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Escapees SmartWeigh

The Escapees SmartWeigh program is an RV educational program created by the Escapees RV Club for the exclusive purpose of enhancing safety, enjoyment, and the overall success of the RV lifestyle. SmartWeigh provides critical RV weight safety and load management information in a highly accurate and usable format. 

The scales used to weigh your RV are calibrated but are not certified by a licensing authority, therefore the weights you receive cannot be used for vehicle title/registration.

Why SmartWeigh

SmartWeigh differs from commonly found truck scales in several ways:

  • Truck scales are platform scales, which only give you the weight per axle. Individual wheel weights are necessary to identify and resolve side-to-side balance and tire loading issues. Truck platform scales can actually give you a false “safe” indication and allow you to operate with one or more tires overloaded.

  • Our fees for SmartWeigh are higher than truck scales because of this extra effort, as well as the one-on-one consultation you receive with each weighing.

  • Within a single appointment, you can have your tow vehicle weighed, your trailer weighed, and the weight when your trailer is hitched to your tow vehicle. The same method can be used with motorhome and towed vehicles.

  • Because of our unique method of weighing, you are able determine the tongue weight of your tow vehicle using the data we give you.

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Smartweigh

Non-Member

$10 Savings

Escapees Member

Motorhome

& Tow Vehicle
$80
$ 70
  •  

Motorhome

All Classes
$70
$ 60
  •  

Truck Trailer

And Truck
$80
$ 70
  •  

Toy Hauler

First Weigh
$80
$ 70
  •  

Toy Hauler

2nd Weigh Same Day
$50
$ 40
  •  

Additional

Vehicles
$20
$ 10
  •  

Motorhome

& Tow Vehicle
$ 80
  •  

Motorhome

All Classes
$ 70
  •  

Truck Trailer

And Truck
$ 80
  •  

Toy Hauler

First Weigh
$ 80
  •  

Toy Hauler

2nd Weigh Same Day
$ 50
  •  

Additional

Vehicles
$ 20
  •  

Request an Appointment

Livingston, Texas

Rainbow’s End weigh site will be closed from June 4th to July 10th

Now Open
7 Days a week
8am – 4pm

Bushnell, Florida

Sumter Oaks weigh site will be closed from May 15th to September 1st

Now Open
Monday – Friday
8am – 4pm

Email Smartweigh3@escapees.com to make a reservation.

Congress, Arizona

North Ranch weigh site will be closed from June 7th to June 24th

Now Open
8am-4pm
Monday-Friday

Email Smartweigh2@escapees.com to make a reservation.

Next Steps

After you book your appointment, visit the page below for pre-weigh instructions and follow-up information.

Frequently asked questions

Certified scales are legal for trade, like weighing fruit at the store or over-the-road trucks for DOT road limits. Certification does not, in itself, improve accuracy, it only serves to provide independent government oversight of trade-by-weight operations. Certification is a costly and difficult thing to maintain, and since SmartWeigh is not dealing with a “for trade” situation, we don’t spend that money needlessly. We do annually test and calibrate our scales, and we field test them to manufacturer’s specs several times during the year , so you will receive accurate weights, just not certified weights.

Once you have been weighed, you will receive a weight information sheet that includes your individual wheel weights. Using the tire manufacturer’s Load / Inflation chart for your tire model number and size, you can determine the correct inflation pressure for the load the tire is carrying. You’ll find some helpful links for this below.

How To Read Load/Inflation Charts

B.F. GoodrichTires
Bridgestone Tires 
Cooper Light Truck Tires 
Continental Commercial Tires
Continental Truck Tires
Firestone Tires 
Goodyear Tires 
Maxxis ST Tires

Michelin RV tires
Michelin Truck Tire 
Toyo Tires 
Yokohama Tires

When weighing a towable, typically the truck is run through first without the trailer, then the trailer is hitched and the whole package is weighed again. That way, you get not only the tongue weight, but also the changes in weight distribution on the truck when you hitch up.

Currently, we are unable to offer weighing on a “will-call” basis. In other words, you can’t just drive up anytime and get weighed. The weighing staff and equipment will only be available at the permanent weigh site operating times and noted events listed on the Event Calendar page (look for Escapade and Boot Camp). In the future, we hope to be able to offer more weighing opportunities at more locations. Please be patient as we develop the program and expand it.

We recommend that you weigh with a full fresh water tank because many RVers will have the need to travel that way at least occasionally, like when going into a boondocking event or gathering. It is best to know what that tank full of water does to your weight distribution, so if you need to carry it, you know you can. However, it is only a recommendation, not a requirement, so you are free to set your RV up any way you like before you come to the scale.