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Old 04-10-2017, 09:51 PM   #21
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Go once to a place that will weigh your TT unloaded, then once more loaded with everything including a full Fresh water tank. That would be your heaviest load. Check the weight of of your tow vehicle, including tools, full tank of gas etc. 1+1 is your max. You'll be good forever, within in a + or - at least.

Might even carry a couple of passengers in your tow vehicle to be on the heaviest side you may ever carry.
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Old 04-10-2017, 10:12 PM   #22
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Thanks, I will stop the next chance I get. It will be very helpful to know the real weight of my loaded trailer.
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Old 04-10-2017, 11:29 PM   #23
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I was going to ask this same question! Thank you.
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Old 04-11-2017, 07:10 AM   #24
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Originally Posted by donniedu View Post
I agree, no need to stop. Having said that, I frequently stop at closed weight stations to check my weights. It is a good FREE way to learn how hitch setup, and loading affect my rig.
Never been through a closed scale before,,,,,, I've often stopped in the off areas at them to stretch and let the dogs out. So, there is an outside display on even when they're closed? I had NO idea. Thanks for that tidbit!
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Old 04-11-2017, 07:11 AM   #25
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Old 04-11-2017, 07:24 AM   #26
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Originally Posted by mgarland48 View Post
Weigh stations are for Commercial vehicles only.
X2 how is this so hard to understand
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Old 04-11-2017, 04:04 PM   #27
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Thanks for everyone's reply it helps a lot.
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Old 04-11-2017, 05:05 PM   #28
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This is a little funny to me.
I used to deliver feed to farmers right after I got out of high school. The truck hauled 12 tons in bulk bins. Once every 2 weeks I had a 2 ton load that I took past the scales on I-65 in Indiana. After the third time going across the scale, the State Trooper came out and looked at my load ticket, He then told me I didn't have to stop and waste my time. At that time we didn't need CDL's or log books.
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