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Old 06-19-2006, 04:47 PM   #29
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Dale,without reading through the entire thread, I wonder what the status is of the weigh in and if you are still accepting rigs are you able to do the tag rigs?

If you're filled up and/or don't have enough scales I certainly understand.
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Old 06-21-2006, 11:43 AM   #30
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Well I finally got back to this thread. Please excuse the delay... Had to have my windshield reset as mastic came loose on the drivers side (replaced do to a crack).

I spoke to the company that makes the scales and they recommend that we weigh the fronts and then the rears. We will weigh as many as possible. As far as tag axle I am not sure how we would do it. Have to think on it a bit (max weigh per scale is 20k).

As for 5ers, if some one could bring a piece of well pipe that will fit over the pin and weld a plate to the bottom I think we would be able to just slip under the pin and lower the rig.
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Old 06-21-2006, 11:54 AM   #31
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">As for 5ers, if some one could bring a piece of well pipe that will fit over the pin and weld a plate to the bottom I think we would be able to just slip under the pin and lower the rig. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Would it be easier to drive the truck onto the scales with fiver attached, weigh the truck's rear axle, then raise the fiver's landing gear just enough to remove weight from the hitch and then note the truck's unloaded axle weight? The difference should be the pin weight.
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Got your scales in Maricopa?????????? See ya tomorrow evening.

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It looks like we will not be at Maricopa.... Got to take the dog to the vet FRI... for some diabetic tests... What a bummer.

Also, I had the drivers side windshield reset (R&R) and the installers wanted me to wait 48 hours for the urethane to set this time. Believe it or not they did it for free, 18 months AFTER the install (cracked).
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Hitchhicker - remember we are weighing each wheel and not the whole rear axle. So, lets say each wheel shows 1500 lbs unloaded and 2500 lbs loaded does that mean the pin weigh is (2500x2)-(1500x2)= 2000 lbs?
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Dale,

That sounds right to me.

I don't know of any other way to weigh the rear axle other than to weigh each wheel. I presume there are two separate scales, one under each wheel.

The sum of the two wheel weights is the axle weight. Difference from loaded to unloaded is pin weight.
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I agree with the theory of weighing each wheel....I had my Vectra weighed by the local PD guys in Virginia Beach and they carry individual wheel weights....The officer said that's the only way (weigh...LOL) they do it.

Vectra was 30,500......I'm thinking the new beast will be considerably more!!
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