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So How Much Can We Fit in the Truck?

Otherwise titled "The truck bed is HOW BIG?"

So today we spent a long day packing up the house, selling furniture on Craig's List ($240 Cha Ching), and organizing stuff for the trip. We've been wondering just how much we will be able to fit into the truck - knowing we have a small bed - and I've been threatening a "practice pack" to see for sure. I'm really good at visualizing space and I'm an excellent packer but this was a challenge even for me. As Scott says, every implementation needs a dry run so today we did it.

Here's a picture of the dry run.
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We outlined the bed dimensions on a blanket and "packed it". Included: tool box, winch recovery chains and brackets for use with our high-lift jack, tow strap, 25' of chain, air compressor, two inflatable paddle boards and paddles, three red stackable folding boxes for "stuff", cooler, huge 42x20x20 duffle, another duffle, small duffle, AND WE HAVE SPACE LEFT! I'm feeling good about getting everything in.

Also started securing the truck. Bought a safe for inside, added wheel locks, locking receiver for the hitch, locking pin for the jet ski trailer. And we got our hitch! All ready to go pick up the jet ski!

We've been waiting so long to get started! I'm so glad It's getting so close and we can really start winding down. Two weeks from today we won't have to get up for another working Monday.

Posted by mrb430 17:30 Archived in USA Tagged planning pre-trip_

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