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Old 03-19-2015, 06:39 PM   #31
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Old 03-19-2015, 07:35 PM   #32
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Many truck stops, especially adjacent to an Interstate Hwy, have them.
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Old 03-19-2015, 08:57 PM   #33
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What Nort and Night say. Look at the truck stops on the interstate, almost everyone seems to have a scale.
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Old 03-19-2015, 09:09 PM   #34
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Thanks for the info. I checked out their website and found one at the new truck stop at then North end of town. Fairly new truck stop and I had forgot about it.
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Old 03-19-2015, 09:17 PM   #35
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snip..... Fairly new truck stop and I had forgot about it.
Once you arrive at the CAT scale, the info in the following JOF link may be helpful:

https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f3...v-tt-3871.html

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Most truck stops have the scales. Many years ago I found one at a metal recycling center that was close to my house, but I was never sure of its accuracy.
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Old 03-20-2015, 10:07 AM   #37
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In my many (3) trips to the scale I've noticed they weigh to the nearest 10# but I have faith they are plenty accurate enough for what we need since they have a guarantee of accuracy. I think I've seen other scale brands but couldn't tell you the name.
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Old 03-24-2015, 01:16 PM   #38
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Camper-Bob, the sticker in the door jamb says 7000 GVWR so the difference is only 200 pounds. I have no explanation for the variance.
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My '09 Chevy 1500 has a posted GVWR of 7000 on the door also.
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When you're on the margin like I am, 200 lbs is a big deal.

Hopefully I won't have to worry about it ever again soon!
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I just weight our TV yesterday at a Cat Scale just to get the weight of the truck fully loaded with all the stuff. I'm within about 500# of max on the steering axle, and still have about 2600 + to go on the rear, so should be good, with an advertised tongue wt. of 1250#, plus probably another 500 for cargo stuff. I'm "thinking" that a full tank of water behind the axles will offset some of the tongue weight.
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I just weight our TV yesterday at a Cat Scale just to get the weight of the truck fully loaded with all the stuff. I'm within about 500# of max on the steering axle, and still have about 2600 + to go on the rear, so should be good, with an advertised tongue wt. of 1250#, plus probably another 500 for cargo stuff. I'm "thinking" that a full tank of water behind the axles will offset some of the tongue weight.
When you weighed were you loaded as you travel, or nearly so? IMHO take the dru TT weight, add 1000# for your "stuff", multiply by 0.15. That's an estimate of your loaded weight and tongue weight. I'm bettin' you are gonna be good.
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