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Yes, I've weighed my trailer 83 72.17%
No, I havn't weighed my trailer 32 27.83%
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Old 10-05-2006, 12:10 PM   #1
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Goodyear is running a poll on their website currently asking folks if they've weighed their camper. They individually tally results between motorhome owners and trailer owners to get a feel for who are weighing their rigs.

Goodyear has over 5000 reponses so I thought it would be interesting to run the same poll here to see the results we get.

Note: Motorhome owners, please see the poll running in Motorhome General Discussions.
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Goodyear is running a poll on their website currently asking folks if they've weighed their camper. They individually tally results between motorhome owners and trailer owners to get a feel for who are weighing their rigs.

Goodyear has over 5000 reponses so I thought it would be interesting to run the same poll here to see the results we get.

Note: Motorhome owners, please see the poll running in Motorhome General Discussions.
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Old 10-05-2006, 05:29 PM   #3
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I have never weighed my combination.

However, the Pennsylvania Turnpike weighs my truck and trailer every time I use it. I always get charged as a class 2 which means that my truck and trailer's combined weight is somewhere between 7,001 and 15,000 lbs.
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Old 10-08-2006, 05:00 AM   #4
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Only 14 votes so far. I know we've got more folks than that reading the forums.

The interesting news is that most folks do weigh their rig. I hope that's not because their the only ones that vote though.

Be sure to vote either way.
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Old 10-08-2006, 03:08 PM   #5
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I think a lot of the NO folks are not voting.

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Old 10-08-2006, 06:43 PM   #6
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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 TXiceman:
I think a lot of the NO folks are not voting.
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I voted NO ...had thought about weighing it someday but I say to myself, "Why should I"? My fifthwheel is 23 foot, pulling it with a 1 ton dually ...and I know it is not overweight. Can someone give me a good reason for spending my $$ scales? If so, I'll do it!

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Rich, I was not commenting about your case. I have spoken to a lot of RVers on the road and ask about weighing and a lot higher percentage than what this poll is showing had said NO.

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I have not "officially" weighed my trailer at a public scale.

However, when we travel through Oregon, we have often pulled through a closed highway truck scale and weighed each axle on truck and trailer to verify that we are well below our weight limits. I'm happy with that information.

Oregon scales use readouts that are visible to the driver even when the scales are closed and un-manned.
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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 Paul Heuvelhorst:
Oregon scales use readouts that are visible to the driver even when the scales are closed and un-manned. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Good information! ...will probably take advantage of that the next time we travel to or through Oregon, our neighboring state.

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yep
we did on our return leg of our first LONG trip
Over 1000 miles
i was sitting at Loves, and thought the scales are empty let me run up and take a weight.
WOW was i surprised
4620 front 7040 rear 12200 trailer axle, toatl was 23860
we were overweight by 200 lbs on the trailer
needless to sy i drained the water tank and moved some items forward.
scales got busy so i didnt re-weigh her
however when we got back to our home park, we lost some more weight from dead AAA batteries, magaizines, books we have read, duplicate papers, etc
this weekend when we head out back to texas to be 100% retired i plan to stop at the same loves and re-weigh to settle my mind.
good thing i got the tow boss option or we would be over the drive axle weight and gcvwr
sorry so long of ramblings
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wiegh it often, know exactly what is where.

Frank Martin:
I thought people had to pay by number of tires, because, I had to pay more than the SRW unit I was travelling with. It was consistantly like that all the way to the east coast.
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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 The Big Kid:
wiegh it often, know exactly what is where.

Frank Martin:
I thought people had to pay by number of tires, because, I had to pay more than the SRW unit I was travelling with. It was consistantly like that all the way to the east coast. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

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loves and cat scales alsways charge us my the rig
same if i am pulling the rv or just the truck
8.50 buckaroos
i would ask next time,
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Here's the link to the PA Turnpike's "Vehicle Class Definitions". NOTE: that this table applies only to the original PA Turnpike and its Northeast Extension. Other PA Turnpike roads (i.e. Turnpike 43, 60, 66, 576, etc.) may calculate tolls using other criteria.

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I have weighed my truck by it's self, the RV by it's self and as a combination.

I am under on everything, GVWR, GCWR and axle, even with the Harley in the bed of the truck.

Trailer is real close to its GVWR. If I filled the 100 gallon fresh tank it would go over. That is with the RV loaded for a two week trip.
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