Re: 19 ft Loaded hitch weight
Ambrose, everyone would likely get a different weight depending upon how it is loaded. I would bet mine varies from trip to trip as well.
What I did the first time I went out with it, I measured the weight and found it to be just over 200 lbs at first, too light for my liking. I had to move a couple heavier things from under the bed (where I had just about everything stored) to the front benches or ahead under the bed, and got it around 300 lbs. I have meant to weigh it again since I have found more permanent places for things....maybe in the spring, though I do plan to add tongue storage which will change things up yet again.
It is a good idea to check the hitch weight though, as too light is quite dangerous as fishtailing is way more likely to occur, and too heavy does not handle as well and puts undo strain on the vehicle. You really have to watch in the 19 how stuff is stored in the huge space under the bed.
2017 Escape 5.0 TA (someday soon, I hope
2015 Ford F150 Lariat 3.5L EcoBoost
2009 Escape 19 (previous)
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