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Old 03-10-2016, 12:21 PM   #1
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Georgetown 378TS actual CAT scale weight

Hi All
I think this question has been asked awhile ago but can't find the thread.

I know the Gross Max weight is 22,000 lbs.
Max Front Axle 8,000 lbs.
Max Rear Axle Dually 15,000

So I know the actual weight is probably less and just wanted to hear from anyone with the 378TS model has ever had it weighed at a truck stop.

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Old 03-10-2016, 12:25 PM   #2
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Has anyone weighed a Georgetown 378TS
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Thanks Fonzie but I remember someone actually posted their copy of the CAT scale form. Thought I saved it some place on my computer but now can't find it. lol

If no one has had their 378TS weighed I may have to actually do it myself which is fine but will have to learn how to drive up there and ask before driving onto the scales.
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I haven't weighed mine yet, I will learn from you. From what I read you need to find a scale with enough room to place front and rear tires of one side on the scale with the other side on the solid pad next to the scale. if that makes sense. That way you can get weights for each corner. There should be separate scales for front and rear. You just add the weights together to get total weights.
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Old 03-10-2016, 04:19 PM   #5
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BTW mine is 24,000 gross weight, I have tile floors and residential fridge
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Old 03-10-2016, 07:51 PM   #6
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Most commercial scales at truck stops like Flying J only weigh individual axels and not individual wheel corners. Its a simple process of driving back to the scale area and talking to the cashier over the intercom. You don't even have to get out of your MH. You drive up on a concrete ramp and position your wheels on the two scales. You get a ticket showing each axel weight and the combined total. Last time I did it I paid $6. But that was almost ten years ago. There are weigh scales that can do individual corners, I just never found or used one. I used Flying J at least three times with my Montana 5ver. First weighed both F350 axels, then pulled forward and weighed the 5ver axel. The Montana fully loaded was just over 13k and was well within my 16k towing limit. I did adjust the balance between my truck axels using air bags to shift some weight to the front for good balance and level ride. Never exceeded the load limit on front or back. Never checked side to side although I would have if it was available.
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Most commercial scales at truck stops like Flying J only weigh individual axels and not individual wheel corners. Its a simple process of driving back to the scale area and talking to the cashier over the intercom. You don't even have to get out of your MH. You drive up on a concrete ramp and position your wheels on the two scales. You get a ticket showing each axel weight and the combined total. Last time I did it I paid $6. But that was almost ten years ago. There are weigh scales that can do individual corners, I just never found or used one. I used Flying J at least three times with my Montana 5ver. First weighed both F350 axels, then pulled forward and weighed the 5ver axel. The Montana fully loaded was just over 13k and was well within my 16k towing limit. I did adjust the balance between my truck axels using air bags to shift some weight to the front for good balance and level ride. Never exceeded the load limit on front or back. Never checked side to side although I would have if it was available.
Thanks for the information.
I guess I will have to get my MH weighed next time I find a Flying J CAT scale. I think now the price is $10- $12 if I remember what I saw in the recent past.
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Thanks for the information.
I guess I will have to get my MH weighed next time I find a Flying J CAT scale. I think now the price is $10- $12 if I remember what I saw in the recent past.
Yep. $10-12 for the first weigh and $1-3 for each additional re-weigh within 24 hours.

Though, motorhomes rarely would need a re-weigh- unless you're loading/emptying stuff or water or something to watch how your weights are effected.
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You can use one of these highway scales, drive over it axle by axle like the big trucks, let the operator know that you are just driving around the building and come back and then drive over the scale again axle by axle but only with one side of the motorhome. The rest is only mathematic. In Canada, these scales work even when they are closed, so you can take your time and play around and you are not bothering anybody else. You only need paper and a pen to note the weights each time and then do the math. I don't know if the same is true for the US scales. Happy camping, Andy
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Hi All
I think this question has been asked awhile ago but can't find the thread.

I know the Gross Max weight is 22,000 lbs.
Max Front Axle 8,000 lbs.
Max Rear Axle Dually 15,000

So I know the actual weight is probably less and just wanted to hear from anyone with the 378TS model has ever had it weighed at a truck stop.

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Iggy, here are the front and rear axle weights on mine, full of gas, propane, water, and loaded for trip. Sorry, I don't have the side to side.

Front: 7716 Rated: 8,000
Rear: 14,771 Rated: 15,000
Total: 22,487 Total: 23,000

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