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Old 01-27-2015, 09:03 PM   #31
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Where does one go to get weighed?
Hey Ken.Up on I-35,53rd street exit.The truck stop there has a set of scales.Long way to go just to weigh.
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Old 01-27-2015, 09:06 PM   #32
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Hey Ken.Up on I-35,53rd street exit.The truck stop there has a set of scales.Long way to go just to weigh.
Good to know, obviously they can do the total, but can I get weight on each tire and tongue weight or is that asking too much?
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Old 01-27-2015, 09:25 PM   #33
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Would you want this guy to be allowed to keep towing or be told to park till he solves the obvious problem.
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I'm just saying what judge or jury in there right mind wouldn't stand behind an officer writing this guy a warning or ticket.

Damn, is that OC's set up?
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Old 01-27-2015, 09:25 PM   #34
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Old 01-27-2015, 09:33 PM   #35
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Old 01-28-2015, 12:09 AM   #36
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Gravel pits usually have scales. Mine has always let me use it for free as they appreciate my attention to safety on the road.

I take the following measurements:

1. Base camper weight - camper only (un-hitched from tow vehicle) with the usual gear loaded inside and full water/LP tanks. This will indicate if you're within the camper's GVWR.

2. Camper axle weight - same as #1 above, but with the axle on the scale and the tongue (jack) off the scale. This will indicate if you're within the camper's axle rating. You can also deduct this amount from #1 above to calculate your camper's "tongue weight."

3. Tow vehicle + camper tongue weight - camper hitched to tow vehicle with both tow vehicle axles on the scale, but the camper axle off the scale. This is the base weight of your tow vehicle plus the tongue weight of the camper.

What I like about this approach is that subtracting #3 from your tow vehicle's GVWR gives you a leftover payload capacity for passengers and gear, all of which can be easily weighed and tallied at home as you pack without revisiting the vehicle scale.

In addition to being safe, the little spreadsheet I maintain helps talk the wife out of overpacking

Over time, I've been able to redistribute some items inside the camper to lessen tongue weight and let the camper axle carry these items for me to free up payload capacity on my tow vehicle. Of course I still keep tongue weight at 10% or more of total trailer weight.

I also weigh the front and rear axle of my tow vehicle to make sure they weren't overloaded. The front is easy (park the front two tires on the scale and the rear tires and camper off the scale). The rear axles require some math to obtain a calculated number since the vehicle scale is often too large to only include the rear axle of tow vehicle.
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Both me and my rig are overweight. If i was to lose my personal weight, my rig would be good. I am 100lbs over GVW.
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[QUOTE=steamboatscott;772327

In addition to being safe, the little spreadsheet I maintain helps talk the wife out of overpacking
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Great idea , love it!
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I'm under in all areas except rated payload, I'm over by about 200lbs. I'm so far under axle ratings it's comical.
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Even the new SAE ratings are a joke as far as I'm concerned. They give me an apples to apples comparisons BETWEEN the trucks, but are in no way a precise indicator of what I can safely tow. If I'm going to tow my camper to the lake 30 minutes down the road on flat land, why the crap do I care if it can take on the Davis Dam??? What type of hitch are they going to tow with? I can tell you for a fact that going from a basic chain type WDH to a ProPride is like night and day. You can't have 20 variables in an equation and arrive at an EXACT solution!!!! The loads and forces a vehicle sees are dynamic and change with terrain, road conditions, speed and a myriad of other factors.
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