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Old 02-14-2013, 10:51 AM   #15
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A toad will not add any weight to the rear axle of the coach. OK, maybe a little bit? 20-30lbs tops? Still, weighing without will prevent confusion....
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Normally, but it also depends on how the "toad" is being towed.
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Yup, I was thinking only tow bar. The tongue weight on a dolly would be more. Likely still not enough to matter though? Doesn't change the better plan though. Weighing without to prevent/eliminate confusion...
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Old 02-14-2013, 12:33 PM   #17
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i want to our land fill site,drove on the scale gave the guy a large double doulble off I went
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A toad will not add any weight to the rear axle of the coach. OK, maybe a little bit? 20-30lbs tops? Still, weighing without will prevent confusion....

Process to get corner weights-
When done, you should have 2 weight slips. One for the first time around with the entire coach on the scales showing front and rear axle weights, the second showing the same, but for just one side? So the second slip shows 2 corner weights (1 front, 1 rear). To get the second 2 corners, subtract the first 2 corner weights (1 front, 1 rear) from those on the first slip showing the front/rear totals?
I guess I get it now. The scale will weigh each corner when weighing the side. So the only unknowns that you calculate for are the opposite side and corner weights. Having never done a weigh in I could not figure it out. Thanks
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I guess I get it now. The scale will weigh each corner when weighing the side. So the only unknowns that you calculate for are the opposite side and corner weights. Having never done a weigh in I could not figure it out. Thanks
I get that. Didn't occur to me until I weighed mine a second time - months after doing it once! I saw those safety zones on each side of the scale tables and thought why not?

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That is exactly the process I did at a local Moving company, by driving one set of wheels off on the side.
We also as a camping group arranged for the Provincial Ministry of Transport to send in a representative with portable scales at a major campout and they weighed anyone who wanted it done for free. They did every wheel location separately so I have the exact weight on each corner and I made sure the gas was full and water tank 1/2 full which is how we travel.
They also weighed the four corners of the toad behind. The totals from the moving company scale to the MOT scale were very close.
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The scale gives front and rear weights directly. So, you do two weighs, one for each side. That directly gives each of the four corners. I was trying to figure the algebra out given weights of front, back and the totals for each side. Four equations, four unknowns, four measurements. But, the measurements are not independent, so the system of equations is underdetermined. Anyway, the four corners can be directly measured with two weighs of the two sides. :-)
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