Originally Posted by whr2nxt
WW, thanks for the spreadsheet. Waiting on label weights of our TH, but this will give me some good base information. Think the certified scale people would weight the front and back wheel weights of my dual sport? Probably won't make much difference anyway.
W2N, your welcome; I hope it helps.
Do you mean weigh motorcycle? CAT scales won't be accurate for things that light. It might not move the "dial". I bet you could weigh a bike using a bathroom scale. For center of balance I just split the wheel base measurement, it isn't that critical.
Nothing can take the place of actually getting the rig weighed.
Weigh everything you will carry.
First - truck only (front on pad 1, rear on pad 2) Doesn't matter which scale pads you use.
Second - truck with camper and without WDH (truck front on pad 1, rear on pad 2, both trailer axles together on pad 3)
Third - I pull truck off the scale so front and rear trailer are on different pads (I questioned how well the balance was) this is not necessary normally.
I threw the WDH back on and backed up onto the scales for the forth
Forth - truck and trailer WITH WDH (placed the same as without WDH).
Also, it is not unusual to have a 100# variance in weight accuracy between the scale pads.
With the "Ques-tomater" that spreadsheet, you can then take those scale readings and predict the weights as you change the loads. I did this between trips to the scales and was very close to reality.