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Do Weighbridges Usually Have Tow Ball Scales?
« on: September 16, 2019, 09:47:22 AM »
Hi All,

We want to use the Caboolture Public Weighbridge in Qld, i've never used one before, and am trying to find out if they have a tow ball scale. The only number listed with the weighbridge is a mobile number which goes to anwserphone. Does anyone know if weigh bridges usually keep tow ball scales you can use? I know you can buy them, but i'd rather not shell out $70 for something i would only use once.

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Re: Do Weighbridges Usually Have Tow Ball Scales?
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2019, 09:49:34 AM »
Hi All,

We want to use the Caboolture Public Weighbridge in Qld, i've never used one before, and am trying to find out if they have a tow ball scale. The only number listed with the weighbridge is a mobile number which goes to anwserphone. Does anyone know if weigh bridges usually keep tow ball scales you can use? I know you can buy them, but i'd rather not shell out $70 for something i would only use once.

Cheers!
no I woudlnt think theres much call for semi's using a towball scale :)

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Re: Do Weighbridges Usually Have Tow Ball Scales?
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2019, 10:33:08 AM »
Buy one and keep it if you are concerned with ball weight.
It can change from trip to trip depending what and how you load.
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Re: Do Weighbridges Usually Have Tow Ball Scales?
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2019, 10:56:01 AM »
I've used the Caboolture Public Weighbridge to weigh the Car/Camper Trailer once and they were fantastic. They don't have a Tow Ball Scale as such, but they weigh the car/ trailer together and I then drove forward so the car is no longer on the scales to unhitch but keeping the trailer/Jockey wheel is on the scales. Then they work out your Tow Ball weight and total trailer weight. 

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Re: Do Weighbridges Usually Have Tow Ball Scales?
« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2019, 11:22:19 AM »
I checked mine at a caravan sales.

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Re: Do Weighbridges Usually Have Tow Ball Scales?
« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2019, 06:39:34 PM »
I've used the Caboolture Public Weighbridge to weigh the Car/Camper Trailer once and they were fantastic. They don't have a Tow Ball Scale as such, but they weigh the car/ trailer together and I then drove forward so the car is no longer on the scales to unhitch but keeping the trailer/Jockey wheel is on the scales. Then they work out your Tow Ball weight and total trailer weight.

Same for me

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Re: Do Weighbridges Usually Have Tow Ball Scales?
« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2019, 07:26:55 PM »
I know you can buy them, but i'd rather not shell out $70 for something i would only use once.

I've got one and I use pretty much every time I tow.

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Re: Do Weighbridges Usually Have Tow Ball Scales?
« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2019, 08:25:27 PM »
I've used the Caboolture Public Weighbridge to weigh the Car/Camper Trailer once and they were fantastic. They don't have a Tow Ball Scale as such, but they weigh the car/ trailer together and I then drove forward so the car is no longer on the scales to unhitch but keeping the trailer/Jockey wheel is on the scales. Then they work out your Tow Ball weight and total trailer weight.

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Re: Do Weighbridges Usually Have Tow Ball Scales?
« Reply #8 on: Today at 12:57:14 PM »
As a side issue. Some Victorian weighbridges on the freeways, which are used by Vic Road and Police have displays that are on all the time. (At least on the Hume and Western) You can do all your own measurements for free. 
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