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Old 02-06-2016, 02:23 PM   #1
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Scale to weigh trailer

Wondering where I can weight trailer and truck combined near a major city like Chicago? Can you take it to the weight stations you see on the highways? How much do they charge of so?
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Old 02-06-2016, 02:26 PM   #2
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Most any truck stop would get the job done.
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Old 02-06-2016, 02:28 PM   #3
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Look for a Truck Stop that says "CAT Scales"! In regards to Highway DOT scales they hire the MOST UNfriendly People they can find! In regards to the RULES if they are Really concerned about Weight on the Roads they would leave the scales ON when they are Not there so Trucks could Check their own Weight,Grain Elevators and Feed Mills leave theirs ON,No Big Deal! Youroo!!
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Great info, now I know where to go.
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A related Newbie question(s).
1. Is it critical that I load the TT up? Ideally it would be ready for the trip. But I was thinking of swinging by the scales after I pick up the TT from storage. I have a good idea of my load out weight. But will go back with it loaded to confirm.
2. How do I determine the tongue weight? Thanks Greg
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A related Newbie question(s).
1. Is it critical that I load the TT up? Ideally it would be ready for the trip. But I was thinking of swinging by the scales after I pick up the TT from storage. I have a good idea of my load out weight. But will go back with it loaded to confirm.
2. How do I determine the tongue weight? Thanks Greg
Yes it is because otherwise you will not get an accurate weight. Also important to have the truck loaded as you travel as well.

There a form somewhere in here that I hope someone has handy to post.. . Follow the procedure, Three weights at one visit, and that will get all your numbers. It varies having the truck only.. WD on and off with trailer.

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