Reich Vehicle Scales (1 Viewer)

Ed Excel

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Nov 27, 2012
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Ribble Valley
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Started 2007
Yes, had some since NEC show 2013. Easy to use, compact size for storage and very useful for a quick check, almost anywhere. All you need is a flat, hard surface, a road in other words, and a board the same thickness as the scale, to level the axle you're measuring.
 

Lenny HB

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Oct 18, 2007
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85,438
On the coast in West Sussex
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658
MH
Hymer B678 Dynamic Line
Exp
Since 2008 & many years tugging
Reich product are usually very good, it is the same type of unit they use for roadside checks.

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Apr 22, 2013
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Cotswolds
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Bailey Approach 625
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Since 2011
How often do you intend to weigh your MH?
Our local scrapie charges £5 for a public weigh so the cost of one of these would covering more weighings than I intend to be bothered with.
The terminology on the scrapie's print out took a little getting used to.
I drove the front wheels on the scales and waited for the thumbs up from the operator and then I drove completely onto the scales.
The first weigh was listed as "tare" the total weigh was listed as "loaded", and the difference calculated as "load".
These were translated as "tare" equals front, "load" as rear and "loaded" as total weight.

Edit: note the weighbridge is list on the council webpages and is checked by trading standards.
 

Shovelheadrob

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On & off for 20 years
I would think that they would work with any set up that is within the limit of the scale, just use a board to level up the other wheel on the same axle or three to raise the other wheels with close coupled axles to eliminate the variance in load caused by lifting just one wheel, that is why weighbridges are level.

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dave newell

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Oct 31, 2008
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Home converted PVC
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I have four of them, two 1000KG units and two of the bigger 1500KG units. To be honest I've almost completely stopped using them as their accuracy leaves a bit to be desired. The drive over method as they are intended to be used is particularly difficult to achieve an accurate reading. I generally use them in conjunction with my lift and jack so that I lower the axle onto two units slowly, even then three repeats can give three different readings.

D.
 
Aug 18, 2014
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Lorca,Murcia,Spain
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Transit PVC
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6 years since restarting
Our local scrapie charges £5 for a public weigh .

Something that surprised me last year when I had to get weighed. Mine was £8 or with ticket, + vat & £9,60 !!!
Not good when you can go to any builders here & get it for nothing, or use a public one for 1 €.
 

Badknee

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Virador waste facility here in notloB is an eye watering £13.50 !

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Jan 16, 2014
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Harleston, Harleston, Norfolk, UK
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Oct, 2013
We are going to the Peterborough meet and are happy to bring ours along if anyone wishes to try it out. A good idea perhaps would be to weigh yourself (MH) at a weighbridge and compare with the Reich scales.
 

Forestboy

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Jul 31, 2007
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A Class Hymer B694 tag
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9
Just found this on fleabay. Has anybody any experience of this type of scales & are they any good? Thanks.

Chris

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/291367751716?ssPageName=STRK:MEBIDX:IT&fromMakeTrack=true

Dont waste your money they're not accurate and you have to get it all level to have any chance of accuracy.
We used to own several weighbridges when in business so have some experience.
Go to a public weighbridge and get it weighed properly. After you've weighed it a couple of times you only need to do it again if you make big changes.
Wouldnt complain about a tenner for a proper ticket cost more if you get caught overloaded.

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Sep 16, 2010
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Bungay Suffolk
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Since 2010
Got a "malting" weigh bridge just down the road, a bottle of wine does the trick.. We only do it with the van when we first get it and then again fully loaded "ready to go" with wifey, dog etc.. The loading list doesn't change, so the only time I risk being over weight, is on the return journeys loaded with wine, but then I empty all my waste and fresh water..
Wine takes precedence !!! :D
 
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Ninovan
Oct 27, 2013
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8,322
Salisbury, Wiltshire
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Elddis Magnum185GT
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Since July 2012
Thanks guys. Think I might try to find weighbridge near home.(y)

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cruiser

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Sep 12, 2012
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northampton
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coach built elddis 400
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since 1978
had mine weighed by vossa their request not mine. and I was fully loaded . great news I only went 2.75 tons. so well under.
 

cruiser

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the van was ok to. but they said it was a good job that I got out before they weighed it.
 

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