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Old 11-17-2018, 08:21 AM   #81
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With all the previous talk about not tying up a diesel pump while truckers are waiting to refuel, making sure to pull far enough forward so they can start pumping diesel while you pay, why would someone think it's OK to tie up the scales by unhitching a fifth wheel "on the pads" or even "screwing around with the landing gear" on the pads. Yeah, even if someone isn't behind you, "what if" you happen to shear a pin and can't get the landing gear to retract ?????

Truckers use those scales to avoid fines or problems at the government/DOT scales. Typically, they can weigh their rig in 90 seconds or less and be on their way. Time is money to them and having someone with an RV on the scale, wasting time "jacking, unhitching and screwing around" is an excellent way to build contempt for RV'ers.... Weigh and move off the scale.

It's common practice (and common courtesy) NOT to do anything on the pads except get your weights and pull off the pads. Any adjustments need to be done away from the scale... If the weighmaster inside sees you unhitching or extending your landing gear, you can be assured that he/she will be instructing you to STOP and pull off the scale. You may get a lecture and instructions not to return....
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Old 11-17-2018, 02:35 PM   #82
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TV has been purchased

I now own a 2018 Ford F350 6.7 Powerstroke, 3.31 SRW LB CB; with 4080 payload, 28,700 GCWR, 20,400 GTW (5er), 18,000 GTW (TT).....

Now on to the 5er selection ....

btw the 368MBH works fine w/ 2k of 5er cargo:
460 below TV GVWR
465 below 5er GVWR
6900 below the GCWR
100-350 below the GAWR (100lb reserve if 100% of pin is on Rear Axle and 80% of (driver, 2 psgnrs, diesel and stuff) is carried by rear axles....very conservative---best guess is we will be 350 below GAWR)

It will damn sure pull our 2016 Coachmen FE RKS246 TT, 850 tongue, 6200 GVW
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Old 11-17-2018, 02:37 PM   #83
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It's common practice (and common courtesy) NOT to do anything on the pads except get your weights and pull off the pads. ....

You guys have sold me....no more dilly dallying on the scales...!!

thanks for my duh moment....
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