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Old 04-05-2013, 07:15 AM   #1
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Weight scale question

I'm on the road right now. I see scales at the flying J we stopped in. Has anyone used these before? Is there a charge? Do I have to remove my toad? I want to know what I'm doing if I use if

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Old 04-05-2013, 07:26 AM   #2
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Pull up on the scale. Front axle on the front pad marked with yellow lines, make sure rear axle is on the second pad. Get out push the talk button tell them "Private company 123 first two axles only please" They will say OK. Park head in and pay your $10. If you weigh the toad it will be $15. Just go to the desk and ask for your weigh slip "Private 123"

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Old 04-05-2013, 07:32 AM   #3
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I presume I get out of the rig to the intercom. This is why I ask. Now I know.
Thank you very much
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Old 04-05-2013, 07:46 AM   #4
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I found it was easier to reach the intercom from the drivers window. They're set for semi drivers door window height.

Very easy a quick.
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Old 04-05-2013, 10:03 AM   #5
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They have 3 separate pads (designed for semi-rigs). front pad for steer axle, center pad for drive axle, rear pad for trailer.
Semi drivers sit a few feet behind the steer axle, I sit in front of steer axle so when I was aligned with front wheels on the front plate, I didn't line up. I could just reach the intercom.
But I got weights for both axles and toad.
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Old 04-05-2013, 02:07 PM   #6
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If you have a tag axle you may have to do two different weighs. The first one would be just for the front axle then the second one you would have to manuever the MH so the tag is on its own pad and the drive axle is on its own pad. If the pads are arranged so you cannot separate the drive axles from the steer axles then you can subtract the previous steer axle weight from the combined weight. The second weigh is usually only a couple of dollars more. I have made up to four differnet weighs when adjusting the tag axle and it was two bucks extra each time.Read the first pages of the attached manual and it will help you on the scales.
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Old 04-05-2013, 02:18 PM   #7
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OP isn't anywhere near WA state but here some scales, along at least I-5, are left on even when the scalehouse is closed. They have a digital, overhead readout. You are welcome to use them anytime as long as they are actually closed.
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Oregon leaves their scales on too.
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Old 04-05-2013, 08:30 PM   #9
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Right now in New Orleans. I have a 2001 diplomat 38A. No tag axle. I really appreciate the information. I'm new at all this. The learning curve is fast though.

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