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Old 07-02-2012, 10:20 AM   #111 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by orbywan View Post
OK, that makes sense. 3.42 sounds low to me but I'm sure you know your stuff. I have a question for you if I may. Where do I go here in Tucson to get my Class C weighed? Do they have weigh stations at some truck stops?

Nationally repeatable results on weight = CAT Scale Search

$10 approximately for first weigh, then $1 for each re-weigh that day. In setting up trailer hitch rigging we may run across the scale several times.

I think the site linked above has instructions on how to use their equipment. PM me with any questions if they don't. It is essentially a matter of having the different axles on each of the three pads.

An "empty" weight (adjusted) is with driver, full fuel, full fresh water and propane plus items always aboard. A "full" weight is with all passengers, gear, supplies, etc. That is the one where I'd do individual wheel position weights to look for FF-RR or side-side discrepancies to be able to dial in tire pressure: instead of an axle average, use the position with the highest weight (with respect to vehicle manufacturer instructions / pressure range).

Capriracer has instructions on his site about pressure rise measurements to dial things in. Load versus pressure is the mantra for trucks of any size.


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