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Old 01-10-2016, 04:39 PM   #161
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From the Sherline Towing Guide:

For maximum accuracy, use a gauge that will put your expected final measurement in about the middle of the gauge's range. (For example: for tongue weights of about 1000 lb. use a gauge that reads to 2000 lb.) The reason for this is that pressure gauges of this type are accurate to within about 2% in the middle ranges, but accuracy decreases at extreme low or high readings. To provide a gauge a few percent more accurate would increase the cost by 10 times or more. The supplied gauge was chosen as the most cost effective solution to providing a result that is sufficiently accurate for trailer weighing purposes. (The Sherline scale is not intended to be used for trade; i.e., items priced by weight.)
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Old 01-10-2016, 04:43 PM   #162
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From the Sherline Towing Guide:

... pressure gauges of this type are accurate to within about 2% in the middle ranges, but accuracy decreases at extreme low or high readings.
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(The Sherline scale is not intended to be used for trade; i.e., items priced by weight.)
Yes, that's the gauge accuracy, and a confirmation that it is not accurate enough for trade. The accuracy of the whole scale is also affected by the accuracy of the cylinder bore and the drag of the cylinder seal - the whole system is definitely not as good as the gauge itself, although it's still fine for our purposes.
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Old 01-10-2016, 07:17 PM   #163
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With a loaded weight on a 21' of 4200 lbs., a tongue weight is needed of between 420 and 630 lbs. The Sherline easily has enough precision for that. We use a little higher than 10% such as 11 or 12% which takes care of any minor inaccuracy for our purposes. With a range of over 200 lbs. acceptable, hard to not make it.
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Old 01-11-2016, 01:31 PM   #164
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One more thing that I don't think has been mentioned in this thread: to me, the Escape 19 is a nicer-looking trailer from the outside than the 21, and I'm speaking as an owner of a 21. The 19 just seems to be proportioned better. Don't get me wrong-- I'm very happy with my trailer, but to me it's not as pretty as the 19. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, of course.

But then, none of Escape's other trailers holds a candle to the 5.0 TA. Now that thing is beautiful. And no, I don't want one.

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Old 01-11-2016, 01:50 PM   #165
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Mike, there are free cookies with the purchase of a 5.0TA.

Honest.
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Old 01-11-2016, 02:15 PM   #166
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One more thing that I don't think has been mentioned in this thread: to me, the Escape 19 is a nicer-looking trailer from the outside than the 21, and I'm speaking as an owner of a 21. The 19 just seems to be proportioned better. Don't get me wrong-- I'm very happy with my trailer, but to me it's not as pretty as the 19. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, of course.

But then, none of Escape's other trailers holds a candle to the 5.0 TA. Now that thing is beautiful. And no, I don't want one.

As an owner of a 17B I can clearly be totally unbiased when I contend that 17s are by FAR the most beautiful Escapes.
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Old 01-11-2016, 02:28 PM   #167
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Not only cookies, Mike but another free calendar next year.

Only thing that is more beautiful than our 19 is our 19 hooked to our Nissan Frontier heading out to
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Old 01-11-2016, 03:07 PM   #168
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While I can agree with Mike, Eric, and Greg that the 19s and the 17s are the most beautiful and the most beautifully proportioned, the 13s and the 15s are by far the cutest.
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Old 01-11-2016, 03:08 PM   #169
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And the winner is

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As an owner of a 17B I can clearly be totally unbiased when I contend that 17s are by FAR the most beautiful Escapes.
And now the final tally, the winner of the Miss Trailer Universe is Miss 21, nope, it's it's Miss 17, wait a minute I misread my card it's Miss TA (keep your thoughts pure) oh I'm so sorry I've finally got it now, the winner is
Miss 19. Yay and the crowd goes
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Old 01-11-2016, 03:20 PM   #170
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And now the final tally, the winner of the Miss Trailer Universe is Miss 21, nope, it's it's Miss 17, wait a minute I misread my card it's Miss TA (keep your thoughts pure) oh I'm so sorry I've finally got it now, the winner is
Miss 19. Yay and the crowd goes
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