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Old 01-17-2015, 04:33 PM   #21
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Just tried to have my Wright Flyer weighed at a Loves Truck Stop's CAT scales. I tried it unhooked as I wanted an exact tongue weight. Scales would not weigh the tongue alone!! Both axles together weighed 8245. Since I'm 11,146 lbs GWAR, with a 3,340 lb CCC, I'm good to go. Still don't know what caused three tires to blowout on I-95 three weeks ago!!
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Old 01-17-2015, 04:39 PM   #22
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Tires usually blow out due to low air pressure, old (cracks in sidewall and in some cases just worn out tread), and overloaded vehicle, and because they are crap tires.

I highly recommend TST air pressure sensors for the trailer, but others have their favorites. Either way a great idea for trailer tires.
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Old 01-17-2015, 05:01 PM   #23
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Just tried to have my Wright Flyer weighed at a Loves Truck Stop's CAT scales. I tried it unhooked as I wanted an exact tongue weight. Scales would not weigh the tongue alone!! Both axles together weighed 8245. Since I'm 11,146 lbs GWAR, with a 3,340 lb CCC, I'm good to go. Still don't know what caused three tires to blowout on I-95 three weeks ago!!

I know the truck stops that I've been to for weighings have had signs to not disconnect on the scales.

For a fifth wheel, you need 2 weighings:
1) truck and camper
2) truck only

For a TT, you need 3 weighings:
1) Truck and camper with WDH engaged
2) Truck and camper without WDH (just coupler on the ball)
3) truck only

For the truck-only weighings, you just park the camper out in a truck parking spot or somewhere out of the way.

It's more stressful thinking about than actually doing it.
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Old 01-17-2015, 08:26 PM   #24
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The reference provided below will answer most if not all of the questions in this thread about weights.

The meat of the subject starts with paragraph S9.2.

Tire selection and rims and motor home/recreation vehicle trailer load carrying capacity information for motor vehicles with a GVWR of 4,536 kilograms (10,000 pounds) or less.

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On edit: Here is a pdf with figures.

http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/CFR-201...sec571-110.pdf
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This might help:

Camper Weight (and Tongue Weight Distribution) | Popup Camping 101
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Old 03-29-2015, 09:57 AM   #26
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Interesting they picked a 228BH as an example in that link. I have one, and the tongue weight, as measured with my Sherline Scale, is approx. 515 lbs.

However, the dealer added a second propane tank and two; 27 deep cycle Deka batteries and a powerwinch.
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