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Old 09-06-2010, 06:17 PM   #21
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Re: Unfortunate Accident

Hi: Eric T... I'm only allowed to drink "Ultra Light" beer. Does that still count as :P WEIGHT? Alf
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Old 09-06-2010, 07:15 PM   #22
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Hi: Eric T... I'm only allowed to drink "Ultra Light" beer. Does that still count as :P WEIGHT? Alf
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Alf - I don't think Ultra Light even qualifies as beer let alone weight!
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Old 09-06-2010, 09:24 PM   #23
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Alf, of course WATER HAS weight....
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Old 09-06-2010, 10:49 PM   #24
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Life is too short to drink cheap beer.... or lite beer for that matter
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Old 09-07-2010, 10:03 AM   #25
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Life is too short to drink cheap beer.... or lite beer for that matter
Amen......
If you want the effect of lite beer, just drink a good one, and follow it with a glass of water. It will mix up in your stomach to effectively create a lite one.
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Old 09-07-2010, 04:22 PM   #26
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Let's not forget....you can't buy beer, you can only rent it.
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Old 10-08-2010, 11:56 AM   #27
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yep...it passes through so quickly because it doesn't have to slow down to change color.

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Old 09-24-2012, 09:04 PM   #28
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Heh... Tongue weight is something that hadn't yet occurred to me while considering buying a "real" trailer. I have a small pop-up now. If I can pick up the tongue by myself, I know I need to add more weight to the front of the trailer. Guess that won't work with an Escape 19'... :
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Old 09-24-2012, 09:24 PM   #29
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Getting back to the topic of the thread, tongue weight must monitored as often as you monitor your tire pressure. Before heading out in your Escape, checking tires, wheel lugs and your tongue weight is critical. Knowing your tongue weight is within the limits of the your tow vehicle, hitch & ball is important and can prevent accidents like this from happening. Here is a link to a reputable scale
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Old 09-24-2012, 10:15 PM   #30
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I am curious how weight distribution affects 5.0's? Will they sway when loaded with bikes, water, dual batteries, and camping/trailer stuff in the rear storage? What should be my weight ratio at the kingpin?

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