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Old 08-30-2016, 09:13 PM   #351
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Propane, battery, water, bedding, food, apliances, really add up.
Sorry our smaller battery is in above total.
Replacing our 27 size agm deep cycle with a 31 size deep cycle gelcell house battery. The price hurt hope it is worth the cost.
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Old 10-10-2016, 06:04 PM   #352
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Weight of Egg Campers

Do we have the tongue weight of the Egg Camper? I have tried searching the thread, but with no luck.

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PS: Thank you so much for the chart that gives all the weight information! I refer to it often! I'm still looking for a trailer, but the chart has saved me from making some mistakes, and I thank you for that.
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Old 10-10-2016, 06:28 PM   #353
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Do we have the tongue weight of the Egg Camper? I have tried searching the thread, but with no luck.
Tonie, there's Egg Camper info in Jon V's database here: http://lakeshoreimages.com/spreadsheets/Weight.xls

Look at records 105-108

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Old 10-10-2016, 07:32 PM   #354
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Thanks, Donna! Will do.
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Old 01-21-2017, 07:10 PM   #355
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Today we drove the Snoozy down to the truck scale (cost $11!) We had been told the /dry weight was 2,400 lbs. Left the packed linens, heater, cookstove, and toaster oven in. Weight was 2,460 lbs. There may have been a leetle bit of water still in the fresh tank also.
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Old 01-21-2017, 07:31 PM   #356
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Today we drove the Snoozy down to the truck scale (cost $11!) We had been told the /dry weight was 2,400 lbs. Left the packed linens, heater, cookstove, and toaster oven in. Weight was 2,460 lbs. There may have been a leetle bit of water still in the fresh tank also.
Did you uncouple the hitch and drop the tongue jack? that would give you total weight. If you weighed the trailer attached to the tow vehicle, the tongue weight would not be included in the 2460 weight.
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Old 01-22-2017, 08:43 AM   #357
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Jack L Yup. Left trailer behind, on tongue jack. Next we'll try weighing it fully packed
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Old 04-15-2017, 10:20 PM   #358
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Escape 21'

Is the Escape 21' missing from this list?
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Old 04-15-2017, 10:55 PM   #359
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Is the Escape 21' missing from this list?
See the spreadsheet linked in post #297. It has data for a number of Escape 21s.
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Old 04-16-2017, 07:12 AM   #360
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Speaking of the Escape 21, I'd like to add weights for the new 2017 bodies for the Escape trailers. To stay consistent with the original list, I need both axle & tongue weights. You can mail the information to me at vermiye@oswego.edu
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Old 05-28-2017, 08:41 PM   #361
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Trillium weight

I realize that my technique is not that sophisticated, but....

So, with mine totally empty, I have an axle weight of about 975 lbs and a tongue weight of about 137 lbs. A total weight of 1100 lbs.

If I put a full propane tank and a battery on the tongue, plus a battery, two full propane tanks and some tools on the rear extension, then I end up with an axle weight of 1190 lbs. And a tongue weight of 120 lbs. A total weight of 1310 lbs.

I am probably off by a bit because I had to measure each wheel separately, and then the tongue. I made three measurements and took the average.

Since the rig is "in progress" there is nothing inside it. I added the propane and batteries in an attempt to get an idea of how the numbers changed.

Not anywhere near "state of the art", more like "state of the backyard"
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Old 05-29-2017, 10:08 AM   #362
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Min, Hoping you do remember that for optimal (non-lethal!) handling, your tongue weight needs to be between 10% and 15% of your total trailer weight. That is, it must be a bit nose-heavy. Otherwise fishtailing can occur, and this can cause all kinds of problems from rough handling to -- well, lets' just say keep it heavy on the tongue.


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Old 05-29-2017, 11:02 AM   #363
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As Kai says, low tongue weight can lead to fishtailing. I'm not sure what overweight on the tongue causes, other than excess force on the hitch/tongue. I notice Min is right at the lower end there, at 120 lb and if it were me I'd do some adjusting to get it up a bit. Fishtailing is to be avoided at all cost.

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Old 05-29-2017, 11:26 AM   #364
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Hey, WaltP, there was a video on one of these FGRV threads that showed what happens when a trailer is tail-heavy AND when it's tongue heavy--too heavy on the tongue is a stress on the tow vehicle and also causes rough handling...a bit like fishtailing.


Min's close now, as you point out...I'm not sure how empty Min's trailer really is--totally gutted or just no clothes, water, food, bedding, propane, etc.?


I agree, I'd get it finished, full, re-weighed, and re-balance it...as you say, do some adjusting to keep that tongue weight in the "goldilocks zone."


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