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Old 05-16-2013, 02:11 PM   #11
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Good post Herk. I read thru the file you posted today and have determined (hopefully correctly) that I did indeed need to have done only three weighs but didnt need to have the HTT only on the scales. That was unnecessary and if I would have had the TV only on the scales I would have gotten all the info I needed. I do think that what I did was still informational. It was interesting to see just how fast that weight adds up when you load up cargo.

I am heading out of town Memorial Weekend for a 5 hour drive and am going to try to get all loaded up and to the scales before we leave town. Have a redo at the scales.
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Old 05-16-2013, 02:39 PM   #12
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OK, to keep the peace with the family, you could buy some sack lawn fertilizer in approximately the same weight as the family. DO NOT tell them why you are buying so much lawn fertilizer!

Stack a few sacks where each person will sit and spend as much time getting your weights as you need.

I typically weigh on a Wednesday if I plan to leave on a long trip on Friday. (but then again, I am retired and can go when I want). if the scales are busy (almost never at my CAT scale) I will bring a book and wait in the yard till I can do all my weighs without getting in the way of the "Working men and women".
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...I typically weigh on a Wednesday if I plan to leave on a long trip on Friday...
Do you weigh before every trip with all your checklists as to where everything goes? What would change and what would the corrective action be?
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Do you weigh before every trip with all your checklists as to where everything goes? What would change and what would the corrective action be?
I have a set of "weekend" tickets; a set of "week tickets" and a set of "LONG trip" (months) tickets.

I only reweigh when there has been significant changes to my load outs or new mods that alter the unloaded weight of the camper.

There have been changes as I am continually amending my checklists. New ones coming out (again) before the Goshen Rally (the start of a two month road trip to San Diego) and a reweigh is in my future for all three sets

Mostly the differences are in how much homemade wine and Limoncello I have on board. Several cases of wine does add a significant amount of weight and on long trips I am right at the max for truck AND camper payload.

While it is true that "less than max" is safe, I like to know where I stand for the three scenarios.
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