CAT scales in the Toronto area - Fiberglass RV


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Old 04-12-2009, 03:53 PM   #1
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Has anyone used a CAT scale in the Toronto area? I just checked their website and there is one in Milton. Are they suitable for recreational trailers or just commercial rigs?
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Old 04-12-2009, 07:32 PM   #2
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They are usually open to all -- I would stop in parking lot, go inside and ask procedure -- Truck scales are usually set up for the operator and driver to converse on CB channel, but there's usually an intercom there also -- Usually get two passes for your payment, so you weigh truck and trailer, then go drop trailer and re-weigh truck alone -- Some simple math will get your tongue weight.

BTW, for others, the CAT scale locator is:

http://catscale.findlocation.com/
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Old 04-12-2009, 08:05 PM   #3
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I checked one at a small truck stop just north of Toledo,ohio.

They said it started at #4,000 so would have to weigh like pete said.

$9.00 for first weigh and $1.00 for each reweigh.

Don't know if it would be the same up there or not.

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Old 04-13-2009, 09:06 AM   #4
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I checked one at a small truck stop just north of Toledo,ohio.

They said it started at #4,000 so would have to weigh like pete said.

$9.00 for first weigh and $1.00 for each reweigh.

Don't know if it would be the same up there or not.

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I expect the19' Bigfoot to be around 3400Lb loaded up. I'll give it a try next time I pass one. I know the weight of the van so one pass should do the trick.
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Old 04-13-2009, 09:13 AM   #5
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They are usually open to all -- I would stop in parking lot, go inside and ask procedure -- Truck scales are usually set up for the operator and driver to converse on CB channel, but there's usually an intercom there also -- Usually get two passes for your payment, so you weigh truck and trailer, then go drop trailer and re-weigh truck alone -- Some simple math will get your tongue weight.

BTW, for others, the CAT scale locator is:

http://catscale.findlocation.com/
I just received a reply from the fifth wheel with the CAT scale. It says that the trailer cannot be separated from the tow vehicle. It is $12.
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Old 04-13-2009, 11:15 AM   #6
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Not CAT but

There is a weigh scale on the W side of Dixie Rd just N of the 401.

And one E of Jane S of #7 (somewhere around Creditstone?)
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Old 04-13-2009, 12:23 PM   #7
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Most agricultural places will weigh your trailer if they are not busy. They weigh ours for the oddity...next time I do need to bring cookies. I live in Mayberry.
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Also look in the yellow pages under Commercial Scales, Certified Scales and Scales.
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Old 05-07-2009, 02:08 PM   #9
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Just run it across a MTO scale on the highway. When they are closed the scale is usually left turned on. If the outside display is turned off just look in the booth window.
I have done this for many years.
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Thank you Martin.
Shear brilliance!

For those outside of Ontario.
MTO = Ministry of Transport, Ontario
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