Where the heck do I get my car weighed??

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  1. RugbyJC

    RugbyJC Junior Member

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    Sorry. My new rule is that I spend exactly 20 minutes trying to figure things out on my own before seeking help. Maybe next week I will lower this down to 2 minutes...

    So, how exactly do I find a place to weight my car? The PPO told me to look up "public scales" or "public weight stations" or "weight stations" in the yellow pages and I am not getting any hits. Is there another name or is there another place I can do this? He told me NOT to go to the weight stations that trucks use...there are different.

    Im sure someone has experience with this on here...thanks!
     
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  3. trail doc

    trail doc I am a Navy of One

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    They didn't tell you precisely because they don't know either! For some reason, you can't go a mile without tripping over a weigh station in the southeast, but in other parts of the country they're very rare. The best advice I have is start with the yellow pages, and look up lumber yards, recycling plants, junkyards and the like. I think what they meant when they told you not to go to truck scales is not to go to a self-serve scale. Your claim will require a weigh ticket that is signed by an actual person, not just a printed receipt. If you can find a scale at your destination (or along the way) weigh it there. You need not get the tare and loaded weight before you depart.
     
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    73BARMYPgsp Post Doc

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    The ones that weigh trucks are fine. They sometimes have scales at feed/tack places as well. (Where they sell hay and horse stuff, if you don't know what feed/tack means).
     
  5. RugbyJC

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    just found one at a recycling plant...thanks.!
     
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    You can also try the local dump. Many will weigh you in and out to figure out how much to charge you for your trash.
     
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    I've used the scales at truck stops many times. They charge you $5. These are usually convenient b/c they are on the highway as I am heading out of town with all my stuff. I don't know why they are telling you to avoid truck scales. Keep track of the weight certificates, and keep copies after you submit your crap for your DITY move.
     
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    delicatefade ASA Member

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    Use the catscale site two posts above. The fee is reimbursable on your travel voucher.
     

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