The Expensive Part Is Done - Page 7 - Escape Trailer Owners Community

Go Back   Escape Trailer Owners Community > Escape Me | General Topics > Shopping Escape
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 09-26-2015, 09:37 AM   #61
Senior Member
 
escape artist's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: St. Thomas not BVI., Ontario
Trailer: 2014 Escape 5.0TA
Posts: 5,297
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jim Bennett View Post
How would options add up to #00 lbs? Most of my options are decorative. The 20" tires, up from the 18" stock would be about the only big thing, and that can't be 100 lbs total.
Hi: Jim Bennett... Looks like you might just need the "Slim fast" after all!!! Alf
escape artist N.S. of Lake Erie
__________________

__________________
Quote Bugs Bunny..."Don't take life too seriously, none of us get out of it ALIVE"!!!
'10 Frontier CC. S.E. 4X4 Lng. Bed V6 '14 Escape 5.0TA
St.Thomas Ont.( Not the Virgin Islands)
escape artist is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2015, 11:25 AM   #62
Senior Member
 
Charlie & Lucy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Sunapee, New Hampshire
Trailer: 5.0 TA - Sept. 2015, 2016 F250 Crewcab
Posts: 309
Hi Jim,
Look for the "TIRE AND LOADING INFORMATION" sticker opposite the VIN sticker. These are specific to each vehicle according to it's options. I know that it still comes down to actual scale weight.
Charlie
Attached Images
File Type: jpeg image.jpeg (330.5 KB, 9 views)
__________________

__________________
Charlie & Lucy
--
"I can't complain... but sometimes I still do."
Joe Walsh
Charlie & Lucy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2015, 11:38 AM   #63
Senior Member
 
Jim Bennett's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Calgary, Alberta
Trailer: 2017 Escape 5.0 TA
Posts: 11,934
Quote:
Originally Posted by Charlie & Lucy View Post
Hi Jim,
Look for the "TIRE AND LOADING INFORMATION" sticker opposite the VIN sticker. These are specific to each vehicle according to it's options. I know that it still comes down to actual scale weight.
Charlie
I have one of those Charlie, but I thought it was only tire specific, but I will have a look. Headed out to look at some houses right now, but will report back when I return.
__________________
2017 Escape 5.0 TA
2015 Ford F150 Lariat 3.5L EcoBoost
2009 Escape 19 (previous)
“Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.” — Abraham Lincoln
Jim Bennett is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2015, 11:41 AM   #64
Senior Member
 
Jim Bennett's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Calgary, Alberta
Trailer: 2017 Escape 5.0 TA
Posts: 11,934
Quote:
Originally Posted by escape artist View Post
Hi: Jim Bennett... Looks like you might just need the "Slim fast" after all!!! Alf
escape artist N.S. of Lake Erie
I just might, thought on a diet right now that see's me consuming no grains, dairy, sugar, alcohol, processed food, legumes, and a few other things. On day 13 of 30, and not dead yet.
__________________
2017 Escape 5.0 TA
2015 Ford F150 Lariat 3.5L EcoBoost
2009 Escape 19 (previous)
“Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.” — Abraham Lincoln
Jim Bennett is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2015, 11:43 AM   #65
Site Team
 
cpaharley2008's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: York, Pennsylvania
Trailer: 2016 2ndGen Escape 19' PRAIRIE SCHOONER pulled by 2014 Ram Hemi/8sp
Posts: 13,692
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jim Bennett View Post
I have one of those Charlie, but I thought it was only tire specific, but I will have a look. Headed out to look at some houses right now, but will report back when I return.
That label is tire specific as your wheel and tire combo's change your towing and carrying capacities.
__________________
Jim
The two most important days in your life are the day you were born and the day you find out why………..Mark Twain
cpaharley2008 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2015, 11:51 AM   #66
Senior Member
 
BCnomad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: O town, British Columbia
Trailer: 2014 Escape 21 "Lightning"
Posts: 1,327
Nice truck Jim. That should get you to the lake in style!

i just have a step ladder in my truck bed for the high tailgate. Works as a cargo separator too!
__________________
When you look for advice, make sure it's from someone towing your trailer, in your backyard, with the same expectations
BCnomad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2015, 01:44 PM   #67
Senior Member
 
Jim Bennett's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Calgary, Alberta
Trailer: 2017 Escape 5.0 TA
Posts: 11,934
I just checked that tire sticker, and it says 1,646 lbs. There are really no changes, other than the tires that should change it that much, I would think. Maybe I will still find a scale, and just weight it.

Quote:
Originally Posted by cpaharley2008 View Post
That label is tire specific as your wheel and tire combo's change your towing and carrying capacities.
I can see how that might have a bit of an effect on towing, with the 2" bigger tires, but not payload, as that is weight acting downwards. Plus, the difference of 360 lbs seems huge.

Though to put in into context, it is more than enough for my needs anyway, and it really is good to know what the limits really are.
__________________
2017 Escape 5.0 TA
2015 Ford F150 Lariat 3.5L EcoBoost
2009 Escape 19 (previous)
“Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.” — Abraham Lincoln
Jim Bennett is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2015, 01:56 PM   #68
Site Team
 
cpaharley2008's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: York, Pennsylvania
Trailer: 2016 2ndGen Escape 19' PRAIRIE SCHOONER pulled by 2014 Ram Hemi/8sp
Posts: 13,692
My larger tires reduced my capacity also.....but 1646 lbs is certainly enough for your needs.
__________________
Jim
The two most important days in your life are the day you were born and the day you find out why………..Mark Twain
cpaharley2008 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2015, 03:09 PM   #69
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Edmonton, Alberta
Trailer: 1979 Boler B1700
Posts: 9,055
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jim Bennett View Post
I guess I would want to weigh it before I put much of anything in, or on, the truck. Other than driving a 250 km on it last night, it has a full tank of gas, which I assume is payload.
No, the gas is part of what makes the vehicle ready to drive, so it is included in curb weight and thus not the payload. To get the precise payload value for the truck, weigh it with a full tank or add an allowance for additional fuel to the scale reading.
Brian B-P is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2015, 03:12 PM   #70
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Edmonton, Alberta
Trailer: 1979 Boler B1700
Posts: 9,055
Quote:
Originally Posted by rbryan4 View Post
Our published payload was 1960 lbs. Weighing the truck and subtracting from GVWR gave us a result of 2005 lbs.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jim Bennett View Post
How would options add up to #00 lbs? Most of my options are decorative. The 20" tires, up from the 18" stock would be about the only big thing, and that can't be 100 lbs total.
Depending on the source, perhaps Robert's published payload allowed for the worst case in options... or he weighed the truck with an empty fuel tank.

You might be surprised how much heavier 20" wheels are than the 18", and if the 20" tires were wider (they often are, but in this case both are 275 mm wide) they would likely be heavier. I wouldn't be very surprised by a 25 pound per corner difference with a width difference, but it does seem like a lot in this case.
__________________

Brian B-P is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off






» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:29 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.