 01-06-2007, 07:14 AM   #24
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Hard to believe the 16ft is so close to capacity....
The problem is that the Quiksilvers were shipped with every concievable option. I did save about 30 lbs by removing the LCD TV, the portable exterior speaker, and the CD changer (our CD collection has been converted to ipod). I seem to remember that at least one of the others here with a double digit NCC does have a 'normal' 16' CCD, but the problem is more pronounced with the Quiksilvers.
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Considering you are using such a massive/heavy hitch like the Hensley Arrow on this small trailer... does this actually add to the 'cargo' weight you are carrying, which must be considered in your calculation?
I merely the admirer of the HAHA, not an owner. My TV/hitch could not deal with that much additional tongue weight. I have an equal-i-zer hitch.

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