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Friday, June 17, 2011

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After watching the weighing video I can see why your hamstrings were talking to you, Howard. Too bad there isn't some way to move the scales without bending over so much!

I sure hope we can attend the Spring 2012 rally in Texas...our favorite state! Please don't have it in "tornado alley"! :)
It's the spring.....

Have you tried wearing a mesh lifting belt? I have found that one of those really helps reduce the back and leg discomforts when having to do a lot of bending and stooping, even when not actually lifting anything.

Just a thought, hope it helps.

I hope you don't mind, but I have a suggestion for you. After watching the video I noticed that all the vehicles were having to stomp on the throttle considerably in order to get up on the scales. You have effectively chocked all the tires. I believe that if you allow the vehicles to obtain some momentum before arriving at the scales they will be able to pop up on them while still idling their engines. You can accomplish this by either placing the scale half a foot in front of all the tires (using some sort of gage to ensure equal placement of all the scales) or have the driver roll back half a foot before attempting to mount the scales. The idle speed will be much easier to control and stop, once on the scales, than the half-throttle speed I saw in the videos. Just a thought...

Howard,

Don't know where you are going for "Dodge" info, but here is a web site that will give you more info than you could ever use. I used it to determine the specs for my Dodge Diesel.
http://www.dodge.com/bodybuilder/year.pdf

"For planning purposes we are announcing that the dates will be April 24 - 29 and it will be in Texas."

Thank You! We'll be there, Lord willing.

Bill & Linda

Ron,
We have awning hooks to drag the scales out when we get tired, but that doesn't help putting them under the tires. :)

J.C.,
Yes, that's why we're glad the scales are only 3/4". Some folks use higher scales or ramps. Actually, we do it that way to ensure that we get all tires in the middle of the scales. If we give them a running start, the scales tend to move and all the wheels aren't lined up properly. The video was using eight scales under eight wheels, but we'll use four scales most of the time and that makes it easier.

Russell,
That's exactly the link we use to "re-build" the Dodge trucks to get the GCWR. Wish they would just put it in the owners manuals or on a full-blown towing guide like the others. :)

You won't need to do any extra exercising, while you are weighing RVs!
It looks like you are getting in your 10,000 steps on those days.
It must have been hilarious to watch it on 'fast-forward'!

Hopefully, I will be able to make the rally in TX now it will be in my state, but that could still be nearly 1000 miles from me.
Waiting to hear where it will be, but my guess is the Hill Country.

Happy Trails, Penny, TX

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