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Old 03-11-2015, 12:36 AM   #1
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Questions about weighing

I'm not sure how to weigh my fifth wheel and truck. I'm want to weigh and get my total weight of my fifth wheel and how to get the pin weight. I've he ard that you pull on to the scale. Weight the truck first, then pull the RV and weight each axle. Then weight truck and RV. Any information on this and clarification would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 03-11-2015, 05:05 AM   #2
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Good info here.

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Adding to Fonzie's link, with a 5th wheel you only need to go across CAT scales 2 times. 1 time with the combo, with the truck axles on individual sections, and the dual axles on another section. Then drop the 5th wheel in the parking lot, and weigh the truck with the axles again on individual sections. The 2 truck axles with the 5th wheel attached minus the 2 truck axles without the 5th wheel is equal to the pin weight.

Do both weigh-ins with the same tank levels, and cargo and passengers in the same positions.

You can also get accurate weights using a single section scale, but it involves more weigh-ins (front truck axle, both truck axles, total axles, just trailer axles) and more calculations.

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Old 03-11-2015, 04:09 PM   #4
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Thank you for the info
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Originally Posted by fonzie View Post

A page that is specific to 5th wheels is:
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