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    Holy Cow

    Just got our LL back. Getting ready to start seeing where everything is going to fit. Thought I would take it down to local scrap yard and run it across their scales.
    I just about choked when I stepped off the scale the trailer empty except for the awnings (2), add-a-rooms (2), both sets of poles, rain fly to cover everything, and the travel cover. Turned around and saw 480 flash to 500 and stay there.
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    Re: Holy Cow

    Sorry now I'm upside down. I haven't even put the bed in it yet. I just guessing but I'll be adding 250-300 pounds of "stuff" Ikes.

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    That is a rather sizeable gear box on the back. We may have to get you a "Glamping alert" sticker! Although, if you ask Ken & Rhonda, it takes more than they can fit in to reach "Glamping" status.

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    Re: Holy Cow

    Can anyone help flip my pics?
    That big box on the back is actually quite lite. I'd say about 20# tops. Its thin diamond plate aluminum.

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    Re: Holy Cow

    Looks like you tipped the scales.

    Ken
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    Re: Holy Cow

    Those scales are probably calibrated in the dozens of tons or more. No reason to expect them to be accurate at these low values. Try something with a max load of 1000lbs.
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    Re: Holy Cow

    What kind of place would have a scale like that? Thought same thing maybe a feed mill but they also weigh trucks over tons at a time.
    Thanks for flipping the pics Ken

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    A metal recycling place will have scales accurate within 20 lbs. At least thats what I understand about them here.

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    Re: Holy Cow

    Kerry is right about the accuracy. Those scales are certified by the county auditor to 20 lbs. or less. At least that's how it is in Ohio.

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    Re: Holy Cow

    Fairly easy to weigh the empty trailer on bathroom scales. Put scale under one tire at a time and under tongue then add the three numbers together. This will provide a fairly accurate weight. My small trailer was listed as weighing 250 pounds but actually weighs 350 pounds.

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