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Old 07-30-2011, 11:22 AM   #15
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In summary, everyone must weigh their own options.
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Old 07-30-2011, 06:04 PM   #16
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i went out back, my plan to attack,
but yall did fuss about my bus,
then kurmudgeon hit me with a fact,
an tole me, don't you worry gus,
go get a stick, a scale, a jack,
an listen to only sumuv us,
then my idea went up in poof,
cause now i fell down off the roof
my arm said owwww, my back said ooooph!
and now i'm reading yall's ideas,
wishin' i had a tub of bee-ahrs
cause my body hurts so bad,
these lines arent really funny, dad.

but half the roof is clean, anyhow. fortunately no broken bones, just a hulluva lot of pain.
the lever and fulcrum just got pushed to a back burner, but the info is greatly appreciated.
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Old 07-31-2011, 07:16 PM   #17
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The method is just fine for getting the "four corner weights" that everyone talks about but cannot get at most scales.

Good thinking!
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Old 07-31-2011, 11:13 PM   #18
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i went out back, my plan to attack,
but yall did fuss about my bus,
then kurmudgeon hit me with a fact,
an tole me, don't you worry gus,
go get a stick, a scale, a jack,
an listen to only sumuv us,
then my idea went up in poof,
cause now i fell down off the roof
my arm said owwww, my back said ooooph!
and now i'm reading yall's ideas,
wishin' i had a tub of bee-ahrs
cause my body hurts so bad,
these lines arent really funny, dad.

but half the roof is clean, anyhow. fortunately no broken bones, just a hulluva lot of pain.
the lever and fulcrum just got pushed to a back burner, but the info is greatly appreciated.
Sounds like you survived the fall just fine, but that sudden stop at the bottom messed you up. Hope you mend quickly, I'm curious how your weighs come out. Kurmudgen's suggestion has been used for decades by TT owners to determine tongue weight . The hard part is to exactly locate the center of the axle above the 1'or 2' mark (your choice) and keep any part of the tire "footprint" off the fulcrum.
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Old 07-31-2011, 11:32 PM   #19
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Back in the 70's I used to weigh my trailer tongue using this method. Worked great.

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Weighed my Rig at my local Dot Weight station in Port Angles WA. "Free" A lot of weight stations leave there scales operating when the scale is closed.
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Now Allegroman DOES have some spare time.


Feel better soon, Dude.
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thanks

I'm a firm believer that the world is better off populated by folks who let loose thoughts of well-being, so thanks for the concern.

Dumber than dirt, falling off a roof when I couldda prevented it ended up with shoulder, elbo, back, rib and hip problems. I'm only 66, so maybe week or two to get over it. It was only about 7 ft to fall. Meanwhile I'll do some serious meditating about how it could have been prevented, for next time. (Hurricanes coming this year, need to get sealed up soon.)

Two other things of interest are 1- some folks try to come up with helpful advice to answer the original question, and 2- some attack it by offering alternatives. Methinks both have merit in the long run.
thanks again. will let us know how 'atlas' works out.
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Took my 03 vacationer to a CAT scale took about 2 minutes and 9 dollars.
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Took my 03 vacationer to a CAT scale took about 2 minutes and 9 dollars.
just wondering, 1) how far did you drive to get there, 2) were you going nearby anyhow? and 3) what's your mpg?

I get maybe 6mpg, would need to drive 50 miles each way, and the closest scales are in the opposite direction for me.

what's your point?
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I think most of us did not buy a rv for the mpg, if we did we would have a elect car instead. Scales are all wihin 10 miles of where i live, if a scale was 50 miles away i would wait until i was going that way. no point!
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Thanks for your input, srzak. The point I see is that we all have different values, different thinking, different ways of doing things. Your ways fit you, and I'm still investigating. Hearing your point of view helps me understand the world around me, as well as guide me in my choices. Again, thanks.
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