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Jeff DeAth

Port Stephens NSW
Certificate in Marketing. Certificate 3 in Hairdressing (Yes completed at age 52.)
Mobile Caravan Weighing
Business Owner - Have weighed over 150 caravan and vehicle combinations as well as stand alone 4 Wds, boat trailers, and even a 1972 Bedford school bus thats being restored.
Experienced camper. Good at maths and physics. Have worked in Bank for 12 years. Extensive experience in sales and marketing.
Won a Australian Tourism Award for business I managed. (National Dinosaur Museum)
Wife and I, had high end Barber Shop in Orange NSW for 6 years - when sold we had 6 staff and turnover was $350 K per year.
A Pa to my 3 year old grandson.
Mobile Caravan Weighing
Whilst caravans are our main focus we also weigh other vehicles including boats, 4wds, motor homes, etc
Photography, camping, sailing, reading, movies, plane spotting especially the fast RAAF jets at Williamtown RAAF Base.
I have a 3 year old grandson who we adore.
My Uncle (now deceased) was a Lancaster Pilot and POW in WW2, so have read extensively on his life and exploits.
In 2017 my wife Juls and I started planning to do “the big lap” around Australia in a caravan for 12 months.
At the time we were running a successful barber shop called Guys Cuts in Orange NSW.
At this time my brother and best mate from school were doing the lap, and every time they came back to Orange to visit family and friends all they could talk about was how overweight they and others on the road were.
And I don’t mean “personally” overweight – I mean their vehicle and caravan were over the legal limits.
There are big repercussions if you are over these legal limits: fines, loss of warranty on vehicle and caravan and possibly voiding an insurance claim in the event of an accident. And that for some people can cost them hundreds of thousands of dollars!
I was determined to “get it right”.
However the information in the market place was confusing and sales people would outright lie to you to get a sale. So I researched, researched and researched!
In early 2018, I woke up one morning and said to my wife – we are just going to move to the coast when the business and house sells (we already owned a townhouse in Port Stephens) and we will do the trip later. It was getting pretty stressful making decisions that were costing $100K plus and ensuring our future safety.
After having 12 months off work, In August 2019 I came across the idea of mobile weighing of Caravans. Having done 3 years of research (and getting the weight acronyms) and not buying the caravan - I started Check Weight – Mobile Caravan Weighing.
In the 12 months I have been operating we have weighed more than 150 caravan combinations of which 60% have exceeded one or more of their weight limits! (and a lot more right on their limits)
As I understand the weight acronyms and the laws and my ability to explain it to others in simple terms, has made Check Weight the leader in Mobile Weighing in NSW.
Currently we serve from Gosford to Taree – Nelson Bay / Newcastle to Muswelbrook, but will be expanding by offering franchises in 2021.
Our mission is to educate caravan owners on correct loading, caravan and vehicle weights and caravan safety.
Check Weight – Mobile Caravan Weighing, helps people make sense of caravan weights.