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Old 07-26-2011, 01:00 PM
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Fines for overloading in California?

I was wondering if anyone knows what the fines are for overloading a pickup in California. I see quite a few people here tow a lot more than their gcvw and I would like to also, but I hear that if I get pulled over and weighed, the fines are huge.
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Old 07-28-2011, 04:34 PM
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see it done all the time(pickup and trailers over gross) never heard of anyone getting checked, let alone ticketed. Not saying its a great idea to do, but don't see people getting checked.
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Are you asking about commercial or pleasure towing? As far as non commercial - It's not illegal in California to exceed your gvw or gcvwr. What is illegal is not having the correct license, being over your axle and tire ratings. Commercial may be different I really don't know for sure. Those ratings are primarily for when the vehicle was under warranty, if you exceeded it's rated capabilities then they wouldn't have to fix the problem if they coul prove you exceeded the weight ratings the truck was warranted at.
The only legally binding numbers are axle, rim and tire ratings.
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