Dollytrolley Posted January 30, 2016 Report Share Posted January 30, 2016 Well it's a rather peaceful night here caring for the memory-loss mom-n-law so..... maybe I'll get a little “crazy(er)” and ask some personal questions.....(no, not like how often or hard does your wife beat you) ….but......what kind of RV-Margins do you strive to maintain?Example:Our small Dollytrolley Toy / Dolly-horse hauler is a simple 30 ft TT with a removable Dolly-stall that installs in the last 3 ft of the garage to allow Dolly to be hauled in a slant-load fashion....this trailer is fairly light at about 6,400 lbs. empty and a listed GW of 11,800 lbs but I have assigned a “Margin GW of 10,000 lbs and then I desire to not exceed 85% of the 10,000lbs so my “personal margin weight is around 8,500 lbs” however lately I have seen more like 8,800 lbs most of the times we haul Dolly (Dolly was a slim girl when she first joined the family at 950 lbs.... but last week she hit the scales at 1,020 lbs.......but you could never guess she gained 70 lbs.....she is still a sharp nag..)Anyhow, some of the margins I strive for are, NO tire to exceed 85% of sidewall-listed weight or sustained 95% of rated speed, generator margin 85% sustained load, Inverter 70% sustained load, Battery discharge 60% of recommended discharge margin, truck speed 85% of max gov / speed, truck fuel margin not under 15% of each 100 gal tank, turbo boost 85% of max, etc. etc......The final margin...........load only about 85% of junk that we “think” we “need”.........Before the Freightshaker many of our margins were at 100% or worse but now we are able to unload the trailer and add those items to the truck where the margins are reduced......In the past dry camping with Dolly was a water-limited stay in that she tends to be a heavy drinker of 10 to 15 gallons of water per day........now we just load the 330 gallon food-grade tote on the Shaker and we have a easy two weeks of water and do not have to fill the too-big-water-tanks in the trailer so we are able to carry 300% more water than the trailer capacity but not have to carry a full trailer tank load.Life has been much better now that the entire truck / trailer margins are better balanced........What margins have worked or NOT worked for you ? ?Drive on......(Whats my margin......) Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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