Jump to content
  • GUESTS

    If you want access to members only forums on HSO, you will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up .

    This box will disappear once you are signed in as a member. 😀

  • RECEIVE THE GIFTS MEMBERS SHARE WITH YOU HERE...THEN...CREATE SOMETHING TO ENCHANT OTHERS THAT YOU WANT TO SHARE

    You know what we all love...

    When you enchant people, you fill them with delight and yourself in return. Have Fun!!!

Sign in to follow this  
TV BOY

Fish house weight

Recommended Posts

I want to find out just how much my house weighs. Where is there a place with a scale or portable scale to weigh such a trailer?
I know the scrap metal place in St.Cloud has one, but I don't need any flat tires before the season begins.

I already ruined the bathroom scale trying to calculate tounge weight :o It was reading 135 when the metal on the top caved in. I guess I won't be able to put it under each wheel now. LOL grin.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I don't know if their is a truck stop in your area. If not a grain elevator would have a scale that i'm sure they would let you roll across for a small fee.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If you're talking about Midway Iron you shouldn't have to worry about flat tires. I have driven across their scales numerous times, with and with out trailers and haven't had any flats. They have to keep the area clean otherwise customers would stop coming in if they have problems.

Kevin

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

i'm pretty sure there is a cat scale off the hasty exit on 94 off of 8.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

just got it weighed.....6.5x12' with full 30lb tank = 1460lbs. (truck stop scale)

My wife asked, "why do you want it weighed"?
I said that I just wanted to know. Guess what my neighbor's first question was when he saw the house?......How much does that thing weigh? grin.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've got a 8x16 never weighed but always wanted to. Built the whole works for $700 alot of it was free the rest of the materials were cheap.The free and cheap stuffr wasn't light, I'd bet it weights 1 1/2 ton. Still going to bring it to elevator to get it wiehgted though.

------------------
Goosin now but Ice is coming soon!!
GRIZ

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Just took my house in to get weighed Friday at a ready mix plant. ($2.00 charge)
6 1/2 x 17 V front, fully decked out Inc. 2 full 20# tanks & 1 battery = 2460#

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I had mine weighed on Saturday at the elevator in Elk River. It hit the scales at 6241 pounds....this is the sturdiest built 4x6 you've ever seen!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My 6.5x12 weighed in at 2640 lbs last year fully loaded for the weekend the truck fishouse combo was 9150 lbs just shy of five tons. Thats a kind of sobering thought when you think of it all that weight in a relatively small area. Generally I always pull the house around with my four wheeler

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

TV BOY, ive been kinda down today, you... in 2 posts, have made me LOL!

glad you found your answer! Long live FM!

ps. I even re read them, it happened again!

Thank you!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The funniest was at the truck stop.

I pulled up, and there are 3 pads for various axels. I put the house on one and pulled the truck up a bit. Now I just have to push a button for the person inside to get the weight. Not being a "trucker" I was looking around for "the button". Then I looked up and there it was (normal height if you are in an 18 wheeler). After 3 jumps I got it! The voice asks..."truck number?" and I said,"no truck here just a fish House". $7 well spent for my piece of mind.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Grebe

At that weight for that size it sounds like it might be radiation proof too ah? grin.gif

Or did ya build it like that to be triangle proof, I've heard about lead suits but lead house? You might be on to something.

------------------
Goosin now but Ice is coming soon!!
GRIZ

[This message has been edited by psegriz (edited 09-06-2004).]

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  



  • Your Responses - Share & Have Fun :)

    • 501A .Going earlier than my normal B season this year. 
    • 504A for me. Taking a newbie out this year if he was drawn. Need this weather to turn around pretty quick.
    • I also picked up a couple extra trailer tilt pins in case someone walks off with mine again. I would have taken my enclosed trailer but my check engine light is on in my Suburban to and it comes up knock sensor. And they don't recommend driving it with bad knock sensor or could damage engine. Need a warmer day to tackle that as it involves removing the intake to get at the darn thing. Hope my luck improves
    • Seems like one could use chuck to make corned beef, but don't see much about it on the net...  Might be a fun experiment.
    • Dropped it off at dealer today and might be a week to get it back. Not sure you have relays with manual reverse but if anyone is looking for spares they are $5 at O Rielly parts and they have more expensive ones to but look just like the $5 ones. I bought 4 of them for spares. Im also going to ask mechanic when I pick it up if there is a way to get it out of reverse manually so if it ever happens out in the middle of the woods. 
    • corned beef is right up there but we are now getting into the season where the sales will start!!  love the ruebens too!!!  but it is one thing I never made from scratch, just store bought and cooked...  go for it bobber!!! 
    • Got drawn for the MN B season! Hope the weather cooperates.
    • Did you ever end up making corned beef Thunderlund? or anyone?The Mrs went up to cub yesterday so I had her pick up some c beef from the deli for Ruebens, holy moly they dont give that stuff away!!  I see most recipes call for brisket ( thinking maybe end up kind of stringy) but I do have several chuck roasts,  I'm thinking brining one and give it a whirl..If so how'd it turn out?
    • I use a lighter duty set on the front because they fit tighter and have better clearance. On the back I use  more aggressive v-bars. Sometimes one set isn’t enough and once I got stuck with both sets on. I’m pretty new to this too but for the most part they’ve worked  well for me. 
×