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Old 02-17-2013, 12:24 AM   #61
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Since the axle ratings have went up by 500lb, perhaps GVWR will go up by 1000lb to 6000lb?
Yes the total of the axle capacities of the 19' is 5000 lb (2 at 2500 lb each); for the 21' it is planned to be 6000 lb (2 at 3000 lb each). That's a 1000 pound increase.
The Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) of the 19' is 4000 pounds, so a 1000 pounds more would be 5000 pounds, not 6000 pounds.

Since the total of the two axle capacities is 6000 pounds, why not set the GVWR up at the same value? They're Dexter Torflex axles, and like other suspensions of this type they do not share load equally over bumps, so the total trailer weight must be kept below the total of the axle capacities. Escape appropriately limits the GVWR as Dexter Axle directs.
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Yes the total of the axle capacities of the 19' is 5000 lb (2 at 2500 lb each); for the 21' it is planned to be 6000 lb (2 at 3000 lb each). That's a 1000 pound increase.
The Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) of the 19' is 4000 pounds, so a 1000 pounds more would be 5000 pounds, not 6000 pounds.

Since the total of the two axle capacities is 6000 pounds, why not set the GVWR up at the same value? They're Dexter Torflex axles, and like other suspensions of this type they do not share load equally over bumps, so the total trailer weight must be kept below the total of the axle capacities. Escape appropriately limits the GVWR as Dexter Axle directs.
Oops, you are right. the 19' has the GVWR of 4000lb not 5000lb. Must have been sleeping while typing...
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Old 03-15-2013, 06:18 PM   #63
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The frame on the 19" is 1.5"x3" so the 21' model has 2" x 4"- a lot stronger frame?
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Old 03-16-2013, 07:29 AM   #64
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Jim, Are you talking yourself into the 21' ?
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Old 03-16-2013, 07:43 AM   #65
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Jim, Are you talking yourself into the 21' ?
You never know, I'm an impulse buyer, may see one and 8), just gathering information right now, I'm enjoying the 19' immensely.
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Old 03-24-2013, 05:49 PM   #66
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how much further , are we there yet , she's bothering me , lol ?
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Old 04-08-2013, 08:58 PM   #67
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This info was posted on FiberglassRV before it hit here!

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Old 04-09-2013, 12:20 AM   #68
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The new 21XLXW Escape is approaching the size of the Bigfoot 21.
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Old 04-09-2013, 09:26 AM   #69
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The holding tank sizes have gone up! Nice.
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Old 04-09-2013, 09:33 AM   #70
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Yes, but the axle ratings did not change. See post#45 where Reace said 2x3000 lb axles, but the spec sheet still shows 2x2500 axles, same as the 19"
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