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Old 10-10-2014, 05:49 PM   #11
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Hi: FNLNM... According to the Escape web page the dry pin wt. of the 5.0TA is 600#'s. The 5.0 was 460#'s I think!!!
Our laden 5.0 was heavy due to a 8" thick memo foam matt. Our camping pin wt. was 720#'s with other supplies stored forward. Alf
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Our 5.0 Classic pin weight was 720 with empty tanks, the stock mattress and only about 100 pounds of gear stowed mostly towards the back of the trailer. You might be pushing 900 pounds pin weight...would be interesting to know. Not sure if anyone has posted the 'real life' 5.0TA pin weight yet.
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Old 10-10-2014, 07:39 PM   #12
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Old 10-11-2014, 01:20 PM   #13
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Our 5.0 Classic pin weight was 720 with empty tanks, the stock mattress and only about 100 pounds of gear stowed mostly towards the back of the trailer. You might be pushing 900 pounds pin weight...would be interesting to know. Not sure if anyone has posted the 'real life' 5.0TA pin weight yet.
My 5.0 loaded pin weight is 750. My 160 lbs standing on the rear bumper reduced pw to 745. I would be interested in seeing the loaded pw of the TA. That is my major concern. I already put larger bumpers on the truck axle because some of the bumps were causing the truck to bottom out pretty hard.

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Old 10-11-2014, 03:53 PM   #14
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Hi Dick, Had mine weighed when lightly loaded for a weekend, full Fresh tank, 1/2 tank of grey. The 30 gal fresh is just behind the rear axle, the 30 gal grey is just in front of them. The 30 gal black extending even forward of the grey. Someone else can do the math, but it looks like if you were to have an empty fresh tank, and full grey and black the PW would be appreciably more.

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Old 10-11-2014, 04:27 PM   #15
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Looks like 540 lbs. of pin weight.

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Steer axle dropped 20 lbs w/trailer.
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Old 10-11-2014, 05:03 PM   #17
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PW is 520 lbs

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Drive Axle 2780

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Drive Axle 3320
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Looks like 540 lbs. of pin weight.
No, the total load on the truck's axles increased from 6540 pounds to 7060 pounds... an increase of 520 pounds, which is the pin weight.

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Steer axle dropped 20 lbs w/trailer.
Yes, the hitch must be slightly behind the axle of this truck, so the pin weight pushing down on the truck like a teeter-totter lifts 20 pounds from the front axle, adding it to the rear axle. That's why the rear axle load increases by 540 pounds (520 from the trailer plus 20 from the front axle).

Of course, all of the weights are from a truck scale, so they are +/- 10 pounds or more, so all conclusions are only approximations.
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Oops your right Brian, time to stop doing math so quickly in my head....


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Old 10-11-2014, 07:36 PM   #19
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So we now have 2 Escape 5.0TA's in the "Trailer Weights in the Real World" spreadsheet. If anyone else weights theirs (or any other trailer), please let me know & I'll add them to the list.
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Old 10-11-2014, 09:55 PM   #20
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Thank you. That is what I needed. Interesting that the "lightly loaded" weight is lower than the empty. That 30 gallons behind the wheels makes a big impact.

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