Tongue Weight - How To Measure - Page 9 - 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 03-12-2013, 09:14 PM   #81
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Edmonton, Alberta
Trailer: 1979 Boler B1700
Posts: 9,056
Quote:
Originally Posted by gbaglo View Post
So, I assume, that I can assume that if the trailer is level when I weigh the tongue, that it will still be level and weigh the same when the WDH is deployed.
Yes. The WDH doesn't change the tongue weight, and the as-towed configuration is level so a weight when level is the as-towed weight.
__________________

Brian B-P is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2013, 09:20 PM   #82
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Edmonton, Alberta
Trailer: 1979 Boler B1700
Posts: 9,056
Quote:
Originally Posted by Floating Cloud View Post
To me, the difference between a double and single is that when the tongue is parallel to the ground and then is lowered, I expect the weight to be greater. I understand that it is greater for a single axle. But it is less for double axles, at least that is the way I remember the weight going with our double axles. So apparently single and double axles do not act the same. If we put the tongue up, it becomes heavier, not lighter as expected.
Yes. That's what I tried to explain in post #49.
__________________

Brian B-P is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2013, 09:24 PM   #83
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Edmonton, Alberta
Trailer: 1979 Boler B1700
Posts: 9,056
As an aside, I think it's interesting that Glenn is using a hydraulic jack to support a hydraulic scale. Plug that scale's pressure gauge into the jack, ditch the scale, and you would have the same measurement by the same method (although a calibration multiplier would be needed).

Just one of those things that amuse technical minds...
Brian B-P is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2013, 09:26 PM   #84
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Edmonton, Alberta
Trailer: 1979 Boler B1700
Posts: 9,056
Quote:
Originally Posted by gbaglo View Post
Well, those with 19s could simply remove one of the wheels on each side, preferably the ones furthest from the centre, prior to weighing.
Kidding, right? It can be hard to tell with some people...
Brian B-P is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2013, 09:41 PM   #85
Senior Member
 
float5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Denison, Texas
Trailer: 2015 21'; 2011 19' sold; 4Runner; ph ninezero3 327-27ninefour
Posts: 4,923
Quote:
Originally Posted by Brian B-P View Post
Yes. That's what I tried to explain in post #49.
Good, I'm glad you have said the same in another way as it always seems strange that it occurs.
__________________
Cathy. Floating Cloud
"Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.... "
Emerson
float5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2013, 09:42 PM   #86
Senior Member
 
float5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Denison, Texas
Trailer: 2015 21'; 2011 19' sold; 4Runner; ph ninezero3 327-27ninefour
Posts: 4,923
[QUOTE=Brian B-P;23577]Kidding, right? It can be hard to tell with some people...[/


We were just taking those pesky wheels off the other day....
__________________
Cathy. Floating Cloud
"Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.... "
Emerson
float5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2013, 10:55 PM   #87
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Escondido, California
Trailer: 2012 Escape 19'
Posts: 875
I just had to chime in because the absurdity of this thread is classic!
We seem to have a awful lot of passion and time for this subject. Are you all snowed in or what?
hotfishtacos is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2013, 11:31 PM   #88
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia
Trailer: 2010 Escape 15B (c)
Posts: 66
No Hotfishtacos, it rained yesterday, today and is forecast for the next three days. Re #49. I stopped reading when it was said that raising the tongue changed the tongue weight. I figured that would only happen if the wheels were chocked and couldnt move. I thought that, in order for the tongue to be raised vertically the wheels would have to be free to move slightly in reverse which would result in no weight movement. This took into account that the driveway sloped toward the road and you backed the trailer in. Of course I was thinking of a single axle unit. Maybe I read things differently. Cheers, Richard
__________________
2010 Escape 15B (c) pulled by a 2006 Jeep Liberty Sport

"It's quicker to go slow" &
"You're only young once, you're a helluva long time dead"
Dixhiccup is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2013, 12:13 AM   #89
Senior Member
 
gbaglo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: North Vancouver, British Columbia
Trailer: 2009 Escape 17B - "Toad". '08 Toyota RAV4 V6
Posts: 10,740
Back at post #17 I said I was weighing a single axle 17' trailer.
All the posts following, I have attempted to explain that I was weighing a single axle trailer.
And then the wheels fell off.
__________________
2009 Escape 17B "Toad"
2008 Toyota RAV4 V6 Sport
North Vancouver, British Columbia

What happens to the hole when the cheese is gone?
- Bertolt Brecht
gbaglo is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2013, 12:16 AM   #90
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia
Trailer: 2010 Escape 15B (c)
Posts: 66
Naw everyone got their tongues twisted!. Cheers, Richard
__________________

__________________
2010 Escape 15B (c) pulled by a 2006 Jeep Liberty Sport

"It's quicker to go slow" &
"You're only young once, you're a helluva long time dead"
Dixhiccup 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 09:57 PM.


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