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Old 06-29-2015, 06:18 PM   #11
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ok that makes more sense. in ticket 2 the trailer weight isn't really the weight of the trailer then.

when I did this I did the whole setup then just the truck, skipping your ticket 2.

The purpose of ticket 2 is just to get the transfer of weight to the front axle?
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Old 06-29-2015, 06:24 PM   #12
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Right. As I understand it, the WDH transfers some of the weight to the front axle and also a little bit of weight to the TT axle(s). So, you can only get a true weight of the TT with the WDH disconnected.
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Old 06-29-2015, 06:26 PM   #13
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Tm, your calculations are all correct. 16% tongue weight is not unheard of, but is pretty rare. If you can restore some of that 200 lbs back to the front axle that will also move a bit more to the trailer, and bring your rear axle back under ratings. But you already know this. Thanks for posting the numbers.


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Old 06-29-2015, 06:28 PM   #14
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The purpose of ticket 2 is to calculate the tongue weight. Simply the difference in truck weights in 2 and 3.


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Old 06-30-2015, 10:05 AM   #15
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[CAT Scale guys, pardon us while we geek-out...]
Yeah, I was concerned that JQuery mobile wouldn't look good on a desktop. Mainly just wanted a goal to make myself take a look at it. Agree Responsive/Bootstrap is more "all-around".

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This is some pretty serious math.
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Old 06-30-2015, 02:00 PM   #17
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The 20# difference in Total Ticket Weight between #1 and #2 is either simply the tires/axles placement on the scale pads were not exact on the different pull throughs OR it's simply an acceptable margin of error in the scales themselves. I often see 10# to 20# different totals when I do multiple pull arounds.
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Can't believe they let you un hitch while on the scales. Normally you do one reading, then get off the scales, get your ticket, then if you want a reweigh you go back on - which you can redo as much as you want. Consider yourself lucky 😃
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Can't believe they let you un hitch while on the scales. Normally you do one reading, then get off the scales, get your ticket, then if you want a reweigh you go back on - which you can redo as much as you want. Consider yourself lucky 😃
To be clear I didn't unhitch. I unhooked the WDH bars, got the re-weigh, rehooked up the bars and pulled off.

The document in the library that I was using as a guide implies you can get the first two readings without moving from the scale but as you state and I found out, you have to take the first reading and get off and pay for your first ticket. Then you can go back for a re-weigh.

For my second weigh, I pulled on and got out and disengaged the bars but left the TT hitched. After they took the reading, I reengaged the bars and pulled off to drop the trailer in order to get the final, truck-only, re-weigh.
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