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Old 05-27-2006, 10:52 AM   #15
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Oregon truck scales are open to the puplic. If you go out the 26, there is one just by the split to Tillamook and Seaside.

The rural ones are most often unmanned but left on. Just pull in and read the big red digital readout!
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Old 05-27-2006, 10:53 AM   #16
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Frederick has a good idea, but it doesn't apply to Oregon: Our free, unattended, and often deserted weigh stations are a real bonus to the rolling eggs. I tend to use the one eastbound on the Sunset located just east of where the road from Tillamook joins the Cannon beach road.
It is usually so deserted that I can run through again and again checking and double-checking weights on the various axles and wheels by looping back right on the spot.
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Old 05-27-2006, 11:04 AM   #17
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Per owes me a Coke!

I'll take a Dr Pepper, thx!
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Old 05-27-2006, 11:42 AM   #18
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Thanks Per! Since I plan on working on the backing up tech. in empty parking lots today...I'll just pop down 26 and get an "empty" weight. Maybe I'll throw the dog into the back of the car so he can watch us being followed.
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Old 05-27-2006, 03:15 PM   #19
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Gina:

If by that you mean that I am much too wordy to get my posts punched in in a timely manner I plead guilty. Next time I'm in your neck of the woods I'll drop by with a tall cool Dr. P., but that could be quite a while. However, I'll then expect a 16-ounce Mocha, two shots, with a little whipped cream on top. Thanks!

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If you have someone help you by giving instructions on how you are doing when backing up, remember the sage advice from one of our more experienced members: Use a pair of walkie-talkies to communicate with but be sure to take the batteries out before using them. It will go much smoother.
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Old 05-27-2006, 04:35 PM   #20
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My spare was loose when I bought the trailer. I never seen a photo of a "factory" mounted spare on a Compact Jr. I've seen photos of some mounted flat underneath the floor, but I thought the tongue was the best place. I jury rigged the spare. It rests in the angle of the v-shape tongue with a small piece of rope behind the lower edge so it can't slide toward the open area. There is a rachet- strap tighten around the diameter of the tire that is attached at each end under the edge of the tongue. A small threaded rod is bolted to one lug nut hole and at the other end bolted to the iron ring that holds the propane tank. The location was an experiment and I happy with how in works. Now I need to have a permanent welded bracket made and get a new longer propane hose that will fit around the spare. Tom Trostel
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Old 05-27-2006, 04:42 PM   #21
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Frederick has a good idea, but it doesn't apply to Oregon: [b]Our free, unattended, and often deserted weigh stations are a real bonus to the rolling eggs.
[b]Free!?! Did he say Free?!?

Toto: We're not in California any more.
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Old 05-27-2006, 04:52 PM   #22
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Frederick:

I forgot to mention that besides being free, unattended, and often deserted they were apparently installed by a Californian who was so unnerved by the pouring rain that he forgot to install a shutoff switch on the scale.
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Old 05-27-2006, 06:41 PM   #23
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Government-operated highway scales are also free in Alberta and British Columbia, and I have used them in both provinces. In some cases, they are arranged so that there is room to pull one side of the rig at a time over the scale, to get separate left and right weights. I did this last week in B.C. and found the Boler to be almost evenly loaded.
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Old 05-29-2006, 12:03 AM   #24
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There's two just north of Hubbard on 99E. That's where I weighed my trailer. Also if you're on the south side of town Top-O-Hill RV just south of Canby is another RV shop option to have everything checked out, including bearings, tires, etc.
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