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Old 07-16-2011, 05:24 PM   #1
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First time weighed

Today I finally got my F150 and Rockwood Premier 1904 loaded on the scales. Truck weighs 6400 with me and the family. PUP weighed in at 2300 loaded. Total weight-8700 lbs. Tomorrow morning our 13 day, 2000+ mile journey starts!
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Old 07-16-2011, 09:27 PM   #2
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Awesome, have fun!
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Old 07-18-2011, 08:50 PM   #5
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How exactly does one go about getting the tt weighed? Maybe a dumb question but several friends that have been doing this much longer than I could not tell me. I'm very interested in knowing exactly where I stand with the weights as it may help me decide what my next tv should be. I know I don't have a lot of play as it stands although the tv has been towing the tt just fine. I live close to two certified scales that truckers use, is that an option?
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Old 07-18-2011, 09:05 PM   #6
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To do it right,
Load the family into the TV and go to the scales. You want to get front axle, rear axle and total weight.
Then, go home, get the trailer and go back to the scales, repeat step one but this time add the trailer only. You now have the TV weight ready to camp minus the trailer and including the trailer. Last step could include unhitching the trailer and weight the tongue only. But in reality I have always driven the TV over the scales some time when I was near one. And on a different occasion weighed the loaded rig, front,rear,gross TV and trailer axles. And been totally comfortable with my weights. I have done it several times, and they have always been pretty consistent, so no big deal to me any more.
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Old 07-18-2011, 09:08 PM   #7
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What scales do you use and is there someone there that assists?
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Old 07-18-2011, 10:17 PM   #8
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Personally I find a DOT scales that are closed and drive over them. Here in Oregon ODOT leaves the scales on just for that reason. Free is always a very good price.
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What scales do you use and is there someone there that assists?
This is a post I put up a few months ago about weighing our travel trailer and pickup, plus some of the calculations.

2011 Silverado 1500 and 2011 Grey Wolf 28BH by the numbers

If you go to the CAT scale website, they have some videos that show what the process looks and sounds like for a semi. You will hear the same exact words when you weigh your trailer.
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Old 07-18-2011, 11:21 PM   #10
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The Bridgestone document explains it well.

I use CAT scales. 10 bucks for first weigh, 1 dollar for any additional weigh within 24 hours.

CAT Scale

Will locate a scale near you.
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