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Old 09-29-2013, 07:30 PM   #1
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Weights for 2008 5.0 Escape + 2011 Frontier

We just took our trailer and tow to a commercial CAT Scale and got it weighed. Someone on the forum asked us for this shortly after we brought our trailer home in July but I can't remember who it was so here it is and hopefully they will see this post!

We have a 2008 5.0 Escape w 2 6v batteries, 2 propane tanks.
Tow is a 2011 Nissan Frontier Pro-4X, crew cab, short bed (5').

We went to a 3 weight scale and got 2 weights..one with the tow and trailer and one with just the tow vehicle.
All 3 tanks were empty as was the hot water heater. No food or clothes in the trailer. We estimate maybe 100 lbs of gear in the trailer (including a microwave & the screen room)

The weights were as follows:
Trailer Axle: 2620
Tongue Weight: 720
Total Trailer Weight: 3340
Frontier Total Weight (w/o trailer or people): 4860

The Escape brochure gives the 'dry weight' of the trailer at 2620 lbs, the 'dry hitch' at 480 and the 'dry axle' at 2140.... but we don't know what 'dry' includes or does not include....
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Old 09-29-2013, 07:44 PM   #2
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what is the carrying capacity of the frontier ?
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Old 09-29-2013, 08:01 PM   #3
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The towing capacity for a 2011 Frontier 4x4 is 6200 lbs. I have the same exact truck as Fran and Dave.
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not towing, carrying capacity for passengers, fuel and cargo including the tongue weight of the trailer? this is the carrying capacity
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Old 09-29-2013, 08:08 PM   #5
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looks like 1390 pounds, less 720 leaves you 670 for passengers and fuel, after fuel around 500# for 4 passengers. You may be at your max with that set up or over if you carry 4 adults.
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Old 09-29-2013, 08:11 PM   #6
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Carrying capacity is 1116 lbs, manual trans, crew cab, 4x4. It increases to 1250 for auto transmission. Payload does depend on the model.
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Old 09-29-2013, 08:15 PM   #7
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So you may be overloaded with your set up? After fuel only leaves you enough for one adult and one child passengers!
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Old 09-29-2013, 08:41 PM   #8
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Our Frontier is an automatic. Our gas tank was full when it was weighed. We never tow with more than the driver and 1 passenger.
According to our owner's manual, for our model (Crew Cab 4wd), the Max Towing Capacity is 6100lbs
Max Tongue Load is 610 lbs - of course that assumes a bumper tow, not fifth wheel.
Max Gross Combined Weight 11,135.

The weights from the manual include a driver.
How are you coming up with a carrying capacity for the tow vehicle?
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payload capacity as defined here Towing Definitions-Understanding Towing weight terms - Fiberglass RV
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looks like 1390 pounds, less 720 leaves you 670 for passengers and fuel, after fuel around 500# for 4 passengers. You may be at your max with that set up or over if you carry 4 adults.
Where did you find or how did you calculate the 1390 lb figure?
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