Towing a travel trailer weight calculator - Page 3 - Escape Trailer Owners Community

Go Back   Escape Trailer Owners Community > Escape Tech > Towing and Hitching
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-30-2013, 05:24 PM   #21
Senior Member
thoer's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Galesville, Wisconsin
Trailer: 2017 21 due 4/15/17 2016 Highlander XLE (previously 17B "Blue")
Posts: 2,400
Interesting video Towing Stability Simulator

Eric (and Mary who is in no way responsible for anything stupid I post)
thoer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-2013, 06:12 PM   #22
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Wetaskiwin, Alberta
Trailer: 2014 Escape 21
Posts: 73
Originally Posted by thoer View Post
Interesting video Towing Stability Simulator
Such a simple demonstration. Such a powerful message. Thanks for the link.

bpjod is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-2013, 07:07 PM   #23
Senior Member
fudge_brownie's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Janesville, WI, Wisconsin
Trailer: Escape 19 (sold) Escape 21 2014
Posts: 976
That was an interesting demo, my take from the video is one needs to evaluate when any of the following occur:

a loaded bike rack hanging off the back
lots of weight on the tongue (full propane and lots in the storage box)
a rear cargo rack
heavy items stored inside the trailer but fore or aft

Having just one from the above list is not bad, though you may be facing high/low tongue weight, another issue. But having two from the list above is cause for concern.

Putting weight over the axles is most important. If you look at your Escape chances are you will see that already as part of the design. Where is the refrigerator, stove, fresh water, gray water and black water located? Chances are, these heavy items are close to the axle(s).

Watch the demo, it is good.

Paul and Janet Braun
2003 Toyota 4Runner V8 now 2012 Toyota Sequoia V8
Escape 19' 2010 now 2014 Escape 21'
fudge_brownie is offline   Reply With Quote

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 09:10 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.