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Old 10-04-2019, 03:35 PM   #1
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Hey Weight Police

The weight police are right. Had a Rver in the park load up for curiousity sake to get weighed at the cat scales as its a new rig. Well forgetting to plug in trailer lights. He left...guess what got pulled over by OHP. Headlights to the sky slightly. The officer ticketed for faulty equip as his lights dont work now. Dragging the 7 pin cord. No working trailer lights was reason for the stop. An because he looked a little overloaded. The officer got out his portable scales. He was 650 pounds over loaded on his rear axle weight and got a $208 fine. As 0 to 2000 over weight is a specific amount. So yes they are watching it seems! Yes this happened today to a fellow rver in the park where im staying.


Overweight it seems is overweight and yea it appears you can be fined
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Oklahoma about 60 miles east of Oklahoma City. The officer wasnt worried about CDL due to RV exemption. But weight ratings and scale weights he does.
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Old 10-04-2019, 03:45 PM   #4
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If he plugged the trailer to the truck he would have never been pulled over. You think he would have noticed the 1st time he applied the truck brakes. I know I would have.

Lol - he must not have what I have. my DW would read my pink laminated check list. It has plug in the trailer. It also has put tailgate up bolded.

If the State Police carry scales they must intend on using them.
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Fortunately he was let go with the fines and told to correct the problen as the next officer may not let him move and drop the trailer till.compliant.

So now my neighbor is going to look at a 450 or bigger so weight is not an issue. Hauling a DRV suites with a 350 SRW is a no no in my opinion
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Yikes, towing a DRV Mobile Suits with a SRW truck. I am surprised he did not have a blowout on the rear of the truck. On my empty SRW truck the CAT scaled weight is 3,200lbs on the 'E' rated rear tires.

No wonder I see SRW trucks on the highway towing at 60 - 62 mph when everyone else in the right Lane is traveling at 68 to 72mph. You do not want to know how fast the middle lane or worse yet the fast left lane travels.
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If the State Police carry scales they must intend on using them.
In Oklahoma there are several law enforcement agencies that can stop and ticket any vehicle.
code 14-111
A. Any officer of the Department of Public Safety, the Corporation Commission, any sheriff, or any salaried deputy sheriff is authorized to stop any vehicle upon any road or highway in order to weigh such vehicle.
Even the small town cop can stop and hold you till a officer of the above agencies arrives and makes a determination if the vehicle may be over weight.

Its rare that a officer will pull a camping trailer over for anything. However being a member on several rv and non rv trailering websites it does happen more that is reported on just one rv forum.
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I guess I always had that possibility in back if my mind. I remember in 2012 I felt I was less likely to get stopped if I had a dually truck towing my 5th wheel.

I wonder now, I have seen an RV on the side of the highway with a police car there. I always assumed it was a flat tire situation. Now I wonder if it was because of over weight...
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that code above makes anyone appearing over weight vulnerable or a target to get stopped and weighed
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Notice he wasn't pulled over due to 'weight' but because of 'no trailer lights' then office decided for whatever reason to weigh and broke out the scales.


AND ticketed for 'Exceeding RAWR'............not GVWR

If over on RAWR .....that SRW was over GVWR---especially with a Mobile Suites 5vr


Yep...GVWR is NOT the concern.
AXLE RATINGS/TIRE LOAD RATINGS---those will get you
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Yep...GVWR is NOT the concern.
AXLE RATINGS/TIRE LOAD RATINGS---those will get you
Whoa now! I've said that same thing before and been jumped on by the weight police. Those are fighting words. Be careful.
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I replied to your identical post on escapees.com Which is a long-winded version of what old-biscuit said here.
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The police are a little anal in OK. No tolerance on speed limits too. Learned that first hand.
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