Tow ball weight scales.

Submitted: Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014 at 09:46
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Has anyone used one of these, the one I was looking at on e-bay was called " tow safe tow ball scales. Seem like a good idea to keep on track with u'r weights.
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Reply By: evaredy - Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014 at 14:26

Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014 at 14:26
I have one and it works very well. They are available from Repco for about $50.
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Reply By: Member - bbuzz (NSW) - Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014 at 15:41

Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014 at 15:41
You can do it with your bathroom scales. Couple of pieces of wood and some maths is all you need.

Try this site...

http://members.optusnet.com.au/bpdons/stars/neville/handyhints/towball_weight.htm

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Follow Up By: The Bantam - Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014 at 21:31

Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014 at 21:31
A set of bathroom scales and a jack stand works for me.

I have an Ikea bathroom scale that cost me 20 bucks in the shed.
It compares reasonably accurately with the all singinmg all dancing OMRON the shimbo paid pretty good money for.

The little Ikea scales are purely mechanical and can be quikly zeroed...and no dance is required wne you put the weight on the scale.

The bathroom scales are also a handy multipurpose item.

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Reply By: Sand Man (SA) - Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014 at 18:48

Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014 at 18:48
I have a hydraulic jack with a gauge that makes the job easy.
Not cheap but I needed a new jack anyway so the cost was offset somewhat.
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Reply By: Slow one - Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014 at 22:00

Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014 at 22:00
Pete,
Yep! they work well. It beats mucking around with bathroom scales, pipe and timber.



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Follow Up By: dingbat - Friday, Apr 18, 2014 at 07:04

Friday, Apr 18, 2014 at 07:04
Really agree with this. Beats mucking around with odd bits of stuff anytime.
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Reply By: Batt's - Thursday, Apr 17, 2014 at 20:02

Thursday, Apr 17, 2014 at 20:02
A sheet of marine ply on top of the bathroom scales cheap and easy to do and you can keep the marine ply in the van for a base for your jack.
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Follow Up By: Slow one - Thursday, Apr 17, 2014 at 20:10

Thursday, Apr 17, 2014 at 20:10
Works great until the van ball weight is greater than what the scales can read. That is the real problem.
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Follow Up By: Batt's - Friday, Apr 18, 2014 at 22:36

Friday, Apr 18, 2014 at 22:36
That's right but bathroom scales would work for quite a lot of people so why buy something you're only going to use once maybe a year if that. My van was loaded the same way for every trip just like most people do so I only ever weighed it once and never bothered after that it would have only altered a small amount and I had 40kg left to play with which is a fair amount if your conscious of how you load. My vans ball weight was 120 kg fully loaded vehicle max is 160 kg my digital bathroom scales go to 150 kg to easy.
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