180kg's ball weight must be a close balance weight as the close to 16ft millard is also 180kg's on a slight slope downhill taring at 1160kg's I am going to re-weigh when it is loaded to go it should be under 1500kg's . I payed $70.00 for my trojan one looks exactly like your's but a different brand name .
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Amongst the junk mail I spotted a Hayman Reece tow ball scale just $60.00 (Autobarn)
Nice to know the actual towball down weight :
180kg falls into 14% of the laden weight.
The previous bathroom scale method was well out at 220kg which was worrying me. DO NOT USE THIS METHOD:
I would be more concerned you new ball scales are inaccurate ... Why don't you try placing a "known" weight on the scales and see what they register. Eg: .... er, how much do you weigh if you stand on them
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Post by atefooterz on Aug 18, 2017 22:30:18 GMT 10
The picture of bathroom scales shows a device with a spring, it is set to be most accurate between 30- 90KG. When i got over 85KG i noticed a big difference on mates scales, so used the pay jockey or health clinic weight balance to find what i really was (were) We got caught out with weighing boats edge on, that would show 180-200ish KG, when in fact they were 120-140KG
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Post by tasmillard on Sept 16, 2017 7:36:38 GMT 10
Yeah its been hectic of late, poor Viscount hasnt seen much love of late so getting back into it. The Rover is completely dismantled, starting the rebuild on it and thats taken my time. I must say its great to come back to see progress from members here, its like visiting my CC family
No sure why you'd measure the ball weight with the bathroom scales set up like that to be honest - not sure where that pic came from, but you are right - it is incorrect. Guessing that's off the caravanners forum? Don't get me started on some of those guys... I've been banned there anyway but that's another story. I've checked mine with a tow ball scale and my bathroom scales - both said about the same thing, but I put a small piece of treated pine sleeper on the scales to distribute the weight, zeroed the scale then put a lump of 4x2 from the scales to under the tow hitch and wound the jockey wheel up. Was under 5kg difference betweeen this and a tow ball scale. With a 2 x full gas bottles and spare mine comes in at 140Kg which is a bit heavy - it tows better with the spare not there and only one gas bottle, which is how I run it now. I put the spare on the floor of the van right over the axle and only carry one gas bottle now.
Hi Mustang. I've been loving going through your posts here. I've recently purchased a 1977 Supreme. It seems identical to yours in terms of layout, windows etc. I'm curious as to what lining board you've used? Gunnersens no longer make the original and I've struggled to find a replacement.
Inspiring work. If you've been having withdrawals from polishing the aluminium frames, I'd happily send some up for you to work on.
Trying to salvage a 1977 Viscount Supreme named "Gracie". Currently "DisGraceful".
Next week we say good bye to Vincent, he has been bought by a publishing company, not my ideal sale, but I guess we cant keep them all. The project was one of immense enjoyment ,I never grew tired of it & the fun that Vincent bought to the public on open days was all worth it. cheers
Quite a moment after all the work there. When you can let us know about who bought it and what the competition is, do tell - I’d like to enter it. 😇😁
Hi Snoops, Time to ROAM magazine will be promoting their niche with the vintage side through subscription, I have issue 37 & I expect they will announce from issue 38. Quite chuffed they traveled from Sydney to buy my van, they suggested they had a short list.
After reading my free copy I'm impressed how the mag has improved, one of the owners suggested they like fair reporting, by not being under pressure from major caravan manufacturers. Subscriptions: email@example.com Cheers Brent
Mustang - well the last thing I did on it was to remove the old fridge and replace with a bar fridge... seeing we basically use a powered site and I use my other portable one (on gas). The fridge is now great, the other was working ok but did suffer even with temps in the early 20s. Aside from that, been enjoying camping with the family