Escape 19 coupler height - Page 2 - Escape Trailer Owners Community

Go Back   Escape Trailer Owners Community > Escape Tech > Towing and Hitching
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 12-12-2012, 05:11 PM   #11
Site Team
 
cpaharley2008's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: York, Pennsylvania
Trailer: 2016 2ndGen Escape 19' PRAIRIE SCHOONER pulled by 2014 Ram Hemi/8sp
Posts: 13,654
here is one Ball Mount Adjustable with Sway-Control Tab, 6,000 lbs Draw-Tite Ball Mounts 7390
which can be flipped and haas the sway control knob adaptability which I have not had to use. I use this with my Ram 1500
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 7390_spec_50.jpg (5.6 KB, 315 views)
__________________

__________________
Jim
The two most important days in your life are the day you were born and the day you find out why………..Mark Twain
cpaharley2008 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2012, 05:17 PM   #12
Site Team
 
cpaharley2008's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: York, Pennsylvania
Trailer: 2016 2ndGen Escape 19' PRAIRIE SCHOONER pulled by 2014 Ram Hemi/8sp
Posts: 13,654
I also have an adjustable "cushioned" mount that has rubber inside to eliminate "clunk" which I find a good lock will also work. Again from Etrailer
Convert-A-Ball Dual-Cushioned, Adjustable Ball Mount - 7" Rise to 9" Drop - 5,000 lbs Convert-A-Ball Ball Mounts CAB-UM
This one I use with my FJ Cruiser
Attached Images
File Type: jpg CAB-UM_50.jpg (5.5 KB, 313 views)
__________________

__________________
Jim
The two most important days in your life are the day you were born and the day you find out why………..Mark Twain
cpaharley2008 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2012, 05:21 PM   #13
Site Team
 
cpaharley2008's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: York, Pennsylvania
Trailer: 2016 2ndGen Escape 19' PRAIRIE SCHOONER pulled by 2014 Ram Hemi/8sp
Posts: 13,654
On each of these I installed one of these anti rattling devices, the lock on the Ram set up and the clamp I use with the FJ set up. Again Etrailer etrailer.com - Products anti rattle
Attached Images
File Type: jpeg thumb-1.php.jpeg (2.7 KB, 314 views)
File Type: jpeg thumb.php.jpeg (2.4 KB, 317 views)
__________________
Jim
The two most important days in your life are the day you were born and the day you find out why………..Mark Twain
cpaharley2008 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-2013, 07:31 PM   #14
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Burlington, Ontario
Trailer: 2012 Escape 19
Posts: 193
I don't know if Reece still accommodates it but I had my April 2011 delivered at the original 19" height before the previously optional high lift axles became the new standard.
__________________
Robert
Burloak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2013, 03:25 PM   #15
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Trailer: 2013 Escape 19
Posts: 726
To add a piece of data to this thread: I just talked to Tammy. She said 20" to the top of the ball for a 2013 19' (with standard wheels and axles).

This leaves the problem of how to predict how much the back end of your TV will sag under the weight of your trailer and all that beer in the front box. I WAGd 2" and got a ball mount at 22" off the ground.
__________________
Doug

2013 Escape 19 ("The Dog House") , 2012 Nissan Frontier
dbailey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2013, 05:46 PM   #16
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Edmonton, Alberta
Trailer: 1979 Boler B1700
Posts: 9,036
Some Escape models have changed suspension height and the amount that the tongue part of the frame is bent up; the combination of the two determines the coupler height. Selecting a different amount of rise in the tongue is a significant change in frame construction, so it might not be practical to pick anything other than the current production specification. I would get the suspension height right for my purposes, see if there is any choice in tongue bend, and then probably just live with whatever ball height results.
Brian B-P is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2013, 09:44 PM   #17
Senior Member
 
lefttee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Idaho Falls, Idaho
Trailer: 2013 19' Escape
Posts: 146
You might check these out also. I love mine. Rapid Hitch

Bart
lefttee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2013, 07:00 PM   #18
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Trailer: 2013 Escape 19
Posts: 726
I'll like go WDH before too long. This will get me by until then...
__________________
Doug

2013 Escape 19 ("The Dog House") , 2012 Nissan Frontier
dbailey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2013, 07:35 PM   #19
Senior Member
 
escape artist's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: St. Thomas not BVI., Ontario
Trailer: 2014 Escape 5.0TA
Posts: 5,277
Quote:
Originally Posted by dbailey View Post
To add a piece of data to this thread: I just talked to Tammy. She said 20" to the top of the ball for a 2013 19' (with standard wheels and axles).

This leaves the problem of how to predict how much the back end of your TV will sag under the weight of your trailer and all that beer in the front box. I WAGd 2" and got a ball mount at 22" off the ground.
Hi: dbailey... The suspension on our 4X4 Frontier is lots. 700# pin weight on the axle makes about 1" deflection. With a straight 19'er you might be in the ball park at 2". You can always add the WDH if needed. Alf
escape artist N.S. of Lake Erie
__________________

__________________
Quote Bugs Bunny..."Don't take life too seriously, none of us get out of it ALIVE"!!!
'10 Frontier CC. S.E. 4X4 Lng. Bed V6 '14 Escape 5.0TA
St.Thomas Ont.( Not the Virgin Islands)
escape artist is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off






» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:25 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.