Where And How To Get Weighed
Posted 24 June 2012 - 01:26 PM
Where and how do I get it weighed?
Do the scales workers know what needs to be weighed?
What should it cost?
Posted 24 June 2012 - 08:02 PM
Moving companies also have scales and they may be set up better for weighing one side. You need to call ahead to make sure they will let you weigh and pay. The weigh ticket may be different so just make sure you understand what they give you.
The RV tire guides available online from Michelin, Bridgestone, etc, have weighing instructions that may be useful to review.
2000 Allegro Bus, Freightliner XC-R, Cummins ISC 8.3 (330), Allison MD3000MH
2011 Jeep Patriot chasing
Posted 24 June 2012 - 08:28 PM
Has anyone used a state weigh station?
Posted 25 June 2012 - 01:45 PM
Posted 25 June 2012 - 02:40 PM
So the result was I had the axle weights for the Front Axle and the Rear Axle.
As others have said, sometimes you can get them to let you pull the RV so one half, right or left, is on at a time. This would give you one reading with Right Front and Right Rear, then reposition and do it again for Left Front and Left Rear. But you'd have to catch a friendly scale operator and the ones at this Pilot were not.
Posted 25 June 2012 - 03:30 PM
They do an excellent job of individual wheel position weighing.
If you post your location, someone may know of a place near you to get individual wheel position weighing.
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2003 Alpine 38'
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Posted 25 June 2012 - 03:40 PM
Posted 25 June 2012 - 06:39 PM
Axle weights are better than nothing but the weight on one end of the axle to the other can vary several hundred pounds and this can be enough to require more air pressure in each tire across the same axle than might be indicated by just dividing the axle weight by two.
400HP Cummins, Allison 3000,
Mastertow Dolly, '98 Riviera
San Antonio, Texas
Posted 27 June 2012 - 09:31 AM
RVSEF will give you a nice printout if you use their service. If you can't visit one of the locations they will be at, you can check out THIS site and learn more on the process of proper weighing and download a form to help you do the math.
For those still questioning the need to know your actual tire loads, you might find these blog posts of interest.
Loads & Inflation Part 1
Loads & Inflation Part 2
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