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Old 01-09-2016, 03:57 PM   #141
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Another question ? Would it be good to get one of those 1000 lb Shurline scales ? Does anyone have a good source with a reasonable price also if you recommend . Pat
I would say that it depends on your tow vehicle. If you think you might get close to the limits of your hitch weight, it might not be a bad idea. But if you are way out there in capacity, I wouldn't worry about it. Loren
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Old 01-09-2016, 04:00 PM   #142
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The 1000 lb scale is easier to read vs the 2000 lb, particularly for older eyes.
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Old 01-09-2016, 04:05 PM   #143
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The 1000 lb scale is easier to read vs the 2000 lb, particularly for older eyes.
And probably more accurate for Escape weight ranges.
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Old 01-09-2016, 04:49 PM   #144
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I would go direct to Sherline:
https://www.sherlinedirect.com/index...TOKEN=27015567
I got mine from etrailer, but they only sell it with 2,000 lb. gauge, so then I had to buy a 1,000 lb. gauge from Sherline and change it over myself.
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Old 01-09-2016, 04:55 PM   #145
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There is a 1000 lb version (used with the box) for sale at one of the RV parts stores here at Quartzsite for $24.00. While I don't need one, I should have picked it up for someone else. Only problem is there are so many of the booths selling stuff that i can't for the life of me remember where it was! If I find it again, I'll pick it up...
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I got one thru Amazon from Rigid Hitch Inc. for $140 with free shipping. The one that arrived was defective and the Rigid Hitch people were fast and efficient with getting me a replacement shipped and the defective one shipped back free.
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Old 01-09-2016, 05:08 PM   #147
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I always bring mine to rallies for other to use. In fact, Iowa Dave still has mine from the Niagara Rally until the next time we meet sometime this year. If you run into him before I do, ask to borrow it.
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Old 01-09-2016, 05:29 PM   #148
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I would say that it depends on your tow vehicle. If you think you might get close to the limits of your hitch weight, it might not be a bad idea. But if you are way out there in capacity, I wouldn't worry about it. Loren
When you say limits of hitch weight , is that the truck? it is a Class 3 5000 lb 500 . The truck can pull over 8200 or more I forget might even have been 11000 . Can't remember . But I do know the hitch on truck . Am I just being a worry wart or would this still be a good idea or just look at trailer and truck when hooked up . I usually carry a full tank of water too . My batteries are in the front box . So I thought that makes a balance ? The front box I mean . I always can put air in the truck firestones if truck needs to bring trailer front up. Pat
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She's in the box with two cans of Jalapeño Spam. Outside It's 14 degrees F with a 20 mph wind. I thought the Jalapeños would keep the hydraulic Jack oil from getting stiff. Warm inside the house with the geo thermal cooking along and a fire in the fireplace. Making rally and camping goals the last couple of days.
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I'd be less concerned about having a little too much tongue weight than having too little tongue weight. Too little would induce sway.
You want the tongue weight to be 12-15 per cent of the trailer weight.
You want a scale with 1,000 lb. gauge because it is most accurate at the middle of the gauge and easier to read.
If that's not what you are asking, I got lost in this thread.
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