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Old 02-27-2018, 09:54 PM   #1
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Question Weighing at CAT scales

I was reading up on how to get the correct weights on your TV TT combo.
There are organizations that will weigh each wheel position separately to get the exact weight placed on each wheel. This way you will know whether you have exceeded the capacity of the tire. another benefit would be to have an idea how evenly the tt is loaded side to side and front to back.

Would it be possible to weigh at a cat scale just weighing the drivers side and then repeating the procedure for the passenger by going through a 2nd time and doing a re-weigh?
Then add the 2 passes together to get a total picture.

Would it also be feasible to just weigh 1 axle at a time to see how evenly the trailer is loaded for travel, Front and rear on 2 axle TT's. One would probably have to do this hitched and unhitched to get the loaded weight of the trailer alone.

Would it be accurate. If anyone out there knows where to get the trailer weighed at all tire positions near Chicago , please let me know.

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Old 02-27-2018, 10:51 PM   #2
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At the few scales I have been to, there has not been enough width around the scale to be able to weigh only one side of the rig. But other people on this forum say they have done that.

As for individual axles, yes, you can stop so that the trailer axles are on different segments of the scale. You might end up with the back of the TV sharing a segment with the trailer front axle; then you'll have to do some math.

Keep in mind that when you have the WD bars hooked up, the weights change when the TV nose is tilted up or down. So if you stop with the TV front beyond the scale, it may be downhill, throwing your numbers off. I think the answer for that is to stop with the trailer's rear axle off the scale at the back, just barely not on the segment.
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