The Best Weighing Method is with Individual Wheel Scales
It is crucial to know the weight of each wheel. That’s the only way to find out if the load is both within the capacity of the axles, wheels and tires as well as whether or not the load is properly distributed, front to front and side to side. It can help you determine which tire has been overloaded, helping you prevent excess wear or, worse, tire failure. If you weigh the whole thing at once it’s possible to be within the GVWR (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating) but over on an axle or one end of an axle and you wouldn’t know it.
Here’s what You will Learn by Being Weighed with our Individual Wheel Scales
- If your RV is within the manufacturers’ weight ratings for each axle
- How much weight each wheel (each axle end) is supporting
- How well balanced your RV is from side to side
- How much weight your 5th wheel puts on your tow vehicle
- What your pin or tongue weight is
- How much your tow vehicle or toad weighs
- How much reserve capacity your have or how much overweight your are
- With accurate weights you can determine the proper tire inflation pressure form your tire manufacturer’s charts
Snapshot in Time
Always keep in mind that weighing your RV is a snapshot in time. Weights can and do change according to how you load and distribute the weight in your RV. You should get in the practice of weighing your RV periodically to stay within all weight ratings.