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Old 02-11-2014, 01:25 PM   #1
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TBA weights?

I don't understand why there would be TBA weights in the product specs. They are currently producing the model which leads me to believe that they have one to weigh. Can anyone provide me with the appropriate weights for an 2014 stealth evo 2850?
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Old 02-11-2014, 01:44 PM   #3
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That does help- thanks.

Wonder why FR doesn't update that info on their site.
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You going to buy one?
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Actually already own one. Knew what the gross weight is from sticker on door but always wanted to know tongue weight so I know where in at with weight police. I'm probably at 950 like I figured
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Old 02-11-2014, 04:36 PM   #6
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The scales can be a real eye opener. It was for me

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Old 02-12-2014, 07:39 AM   #7
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If all you are interested in is the tongue weight, there is a simple way to do it with a bathroom scale.

You can also add a foot on the long side for heavier multiples.
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Old 02-12-2014, 09:30 AM   #8
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Hmm...interesting. Thanks herk.
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Old 02-12-2014, 09:42 AM   #9
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Guessing at hitch weight is a real crap shoot.
You need to measure it with scales with the trailer loaded ready to go.
I stopped at a truck scale and parked with my truck on one section
and trailer on another section.
I got total weight and truck weight then cranked down the tongue jack and lifted off the ball and weighed truck again.
Difference in truck weight was hitch weight.
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Lou's way to weigh is great too but you don't get those other
totals which are always good to have.
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Always remember that the tongue goes exactly ONE foot from the stationary pipe and the scale side is the one that moves!

Otherwise DW will NOT be happy.
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Guessing at hitch weight is a real crap shoot.
You need to measure it with scales with the trailer loaded ready to go.
I stopped at a truck scale and parked with my truck on one section
and trailer on another section.
I got total weight and truck weight then cranked down the tongue jack and lifted off the ball and weighed truck again.
Difference in truck weight was hitch weight.
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Lou's way to weigh is great too but you don't get those other
totals which are always good to have.
Dan, I'm surprised they didn't mind you unhitching on the scale. I've seen signs at the CAT Scales that I've been to that actually say don't do that (of course, their primary audience is tractor trailers). Each time I've weighed, I've simply gone and found a truck parking spot and dropped the camper off there before heading back and weighing the truck alone.
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Dan, I'm surprised they didn't mind you unhitching on the scale. I've seen signs at the CAT Scales that I've been to that actually say don't do that (of course, their primary audience is tractor trailers). Each time I've weighed, I've simply gone and found a truck parking spot and dropped the camper off there before heading back and weighing the truck alone.
Mine, too. I just weigh connected; pull around into an open rig parking spot and drop the camper. Then weigh the truck alone; go back to the spot and hook up.

With the travel trailer, I just pull on connected WITH the WD bars on. Weigh; get out and drop the bars; weigh again; then pull off and drop the trailer before weighing the truck alone.
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Old 02-13-2014, 07:46 AM   #13
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Just dumb luck again for me I guess.... I didn't notice any signs saying
not to un-hitch. They would have had to watch me pretty closely to
even see I did that since I didn't move the truck.
In fact I pulled on the scale and hit the intercom button and asked them
if they'd weigh me twice. They said sure and the 2nd weight was half
price.

My only complaint was the stupid intercom call button was almost 8 feet
off the ground. I had to jump to push it!

I wouldn't want to do what I did if there were any trucks waiting....
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My only complaint was the stupid intercom call button was almost 8 feet off the ground. I had to jump to push it!

I wouldn't want to do what I did if there were any trucks waiting....
I stop at the weight shack and get the cell (or phone) number of the operator. That way I can tell him exactly when to take the reading. This is especially important if you are going to be moving around on the scale and taking multiple readings.

I used to take a 3 foot wooden ruler to press the button, but found that by doing that a few of my readings were off as I needed to get out of the truck occasionally and the operator sometimes took the reading while I was out of the truck; sometimes in.
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Weight shack??? The scales I've been on in KY were at fuel stops and
the weight "master" was inside running the cash register selling
cigarettes, lottery tickets, coffee and who knows what else and fuel!
I had to stand in line just to pay and get my weight tickets.

They were not paying any attention to some RVer messing around on
the scales for a couple extra minutes.
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Weight shack??? The scales I've been on in KY were at fuel stops and
the weight "master" was inside running the cash register selling
cigarettes, lottery tickets, coffee and who knows what else and fuel!
I had to stand in line just to pay and get my weight tickets.

They were not paying any attention so some RVer messing around on
the scales for a couple extra minutes.
I am lucky then. I use the CAT scale at a truck repair place and there is a guard shack that runs the scale.
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For the button, I'm just tall enough to stretch and hit it. Otherwise, I prefer to stand on my truck's running boards and can reach it from there. That way I know I'm being added to the truck's weight in the ballpark area where I usually sit.

I've never actually been inside- my wife runs in while I park for the next weighing. We've never been to a place that had a dedicated shack.
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That does help- thanks.

Wonder why FR doesn't update that info on their site.
FR and other manufacturers, are quite well known for NOT updating their website specs or for them being very inaccurate. sometimes it'll be 6 months after the new models come out, before the websites are updated.
there's no substitute for going to a lot and looking at the yellow sticker weights.

i see TBA or TBD all the time, on numerous RV manufacturers' websites, no matter the brand.
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FR and other manufacturers, are quite well known for NOT updating their website specs or for them being very inaccurate. sometimes it'll be 6 months after the new models come out, before the websites are updated.
there's no substitute for going to a lot and looking at the yellow sticker weights.

i see TBA or TBD all the time, on numerous RV manufacturers' websites, no matter the brand.
I saw this so many times while trying to do online research and yes it was all of them.
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