You should know the actual weight of your fully-loaded off-road vehicle. A big reason is to make sure you aren’t exceeding the maximum rating. You also need the loaded weight before you modify the suspension, buy tires, and set tire-pressures.
A convenient way to weight your vehicle is to use a Cat Scale. They are are widely available and open to the public.
You roll onto the scale with your front axle on the front pad and your rear axle on the middle pad. There are bright yellow lines around each pad. If you are towing a trailer put that axle on the rear pad.
Enter the number of the scale, written on the call box, into the app, and follow the instructions. The call box will be higher than your roof, so look up.
Find a Scale
Also, install the Cat Scale app so you can locate a scale near you. Many are at fuel stops so you can weigh just after you fill your tank and jerrycans.
We are planning some suspension upgrades, new wheels, and tires for Campbell. Using the scales helps us have an accurate weight to use for the new for the modifications.
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