Like I said, the Tacoma is a little bit of a wimpy truck. I had some free time and was gathering things to go in the shell. So I weighed them all. Yikes! it adds up fast. The ironing board is 9 pounds, but that is significantly less than the 20 pounds for the 4’x2′ plastic table I also want to take. A 3 gal. water bottle full was 25 pounds and the 4 pound propane canister is 15.5 with all the metal around the propane (kind of a necessary part, but still…) Just looking at bare bones necessities plus two humans (chunky not lean), we are up to 745 pounds. Add 700 or so for the shell itself and we are right at the Tacoma max load carrying capacity. So I guess Firestone Air Bags are going on the suspension soon.
Still haven’t received a call that they are actually building it yet, but it should be soon. Getting hard to be patient. Good thing school is keeping me very busy in the meantime.