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Old 03-05-2011, 05:22 PM   #1
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4 Corner Scale

I live in S/E PA does any body know where there is a 4 corner scale? I stopped at 2 Flying J,s and they didn't know what I was talking about.
(Mill Hall PA on I-80),(at PaMD border just in MD)
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You do not need a four corner scale, just a scale that you can put each tire on and get a weight reading. I use a DOT scale that is little used and am able to put both sides on it, as it has room to turn the MH around.
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Hi RV LYONS,
About the only place I know to do 4 corners is at a rally where a vendor is selling weighing. Costs around $50.

Like previously posted, one can use some scales like found at the J. One needs see if the scale is able to accommodate only the right or left side of the coach. If so, get the entire coach weighted (axle weights). Then maneuver around and get just the left or right side weighed. Subtract the one side weight from the total one the first axle weigh. This is not as accurate as the four corner weighing, but close enough.
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Do you have a good RV repair facility close by? Try them, that's how I got my weighed.

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I found a moving and storage company near where we live. They have a wide open scale in their parking lot for their moving vans. I weighed each corner easily. They charged me $10.

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Don; I'll have to check the yellow pages,I didn't think of a moving co. There is a Penndot yard near us also they might have a scale.
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A lot of the larger FMCA Rallies (National and Area) offer corner weighing and that might be an option except that you just missed Perry. This would be the best bet and we had it done last at the FMCA's SEA Rally.

For our first time weighing, I too also took ours to a moving company, Arpin located opposite Arlington Trailer just off of I-95 in RI. I weighed the front axle first (half on the scale between axles) and then the entire coach. Repeated with only half of the coach on the scale and then did the math. You want the whole coach on the scale at least once and centered. Try google as I don't recall where I read about this being the proper way to do it on a truck scale.
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I live in S/E PA does any body know where there is a 4 corner scale? I stopped at 2 Flying J,s and they didn't know what I was talking about.
(Mill Hall PA on I-80),(at PaMD border just in MD)
How do farmers in your area weigh their products? Are there any roadside scales in agricultural areas? Often times they are left powered when un-manned.

Google this coordinate: 45.611149,-123.05276
This is close to my house in Oregon and is a free scale powered 24 hours a day. Hopefully you can find something like this in PA.

Note: a Highway Patrol Officer stopped one time to chat when I had the RV turned around to weigh the drivers side (facing against traffic).
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Have you considered asking a state trooper or stopping at a road side weigh station? When we were in Montana with our old rig, I saw a trooper with a log truck pulled over and he had individual wheel scales. We stopped at the next exit and when he showed up about 15 mins later we asked if he could weigh us, he said no problem but warned if we were over he would have to ticket us just like the logging truck. We said ok and he weighed us out, real difference front to back and side to side, we dumped excess water and shifted items in the coach and the ride improved significantly.
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Out here in the woods, I found I can weigh each corner at the local dump for $10.00 (total). They are nice people.
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