caravan weighing devices

Jun 12, 2005
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Does anyone have any info' with regards to Reich or any other make of caravan weighing device? Plus how they operate? accuracey/toleranes, are they reliable? and how much are they? By the way, I don't info' on nose weight devices. Thanks
 
Mar 14, 2005
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I have a Reich Caravan Weight control and wanted to check it out. I am a Physics teacher and was able to access 100kg of masses to load it with. It read 100kg!. I use it to check both the nose weight and the caravan weight and it works very well. Much cheaper than
 
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I weighed our outfit at our local agricultural seed merchants for a fiver. I had loaded the van for a weeks holiday and as we left I called in to weigh.

Now by using that as our bench mark we load the van simularly each time and are within 50Kgs accurate. On a 2985 Kg gross train weight, which we tow to as we tow a big van at max tow limit forthe car, we have + - 5% of that before the ministry boys get excited. Just for the einstiens amongst us that's plus /minus 149 Kgs.

At that level you normally get a sturn talking to by the boys in blue. Or you could be a smart ass and ask them to provide the calibration certificate for the equipment as I did one time when I was told I was well over the weight. They could not varify that their portable scales were operating right nor had they been calibrated and so their day was over and a red faced team had to return to base to start again.

It's not every day you can get away with it but I knew I was ok for weight having weighed the unit that morning and then using half a tank of petrol put me 30 Kgs below that figure.

Thats a lot of drive through burgers needed to make the weight up !! ??
 
Mar 14, 2005
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I would have thought that the cost of the Reich Weight Control unit doesn't make it an economical purchase for the average caravanner. Steve's pragmatic approach to have the outfit weighed accurately on a public weighbridge once and take it from there should be adequate in most cases. If you need a digital scale to measure any more accurately, you're probably cutting things a bit fine anyway. After all, tests have shown that even a properly sealed caravan can weigh up to 15kg more on a wet day due to the absorbtion of moisture in the insulation.
 
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I would have thought that the cost of the Reich Weight Control unit doesn't make it an economical purchase for the average caravanner. Steve's pragmatic approach to have the outfit weighed accurately on a public weighbridge once and take it from there should be adequate in most cases. If you need a digital scale to measure any more accurately, you're probably cutting things a bit fine anyway. After all, tests have shown that even a properly sealed caravan can weigh up to 15kg more on a wet day due to the absorbtion of moisture in the insulation.
I find that hard to believe. 15kgs? i.e. 15 litres or 3.3 gallons? What were they testing, a sponge? Who did the test Lutz out of interest? The insulation on caravans is a type polystyrene that shouldn't absorb moisture. Very strange, or one very leaky caravan. If it were the case then there would be constant puddles forming on the floor from the running water.
 
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I have a Reich Caravan Weight control and wanted to check it out. I am a Physics teacher and was able to access 100kg of masses to load it with. It read 100kg!. I use it to check both the nose weight and the caravan weight and it works very well. Much cheaper than
 

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