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Old 11-22-2011, 03:55 PM   #1
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Do most RV dealers have scales to weight RV's and TV's?
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Old 11-22-2011, 04:08 PM   #2
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mine does not
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Mine didn't either.
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Old 11-22-2011, 04:38 PM   #4
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As other have stated, I would be surprised as well if any have a scale..., unless it was on the property prior to becoming a RV dealership. It is possible they may have a Sherline Scale, but that would only weigh the tongue of a HTT, TT, and PUP.

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They really don't need a scale. Most will tell you that it will fit. I once had a dealer in Kalispell Montana tell me that I could pull the toy hauler 5er he had with my light duty 2500 chevy with a 350 and 6 bolt wheels. In his words,"no problem".
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Old 11-23-2011, 09:43 AM   #6
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I thought more dealers would have scales given that weight is such a factor in what a TV is capable of pulling.
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Old 11-23-2011, 10:53 AM   #7
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2edgesword,

Unfortunately very, very few RV dealerships have personnel on staff that understand how to evaluate TV capacities and weight limits, with/without a scale on site. They tend to speak in generalities when it comes to a TV's (or TT, FW, etc.,) compatibility to a given trailer, and often use these numbers out of context (tow ratings, unloaded weights in lieu of loaded weights, etc.).

IMO, if a scale was utilized by an RV dealership prior to a sale being signed off they would see a decrease in sales revenue (one would purchase a smaller trailer, or none at all).

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I thought more dealers would have scales given that weight is such a factor in what a TV is capable of pulling.
Salesmen only care about the sale... weights of NEW RV's are posted on a yellow sticker as it leaves the factory... Dealer added options and personal items added will add to that weight of course.
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