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Old 04-18-2017, 05:31 PM   #1
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I'm guessing a 5.0 is about 5000 fully loaded? looks like the dry weight is 3885 pds and the tongue weight is 600 pounds ? is that correct?
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The total weight is approximately 3885 lbs including hitch weight, plus options. You would have to put a lot of stuff in it and load up tanks to he 5000, but no worries, it is rated for 5500 lbs.
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I'm guessing a 5.0 is about 5000 fully loaded? looks like the dry weight is 3885 pds and the tongue weight is 600 pounds ? is that correct?
Assuming that you're buying a new trailer, that would be a 2017 5.0TA. There was a "5.0", but it has been out of production for a few years, and is substantially lighter.

What do you mean by "fully loaded"? Loaded with every option but none of your stuff yet? Loaded with cabinets full of stuff and enough cast-iron cookware to feed an army?

The Gross Vehicle Weight Rating is the maximum which a trailer is allowed to weigh, including everything you are carrying in it. Escape's 5.0TA page says this is 5500 pounds, and Jim confirmed that.

The 600 pound hitch weight is dry and empty. Fresh water would reduce that a bit, but waste water increases it. Part of the weight of options, propane, and your stuff is carried on the hitch, so it will likely be substantially more than 600 pounds when you are ready to drive.

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The total weight is approximately 38885 lbs including hitch weight, plus options.
That's 3885 pounds (dry, base equipment, empty) according to the same Escape specs page. It may be wrong (updates from the previous design to the 2017 design have been spotty), but it will be close.

Most people add options - as much as a few hundred pounds - and then there is water and your stuff. 5000 pounds would allow for lots of options, water, propane, and a few hundred pounds of your stuff.
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I'm guessing a 5.0 is about 5000 fully loaded? looks like the dry weight is 3885 pds and the tongue weight is 600 pounds ? is that correct?
Hi: Fox hunt... As reported in Trailer Life Review our 5.0TA 1st. Edition dry weight includes 2 full propane tanks, and a full fresh water tank. Waste tanks black/grey are empty!!!
Our first weigh in, heading out for a week of camping, tipped the scale at 4720 lbs. Gross trailer Wt. Gross Wt. of both tug and tow was 9840 lbs. with 1 passenger and a driver (On a diet). Alf
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... As reported in Trailer Life Review our 5.0TA 1st. Edition dry weight includes 2 full propane tanks, and a full fresh water tank. Waste tanks black/grey are empty!!!
Trailer Life may have weighed the trailer with full propane and fresh water tanks, but that would be a wet (not dry) weight.

The Cargo Carrying Capacity is calculated based on having the freshwater tank full and wastewater tanks empty, but the published dry weight is... dry, meaning all tanks empty.
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Old 04-18-2017, 10:03 PM   #6
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Yes I know it's just a guess 5000 being on the heavy end but as I buy my truck I am just making sure I have enough truck I'm sure I'm fine but just wanted to check out my assumptions- no cast iron usually - but you never know. I'm never sure if the posted weights on the web site are the most current. I just put 5.0 because I get tired of adding TA when there is only the one being made now and I'm ordering a 2017.
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Kate, I suspect you are trying to figure out what the approximate weight of yours might be.
Mine, loaded with my personal possessions, with two full propane tanks and essentially empty holding tanks weighs 4,400 lbs. The tongue weight is 740 lbs. Those are certified scale weights. I have added a few things since weighing it so I would guess it is around 4,450 lbs at this point in time.
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Most any truck you get well have adequate towing capacity if you ensure it has adequate cargo capacity, which is harder to find.
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Old 04-18-2017, 10:11 PM   #9
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Ok thanks that gives me an idea I was a little heavy for the trailer and light with the tongue weight I don't think I pack heavy just average.
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Old 04-18-2017, 10:13 PM   #10
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What's the difference between towing with the Ford 3.5 and 2.7?ive been looking at both
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