To ensure the following vehicles’ ratings are not exceeded:
The only way to expose the above conditions requires at least two weigh-ins at the scale.
Overloading and under inflation may cause:
Is weighing the RV cost saving?
Yes! Tire blowouts result in costly repairs.
The folks at the Good Sam Vehicle Insurance Program state that tire failure is the cause of 60% to 70% of all Good Sam VIP comprehensive claims. Tires usually blow out as a result of an overloaded RV, improper inflation or excessively worn tread. Good Sam VIP
Also there is the potential to...
And the most important potential is to...
Reduce Accidents That May Result in Bodily Injury or Death
Q: One weigh-in can give some pretty good weight numbers. Isn't that a good start?
A: In reality, that's not even much of a start. Once a full safety report covering the tow vehicle and the trailer is obtained, there is a good chance that one will have to start figuring out the best way to correct the overload condition(s). RVSEF states that 60% of all tow vehicles are overweight, 51% of travel trailers are overweight, and 55% of all 5th wheels are overweight. One weigh-in will not expose these conditions. If one is going to weigh, then why not do it right the first time? Trying to save time and/or money with just one weigh-in could lead to unsafe driving conditions and excessive wear on the vehicles as indicated above. Towing without exceeding the weight ratings is primarily about SAFETY and vehicle longevity. And for some manufacturers, exceeding the weight ratings may invalidate the vehicle warranty. With Fifth Wheel Street.'s 4-step weighing plan, it's real simple to weigh and obtain the only industry-leading 13-point Weight Safety Report for 5th wheel or gooseneck trailers and conventional trailers that will expose the truth about important load conditions. To see the best reasons for weighing twice, view this page: What are the Benefits of Weighing Twice?