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Posted: 11/22/19 04:42pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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gkainz wrote:

The second app you used and referenced TowingPlanner.com/ActualWeights results in an error 404 when I clicked your link ... looks interesting enough that I'll go chase it down. Just testing the root URL at towingplanner.com gives me a 403 Forbidden access error ... ???


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That app is way cool. I just signed up and can't wait til I try it out. No more trying to figure out what they said on that speaker. Thanks for the tip.
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Here's the phone app https://catscale.com/cat-scale-apps/

The hard parts parking between trucks??? If your talking turning in pull through style yep it can be tight. Back in and you shouldn't have an issue, watch one of the commercial guys back in 75-80ft rig.


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Posted: 11/22/19 08:56pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Edd505 wrote:

Here's the phone app https://catscale.com/cat-scale-apps/

The hard parts parking between trucks??? If your talking turning in pull through style yep it can be tight. Back in and you shouldn't have an issue, watch one of the commercial guys back in 75-80ft rig.


I travel often but am still not great at backing in. I have a ton of respect for the professionals.

I only weigh on days I can pull thru spots and don’t often pull-thru between 2 trucks like I show in the video.

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I travel often but am still not great at backing in. I have a ton of respect for the professionals.

I only weigh on days I can pull thru spots and don’t often pull-thru between 2 trucks like I show in the video.


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Thanks for the Great info! So how do you get your Tongue weight on a TT?


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Camper8251 wrote:

Thanks for the Great info! So how do you get your Tongue weight on a TT?


For TT's, you're encouraged to do 3 weights, though one is a bit superfluous:
  1. Truck + trailer w/ WDH engaged
  2. Truck + trailer w/o WDH engaged (throw the bars in the bed of the truck)
  3. Truck only

Pull off of the scale to make each change (i.e. removing the WDH bars).

Then basically the tongue weight is the difference between weight #2 and weight #3.

You can use this calculator to calculate it:
http://towingplanner.com/ActualWeights/TravelTrailerCatScales

The first weight isn't entirely needed but you can compare it against #2 to see how your WDH is working at distributing the weight to the truck's axle and back to the trailer's axles.

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