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Old 04-26-2016, 01:04 PM   #1
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Owning Portable Wheel Scale(s)

I'm seriously considering buying a wheel scale, they are quite pricey, but I think it is a worth while investment as I could weigh each tire individually, plus tongue weight and could play around all day shifting weight around.

I have found a couple models but not sure what is best. I figure I won't spend the $5k to $6k on 4 tire scales, just one.

Curious is anyone has done this or owns a scale? Brands? Best pricing?

Not interested in being told to go across CAT Scales for $10, done that plenty.


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Old 04-26-2016, 01:45 PM   #2
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Of course, spending $10 a pop at the CAT Scales is cheaper than buying your own scale. But there is one distinct advantage to having your own, in that you can weigh the trailer, and tow vehicle, without ever leaving your driveway, before you trust your tires and brakes to a trailer that might be improperly loaded. Driving to the CAT Scales, you have to trust that you got it right until you get to the scales to confirm it.

I don't have one for my Interstate, but if I did I'd need one big enough for duals on my rear wheels. Something to consider if you've got duals on your tow vehicle…

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Switz has a set. See his comments.
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