how to find out actual weight of my Caravan

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smac
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how to find out actual weight of my Caravan

Unread post by smac » April 28th, 2015, 9:11 pm

Hi Guys,

we have an old small poptop caravan and its supposed to be around the 950kg mark - But just wondering how or where i can actually take it to see how much it really weighs, especially with all our camping gear etc in it.

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Smac

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Re: how to find out actual weight of my Caravan

Unread post by Timmo » April 28th, 2015, 9:14 pm

If you don't have a weighbridge local to you then visit your local tip and ask them if they'll let you roll it over their weighbridge. Then just deduct the weight of your tow vehicle.
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Re: how to find out actual weight of my Caravan

Unread post by smac » April 28th, 2015, 9:37 pm

cheers mate, i was thinking that about the local tip!

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Re: how to find out actual weight of my Caravan

Unread post by StumpyB » April 29th, 2015, 9:41 pm

Either look up for local public weighbridges or Timmo said duck down the tip and pull up with just the vans axels on the bridge. While there might as well pull up with both car and van on bridge, then just get your van axels. Subtract the Van weight from the first and that'll give you your cars weight too.

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Re: how to find out actual weight of my Caravan

Unread post by nilla60 » April 29th, 2015, 11:11 pm

Depends on ball weight too, which is only a few percent. Our local weigh bridge at the tip will let you disconnect and weight just the trailer if you pick a quiet part of the day and ask nicely. Otherwise drive through twice and work out the difference with and without.

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