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kellem

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Posted: 08/04/20 01:56pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Wife and I are about to leave for vacation in our 2020 Outback and have a viable concern with the flooring which is maybe 2" foam sandwiched between thin luan.

Here's where it gets interesting.
My youngest daughter "21" wants to bring her boyfriend who is an absolute mountain of a man at 6'4 420lbs.

They are staying in a tent beside us but will be in and out of trailer for a week.

It's a sensitive subject but do you keep this mammoth out of trailer or just roll with it ?

He's a super nice guy and don't want to hurt his feelings or upset daughter.

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Seriously, are you sure he’ll fit through the door? And I’m not sure the outside steps will handle 420 pounds.


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Open and honest communication. How would he feel or you if he fell through the floor? I would explain the construction of the trailer to him and your concerns. The other alternative is to rent them a cabin where there is no need for them to go into the trailer. I had a ultralight with similar construction and traded it off after it's maiden voyage. The floor felt spongy for me and I'm half his weight.

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Is there an option to rent a larger, heavier duty rv and all stay together without concern for your trailer? If you are going to be camping in Va, how about a state park cabin? Dont set up an uncomfortable situation, fix it ahead of time.
Just looking, some are available, Yurts for example at Claytor Lake.

Edit add, Have you inquired with your units manufacturer about the floor and dinette limits? I'm not suggesting you embarrass him, just concerned he could be injured if a dinette gave.

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up front no he can,t come in the trailer. some thing will give. most likely the commode and all the thin wood that holds it.

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I didn’t have the useless floor but I did have a dinette that was extremely weak. I beefed up the the dinette and politely asked a fellow camper to always sit right there. You have no option, but to prevent the likely damage, I’m sure he faced similar situations before and may be very understanding.





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I have a friend of similar size who camps with us sometimes. It was a concern for us too. Luckily he is aware of his size and doesn’t go in the trailer. There is nothing inside suitable to support that kind of weight. The floor is the least concern. Toilet, shower, dinette bench’s etc are all too flimsy to support that weight, as are the folding steps and door grab handle.

It warrants a gentle conversation.


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Thankyou everyone for such civilized responses.
Wife said he knows his limitations and it's going to be a great time.

He actually brings his reinforced camp chair to family gatherings.

Thankyou.

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If you want to be prepared in case of rain and wanting to get him inside. Some blocks of wood under the steps and bring a few 2' by 4' pieces of 1/2" plywood with you to put on the floor to get him to whatever seat he would occupy in the living room. The plywood will spread the weight over a larger area of floor.


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I had the same concern with my MIL. Luckily she can’t fit through the door of my new trailer and the steps can’t handle her bulk. I was Frank with her on my previous trailer and she agreed to not come in the 2 times she was at the CG. BTW, Frank is not my name.


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