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Old 18 February 2019, 16:46   #21
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Ok so managed to get boat and trailer accross weighbridge at the port authority today .
so ribcraft 5.3m ,commercial grade build with yamaha 60 4 stroke , two man jockey console ,a frame etc ,full of fuel (not sure how big tank would be ,maybe 90 litres std or maybe specced more ,lots of electronics ,traile weighs 327kg
TOTAL WEIGHT 1200kg
This works much better. Using a weigh station, you can accurately weight everything to see how much your load will be. I like to know because I feel it is important to know how much of a load I am towing with my truck.
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Old 23 February 2019, 06:19   #22
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Polly there is one at queenlie ind est just off the m8. its a waste place but all the lorrys go over and they tend to get a bit tetchy when you unhook a trailer and then rehook it up!! cost is 3.75 plus vat. We use it a lot and very popular there!!
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Old 23 February 2019, 15:55   #23
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I use one of these.
Great little bit of kit.
We weighed our VW crafter van fully loaded, then took it to the weighbridge to get a print-out and this tool was accurate to about 11kg.

https://www.obelink.co.uk/caravan-we...gory_id%3D4330
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Old 24 February 2019, 04:13   #24
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I use one of these.

Great little bit of kit.

We weighed our VW crafter van fully loaded, then took it to the weighbridge to get a print-out and this tool was accurate to about 11kg.



https://www.obelink.co.uk/caravan-we...gory_id%3D4330


Thatís a lot of 3.75 weigh bridge trips to justify it!
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Old 24 February 2019, 06:25   #25
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Thatís a lot of 3.75 weigh bridge trips to justify it!
6.4 to be exact.

But depends on what value you put on your driving license or what you might think the fine could be.

My nearest weighbridge charges £25. It's a 30 mile round trip, and only open Monday to Friday. Given I do most towing at weekends it's a no-brainer to me.
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My nearest weighbridge charges £25. It's a 30 mile round trip, and only open Monday to Friday. Given I do most towing at weekends it's a no-brainer to me.
But does the weight of your trailer change a lot? in an unpredictable way?
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But does the weight of your trailer change a lot? in an unpredictable way?

Yes. By up to 250 kg depending on fuel and contents.
As does my caravan. As does my tipper trailer drastically.
Great for checking nose weight too.

I don't really understand your negativity. I find it very useful.
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