Mobile Vehicle Weighing

How heavy are caravans?

How much do caravans weigh?

Where can I weigh my caravan?

Can I weigh my caravan at home?

How do I calculate caravan towing weight?

mobile vehicle weighing

These are some of the common questions I see asked on the internet. Can I just go to a weigh station or public weighbridge?

In short yes. The big difference here is the way in which the caravan weighing is done.

Yes, you can drive onto a weighbridge first and weigh your car for your GVM (Gross Vehicle Mass) than drive on with the caravan and get your GCM (Gross Combination Mass), then unhitch the caravan and drive your car off the weighbridge to get your caravan ATM (Aggerate Trailer Mass) then reverse back on to the weighbridge and re-hitch the caravan … as long as there is not a couple of trucks waiting to get on the scales. And you should get your weights to an accuracy of 20kgs.

After all of that you still won’t know your tow ball weight, axle weights or how the weight is distributed. You could purchase tow ball scales but I have seen huge discrepancies with the results shown by these scales. They are not height adjustable and this will affect the accuracy of the scales.

I had a customer weigh his combination after being weighed by Weighpro (I was still there) using tow ball scales and Reich scales he purchased and the result was some 300kg less than the actual weight (I’m not sure if he did something wrong or if the scales were out of calibration).

There’s a big difference when you get weighed by Weighpro. For a start we come to your home (or suitable location) we place scales under each wheel, weighing at each wheel and axle weights using the latest certified wireless weigh pads and indicator. This allows you to see how the load is distributed within the caravan and car.

We also weigh the tow ball and the result is given in kilograms and as a percentage on the report (too light on the tow ball can result in trailer sway) … we also weigh to an accuracy of 1kg. We complete a much more detailed weigh providing GVM, TBM, GTM, ATM & GCM. Our program/app will then compare the actual weights with the manufacturers specifications to make sure you are safe and legal (All results detailed in our easy to read and understand 3-page report including explanations on all those confusing acronyms).

We also encourage you to move things around within the van if weigh distribution is not ideal, to see how you can improve your balance and tow ball weight of your caravan.

You can weigh with empty or full water tanks, add the bikes or kayaks whatever you want. You might like to see the difference with a weight distribution hitch (WDH) connected then disconnected….no problems. We are also not going to rush or pressure you, and will happily take the time to explain anything you are not sure of.

You will receive your personal 3-page report right there on the spot (no waiting for it to arrive via email for you to print it out yourself in a few days). We are still there to explain anything you are not sure of.

Knowing your weights is not just a safety issue but also a legal issue… get it wrong and it could cost you in fines and demerit points, worst still you could be involved in an accident and then find out that your insurance has being declined.

Don’t have a caravan but want to weigh a boat trailer, weigh a trailer or weigh a horse float (with the horses on board) or just vehicle weighing no problems at all, you will get the same level of service.

We pride ourselves on our professionalism, punctuality and friendliness.

Safe travels

Craig

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