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    Trailer Scales

    Hi

    One thing that always worries me is not knowing whether our trailer is over weight or not. Especially when I am asking someone else to tow it.

    Does anyone have any experience of vehicle scales. So far the only ones that we have found that can do 3 Tonne are truck scales at over 1600.

    Thanks for any advice.

    Richard

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    Is there public weighbridge near you? If so then try loading a typical outing and take it to be weighed.

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    Unfortunately, they only go up to 1 Tonne.

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    Be careful with truck scales they can only be used as a guide. I use them on a tipper lorry and lots of things can affect the weight. Ie temperature, how the trailer is loaded, is it on flat ground. It would be better to use a local weighbridge.

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    THe other option would be to weigh the kit piece by piece, however if you want to be acurate you may need to take into account how much heavier tents are when they are wet

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    Quote Originally Posted by rob_o View Post
    Be careful with truck scales they can only be used as a guide. I use them on a tipper lorry and lots of things can affect the weight. Ie temperature, how the trailer is loaded, is it on flat ground. It would be better to use a local weighbridge.
    Is there not a chicken and egg problem here. I can't travel to the weigh bridge until I know the weight, but it is only at the weigh bridge that I am able to know it.

    But I take the point, I will look to see if there is a public weighbridge - I have never dealt with such a thing, which bit of government runs such things?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hippysurfer View Post
    Is there not a chicken and egg problem here. I can't travel to the weigh bridge until I know the weight, but it is only at the weigh bridge that I am able to know it.

    But I take the point, I will look to see if there is a public weighbridge - I have never dealt with such a thing, which bit of government runs such things?
    I guess in theory you could take some of the kit in car(s), then load it up there.

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