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Old 09-29-2008, 09:43 AM   #1
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Does anybody know of a reliable scale in the Detroit area? I'd like to get a proper weigh-in before we go on the road, and the only places I know of nearby are scrap metal yards who aren't much interested in weighing my RV...
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Old 09-29-2008, 09:43 AM   #2
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Does anybody know of a reliable scale in the Detroit area? I'd like to get a proper weigh-in before we go on the road, and the only places I know of nearby are scrap metal yards who aren't much interested in weighing my RV...
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Old 09-29-2008, 11:52 AM   #3
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Not individual wheel weights, but better than nothing.
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Old 09-29-2008, 02:31 PM   #4
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Many thanks.
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If you have a truck stop nearby you might give them a try. I think they will weigh front and back but not individual wheels
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What area in Detroit? Our local recycling center (Birmingham/Troy) has scales. I'm sure there's someplace close to you, if we knew where that was...
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Out Ann Arbor way ( Travel Center of America Dexter Exit 167 0n I-94) told me, when I called them, that they had a scale but could only weigh the front and rear and not the indidual wheels.
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Old 10-01-2008, 05:27 PM   #8
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Individual wheel weighing is for the most part, useless.

That is, unless you can be sure the scales are 100% FLAT. Just fractions of an inch out of flat can skew the weights by hundreds of pounds.

(Spring rates are in the neighborhood of 1000 pounds per inch on most coaches. As such, 1/2" of travel takes 500 pounds. Scales 1/2" out of flat --> 500 pound error)
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Old 10-02-2008, 04:28 AM   #9
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Here you go: http://catscale.findlocation.com/
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You might check your yellow pages for household goods carriers (movers) as generally the costs for all interstate moves is based on weight, bfore and after loading, Ken...
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Old 10-02-2008, 02:21 PM   #11
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by tderonne:
What area in Detroit? Our local recycling center (Birmingham/Troy) has scales. I'm sure there's someplace close to you, if we knew where that was... </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

We're out Wayne/Canton/Ypsilanti way. The truck stop in Dexter sounds promising. What's the address of the B'ham recycling center, though?
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It's on the West side of Coolidge, between 14 and 15 mile, 995 Coolidge.

SOCRRA.org is their website, it has contact info. They have a couple locations (Or did, I think they may have closed some). And there are two locations right next to each other on Coolidge, a transfer station, and the recycling center. They say it's $6.00 to just weigh, but I suspect as long as they aren't busy (they can tell you when that is - I forget - it's not when all the trucks from the neighborhood routes show up) they might just do it. It's just a single platform scale if I remember right. Could probably get axle weights driving just one axle on.

But Canton, hmmm, I don't recall seeing a scale at the Canton recyling center (down on Van Born), but there is one at the Sauk Trail Hills Landfill (6 mile and Ridge), not sure if they'd let you weigh there, it's a pretty busy place. But it may be close by.
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