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Old 09-25-2012, 05:51 PM   #1
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Weighing the Rig tomorrow..

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was thinking of 3 "weighs"
-the Truck & Trailer together, hooked up
-the Trailer by itself
-the Tongue Weight of the Trailer

are those "weighs" what I want, do I need more/less ? thanks.....Bill
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Old 09-25-2012, 09:16 PM   #2
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I got these weights on the road hitched;
front axle
rear axle
trailer weight on tires
total gave me gross weight

You want to make sure that you don't have an axle overloaded on that F150.
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Old 09-25-2012, 09:48 PM   #3
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was thinking of 3 "weighs"
-the Truck & Trailer together, hooked up
-the Trailer by itself
-the Tongue Weight of the Trailer

are those "weighs" what I want, do I need more/less ? thanks.....Bill
You can get all sorts of weights with these 3 weigh-ins:

Truck alone
Truck and trailer with spring bars attached
Truck and trailer without spring bars attached.

If you are using a CAT scale, make sure your truck axles and trailer axles are all on different platforms.

If you are using a single platform scale:

Pull just the front truck axle on the scale, and record the weight
Both truck axles on the scale and record the weight
Total of all axles on the scale........
Just the trailer axles on the scale.......

You need to do that those with all 3 weigh-ins.

Post back here and someone can help you figure out all of your needed weights.
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Old 09-26-2012, 06:29 AM   #4
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checked out the scales last week - they're multi platform - will be sure that the vehicles are on different ones. thanks.....Bill
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Old 11-03-2012, 02:38 PM   #5
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the weights I got off the CAT scales are :

Trailer - 4780
Truck - 6260
(they said they wouldn't be able to get an accurate tongue weight..?)

so today I got my tongue weight by using the bathroom scales method - 648 lbs - which comes out to be 13.55% of the trailers weight (I believe I've read that between 10 & 15% is what's looked for.....Bill
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