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Old 03-08-2016, 08:15 PM   #1
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What would on site coach weighing be worth to you

Taking a survey as to what you would pay to have your coach four corner weighed on site ( if site is level or can be leveled safely). Please provide feedback.
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Hey Bob. If the slush funds permit, it can be free. We did it for free at the 09 rally our region hosted. It was a HUGE success. Everyone attending got weighed in full travel mode.

Either Mike or Joe rented a set of portable scales for the Sunday arrival day. They were set up in front of the check-in office & RV's got weighed when they arrived before being escorted to their site (see photos). That worked well as betting on individual campsites being "level" was not something we wanted to hang out hats on. We knew sites weren't level enough to do the weighing.

Trucks pulling towables could drop off their RV at their site then circle back for their tow-vehicle only weight if they didn't want to get weighed with the TT or 5-r attached (or wanted both). There was a volunteer crew of about 10 that directed the RV's & helped position them on the scales. Joe had pre-filled out weight sheets for each attendee wanting a weigh - see THIS THREAD.

Depending on the campground camp roads layout, if there's the space to do it when attendees arrive & you get enough volunteers to help, it could be offered as a benefit of attending (like we did) vs paying a company to come to do the weighing. Just a thought.

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Not much IMHO... but that's just me

good luck with it...
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Here in WA and OR they usually leave the scales on when the weigh stations are closed so we can just pull in and weigh for nothing. If you want to go to the trouble you can usually do sides and all position as the platforms are recessed into the ground and usually flat. So for us I wouldn't need it.
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Kinda spoke ahead of context. I assumed you were asking for at the Rally, but you posted in GD so maybe what I contributed isn't what you were looking for. Please excuse if I incorrectly assumed.

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Escapees Smart Weigh charges $ 45 to weigh a RV at their Rainbow RV Parks. You can get weighed at FMCA RV rallies for about $ 60. Only a small % of RV owners will even pay that to know if they are over-weight or not.
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It really wouldn't be to my advantage to pay for it cause it's free at DOT scales at home. I agree that it is a very useful piece of knowledge to know what your rig weighs. For the legal aspect as well as the safety aspect.
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Since you would probably only do it once and considering a CAT scale is $10 I would think $25-40 is fair. However, Escapees RV Club https://escapees.com/knowledge/smartweigh does it at their events and certain Escapee Campgrounds for $45 and RVSEF Wheel Position Weighing is apparently doing it for free at different national or regional rallies. At first I thought a campground could purchase portable scales and charge a modest fee however a quick check online a set of four portable scales runs about $5,250 plus shipping Truck Scales: Wheel Axle Pad Scale only those very large campgrounds could make it work.
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I would be happy to pay $50 once every year or two for a four corner weigh. Stuff always moving around in ours as we look for the perfect place for everytning. Always adding stuff and seldom removing. Like a tune-up, I think it needs to be done more than one time.
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We probably would not use that service.
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We had our coach and toad 4-corner weighed at an Escapees location.

To me it was worth the peace of mind knowing I didn't have a tire overweight. We found there was one pushing the limit and now I know not to put much extra in the storage in that corner.

Amazed that people will spend tens, if not hundreds of thousands of dollars on rigs then cheap out on safety and maintenance.
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Not much IMHO... but that's just me

good luck with it...
Same here. We go to an annual rally and get it weighed (four corners) there about every other year. Can also go to the local Cat scales for axle weights.
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I would probably use it if the price was right
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With the number of CAT scales available and at ten bucks a shot there, you would probably not be able to pay for your scales very quickly as a 'loner'. Not a bad idea though if you could do a permanent set up in a popular fairly high traffic CG.
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