Originally Posted by MapleKing
Someone posted this link on a previous page:
Weigh Stations - AAA Digest of Motor Laws
There are several states listed that have blanket statements about vehicles (not just commercial vehicles but VEHICLES) that have a GVWR of 10,000lbs or more.
For example, Arkansas says "The following vehicles must stop at weight/inspection stations: (1) agricultural vehicles; (2) passenger or specialty vehicles, whether single or in combination (towing a trailer) with GVWR of 10,000 lbs. or more; (3) commercial trucks with GVWR of 10,000 lbs. or more."
I think that's why there's confusion. There are several states that say even passenger vehicles towing a trailer with a GVWR over 10,000lbs have to stop but others say that they don't have to because they've never seen someone "chased down". I just don't think that is as solid as some states having clear exemptions to recreational vehicles.
Georgia is also on the list with the same verbiage as Arkansas. Tell me, how many snowbirds driving big Class A rigs going to and from Florida running I-75 and I-95 do you really think stop in those weigh stations?
My guess would be ZERO.
Again, let me say this one more time, if people would take the time and do their OWN research as to the federal DOT regulations, you will quickly realize that those regulations are for COMMERCIAL vehicles ONLY.
The ONLY exception is when you have an agriculture checkpoint in SOME states.
No matter what you are driving if it is for commercial purposes you damn well better stop at the weigh stations or you WILL be ticketed.
There are even laws about driving rental trucks with personal property on board and having to use the weigh stations. Many people would not even know that UNLESS they were told by authorities or found the information on the Internet.
Do the research and put in the time on your computer to find this stuff out for yourself instead of listening to peoples opinions including mine.
After all of the miles, US states and Canadian Providences that I have driven through over the 14 years of Full-Time RVing I will stick with what I know and believe to be correct.
Others can do as they wish.
Dr4Film ----- Richard