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Old 04-25-2012, 01:25 AM   #11
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Re: 19' weighed loaded

Paul, we also have another level and that is just what I was thinking, put it on the tongue. Beats getting underneath but we can do both. Yes, I understand that bubble levels on trailers are not very reliable.

Alf, I can't wait to go to an Egg/Marshmallow rally. Must have been neat to see all of those.

Laura and Rick, you don't have the front box, do you? No, I don't understand your low tongue weight but what do I know. I never thought of weighing the trailer axles separately at the scales. Can do that next time.
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Old 04-25-2012, 10:22 AM   #12
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Re: 19' weighed loaded

There is no reason at all not to trust the levels on the side of the trailer. Definitely check them to be sure they are mounted accurately, and once you confirm their accuracy, there is no reason not to trust them. They work just like the level you used to check. I would put the level for front to back inside the trailer near the middle where there is less flex on the frame, plus this is the area I want the most level anyway.

I do carry a small torpedo level in my repair/tool kit, just in case, but have never had to use it. I really should just leave it out and save a bit of weight.

I should weigh my trailer some day. I did do the hitch once, but that is it.
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Old 04-25-2012, 12:36 PM   #13
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Re: 19' weighed loaded

Cathy, I do have the front storage box or should I say the old box. In 2010, when my Escape was weighted the storage box was the type used on pickup trucks. Here are two pictures of the pickup style box and the Escape made box made during the installation of the Escape box at the new Escape factory. I haven't yet weight the Escape with the new box. I do plan to weight it this summer at an Oregon weight station while headed to Champoeg State Park.
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Old 04-26-2012, 05:24 PM   #14
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Re: 19' weighed loaded

You will like that new box so well.

We did the tongue weight again with the Sherline. This time we had most of the blocks and some of the chocks out and we made sure the trailer was level. We were at 400 lbs. on the dot.

We have the two batteries in the front box and some light things now. Rick, if you load yours up like we did, you will be taking things out to move them to the back. The box capacity, by the way, is 100 lbs. I wonder what those batteries weigh.
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