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weigh stations ,help

i drive f350 srw,only pull my 31 ft rv trailer with it.i also have commercial plates..do i need to stop for weigh stations.
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If it's personal use and you aren't for hire then you shouldn't. But that depends on your state. Don't see the need to run commercial plates unless your state requires it or you are for hire though.

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If you have commercial plates you will have to stop, if it was regular plates you wouldn't.

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i drive f350 srw,only pull my 31 ft rv trailer with it.i also have commercial plates..do i need to stop for weigh stations.
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If you have commercial plates you will have to stop, if it was regular plates you wouldn't.
Check with your state's DMV. Here in CA, (yeah, I'm sure there'll be cracks about CA) pickup trucks are licensed as commercial unless there is a camper shell on it on a permanent basis. If that is on there, the owner can get passenger plates. Even though pickups are licensed that way, if you are pulling your own 5er, TT, etc, you are not required to stop at weigh stations.


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in cal if you have a regular bed on no scales, with flat bed and duals scales. all pickups in california have commercial plates unless you have a camper permanently installed,
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In Nebraska if you are pulling a camper you dont have to stop. Anything else you have to.
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Lots of confusion about this. I have a CDL in Calif. Prior to my F-450 I had a International 4700 Crewcab Stalick Conversion toter. Never stopped at any scale, towing or not, in any state. You can not pass them up if you are towing or carrying for hire. The other issue is that if your toter has a GVW of more than 26,000# you must have a CDL. Guys that tow with Class 8 trucks either have tham registered as motor homes or have a CDL. You should never stop at a scale with any thing under 26,001 unless you are for hire.

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thats the bad thing, pretty much every state is different, just have to pay attention to the signs, or get you a rand mcnally for commercial drivers, it will tell you where all the chicken coops are.

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If you run signs and have a DOT# on the side of your truck you have to pull in to scales, exp. California, and some scales that are marked for more than your combined GVW. If you don't then you don't

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From a retired HP officer... Unless you have a DOT # on the side of your vehicle, keep trucking past the chicken coops (Weight stations).
As a 5er or RV puller, you don't have any reason to go in to the weight stations.

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