Sat Feb 25 – Starting To Load Trailer

I’m so lucky. The trailer just fits into my garage with 1/4″ to spare. The clearance should increase as I get the trailer loaded up. It’ll be interesting to see how low the trailer gets once it is fully packed. I’m going to guess it’ll drop an inch or so.

The trailer has a maximum cargo capacity of 1,800 pounds. It weighs 900 pounds, so the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) for the trailer is 2,700 pounds. My 2021 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon has a 3,500 pound towing capacity, so I’m well within the limit. I’ll need to pay attention to the tongue weight, which should be no more than 10% of the packed trailer weight (350 pound max based on 3,500 pound towing capacity). I guess I’ll be paying a visit to a Cat Scale before I head out.

U-Haul recommends your cargo be distributed as 60/40, so I put my three heaviest items at the front of the trailer, protected them with moving pads, and secured them with ratchet straps. My iKamper Mini 2.0 (125 pounds), my IronMan4x4 drawers (138 pounds), and my Stanley FatMax toolbox (120 pounds packed). I put the iKamper all the way in on the left wall, draped a moving pad over it, then ratcheted it to the left wall. Did the same for the IronMan4x4 drawers on the right wall. That left enough space for the toolbox in the center against the front wall. I then put a couple heavy items in the gap. Looks like there’s more than enough space for all my other stuff.

Sorry, I planned to help but I fell asleep.

That’s enough work for today. Time to order dinner, and prepare some Naproxen (Aleve) and some hard lemonade. Tomorrow we pack some more.