Originally Posted by Byron Kinnaman
One has to be careful when adding more storage space behind the axle
. Adding weight back there will increase sway tendencies.
Byron, you mentioned sway. We had the gaucho and backrest/topbunk removed along with the fiberglass sofa frame. In it's stead we had a wood floor installed (to attach the new 2-person dinette seats and table). It's the same size as the plywood that was in the backrest. Naturally there is also the 2x2" wood framing for the two seats, the table top (will drop down to make single bed) and pedestal base. I doubt there is more than 40-50 lbs of added weight. We will have the Thetford 135 toilet under one of the new seats but will not have any water in it when in transit.
Do we need to worry about adding weight / stuff elsewhere in the trailer to offset this added weight. (We have no battery
on the hitch nor do we plan to add one to the battery
Thanks for any guidance you can offer.