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Old 10-01-2012, 04:52 PM   #1
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Independent wheel weighing station

I live half way between Phoenix and Tucson. I am trying to find a weigh station where I can get independent tire weights along with my front and rear weights. All the truck stop weigh stations I have checked with say they can't do it.

Anyone have experience with a weigh station where I can get independent weights?

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Old 10-01-2012, 10:33 PM   #2
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Any station with a CAT or other certified truck scale should work. After getting your front axle/rear axle weights just offset the coach so that only one side is on the scales (pull or back off the scale, then drive back on with only one side on the scales). Subtract those weights from the total for the axle and you have your weights for each corner.
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Old 10-01-2012, 10:35 PM   #3
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Any station with a CAT or other certified truck scale should work. After getting your front axle/rear axle weights just offset the coach so that only one side is on the scales (pull or back off the scale, then drive back on with only one side on the scales). Subtract those weights from the total for the axle and you have your weights for each corner.
None of the CAT scales I've seen will allow that. They are all above ground on a built up mound.
I found a local steel comopany that had an at ground scale plus our state weigh stations at ground and the scales are left on even when the station is closed.
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Old 10-02-2012, 01:56 AM   #4
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Don,
I saved the following from an older post. You might try the number and see if he is still around.

Originally Posted by Whiskers
Sure...their web site is "weighit.tripod.com" and email is weighit@gmail.com... telephone 586-246-3048. The felow's name is Stacey Frank and he works out of Casa Grande just south of Phoenix. He often meets RV'ers at a large paved, easy access site at Exit 200 just off the I-10 (Speedco Oil change facility) where he has arrangements. His fees are remarkably reasonable....charged me $45 for six weighs. He even offered to come to Phoenix (where I was) for an additional $10 ! Anyway, well worth the $$$ and very professional. You will not be disappointed if you get together with him. Good luck & safe travels.
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Find a Flying J/Pilot close to you. They usually have a Danny's Truck Wash that has scales and will weigh for $7 with 1 free re-weigh.
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I last had mine weighed at a Florida State Road Department office in Tallahassee. No charge!
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For independent wheel weights, check with some of the Escapees locations. I know the one in Livingston does it part of the year ...for a fee.

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They say they can't do corner weights because they don't know how. It's not something the scales are normally used for. If you know how, they'll be good with it.

Regarding CAT scales, the ones I've seen/used have a 36'' or so concrete "safety" area on each side of the scales. With care (and maybe some guidance?) it's not hard to get one side of the motor home on that area, leaving the other side on the scales. I've done this a few times now, all using scales that seem to have been built to a standard that's the same no matter where I've been.

So in practice you pull on and get one set of weights for your front and rear. Go inside (backgound noise makes that speaker/mike impossible to use for me) and tell them you would like to be reweighed (cost will be a buck or 2.). They prefer that you drive off, so go around and pull back on with one side off to the side (it's much easier to get out of the MH if you pull off to the left side!). Then go inside and get your weight slips, pay your bill and all you have left to do is some simple arithmetic. -Al
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Shoulda added. According to Danny's, Pilot charges $9 without a free re-weigh.
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Especially since you're more or less in their neighborhood, I'd highly suggest you go the hassle-free route and have WeighIt do the job. I arranged to meet them in the Speedco parking lot when I was passing through the area a while back and couldn't be happier with the service. They did what they said they were going to do, and were prompt and fast, making me a very satisfied customer.
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Shoulda added. According to Danny's, Pilot charges $9 without a free re-weigh.
I think that's true of any CAT scale? Second time around is 2.00

Went by 2 more sets of CAT scales in the last 2 days. Both were set up where you can easily weigh one side.

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Old 10-02-2012, 06:35 PM   #12
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weighing rv

here in so. cal. one option is the rock, sand and gravel yards, and plants. also look in the phone book under public scales.
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Quartzsite Jan RV show. Independent scales under each wheel by rvweight. Also Henderson does it there. rvweight scales more accurate. Had each do it same month last year Tried CAT scales close but not accurate enough for me. I moved batteries to get coach balanced. Rvweight.com costs about $50
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