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Old 07-23-2009, 10:48 PM   #15
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The 2008 results are posted HERE.
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Old 07-27-2009, 09:08 PM   #16
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We were at the Oregon Gathering of Fiberglass, but had already parked and plugged in so we missed taking advantage of Fred and his gang's weighing efforts. (Well, not entirely, we got them to weigh our Odyssey but that's another matter.) Kudos to Fred for this effort.

However, we did take advantage of the Oregon scales and weighed our Casita Liberty 17' Deluxe several times. The primarily result was:

Wheels: 3,000#
Tongue: 450# (includes Honda generator + 2 gal gasoline)
Total: 3,450#

EDIT: Actually, the above breakdown is not correct as I failed to separately weight the tongue and the wheels separately. The total was 3,450, but adjusting for the impact of the WDH puts the tongue around 550# and thus the wheels 2,900#. (Approximately, since without the WDH the hitch was still engaged and no doubt impacted the axle weights a little.)

I also wanted to see what the effect of a weight distributing hitch was, so I weighed it at another scale with these results:

With WDH Engaged - Without WDH Engaged

Front Car Wheels: 2,600# - 2,350#
Rear Car Wheels: 3,000# - 3,400#
Trailer Wheels: 3,050# - 2,900#
Total Weight: 8,650# - 8,650#

Oregon scales round off to 25# increments, and I have no idea if its a round up or round down calculation.

(Moved here from the 2008 thread! - Ooops, a copy of that post since I find I can no longer edit that 3-day old post. Sorry for the dup!) EDIT: Thanks Fred for the fix!
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Old 07-27-2009, 10:37 PM   #17
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(Moved here from the 2008 thread! - Ooops, a copy of that post since I find I can no longer edit that 3-day old post. Sorry for the dup!)
I fixed it.
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Oregon scales round off to 25# increments, and I have no idea if its a round up or round down calculation.
Actually, it's kind of both.

For example, If the actual weight = 2035, the scale will [b]display 2025, but if the actual weight = 2040, the scale will [b]display 2050. The Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Weights and Measures Inspector checks for the "Break Point" between displayed values. It must increment to the next highest value above 50% of the displayed increment size.
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I also wanted to see what the effect of a weight distributing hitch was, so I weighed it at another scale with these results:

With WDH Engaged - Without WDH Engaged

Front Car Wheels: 2,600# - 2,350#
Rear Car Wheels: 3,000# - 3,400#
Trailer Wheels: 3,050# - 2,900#
Total Weight: 8,650# - 8,650#
Several people asked us to do the same thing. I only reported the results here without the WDH.

Also, one person asked me to find out what was the effect his bicycles being on the back of the trailer had on his tongue weight; so I weighed it both with and without bicycles.

The result was that 2 bicycles on the back bumper subtracted <strike>60</strike> [b]40 pounds from the tongue weight.
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Old 07-30-2009, 11:18 AM   #20
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Old 07-30-2009, 12:47 PM   #21
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Thanks you Fred for doing this and thanks also to the people that allowed their numbers to be publish. This is very valuable to know the real life weight of the trailers as opposed to the manufacturers numbers.

Plus it proves we do not have the heaviest 13 fter in existence!
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Old 07-30-2009, 05:48 PM   #22
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Fred,
Were either one of the Scamp 16' a side dinette ?

The reason I ask is I weighted mine on a truck scale and could not do one tire at a time because of a wall down each side of the scale.

I believe the side dinette would weight more on the curb side .

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Hi Bill,
Our Scamp - #2 - is a side bath with bunk beds in front.
I don't remember the configuration of the other 16 foot Scamp for sure .
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Were either one of the Scamp 16' a side dinette ?
I believe that #14 was a side dinette model.
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Great Thread!

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2 bicycles on the back bumper subtracted <strike>60</strike> [b]40 pounds from the tongue weight.
What a great example demonstrating how important loading your trailer really is.
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