one weigh bridge to avoid

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  1. Frankie

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    Hi all
    e -mailed a local recycling and scrap metal yard in Aylesbury to see if they could weigh my motorhome. I wanted front and rear axles and gross weight.
    Reply was £20 per weigh, total would be £60 including vat !!!!!!!!!
    Gave that one a miss.:unsure:
     
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  2. Puddleduck

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    I think we paid £8.50 last year..... will take it again tomorrow just to be sure :)
     
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    We took ours to the local council depot when we got it - can't remember exactly but less than a tenner(y)
     
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    would that be ASM?
     
  5. Frankie

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    yep that's the one
     
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    know it well.
     
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    I've used our local council tip no charge.
     
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    council yd no charge,
     
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    Didn't your dad used to work there Terry? and didn't he wear gor'blimey trousers and live in a council flat?
     
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    Good on you for asking, I am the mug who would have had to started my thread,

    'you will never guess how much I just had to pay to be weighed'

    :D
     
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  11. Techno

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    Local trading standards, free but no print out. Can photograph the digital readout (y)
    Open 24hrs 7 days! unmanned drive through.

    West Yorkshire Trading Standards Service Nepshaw Lane South
    PO Box 5
    Gildersome

    Morley
    Tel (0113) 2530241

    This is where the police may take you if they have reason to suspect your weight.
     
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    Just used a weigh bridge in Bleanu Festigog (the slate mine), not for checking our weight but for resetting our self leveling jacks. We have tried car parks all over the place trying to find a level spot with no luck, they look level however the spirit level says otherwise. The weigh bridge was perfectly level and there was no charge! Last year we did weigh our van when in the Cotswold - it was £10.
     
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    Do know Where I can you get the info for my local site pls techno
     
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    I phoned my local council and they emailed me a list of public weighbridges :) and the opening times and contact details. Very useful.

    The nearest is a transport yard and they are helpful and friendly. I think the lady in the office gets a bit bored after the trucks have left until they come back.
     
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    We pay £5.40 per weigh - according to them to get the axle weights and the gross weight I needed 3 weighs they could not work out the if you weigh the gross and then the rear and subtract one from the other you had all the weights you need. Took them 5 minutes and a demonstration at their expense to prove it !!
     
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    Have been using croydon council local weighbridge at the dump for over 25 years..never been charged once. But pay £3k + council tax. so I should blooming well think so!:rolleyes:
     
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    Thks for the info PD, beauty of this site always someone ready to help with info
     
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    I googled "public weighbridge [area concealed]" and the first result was the .gov website, which gave me a local scrap merchant with a weighbridge up to 50t, cost £3.50 with ticket! Nice.
     
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