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View Poll Results: Is your gross weight on your registration correct for what you pull?
Yes, it reflects truck and trailer. 0 0%
No, nobody ever gets a ticket for that. 4 66.67%
Huh? I ain't that fat, quit calling my weight gross. 1 16.67%
I carry a box of Crispy Creams at all times to make the cops go away. 1 16.67%
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Old 10-14-2007, 05:02 AM
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Gross Weight on Vehicle Registration

Just got my renewal in the mail yesterday and I see my gross weight is 10,000 lbs.
So, with the truck weighing 6700 empty and my car hauler with something on it weighing 7000 I appear to be looking at a fine for running 4000 lbs over my weight class.
OK, I have never heard of anyone getting pulled over and weighed by the motor carrier cops in a pick up truck, but I know it can happen. I am also getting my CDL and don't need ANY violations that can effect that.

Well, I guess the point of all this rambling is: Are you guys running the correct GCWR on your registrations or paying the lower amount because you know you won't get pulled over?
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Old 10-14-2007, 05:31 AM
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I dont think your weight is the trailer and truck combined, I have plates for my trailers that go by weight themselves.

The trailer is a seperate axle and uses its own plate so its only the weight of the truck itself and not the trailer weight added in...

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Old 10-14-2007, 05:53 AM
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Ryan is right. When I got my plates they asked how much I put into the bed and actually knocked the gross vehicle weight down some to save me some money. I asked about when I am towing and was told the plates on the trailer cover that weight.
-Aaron
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Old 10-14-2007, 06:12 AM
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From the back of the renewal form: "Register a straight truck pulling a trailer for the maximum gross weight to be carried by the combination. DO NOT DEDUCT THE TRAILER FEE FROM THE AMOUNT TO BE PAID."

Notice the 2nd sentence, capitalization is the way it is on the form, yes it sure looks like DOUBLE PAYMENT to me.

OK, it might be different from state to state. I happen to live in the Commonwealth of Virginia. (commonwealth means I have a job and pay taxes so the people who choose to live off public assistance for their entire lives may do that and not be hungry or cold and still have money to buy crack.)
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Old 10-14-2007, 06:16 AM
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i run the corect GCWR because me and tools alone i am over the lighter option .
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Hmmm...I guess it depends on the state and you'll have to look into it more to be sure. Our registration/titles don't say anything that I can find on that subject. I just know what I was told, haven't had any problems yet.....Paying for the trailer weight makes no sense otherwise you could be paying for 30,000+ lbs depending on what you tow, and I don't know exactly what it would be, but I know they saved me around $100 just dropping under the next lower thousand pound increment.
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Old 10-14-2007, 07:00 AM
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gvwr is the truck alone the trailer and truck combined cant be over 25000 poinds by law read the defintion on ur drivers license about gwr if it goes higher then that u need to get calss B license to go for the high rating but the gvwr goes for the truck,passengers,and all cargo
hope this answers ur ?
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