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Old 01-10-2016, 06:37 PM   #21
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Has anybody used a "TOWSAFE Ball Weight Scales" available in Australia? Is it accurate?
I assume that you mean this: Coast to Coast Towsafe Tow Ball Weight Scale, Product Code: 450-05990

It appears to be a spring scale, similar to those built into some tongue jacks used in Europe. If you don't mind shimming it up with blocks to the right height, and don't need more accuracy (I don't know how accurate it is) or more precise (it has 10 kg / 22 lb reading increments), it looks like a reasonable thing to use.
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Old 01-10-2016, 06:40 PM   #22
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What is the problem with having a greater than the recommended 15% tongue weight, assuming the tow vehicle has the capacity?
As far as the trailer is concerned, the only potential problem is structural - you don't want to damage the tongue with more force than it was designed to take.

I agree that the tow vehicle hitch weight capacity is important.
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Old 02-22-2016, 03:13 AM   #23
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500# tongue on BlackJack, 3800# on axles
anyone else know their loaded tongue weight on the Escape 21'?

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Old 02-22-2016, 08:50 AM   #24
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anyone else know their loaded tongue weight on the Escape 21'?

Bike racks and tongue weight

Whole thread on tongue weight on 21'. Mine was 540 without bikes, 500 with bikes on the back.
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