After examining the examples above and accounting for the differences between analog and digital scales, the quote at the beginning of this article may be accurately stated only if all scales were analog scales with a consistent scale division size or poorly designed digital scales. With this new education provided by this article on scale construction and accuracy capabilities, RVers can confidently weigh their rig at most certified truck scale facilities expecting acceptable weight accuracy.
For your own safety and those traveling with you and the safety of those traveling on the road near your moving RV, periodically weighing the RV is strongly recommended. The best choice is to obtain a weight safety report from a provider that weighs each wheel position. It is unlikely, if not impossible, to accurately weigh each wheel position at a truck scale. Below are some website contacts that provide wheel by wheel weighing. If the timing and place is inconvenient, don’t wait. Go to the nearest certified truck scale and weigh your rig. The premier self-service weight safety report providing 13 points of safety measures can be obtained online at Fifth Wheel Street.
RV Safety & Education Foundation (RVSEF) (WL101) The safety education leader in the RV world offers wheel by wheel RV weighing services.
RV WEIGH - Mobile Weigh Station (WL101)
Weigh-It Portable RV Scales (WL101) Weigh-It Portable RV Scales operate during the summer months in Sault Ste Marie, Ontario, Canada at the KOA Campground. During the winter months they are on the road weighing in the USA.
SmartWeigh (WL101) by Escapees RV Club (Available to all RVers) Includes permanent locations at Livingston, TX, Congress, AZ and Bushnell, FL.
Weigh To Go, LLC (LCD Ultraslim)
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