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Old 06-04-2016, 10:27 AM   #1
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Weight of 19 Escape

Has anyone weighed the 19 with the add ons. We will have 4 reinforced walls, 2 batteries, the storage box, air conditioner, and solar panel. Not sure how much weight that will add. Also, are the 2 batteries in the storage box in the front? How much will that add to tongue weight?
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Old 06-04-2016, 10:39 AM   #2
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ETI can give you this info. Their computer program just adds your extra's, and boom: you get the right accurate weight.
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There's a list over on the Fiberglass Forum that has a number of 19's on it, they go from a low of 3130 (2670/460) to 3980 (3740/240), Axles/Tongue, with a number of them falling in between those extremes.
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Old 06-04-2016, 11:46 AM   #4
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Has anyone weighed the 19 with the add ons. We will have 4 reinforced walls, 2 batteries, the storage box, air conditioner, and solar panel. Not sure how much weight that will add. Also, are the 2 batteries in the storage box in the front? How much will that add to tongue weight?
The tongue weight will depend upon how you load. You can balance the weight whichever direction you need, up to a point anyway.

The 19' with such options is likely to be at least 3000 lbs.

You will be given your weight by Escape including options.
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Old 06-04-2016, 03:33 PM   #5
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It's too bad that the weight of each option isn't listed on the website, just as the price is. Ideally, it would list both axle weight addition and tongue weight addition, since that is trivial to calculate with the location of each option known.

The batteries (single or dual) are on the tongue of a 19', immediately in front of the body. If you get the optional storage box they are in that box; otherwise, they are in plastic battery boxes in the same place.

Even without an official list, that's not a lot of options, so the information is reasonably available:
  • 4 reinforced walls
    isn't the Escape number about 25 pounds each?
    spread around the trailer, so 12% on the hitch
  • 2 batteries
    add about 70 pounds,
    75% of that on the hitch
  • storage box
    according a recent discussion, about 40 pounds,
    about 75% of that on the hitch
  • air conditioner
    option list says 11,000 BTU/hr and shows a Dometic Penguin; although the Dometic website says the Penguin only comes in 13,500 BTU/hr, the weight must be similar, at about 104 pounds
    (none of that on the tongue).
  • solar panel
    remember the brackets, wiring, and controller
    someone must have this number handy
So, maybe 400 pounds (about 100 pounds on the tongue) in addition to the base dry spec weight of 2610 (256 of that on the tongue).

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The 19' with such options is likely to be at least 3000 lbs.
I agree. And that's dry (no water or propane) and empty (none of your stuff, just as it rolls out of the factory).
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Old 06-04-2016, 03:36 PM   #6
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There's a list over on the Fiberglass Forum that has a number of 19's on it...
Those weights are loaded for travel, so they include everything the owners are carrying with them, and could have anything from empty tanks to full. Options are unknown. They give you a reasonable idea of about how much your trailer might weigh when you hit the road, so they're great as a reality check for people planning a tow vehicle, but they give you no idea of where your planned options will place your empty starting point.

If you were to pick every option and load up your cast-iron cookware collection, you can certainly go higher than the highest which happens to have been caught in this list. If you don't carry much stuff, you could be lower than than any of them (or any which are similarly equipped). Remember that there are handful of Escape 19's in that list, mostly ones that appeared one geographic area, of the hundreds built.
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Old 06-04-2016, 06:16 PM   #7
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The batteries (single or dual) are on the tongue of a 19', immediately in front of the body. If you get the optional storage box they are in that box; otherwise, they are in plastic battery boxes in the same place.
Brian, if the 19ft dual batteries are placed inside the optional storage box, couldn't one or two 20 lb propane tank(s) sit in the box as the batteries are inside under the dinette bench ? Will they fit ?
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Old 06-04-2016, 06:19 PM   #8
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Just got home from Osoyoos and environs.
It's hot and I'm worn from unpacking all the stuff we took with us on this trip.
It feels like it weighs a ton.
Trailer is going on a diet. First out will be the TV, DVD player and DVDs that we've dragged with us for years and never used.
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Brian, if the 19ft dual batteries are placed inside the optional storage box, couldn't one or two 20 lb propane tank(s) sit in the box as the batteries are inside under the dinette bench ? Will they fit ?
Propane tanks inside a box is a no/no without proper ventilation and the box is not wide enough for a 20 lb tank at the bottom and not tall enough if you put a floor inside at the widest part.
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Old 06-04-2016, 07:16 PM   #10
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What do you call a box with propane tanks inside? a bomb

It can be done but there has to be a low point drain in case of a leak. In boats the propane locker is sealed at the lid but a drain is installed in the floor of the locker.

On my Scamp I made a tongue box that contained 2 batteries and a propane tank but it was very well ventilated.

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