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Old 06-09-2015, 09:41 AM   #1
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Cat Scales Settings ?

Ok so have an 2014 F150 SC SB EB with a 2015 Roo 23IKSS and EZ Lift 1000# WDH.

My goal is to determine the proper setup for my Truck and Traiker but my question is with Traiker loaded what are the proper ways to weight your setup, I have heard so many different ways but I need to get this right.

Any help is appreciated


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Truck by itself
Truck and trailer without bars on
Truck and trailer with bars on
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But help with Truck with bars and truck without if everything is on the scale, are there people there that help you get the right readings? I know I am far from overloaded as my truck can go to 11,200#'s and my Roo is 5100#'s TW is less that 600 and my WDH is meant for 1000#'s max


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Your truck will be on 2 separate platforms and the trailer on a third. Look on you tube for cat scale video and you can see how they work.
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But help with Truck with bars and truck without if everything is on the scale, are there people there that help you get the right readings? I know I am far from overloaded as my truck can go to 11,200#'s and my Roo is 5100#'s TW is less that 600 and my WDH is meant for 1000#'s maxs
Generally not. You pull onto the scale, and push a button to call an operator at the desk. You tell them you're doing a private weighing and they'll say "got it" (so make sure you're standing on the truck's door jamb/sill).

You'll pull off the scale. We park off to the side and my wife runs in to pay.

You'll remove the bars and pull back around onto the scale. This time you push the button and tell her it's a re-weigh. They'll need the scale ticket # from the first weighing. Again, be standing at the same spot on the truck and they'll take the weight.

You'll pull of the scale; pay for that weighing; and park the camper in a truck spot.

Finally, pull back onto the scale. Same thing as before- stand on the truck, push the button, get the weight. Go in and pay and rehookup the camper.

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See if this helps:
Learn To RV: How to Weigh a Travel Trailer

And then from the slips that you get, use this:
Actual Weights - Travel Trailer/Bumper Pull Weights from CAT Scales - Towing Planner
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I went by one night after work and weighed the truck, then went back on the weekend to do the 2 weights on the trailer, no need pay each time you pull off the scale. just take your first weight with the bars then pull off and remove and pull back on. They will ask for a truck number just like 10 and 11 or rv1 and rv2, doesn't really matter.
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I went by one night after work and weighed the truck, then went back on the weekend to do the 2 weights on the trailer, no need pay each time you pull off the scale. just take your first weight with the bars then pull off and remove and pull back on. They will ask for a truck number just like 10 and 11 or rv1 and rv2, doesn't really matter.
if you take the truck back in are you carrying the same fuel level and the same passangers plus kit?
The difference should be minimal but a difference non the less
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I found the info in this post really helpful when we were trying to get our WDH adjusted properly:

Dealer WDH Setup Needed Serious Adjustments



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I went by one night after work and weighed the truck, then went back on the weekend to do the 2 weights on the trailer, no need pay each time you pull off the scale. just take your first weight with the bars then pull off and remove and pull back on. They will ask for a truck number just like 10 and 11 or rv1 and rv2, doesn't really matter.
I wasn't sure if you had to go in each time- we did simply because we had 2 of us and it was easy to do.

I do prefer doing all of the weighing at one shot- that way everything stays the same in the truck and camper.
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if you take the truck back in are you carrying the same fuel level and the same passangers plus kit?
The difference should be minimal but a difference non the less
So I guess your fuel tank is also always full when towing the trailer and no food or beverage gets used on the trip.
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