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Old 12-05-2011, 10:09 PM   #1
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Question Weight Station

30 ft long monaco. Do we supposed to stop at a weight station?
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Old 12-05-2011, 10:25 PM   #2
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In over 10 years driving with a 35' class A and an enclosed trailer I never stopped at a weight station... and was never pulled over. I believe they are only for commercial.

But if you stop and you are overweight watch out. I did it once and I had to unpin the trailer. But that's a long story.
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Old 12-05-2011, 10:29 PM   #3
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I've RV'd in all the lower 48 states. Never went into any weigh stations.

I figure if they want me to weigh they'll come get me.
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Old 12-05-2011, 10:31 PM   #4
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Nope, weigh stations are for commercial vehicles unless otherwise signed. Some states do from time to time have RV's stop, but not often and not all. From an ex-weighmaster for the WA DOT on construction sites.
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Old 12-05-2011, 11:00 PM   #5
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weigh stations are for commercial vehicles only
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Old 12-23-2011, 10:15 PM   #6
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that is right weigh stations for commercial vehicles.
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Weigh stations are for commercial vehicles....

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Commercial only ...In 38 years of driving semi's only seen signs up for RV's to pull in once. That was in Ohio.
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I have one not far from the house that I stop in when I wish to get a free accurate weight for the coach and tow. They're not busy and will give me a print out for my records.
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I have one not far from the house that I stop in when I wish to get a free accurate weight for the coach and tow. They're not busy and will give me a print out for my records.
what do they say in florida if your rig is over weight?
i have read that some states will give you a ticket on the spot when you are weighed and found to be overweight.
in washington, i use the weigh stations when they are closed. they leave their scale equipment turned on for this purpose.
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what do they say in florida if your rig is over weight?
i have read that some states will give you a ticket on the spot when you are weighed and found to be overweight.
in washington, i use the weigh stations when they are closed. they leave their scale equipment turned on for this purpose.
I have no idea, I've never been overweight. I generally run about 11,200 (12,000 max) on the front and 18,900 (20,000 max) on the rear.
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I've only seen one weigh station require RVs to stop. It' s on I-270 southbound south of Frederick, MD. I stopped and was waived through. I've never heard of a DOT weigh station giving weights. Generally, they only inform you of your weight if you're overweight. If you want to be weight, most truck stops have scales and they only charge a few bucks.
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