Originally Posted by itat
I'll be taking the truck and trailer to a local truck stop certified scale. Is there anything I should know before hand?
There is a thread here that explains it all, but it is faster to re-type it. I will also post some reading material.
It is very important to have the camper loaded as you would be driving it camping. I do my weights on the Wednesday prior to our departure on a Friday for example. Family in the car; full tank of gas; propane topped off; food and beer in the fridge; clothes in the drawers.
1) Hook up with the WD bars installed and drive to the scale.
2) Tell the operator you will want 2 weighs and then drop the camper and get a reweigh. (total of 3)
3) Put the front axle on the first platform (get out and check that it is totally on the first platform as it is the narrowest of the scales) and get out and look
to make sure BOTH of your campers axles are on their own plate and your rear axle is on the second plate.
4) Get back in and wave to the operator (or press the button) to get your first weigh.
5) Get back out and REMOVE your WD bars and put them in the truck. Wave to the operator again (or press the button) to get your second weigh.
6) Drive off the scales and go to a safe place (there should be plenty of parking around the scales and DROP your camper.
7) Drive back on the scales and put the truck in exactly the same place (front tires on the first plate; rear tires on the second). Wave to the operator (or press the button) to get your final weigh.
Drive off; hook back up; pay the man for a weigh and two "re-weighs"; bring the weight slips back here and we can look at the numbers and give you the score.
5th wheels only need two weighs - hitched and unhitched.