So... my mate has a weight issue.
She has an old Iveco Cargo 7.5t lorry with living. It weighs about 6.4t unloaded. She needs to carry around 1.6t (I did the sums - one warmblood, a carriage, lots of harness, tack, and a hitched-on trailer).
It is an over-engineered lorry.
Somehow she needs lose about 500kg.
She's made a start:
The flooring alone is about an inch thick of four old ply sheets with an old heavy rubber mat - that is being replaced with an alumninium alloy one and a more modern horsebox mat, which is apparently better and weighs much less.
She's taking out the old built-in generator and removed some of the rubber matting that drapes from the over-engineered partition. The heavy old ramp wings are being replaced by modern light composite panels. She's even taken the matress out of the Luton bed.
She must be saving a couple of hundred kilos with these steps so far - at least.
Can anyone give any other advice or ideas on what she could replace or remove to lighten the load?
Does anyone else have any positive experiences of losing weight (off your lorry!)