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Old 03-08-2014, 08:25 PM   #11
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Also he said they had no problems with towing. What do you think?
one of the most common newbie mistakes, believing the dealer/salesperson.

ask for him to send you a pic of the yellow sticker, to verify the actual factory UVW. and it does NOT include the weight of battery or propane. those are added by the dealer.
and would the factory call them for what that weighed so they could add it to the yellow sticker weight before they shipped it?
many buyers choose different size/weight batteries when they buy. some choose a two battery setup for dry camping/boondocking.
none of these setups are done at the factory.

and you seemed to have ignored the Ford Towing Guide i linked, regarding frontal area limitations, which a trailer like the 147x will exceed.
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Congrats on your 147x! We purchased the same unit last September and have enjoyed it in the limited time we have been able to use it.
The posts by Bikendan are definitely worth taking into consideration before you pick up your new TT.
Our TV is a 2011 Chevy Traverse. We have quite a bit more towing capacity than your Escape and I think the 147x with our family and stuff is at about the max I would ask it to do.
Please reach out if you have any questions!
RamsFan, what is your 147x's yellow sticker weight, if you please?
and his Traverse has a 5200lbs. towing capacity, way more than the Escape's.
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Old 03-08-2014, 08:48 PM   #14
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My yellow sticker weight is 3154.
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Old 03-08-2014, 09:13 PM   #15
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My yellow sticker weight is 3154.
so, that's a good number to start with. 80lbs. for battery and propane makes it 3234lbs. also add most of that to the hitch weight, since they go right on the tongue and you're over the Escape's hitch capacity of 350lbs.
then if you want to travel with 1/2 your fresh water tank capacity, then 16 gallons x 8.33lbs. = 133lbs. add that to the 3234lbs. and you're at 3367lbs. BEFORE you've added any cargo/food.

but again, your biggest issues will be the frontal area limit, the hitch capacity and the Escape's payload amount, more than the weight of the trailer.

vehicles like the Escape, because of the 350/3500 numbers and the frontal area limits, are really only designed for towing small boats, A-frames and popups or something like an Escape fiberglass "egg" trailer.
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