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Ford Escape RV Weight Distribution

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Weight Distribution

Ford Escape Weight Distribution Questions and Answers


  • Weight Distribution System Recommendation for 2017 Ford Escape
  • The best way to pick out a weight distribution system is to base it off of the loaded tongue weight of the setup when it is loaded and ready to tow. This figure also includes the weight of any cargo behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle. I attached a help article on determining tongue weight for you to check out as well. You will want the loaded tongue weight of your setup to fall right in the middle of the tongue weight range of the system you use. 240 lbs of tongue weight would...
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  • Weight Distribution for 2017 Ford Escape Towing Camper With 160 lb Tongue Weight
  • In order to choose the best weight distribution system, you will first need to know your total tongue weight (TTW), which is the tongue weight of your fully loaded and ready to go trailer plus the weight of any cargo behind the rear axle of your 2017 Ford Escape. I am not certain if the 160 lbs you gave is the unloaded tongue weight, but the tongue weight is typically between 10% and 15% of your trailer's GVWR. You are going to want to verify this by using a scale such as the Sherline #...
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  • Can Adjustment Screw On sway Control Unit Be Over-Tightened
  • You can over-tighten the adjustment screw. Various road conditions dictate how the friction control should be set. Per the instructions it should be tested and you should adjust the screw by 1/4 turns until you reach the desired control. If you have a large trailer you may want to consider a second sway control unit.
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System for R-Pod Trailer
  • For your R-pod travel trailer, the biggest issue you will face is sway , so I recommend he Strait-Line Weight Distribution System w Sway Control - Round Bar - 10,000 lbs GTW, 600 lbs TW # RP66086 which is rated for total tongue weight between 200 and 600 lbs. Total tongue weight includes not only the loaded trailer tongue weight, but also any cargo behind the rear axle of your 2015 Ford Escape. The hot rolled spring bars along with the dual cams make this the only system that actively...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Weight Distribution Recommendation for 2014 Ford Escape
  • We have Class III hitches that fit your 2014 Ford Escape that are rated for weight distribution like the Draw Tite hitch part # 75758 but you'd have to check the owners manual of your Escape to determine if the factory hitch is rated for weight distribution or not. Based on the towing capacity of the Draw Tite hitch part # 75758 the best option for a weight distribution system would be the Strait Line # RP66082 which has a tongue weight range of 200-600 lbs and features only sway control...
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  • Short Arm Curt Weight Distribution System Spring Bar Length
  • The Curt Short Arm weight distribution systems do have the shorter length spring bars that are 28-5/8 inches. The # C17500 uses the full length spring bars. For the Short-Arm equivalent you would want the part # C17332 instead. For a 2 inch ball you would want part # A-90 and for a 2-5/16 inch ball # 19286.
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  • Brake Controller and Weight Distribution Recommendations for 2013 Ford Escape Towing Lance 1575
  • Thank you for providing specifics about your tow vehicle and trailer. Specs for your Lance 1575 trailer indicate a gross dry weight of 2575-lbs and a dry tongue weight of 230-lbs. Weight distribution systems should be selected based on actual fully-loaded as-towed trailer tongue weight. Also, the hitch on your vehicle must be specifically rated for use with weight distribution; this will be indicated on the safety/warning label on the hitch. The best way to accurately determine your...
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  • What is the Gross Combined Weight Rating for a 2013 Ford Escape
  • If you choose a 2013 Ford Escape that has the factory tow package and has a towing capacity of 3,500 pounds then it can handle the light tent trailer without issue. What you will want to look at is the gross combined weight rating. This rating is the most the vehicle and trailer can be including passengers, fuel, and luggage. Ford did not put this specific information in the owners manual that I found online, only how to find it on the vehicle. If you look in the drivers side door jamb...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System for a Riverside White Water Retro 150
  • The Strait-Line Weight Distribution System w Sway Control that you referenced is a great system, but as you mentioned it does require drilling. There may also be issues with certain size trailer frames. Therefore, it may not be the best option for your Riverside White Water Retro 150. Instead, I recommend using the Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System which also has four point sway control like the above but does not require any drilling into the trailer frame and it is much more accepting...
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  • Friction Sway Control For a 2012 Ford Escape Towing a Trailer
  • Yes, the friction sway control part # 83660 that you referenced can be used on your 2012 Ford Escape towing a trailer as long as also get the part # RP26005 and you have a Class II hitch with a 1-1/4 inch opening on your 2012 Ford Escape like the Draw Tite Hitch part # 36501. A better option would be a Class III hitch with a 2 inch opening like the part # 75751 and to use the # RP26003 with it instead of going the Class II option as a Class III hitch will have more capacity. The...
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  • Can a 2011 Ford Escape Tow a 2014 Jayco Jay Feather X17Z Using Weight Distribution
  • I looked at a copy of the owners manual for the 2011 Ford Escape and it states that gross trailer weight capacity of the vehicle, with a 2.5 liter motor, is 1500 pounds, and for the 3.0 liter 3500 pounds. This would make the tongue weight capacity 150 pounds or 350 pounds (10 percent of the gross trailer weight) depending on which motor you have. It sounds like they may have sold you more trailer than what the vehicle is capable of. The 342 pound tongue weight as the dry tongue weight...
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  • Can Reese Dual Cam System Part # 26002 Replace Previous Generation Sway Control
  • The dual cam sway control systems have changed a few times over the years. Since your current setup is 10 years old it is most likely 2 generations behind current. The part # RP26002 that you referenced would be the correct kit to use and would work well with your current spring bars as long as they have the curved ends (which they should since all dual cam systems require this).
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  • Can a Pro Series Weight Distribution Use Other Brand Shanks
  • Almost all of the weight distribution shanks on the market will work with other brand systems. We have found that the Reese, Pro Series, Curt, and Equalizer shanks will all work on the same systems. As long as the holes on the shank are 3/4 inch in diameter and 1-1/4 inches apart shanks are interchangeable. When you determine how much drop you need (which I attached a link to a help article on), you can check out the other link I attached that has all of the shanks we offer organized...
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