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Old 03-06-2014, 09:05 PM   #31
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I'm not sure what this has to do with Escape options...
Lost me. I thought we were talking about towing with an FJ Cruiser. The OP talked about employing air bags. Don't know what the brand of trailer has to do with it.

But, I'm a man, and, I can change, if I have to.
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Old 03-06-2014, 09:31 PM   #32
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But, I'm a man, and, I can change, if I have to.
I think I'll check with Leslie, to see how well this is working out for her.
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But, I'm a man, and, I can change, if I have to.
Yea, right. OMG my eyes are leaking!
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Old 03-06-2014, 10:00 PM   #34
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Excellent!

Make sure that's including the tongue weight, and without a WD hitch system engaged, so the true weight of the trailer is known.
I'll pull on to the platform and get the axle's weight, then unhitch and get the total weight.
I suppose I'll need to loosen the WDH before I take the axle reading.
It's an old highway scale that the DOT leaves turned on near my home.
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Old 03-06-2014, 10:38 PM   #35
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Paul, I can bring my Sherline to the Spring NOG if you'd like and we can weigh the tongue weight of your new 21'.... loaded for tow. What we'll need is your "hitch height" while under tow. I'll bring a tape measure, floor jack, etc. Let's get YOUR trailer measurements.
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Cool! Thanks Donna...
More to think about with an extra axle and the Anderson hitch.
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Tongue weight.. all under TOW (all other factors are vaporware). See you at Spring NOG!
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I'll pull on to the platform and get the axle's weight, then unhitch and get the total weight..
Excellent - thanks.

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I suppose I'll need to loosen the WDH before I take the axle reading.
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It's an old highway scale that the DOT leaves turned on near my home.
Alberta and British Columbia generally leave their regular current-use scales on and accessible all the time - very handy.
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