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Old 03-03-2014, 07:39 AM   #1
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Actual weight of 19' Escapes

I am working thru my build sheet for my 19, as well as FJ mods I will need to tow the 19. Have now seen two Escapes in person which has been a big help, but does result in some conflicting opinions that I need to resolve. ColoradoRockiesFan placard weight is 1818kg (4008 lbs), that is more than I expected. What do other 19' weigh? Any advice to keep build weight down without sacrificing on all the options I want? What do I need to know about managing the tongue weight?
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Old 03-03-2014, 07:55 AM   #2
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Found other posts that clarify my question regarding the total weight. Still wondering about tongue weight.
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Old 03-03-2014, 08:59 AM   #3
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My tongue weight on my 19' was around 350# with single battery in front box, loaded for camping, empty tanks, full hot water tank. The Escape 21 is around 425#. I have a Sherline scale which I always bring with me to meets for others to check their units.
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You might check "Trailer Weights in the Real World at the Fiberglass Forum". I also keep an updated version as an Excel Spreadsheet that can be sorted, etc at my LakeshoreImages page.
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I was right at 400 lbs on the tounge with 2 6volts in the storage box and 3700 lbs loaded total weight. Weighed at a commercial truck scale . I know there are endless threads on weights and the right and wrong way to do it . My numbers seemed logical and about what I expected so I left it at that
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Old 03-03-2014, 08:08 PM   #6
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Thanks Dave!
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Old 03-04-2014, 02:24 AM   #7
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My tongue weight on my 19' was around 350# with single battery in front box, loaded for camping, empty tanks, full hot water tank. The Escape 21 is around 425#. I have a Sherline scale which I always bring with me to meets for others to check their units.

You will be bringing it to Townsend, won't you? I'm curious about the new Oliver.
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Old 03-04-2014, 11:17 AM   #9
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Which scale do you have? (e.g., 1k, 2k or 5k)
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Sherline advises that the most accurate measurement is taken when the needle is at the mid-point. Since you are measuring the tongue weight ( less than 500 lbs ) the gauge you want is the 1,000 lb. one.
My Sherline came with the 2,000 lb gauge and I have since switched it over to the 1,000. It's easier to read too.
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