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Old 06-09-2010, 05:35 PM
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If you had a 55 I'd say you had lost that 500+lbs due to rust falling off on the drive

Rereading this I'm thinking the Pioneer measurement is more accurate though...Think of what would happen if you put one foot on a scale, then the other, and added the results vs. standing on the scale with both feet.
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I weighed mine down at Santa Fe and HR Parkwayfor 10 bucks (Landscaping place-forgot the name), and came in just under 5800 trail-ready, not camping ready. I also had nearly a 50/50 weight distribution.
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Rereading this I'm thinking the Pioneer measurement is more accurate though...Think of what would happen if you put one foot on a scale, then the other, and added the results vs. standing on the scale with both feet.
Jeff, that's a bad comparison. I'm assuming Marco is using a set of 4 race car scales. They are probably more accurate that the scale he drove over. In your example it would be better to stand on two scales, one foot on each. Then add the two together.

On the other hand if he just put a scale under the tires one at a time I'll go with the drive over for accuracy.
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Agreed if he is using 4 scales as the same time...If he is using just one scale and moving it from corner to corner then IMHO you're not getting an accurate weight. But I've proven many times already that my engineering skillz be a lacking lately
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Old 06-10-2010, 05:52 PM
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One wheel at a time could be accurate if you had 3 other "dummy" scales to keep the truck level. At least that's as far as my theroretical engineering has taken me. It could be accurate for your own body weight too if you could keep your body in the exact same position for both measurements.
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I used one pretty thin scale and moved it but had everything levelish.

My scale was a hombrew one, and I think that that is the main reason for the different numbers. I kinda put something together at work and thought it'd be perfect but I think this prooves that it may not be. The numbers are still interesting though.
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That reminds me - I've been meaning to start a truck weight loss ideas thread.
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