tow ball weight

Submitted: Friday, Aug 31, 2012 at 20:14
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just wandering if anyone knows how to get the towball weight on a caravan when the van is un hitched. I just put the jockey wheel on the scales and i got 280kg,
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Reply By: Paul and Mel - Friday, Aug 31, 2012 at 20:26

Friday, Aug 31, 2012 at 20:26
well that will be pretty close, most good caravan accessory shops should have ball weight scales. u just drop the hitch on the scales and read the weight.
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Follow Up By: Paul and Mel - Friday, Aug 31, 2012 at 20:26

Friday, Aug 31, 2012 at 20:26
oh i forgot to add its getting up there in weight.
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Reply By: Member - Rod N (QLD) - Friday, Aug 31, 2012 at 20:38

Friday, Aug 31, 2012 at 20:38
Have a look at this thread on the Caravanersforum It gives a couple of different scales but the cheapest is using bathroom scales.
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Reply By: olcoolone - Saturday, Sep 01, 2012 at 11:09

Saturday, Sep 01, 2012 at 11:09
And don't forget that figure comes of your vehicle's carrying capacity..... If you have a Patrol or landcruiser that leaves only around 300kg for accessories, people, fuel and what ever else you carry
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Follow Up By: Polaris - Saturday, Sep 01, 2012 at 14:50

Saturday, Sep 01, 2012 at 14:50
Thats right .. Our 2011 Patrol ST (7 seater) wagon is overloaded with all seats occupied and both fuel tanks full.

Forget the bullbar, winch, spotties, snorkle, AUX battery, roof rack, water tank, towbar and anything else you are thinking of taking. Forget about anything that adds weight to the towball.
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Reply By: Harry18 - Monday, Sep 03, 2012 at 16:07

Monday, Sep 03, 2012 at 16:07
Have found that the Multiweigh Jack avaliable from Maytow caravans in SA is one option and also doubles as a bottle jack
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Reply By: fisho64 - Monday, Sep 03, 2012 at 22:31

Monday, Sep 03, 2012 at 22:31
weighing at the jockey wheel wont be 100% accurate, it will be lighter at the ball than the jockey wheel.
Not hard to calculate though
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