- Did any of these trailers have a propane tank on the tongue?
- Did these trailers have regular "stuff" in them also?, the kind a person would take with them?
- And how did you weigh them at these outings???
I think all
of these trailers had at least one propane
tank, if not two
. Many had Batteries on the tongue as well.
ALL of these trailers were loaded the way that each owner normally traveled.
3. I'm so glad you asked!
I use portable "Wheel Weigher" scales.
My employer loans me 3 of them to bring to FiberglassRV rallys.
For the Oregon Gathering, I developed a system to maximize ease and convenience for each person.
It is based on the "Pit-Stop"
system used during auto racing.
This was done on the first day
of the rally
, as people were arriving, and I had a team of helpers.
I posted these instructions:
- When you arrive, do NOT turn right into the Campground
- Instead, Proceed ahead to the Beach Restroom Lot
- Weigh your Trailer's Axles while hitched (but with any WDH bars removed)
- Now go back, check in, and proceed to your campsite
- Unhitch and get level. DO NOT deploy stabilizer jacks (but DO chock your wheels)
- I will come to your site and weigh your Trailer's Tongue
- After I'm done, you can set up your campsite
My team of helpers were stationed in a "Day Use" parking lot. When a rig pulled in they sprang into action!
They filled out a form with pertinent information for each rig, and then recorded the Axle Weight
I only had 2 wheel weighers in use at the parking lot.
We had to improvise to weigh double axle
trailers. Wood blocks before and after the scales kept the axles level.
When all of that trailer's axles were weighed, Eric would give the form to the driver, and send him back to the campground to check in.
Then he would text message
me that driver's campsite number. I would be waiting in my car with the 3rd scale at the campground, and add that number to my list. I would meet that driver at their site and weigh their tongue after they unhitched and leveled up.
The tongue jack is raised just enough to clear the ground.
Then I would complete the form, and give that camper the original. I would keep a copy for my records so I could create this post.