Thanks for sharing the scale results -can't have too many "real world" data points.
I haven't weighed our 17B loaded for a trip yet, but I did stop by the scales on my way home from picking it up in Reno.
It had a full HW tank, ~1/3 full fresh and minimal camping gear for a fast trip to Reno & back for just me.
The axle weighed 2260# & the total was 2580# when I dropped the tongue jack.
BTW - I was looking at the Oregon Gathering map the other night (too much time on my hands :
) and it seems there are 20 Escapes signed up:
1 - 13'
1 - 15'
7 - 17'
11 - 19'!!!
(although I know that at least one of those is really a 5.0, so the whole range is represented)