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Old 04-26-2011, 05:17 PM   #57
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Hehe Mike was that before our after we had Easter dinnner and where you standing in it???

As discussed the other night it is suprising sometimes what we think is a little bit of stuff and what it actually all adds up to weight wise. Thus the reason as you know some of us are holding strong to the one bin limit and do a complete trailer clean out at the end of the year. An Imperial gallon is 10lbs so that could account for about 120lbs of the weight based on what you have indicated you where carrying (12 gallons?) What do the two batteries weigh - 60lbs each? and the two propane tanks? Empty they come in at about 18lbs each add another 18 to each if full. Even if one was empty with the water, batteries and propane tanks alone that would add about 300lbs to the dry weight - that doesn't count your bq, chairs, clothing, hoses and food and cook wear and what ever else you have hidden in the fridge and cooler. ;-) What options do you have on the trailer that would not have been included in the dry weight? Microwave? Is the spare tire included in the dry weight? Was the equilizer hitch on the trailer when you weighed it?

Good news is it sure looks like having the 2 propane and 2 batteries on the tongue are working to keep that going in the right direction.

Glad I was out for the weigh in as I may have also had a suprise in regards to the weight of jello!
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Old 04-26-2011, 05:20 PM   #58
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Is the "5.0" the 19 ft. Escape?
If so, it's gained 400 GVWR lbs since I cut-and-pasted the above numbers off Escape's website at 12:45 today...???

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Nope its a different trailer model
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Old 04-26-2011, 08:43 PM   #59
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Is the "5.0" the 19 ft. Escape?
The one they call the 19 ft Escape is their two-axle bumper-pull model. The 5.0 is their fifth-wheel (also 19 feet).
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Oops, sorry! I didn't realize Carol already answered.
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Old 04-28-2011, 06:50 PM   #60
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Cool Thank you and a suggestion

Frederick, thanks for all your work in this regard.

I would like to make a small suggestion: Number the entries, then as we discuss them, we can refer to them by number. Of course, if you then add lines, the numbers will change. Hmm.

Did you include the weights taken at Quartzsite this February?
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Number the entries, then as we discuss them, we can refer to them by number.

Did you include the weights taken at Quartzsite this February?
That's a good suggestion! The Lines are now numbered.

The February Quartzsite trailers are included; That's the only time I weighed any Trillium.
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Old 05-01-2011, 08:56 AM   #62
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Our trailer is very well loaded when we travel, food for a week, wine for a week, pots and dishes to feed an army, clothing for all weather conditions, chairs, tableS, out door lights, boxes of extra might need items, decorations to make it more home like, screened in room (love it), rugs, grass, etc., etc. We used to be able to travel with four of us in a VW rabbit and a 13' scamp or be gone for weeks on two motorcycles and only take what we carried, I don't know what happened. It's a good thing our tow vehicle is up to the challenge.
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Baled?
That could explain it...

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It would not add much weight if it is the kind that sells by the ounce or fractions of an ounce.
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Old 05-03-2011, 12:35 PM   #63
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We decided to see what the weight of our 19' Escape is empty. We took everything out of the trailer (left in the table, seat cushions and mattress), emptied out the holding tanks and drained the water system. Our empty weight did include the batteries (twin 6V), the propane tanks and spare tire and any other factory options we had added (air conditioner).

The empty trailer weight is 3130 lbs (2670 lbs axles + 460 lbs tongue). That is a difference of about 620 lbs from the advertised dry weight. With a GVWR of 4000 lbs, that leaves weight capacity of 870 lbs in our trailer.
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Intreasting number Mike! You started out at 3755 with it loaded with gear so thats 625lbs of stuff you took out? is that right? Who would have guessed that seeing as you dont carry nearly as much bling that other do! I think I may need to go back on a serious weight watching plan as well.

How much do you think was water weight vs gear?

So with 870lbs to spare does she get to keep the pots?
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Our empty weight did include the batteries (twin 6V), the propane tanks and spare tire and any other factory options we had added (air conditioner)
I think it's absurd that manufacturers omit batteries and propane tanks when advertising "dry weight".
Who goes out without them?
I know, I know- there's variation in batteries, etc.
But they could give "dries" including one tank and an average deep-cycle battery...
Given the strangely high tongue weights these days, I wonder how many people have found themselves exceeding their TV's capacity just by putting a battery and a tank on the tongue where they're supposed to go by design.

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Intreasting number Mike! You started out at 3755 with it loaded with gear so thats 625lbs of stuff you took out? is that right? Who would have guessed that seeing as you dont carry nearly as much bling that other do! I think I may need to go back on a serious weight watching plan as well.

How much do you think was water weight vs gear?

So with 870lbs to spare does she get to keep the pots?
Carol. It has been kind of an interesting and I think a valuable experiment. When we weighed in at 3755, I estimated the water on board to be between 125 and 150 lbs, so the rest of the 600 +/- would be our "stuff". When we repack, we are going to try to reduce our "stuff" by about 200 lbs. and we might "tweak" the pots a bit.
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Mike I dont think I want to be around when its decided who gets to keep what! ROFL or at your campsite it might be rolling down the hill laughing!
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That's the best thing I ever saw. I wish you could tell me how much my 13 foot Aer-Flo weighs. I have 1000kg on the registry but that is 2200 pounds which doesn't seem to be right.
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Old 05-14-2011, 07:56 AM   #69
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Just saw your list of weights. I have a 2009 scamp fiver 19'. I had guessed my loaded weight to 3500#. I see by your weights that I am very close to that as we seem to overpack. thanks for your input.........scampincampens from hannibal mo :-))
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On my way home from Maryhill today I pulled into a closed truck weigh station and weighed my 1981 13' Burro. It was 1300 lbs exactly. The battery and a mostly full propane were on the tongue and the tongue weighed 200 lbs.
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