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Old 05-12-2013, 11:04 AM   #1
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Trailer Weights in the Real World

Frederick Simson has been weighing & posting fiberglass trailer actual weights at the Fiberglass Forum for a number of years. Since he cannot post the actual spreadsheet at the forum, with his permission I have posted the .xls Excel spreadsheet at my LakeshoreImages site. I will update it as often as possible.

If you want to sort or otherwise work with the actual spreadsheet, it is available for download at http://lakeshoreimages.com/spreadsheets/Weight.xls. If you have accurately weighed your trailer & tongue weight, let me know & I'll add it to the list.
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Weighed last week...2820 on the axle, 300 tongue weight. Thanks for spreadsheet!

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Weighed last week...2820 on the axle, 300 tongue weight. Thanks for spreadsheet!

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Old 09-29-2013, 06:10 PM   #4
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If you want to sort or otherwise work with the actual spreadsheet, it is available for download at http://lakeshoreimages.com/spreadsheets/Weight.xls. If you have accurately weighed your trailer & tongue weight, let me know & I'll add it to the list.
We just weighed our 2008 Escape 5.0 ata CAT Scale.
All 3 tanks empty, hot water heater empty, no food or clothes, propane probably 1 full plus one 1/2 or less tank.
Axle weight: 2620 lbs
Tongue weight: 720 lbs
Total Trailer weight: 3340 lbs
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I've added your trailer & updated the Excel spreadsheet at Trailer Weights in the Real World.

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Old 12-02-2018, 11:43 PM   #6
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Assuming that the link is still valid as the current version of the spreadsheet, I'll note that one line appears to be Stargeezer's data from "The Big Easy" Has Landed...
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3329 (axle weight in pounds)
728 (pin weight in pounds)
4057 (total weight in pounds)
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The pin and total values appear to be incorrect, due to typo in the conversion of the scale readings (in kilograms) to pounds... see post #60 for details. The corrected values would be
3329 (axle weight in pounds)
617 (pin weight in pounds)
3946 (total weight in pounds)
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Thanks for the fix. The latest version is 12/3/18
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Old 12-14-2018, 09:06 PM   #8
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We picked up our 2018 Escape 19'er last week, and stopped by a closed highway side scale today. (I was told that a little secret is that closed scales are actually active. Which I guess they are - at least in Oregon.) Anyway...

Total "rig" weight (2018 Highlander Limited + trailer): 9,700
Trailer alone: 4,400
Tongue weight: 650

Weights included 230 lbs of fresh water and 100 lbs of gasoline. And the trailer is "fully loaded" with reinforced walls, the inverter, TV, solar panel, front box, 2-6v batteries and more. We definitely didn't go "light weight" out of the factory.

Since I believe the tongue weight should be 10% to 12% of the total trailer weight, I guess I need to move some of the stuff in the front box to the back of the trailer. That's doable. And might just move us into the 10% to 12%.

We're also getting just around 15 mpg. One caveat is the I drive softly when trailering. No jack-rabbit stops or starts. Staying within or slightly below the speed limits, etc.
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Old 12-14-2018, 09:38 PM   #9
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Gen2 19 = Gen1 21

Could not believe my Yukon/21 weighed the same as your 19/Highlander weight last Spring. Weighed trailer too and it weighed 4200, which for us is heavy and goes to show over time we keep adding stuff that adds up. Fortunately it doesn't matter too much here with an 8400# tow capacity.

Edit: Also the Yukon weighs about 800 lbs. more than a Highlander Limited.
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Interesting stats for the Classic 19. Heaviest @ 3740# with a 240# tongue weight and the lightest @ 2670# with a 460# tongue weight. Makes me wonder about the accuracy of some of the weighting.

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