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post #1 of 11 Old 02-17-2008, 06:22 AM Thread Starter
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Weight Class Stickers?

What's the purpose of these? Is it really needed?

I have weight class 2.....

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you need to have them if you tow or haul anything. If you get pulled over and don't have it displayed on your windshield you will get a fine and I think it's over $100.00 so it's really not worth it to not display it.

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The weight class sticker matches how you have your vehicle registered in PA. Years ago everyone registered as low as they legally could because it was cheaper. They have actually been cracking down on this recently - especially on those pulling trailers. Some half tons can actually be registered as class 2. If you are pulling a big trailer you may actually need a combined sticker - just another way to get more $ out of you. I have heard from 3 people that got pulled over pulling a horse trailer that didn't have the correct sticker and I other hauling a large load of hay this past summer. I heard that the penalty was like 2 X the cost of the appropriate registration plus you had to buy the correct sticker - some of these registrations/stickers run $300-$500 so the fines can be significant.

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I've heard all kinds of horror stories about this. I can tell you from experience that Penndot has the truck cops out in full force. They were setup on US322 on Easter Sunday last year. They also have vans roaming around that will set up anywhere. I'v also heard of them hammering guys over a certain combined vehicle weight when towing a trailer for not having a fuel sticker. If you don't have a weight class sticker you can go to an exam center and they can probably help you get one. Or try online. PENNDOT Driver and Vehicle Services
Just looked at my renewal. Class 3 allows me 9000 gross for the truck. I have a long bed so mine weighs a little more than yours but I'd bet yours is close to 7000 empty which is what I believe a class 2 allows you. If in doubt go to a truck stop or local business that has scales and weigh your truck.


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My 2005 super cab short bed was over 7,000 lbs with a full tank and the winch (+200 lb) according to the toll gate scales on the turnpike - so if you're registered class 2 you pretty much can't carry ANYTHING.
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Thanks for the replies..

I'll have to double check, but I'm pretty sure the registration said the truck weighed 6600 and GVW was 10k..

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im willing to bet you weigh more than 6600 mine weighs 9000 both tanks full


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Im a class 3, truck weighs around 74xx with a full 40 gallons in the tank

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I have a class 4a on the windshield, when U registered the van for the first time I dropped it to a class 2 and never got a sticker. But in 2 months i am going to re reg it to a 4a again. I rather not take a change. It is a 1 ton van and if I haul anything I do not want to chance it.

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I just got mine. Its Class 4B Whats that mean? Damn PA.

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