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Old 06-05-2022, 05:19 PM   #1
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Weighing my trailer

I'm taking my trailer to weigh it now that I have everything in it but I don't really know how to do it. I want to make sure I'm not overloaded on my tires, my tow vehicle or my hitch. Do I drive just my trailer on the scale and do I need to unhook it? Any guidance would be appreciated.
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Get a weight on each axle then unhook and weigh each tow vehicle axle.
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The first item is to get on the scales with three weight pads,....front axle, rear axle and trailer axles. Then pull off the scales and unhook the trailer and get the weight on the front and rear truck axles.

Now you can calculate the weight of the trailer only and then the pin weight on the rear axle.

You can go to an Escapees Smart Weigh site and get weights on each individual wheel. https://escapees.com/?s=smart+weigh

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Old 06-14-2022, 10:41 PM   #4
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I'm taking my trailer to weigh it now that I have everything in it but I don't really know how to do it. I want to make sure I'm not overloaded on my tires, my tow vehicle or my hitch. Do I drive just my trailer on the scale and do I need to unhook it? Any guidance would be appreciated.
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I always make three trips across the CAT scales near my home. Once with no trailer, once with trailer hitched but the WDH bars unattached, and finally, with the trailer hitched along with the WDH connected.
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Old 06-29-2022, 05:42 PM   #5
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I'm taking my trailer to weigh it now that I have everything in it but I don't really know how to do it. I want to make sure I'm not overloaded on my tires, my tow vehicle or my hitch. Do I drive just my trailer on the scale and do I need to unhook it? Any guidance would be appreciated.
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Tell us what truck and what trailer you have and there's a great chance I can save you a trip to the scales.
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Tell us what truck and what trailer you have and there's a great chance I can save you a trip to the scales.
How can you do that without knowing his CCC and what all is loaded in his TT and truck ?
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The 1st weigh will cost $12 and the second weigh (within 24 hours) with cost $2. t least this was the cost 3 years ago at Loves.
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