Originally Posted by davescape
Brian, maybe you can decipher the label. I agree the weight gain seems a little bit much and maybe there was just an axle change.
Thanks for the placard image
Escape is using the older - and better - cargo capacity rating method
: 2272 kg (5009 lb)
Cargo Carrying Capacity
: 607 kg (1338 lb)
... "calculated with the fresh water tanks full", so that cargo capacity is in addition to the water weight of 154 kg (340 lb)
Current industry practices allow RV manufacturers to state just a total capacity, and the water (or waste) cut into that, but Escape is following this more realistic and complete calculation.
In this case, I agree with Dave's calculation of dry emtpy weight (as equipped), now that I see what the label says:
2272 kg GVWR - 607 kg CCC - 154 kg water = 1511 kg (or 3331 pounds)
That's 3331 - 2610 = 721 pounds of options and design change weight gain, versus the previous-generation spec.
Not So Good News
: 1136 kg (2504 lb) each (almost certainly should have read 1134 kg, because that's 2500 pounds)
That's not enough. Torflex axles in tandem use are not to be loaded assuming an equal distribution of load, because they don't load-share; a substantial allowance is supposed to be made for this, and until now Escape has done that:
- 2x2500 lb (1134 kg) GAWR and 4000 lb (1814 kg) GVWR for the 19'
- 2x3000 lb (1362 kg) GAWR and 4600 lb (2087) GVWR for the 21'
Either the GVWR was raised to a level not appropriate for the suspension (axles), or the suspension was changed but the placard doesn't show the updated GAWR.