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    Cool find, Chris. Certainly priced attractively... but the copy suggests the software is limited to three measurements: single axle, dual axle, and tongue. Not certain if the last is done in conjunction with axle weights.

    If the included software measures four corners at once it's a bargain compared to typical corner scales! But it's not clear it performs the same way. Have you asked the seller?
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    I have not been in contact with the seller.

    CWC CARAVAN WEIGHT CONTROL UP TO 1,500 KG
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    Caravan Weight Control provides you with complete control over the total weight and the partial loads on the individual wheels. The handy scale will help you prevent overloading as well as loading unevenly which will negatively affect driving behavior. Caravan Weight Control works reliably and precisely and is suitable for cars, delivery vehicles, motorhomes, caravans and trailers.



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    Yeah, I saw cars included in the description so maybe the software has a chassis tuning app... it's just not clear in the ad that it does.

    Like i said, if they do that's cheap compared to a set from Longacre.

    EDIT: After watching the videos it appears the scale simply records static weights and provides a total. Still useful, but limited.
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    If I can get weight at each corner that would be helpful until I'm ready for a very detailed alignment and corner balance.
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    If I hadn’t just bought a set of scales, I would definitely give this a try.

    The third video in the original post shows the guy getting four corner weights by driving over the bar four times. With scales, you get the weights simultaneously. Everything else in the corner balancing process would be the same. A little math, a little adjustment and repeat.

    The video doesn’t concern itself with the slope of the floor, because he’s really only looking for total weight and significant side to side variation. You need a consistent level spot for corner balancing, so, rather than continually driving forward for the four passes over the scale, you would have to find or make a level spot and back up to it for each pass.

    This looks like a really nice alternative to a thousand dollar set of scales for the occasional user.
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    That's what I was hoping for. Thanks Joe.
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    i dont know anything about racing/prep..... but . i would think for the best results you would want to not just do the work on level ground, but also have 3 additional "ramps" of the same height as the scale to drive up onto...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bob joyce View Post
    i dont know anything about racing/prep..... but . i would think for the best results you would want to not just do the work on level ground, but also have 3 additional "ramps" of the same height as the scale to drive up onto...
    Good point. Ramps or blocks of the same thickness as the scale.
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