A stock A3 weighs in at approximately 1540lbs.
My stock A2 weighed ( very past tense ) in at approximately 1340 pounds empty.
The topper weighs approximately 300 pounds. So, mine is ~1850 lbs with nothing else... alas, there is more.
I failed to add the rooftop tent, awnings, and rack weigh...
Suggest you talk to TitanPat57(?) and Mark Harley for axle questions - both are members here.
Whatever paint you choose, I STRONGLY suggest it's something you can touch up with rattlecans; I found that I was tending to rock gouges while on the road.
I later layered up (mainly) the front with...
For emphasis: do not frak with the military CARC paint - at least not without respiratory protection and protective clothing.
If you are intent on having it refinished, having it done professionally, while expensive, would probably be the most time-effective and safest way of doing it.
Sealing small holes (repulsively crude, but effective):
1. Sand/wire wheel off rusty bits
2. Take a sheet metal scrap (can lid, etc.), pound flat, if needbe
3. Get Industrial adhesive & Gorilla tape.
4. Apply patch from the inside; gorilla tape on the outside
5. Remove tape when dry, sand &...
Sorry about the delay - the site server still isn't telling me when people post.
I'd insulated the sides with blueboard and poly boards. It worked, but it trapped water inside it, so it had to go.
I regret to inform that I've not made any further progress on it - budget, life, and a...
High praise, coming from you - thanks!
My intention is to build a true 4 season system that will tolerate temps far below freezing. Running unheated/uninsulated lines won't be an option...
I like the QD idea; saw a YT video where someone did just that.
Put it to you this way: were you and I to ever meet, and I knew you had a bunch of tasty vacation pictures on your camera, and you had a gorgeous smile, I assure you - you wouldn't be leaving the room with both. :D