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Old 11-03-2014, 02:33 PM   #51
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I hear that BC scales are even free maybe.
Yes, government-run scales in both British Columbia and Alberta are free. Most of us that have discussed their use in forums seem to use them when they are not open for truck traffic, so we're not in the way or rushed; the scales are left on so you can get your readings, although with no printout.

There is one scale in B.C., just north of the U.S. border on Highway 15 southbound, which is never attended; it is intended for do-it-yourself use at all times, although of course it was put there for commercial trucks so they can make sure they're legal before hitting the border crossing.
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Old 11-03-2014, 03:16 PM   #52
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Hearing about the BC scales being left on, I wonder if any states do that? Would be great to be able to pull into one when it was closed and use it. But my guess is that they are all electronic printout or readings, and that they are off when closed.
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Old 11-03-2014, 03:29 PM   #53
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What was the engine speed in 3rd, and what would it be in 2nd?
Didn't catch the rpm, I'll have to see if I can find a chart or some such that has suggested rpms for the different gears.
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Old 11-03-2014, 03:54 PM   #54
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Hearing about the BC scales being left on, I wonder if any states do that? Would be great to be able to pull into one when it was closed and use it. But my guess is that they are all electronic printout or readings, and that they are off when closed.
I've found a few in both Oregon & Washington State that left a display on while the scales were closed.
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Old 11-03-2014, 04:51 PM   #55
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I've found a few in both Oregon & Washington State that left a display on while the scales were closed.
There are at least some in Idaho that stay on as well. I haven't tried states closer to home. That is for next year...
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Jon and Leon -- wish we could find some in the Midwest.
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Check with your local garbage transfer station. Ours in Oswego will weigh for free if you don't need a certified weight statement. If it isn't busy, I've even dropped the trailer on the scale to get a trailer only weight.
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Our local farmer's coop used to charge only $5, but they got bought out by a bigger operation and I haven't checked since - guess I should.
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Old 11-03-2014, 05:59 PM   #59
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I want to clarify my post about pulling my trailer over an 8000-foot pass, now that I remember the incident more clearly. I drove 20-25 mph because I was keeping an eye on the transmission temperature and had no traffic behind me; the Tacoma was capable of pulling it faster. The point is that I remain satisfied with the Tacoma as a tow vehicle for the Escape 21; I'm less satisfied with the Garmin GPS for sending a newbie into the stratosphere on his first trip.
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...I'm less satisfied with the Garmin GPS for sending a newbie into the stratosphere on his first trip.
I am a firm believer in not taking the word of my GPS as gospel. At least when you blindly follow your GPS's directions down that impassible goat path in the wilderness, you will be able to live in comfort in your new Escape until you are either rescued, or you die of starvation.
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