Just picked up a loaded 2013 FWC Eagle (sink, stove, heater, outdoor shower, 6 gallon water heater, 20ga water tank, 3-way fridge) and put it on my 3rd gen tacoma. Very excited about it, have already taken it out a couple times. Before the Eagle became available to me, I was about to put a deposit down on a new Fleet and would have selected fewer options as what the Eagle came with. I know it may bring down the resale value, but I'm considering doing some DIY and removing some of the bigger/heavier options to open it up for storage and reduce overall camper weight.
What are the individual weights of these items in a FWC?
- 20 gallon water tank (empty)
- 6 gallon water heater (empty)
- electric water pump
My rationale for considering these changes in a good condition Eagle are:
- I don't anticipate using water heater much, if at all, maybe for occasional outdoor shower, but cold shower is no biggie, if I'm in freezing conditions at the ski resort, the plumbing will have to be winterized anyways and can't use the plumbing, in theory
- using camper water tank is limited since it's not for drinking water, I still have to bring drinkable water, 20 gallons is more than I'll ever need to do dishes or take the rare shower, wouldn't fill it due to weight of that much water
- the scepter 5 gallon water jug I use for drinking water is easy to use above the sink, hence the consideration for not needing the water pump
- FWC camping is about minimalism and space is valuable, so it would be nice if I don't need something to use it for storage
Maybe this is me thinking nonsense and I should just enjoy all the amenities of glamping. I'm interested in hearing others' experiences with removing some items from their camper.
Edited by kevmjin, 26 July 2021 - 06:46 AM.