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Old 01-08-2015, 03:10 PM   #1
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anyone have any ideas near denver/colorado springs where i can get my Monty weighed?
want to know the weigh on each tire on each axle and overall weigh
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Old 01-08-2015, 03:13 PM   #2
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Old 01-09-2015, 07:15 PM   #4
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If you are travelling on a Sunday keep an eye out for a closed scale. I have found several , unfortunately no use to you, that the scale and readout are left active. Truckers do use them as I've been doing my checking when a rig would come in. I'd get out of the way if it was a single platform scale. On the two platform scales I was able to keep going untill done.
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Old 01-10-2015, 02:24 AM   #5
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There are two Pilot truck stops in the Denver area with Cat Scales. It is $10.00 to weigh, which will break down your axle weights and total combination weight. They will print out a yellow weight ticket with all the information on it for you.

I am sure there are dozens of other scales in that area, those are just a couple my app shows.
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Old 01-10-2015, 04:02 AM   #6
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How about a "Pin" weight?
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I took the truck to the scales and got axel and total weight. Then on my next trip with the rig I again got axel and total weight. The difference between drive axel weight when empty and loaded is the pin weight. Just one note, be carefull once I got the weights I found I was over on the drive axel so off to the Ford dealer to order an new F350. So that $10.00 weight cost me another bunch of money.
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How about a "Pin" weight?

Pin weight is done by measuring the truck with the trailer attached, then the truck separately.
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Old 01-10-2015, 09:08 AM   #10
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anyone have any ideas near denver/colorado springs where i can get my Monty weighed?
want to know the weigh on each tire on each axle and overall weigh
Any truck stop that has a scale will weigh you. Don't know what it will cost but it can't be too much. I will be weighing mine next week.
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Old 01-10-2015, 11:42 AM   #11
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anyone have any ideas near denver/colorado springs where i can get my Monty weighed?
want to know the weigh on each tire on each axle and overall weigh
Any truck stop that has a scale will weigh you. Don't know what it will cost but it can't be too much. I will be weighing mine next week.
Guess I need to weigh mine.
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Old 01-10-2015, 12:17 PM   #12
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My 2014 3725 weighed in at 25000 pounds gross weight with my 1 ton 2013 Chevy crew cab duelly. Breaks down like this 5000 steering axle. 7960 rear drive axle. 12,040 trailer group axle. The truck empty weight is 8,700 pounds. Hope this helps a little.
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Old 01-10-2015, 01:25 PM   #13
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We hVW county landfill. It has certified scales. I haven't broke it down to individual axles nd wheels . I hink you would have to have mobile scales to do that. You weigh the truck first and then withthe 5er hooked up A little math and you have the pin weight and truck weight and campers weight and total weight. There is a slight charge but it was not much.
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A CAT scale generally cost approx 10 bucks for the first weigh an additional 2 bucks for a re-weigh. Most are not setup to do individual wheels, but well to three axles, TV front and rear, and both RV axles together.
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I have to weigh for my license and to see if I need a class A to pull it. Its a California thing.
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My 2014 3725 weighed in at 25000 pounds gross weight with my 1 ton 2013 Chevy crew cab duelly. Breaks down like this 5000 steering axle. 7960 rear drive axle. 12,040 trailer group axle. The truck empty weight is 8,700 pounds. Hope this helps a little.
This is why you really need to weigh your own, especially with the bigger Montana units. We have the same model Montana, but different TV's, but a huge difference at the scales.

Your total combination weight 25,000 (mine 23,580)-1,420
Your steer axle 5,000 (mine 4920)-80
Your rear drive axle 7960 (mine 7,020)-940
Your trailer axles 12,040 (mine 11,640)-400

Your DRW LWB obviously weighs more than my SRW SWB (8,700 vs. 8,380). The dealer reduced my weight ratings on my Montana by almost 400 pounds because of the extra weight in options they added at delivery (Travler Dish, Washer/dryer side-by-side, G614's).

When I weigh I have my bikes mounted on my front hitch, extra fuel, and everything else on-board that we carry while traveling.
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Joe,
First time seeing anyone publish they are over the weight limit of their tow vehicle. Need to dump 80 lbs someplace.
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I should have stated that we were camping ready when I weighed we have 4 6 volt battery's up front also fresh water was full also. We pac a little more stuff because we boondock 90% of the time whit a generator
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I should have stated that we were camping ready when I weighed we have 4 6 volt battery's up front also fresh water was full also. We pac a little more stuff because we boondock 90% of the time whit a generator
Since we are full time our weight really doesn't change. When I weigh I make sure the bikes are loaded and my extra fuel cans are full in my in-bed tool box.

Mike: That is why I am moving some stuff around and trying to "lighten" my load. It is a constant battle. If I had it to do all over again I would have went with a long bed dually so I wouldn't always be on the bubble with these weights.
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I waited until it was 900lbs overweight and lost sleep when I made the upgrade.
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