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Old 05-03-2013, 01:22 PM   #11
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OK so what is the reason for needing each wheel weight?

Is the vehicle handling poorly or some unusual wear one side?
There was a little push coming out of Turn # 4! Youroo!!
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Old 05-03-2013, 01:42 PM   #12
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There was a little push coming out of Turn # 4! Youroo!!
Loose on entry tight on exit..
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Old 05-03-2013, 02:39 PM   #13
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Loose on entry tight on exit..
Put a little wedge in the left rear.
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Old 05-03-2013, 03:03 PM   #14
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Thanks, Len & Cheri, that's the one. When I printed it before, it looked different. I'd like to take it along in the truck because it has a nice summary of what to do. Under all that heat from the lineup behind, I don't want to miss a step.

Thanks to Force for producing that.
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Old 05-03-2013, 06:23 PM   #15
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This will be my first experience at a CAT scale. Not sure what it will be like if teeming with semis and rough looking drivers.... Am planning to wear my best wife-beater T-shirt and telling them to go sit in line. No fear here!

If you can fit it in, I think it would be nice to know your left and right side weights so you can try and balance your payload if possible. Should make for a little better handling and less tire wear - theoretically speaking. If you have a long slide on one side, not sure how you could balance it out other than adding some big rocks on the other side.

If I find out I do not have our Reese dual cam hitch dialed in close enough, I am not looking forward to unhooking, adjusting things and taking another pass. Am looking for 25% weight transfer to the front, 50% to the rear and 25% to the trailer. Measuring the drop of the front and rear of our truck says I should be close but who knows.
I guess it's a good thing it wasn't my wife behind you then, she would have slipped the front wheels of the Volvo up on the scale deck and you'd get a heck of a weight slip.LOL
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Old 05-03-2013, 09:18 PM   #16
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As to the spring bars, I figured if I left them on the tongue of the trailer then I would get a better picture of tongue weight. Now I tend to think they should be included in the truck weight.
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Old 05-04-2013, 08:43 AM   #17
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Thanks, Len & Cheri, that's the one. When I printed it before, it looked different. I'd like to take it along in the truck because it has a nice summary of what to do. Under all that heat from the lineup behind, I don't want to miss a step.

Thanks to Force for producing that.
I'm not sure if you figured it out (I just did), but if you go to post #1 of that link and click on the document you can now download it to your computer.
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Old 10-01-2013, 02:11 PM   #18
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I had my first experience at the scale last week on my way to the campground. We were all loaded up with a full tank of gas, food, clothes, dog, wife, laptop, etc. Before I hooked up I weighed the trailer tongue at 750 pounds. I weighed with and without the trailer. My steer axle went from 3020 to 2740 when I added the trailer. My drive axle went from 2680 to 3700. I am within the TV GAWR and GVWR, but I am concerned with the decrease of 10% on the steer axle. I know from this and other threads that the steer axle shouldn't weigh less with the trailer attached. I use a Equal-I-Zer brand 4-point hitch. Can I adjust this type of hitch to put more weight on the steer axle? If not, would getting a bigger Equal-I-Zer help? Due to the trailer's V-nose construction I am limited in my choice of hitches.
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Old 10-02-2013, 08:28 AM   #19
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I too wanted to see what my trailer weighed side to side. The local rock quarry where I used to go to weigh my rig (I now use a local CAT scale) had barricades on each side of the scales. I went to a place that sold decorative stones, and they allowed me to use their scales, which did not have a barricade on 1 side....just pavement. There was a readout at the scales, which was convenient.

On the OP question.....I put my spring bars at the rear of the bed when weighing.
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