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Old 11-12-2019, 11:27 AM   #1
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Smart weigh - share details of your experience?

I have had my rig on a CAT scale several times but considering getting the rig smart weighed to get weight/wheel. I don't believe there is a problem just curious.

If you have had this done can you share your experience? ie, did you find it useful beyond a CAT scale weigh? Any surprises?


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Old 11-12-2019, 11:30 AM   #2
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Had our class C done at the International FR rally.

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Old 11-12-2019, 12:39 PM   #3
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Here's my experience with it:

First, the best part was getting to kick my mother-in-law out of the truck while it was done!

But seriously, it showed that my fifth wheel had 1 tire overloaded by a couple hundred pounds, 2 tires that were maxed out, and 1 tire that was under-weight by a couple hundred pounds. There was a huge disparity between the heaviest load and the lightest load.

If I recall, it's 100% due to camper design- dual rear slides and fridge on one side. That tire was the heaviest. The opposite side towards the front was the lightest.

I found I was overloading and maxing out the rubber. It gave me the data I needed to justify a wheel + tire upgrade.
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