This is funny. We are planning a cross country trip and doing the same thing as you except we are only taking two chairs - so hard to decide which ones (now you're making me think I should put 2 back, we usually have 6 - 2 lounge chairs, 2 bag chairs and 2 small Picos that fit int eh front box). We are not taking the Weber. As far as dishes go though, we do use the microwave and you cannot put melamine dishes in a microwave. GCI makes some nice lightweight plastic camp dishes but I may stick with the Corelle (Dave doesn't like plastic dishes)and paper plates. Good grief we had a lot of stuff under the front bed. All cleaned out, just a few 'essentials' in there now, same with the front box. I think we need to do this once a year!