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Old 03-14-2012, 11:52 AM   #1
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Talking FINALLY Getting Moho Weighed!

We have needed to get our rig weighed since we bought it last November. I found out a couple of months ago that the Escapees Club in Livingston TX does 4-corner weighing, but only by appointment...weekdays from 8 to 10 a.m. This made it difficult for us to schedule since my hubby works and is off on weekends.

Anyhow, to make a boring story even longer, we will finally get weighed this Friday morning at 10:00. Cost for the weigh is $45 for the moho and an additional $10 for the toad.

Best part of the whole thing...we get to take a 4-hour "road trip" in the moho!! Yay! (It's a couple of hours to Livingston and back.) We will return home and driveway camp for the weekend, just to get a few things done. Feels good, man!
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This sounds like fun. I need to get my 4 corner weight too. I need to know tire pressures. I have been preparing for my 4 month trip all winter. I have terrible cabin fever, cant wait to hit the Oregon coast have fun on your trip and make sure you stop some and just look around. LOl, you know its all part of RVing
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We have needed to get our rig weighed since we bought it last November. I found out a couple of months ago that the Escapees Club in Livingston TX does 4-corner weighing, but only by appointment...weekdays from 8 to 10 a.m. This made it difficult for us to schedule since my hubby works and is off on weekends.

Anyhow, to make a boring story even longer, we will finally get weighed this Friday morning at 10:00. Cost for the weigh is $45 for the moho and an additional $10 for the toad.

Best part of the whole thing...we get to take a 4-hour "road trip" in the moho!! Yay! (It's a couple of hours to Livingston and back.) We will return home and driveway camp for the weekend, just to get a few things done. Feels good, man!
Great news. It's important to get that done. I would save the $10 on the toad as its probably real close to what's on the reg. plus the towbar. Forget , I said that. Your Hubby still does that 4 letter word ( work), so you can afford it. Be sure to have full water and gas tanks and optimally it should be loaded as you would when traveling.
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This sounds like fun. I need to get my 4 corner weight too. I need to know tire pressures. I have been preparing for my 4 month trip all winter. I have terrible cabin fever, cant wait to hit the Oregon coast have fun on your trip and make sure you stop some and just look around. LOl, you know its all part of RVing
Hey CorLynn! I haven't "seen" you around much lately! I'm like a kid on Christmas Eve, all thrilled to be going ANYPLACE in the RV. HAHAHA. Kind of pathetic, really. I'm thinking I might even get behind the wheel FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER!!!

When does your trip start?
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Great news. It's important to get that done. I would save the $10 on the toad as its probably real close to what's on the reg. plus the towbar. Forget , I said that. Your Hubby still does that 4 letter word ( work), so you can afford it. Be sure to have full water and gas tanks and optimally it should be loaded as you would when traveling.
We have gone back and forth on the toad thing...but it's only $10 so will probably get it done this one time. We will also be testing our newly-installed towing setup!

Thanks for the advice on loading!
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Hey CorLynn! I haven't "seen" you around much lately! I'm like a kid on Christmas Eve, all thrilled to be going ANYPLACE in the RV. HAHAHA. Kind of pathetic, really. I'm thinking I might even get behind the wheel FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER!!!

When does your trip start?
ah, im here lurking I am thinking I will take off the morning of April 30th. But don't mark my words....you just never know what can slow that date down. It will be no later than the 1st week of May! My last day of work here will be April 29th. LOL...thats sounds funny to just speed out the next day
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ah, im here lurking I am thinking I will take off the morning of April 30th. But don't mark my words....you just never know what can slow that date down. It will be no later than the 1st week of May! My last day of work here will be April 29th. LOL...thats sounds funny to just speed out the next day
Hah! I think many of us would be preparing for weeks in advance, precisely so we could "speed out the next day!" We give new meaning to the phrase "READY TO ROLL!" I hope you have a great trip.
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We have gone back and forth on the toad thing...but it's only $10 so will probably get it done this one time. We will also be testing our newly-installed towing setup!

Thanks for the advice on loading!
Here is a Michelin Tire Guide that is really worth reading if you haven't already done so. http://www.costco.com/Images/Content...1_RV_Guide.pdf .
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Here is a Michelin Tire Guide that is really worth reading if you haven't already done so. http://www.costco.com/Images/Content...1_RV_Guide.pdf .
Yeah, I've seen that. Thanks!
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Yeah, I've seen that. Thanks!
I knew you would've. Hopefully someone else will need it.
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I knew you would've. Hopefully someone else will need it.
I'm sure someone will need that info, Cliff. Thanks again for posting the link.
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I knew you would've. Hopefully someone else will need it.
Thanks for the link...I too need to get M/H weighed. Right now I'm running close to the max air pressure (dealer set-up) but have heard from some of my more exprienced M/H buddies that handling will be improved once pressure is set based on Michelin's recommendations.
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Sarah,

I wonder if DH weighed the passenger side front with and without you in it to see if you fibbed to him? Hee hee!

Happy to hear you got it done. I still have not had the four corners done so I'm just going on total axle weight. I'l get a "round-tuit" someday. (Don't need one - dont' send one.)

Just remember that when the tire guides give a pressure for the weight to give yourself a fudge factor. I've posted before how the fudge factor works. but in gist, example, if your weight is 4700 pounds and the tire guide states that 90 psi is good for 4710 pounds, you had better not eat a good meal, pick up groceries or ice, etc., or you can exceed the weight pretty fast. So if it states 4900 pounds at 100 psi and it is still within the tire mfg maximum pressure as stamped on the sidewall, than at that psi you have ~200# fudge factor. So you don't have to worry about cold and hot climes, or altitude, as you would still be withing the tire mfg's recommendations for max and minimum.

If you need more, I can certainly find my post for you to become erudite. Hee hee.
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I just have a question. Do you have it loaded as you would for a trip. Full fuel, water, LP, food, clothes etc.? If you're just getting it weighed to get it weighed I kinda think that's a waste of time and money. Normally it's done when you're loaded and ready to leave on a trip. I guess though if it's a nice day for a ride, why not right? Anyway have fun.
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