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Old 11-17-2009, 12:25 PM   #1
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I was wanting to put more stuff into a 16 footer and raising the bed up 18 inches to double the storage area might seam like a good idea. The problem of that additional weight is a concern. I am looking at putting an addition 1000 pounds or more.

Has anybody done this?

I was thinking that the tongue weight will change or be in the minus.
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It is not safe! Do not tow with negative tongue weight!
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I was wanting to put more stuff into a 16 footer and raising the bed up 18 inches to double the storage area might seam like a good idea. The problem of that additional weight is a concern. I am looking at putting an addition 1000 pounds or more.

Has anybody done this?

I was thinking that the tongue weight will change or be in the minus.
I have been thinking of something like this too.
I do not see myself going anywhere near 18" though.
I am thinking more along the lines of the under bunk storage you see on Navy Ships where there is maybe a 6" or 8" space under the bed and a hinged lid that lifts the mattress when access is needed.

I think like anything else a balance between extra storage and weight needs to be struck.
If I could just get the clothes under there I might be happy.

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