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Old 03-03-2011, 04:51 PM   #1
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Toter registration and labeling

I have been trying to findout what we have to do to keep the dot off our backs. I have a cdl so i have a low opinion of the gestapo dot. I have been told that all we have to do is put not for hire on our fl70 freightliner. I am thinking about labeling it as an rv also. Maybe the fire extinguisher sticker? The truck is registered in alabama. It will be pulling a 40 ft raptor with 2 bikes lenght approx 65 feet. Any knowledge would be appreciated
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Old 03-07-2011, 10:12 PM   #2
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You'd be better off asking this question at the Escapees website, down in either the MDT or HDT forums.

Go here: http://www.rvnetwork.com/index.php?showforum=14
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Old 03-07-2011, 10:31 PM   #3
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You can put "Not For Hire" decals on it all day long and you will still be required to have USDOT numbers and everything else that goes along with the size since your GVW will be over 10001 lbs. If you register it a an RV then you would not need the USDOT numbers, CDL, Medical Card, DOT Card, etc, but don't ever get caught using it as other than an RV you would definitely be put out of service as the very minimum and with everything else that could go along with it you won't find it cheap by any means
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Old 03-07-2011, 10:48 PM   #4
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unfortunately, I think John is right, at one time I did a lot of hot shot work with a dodge 1 ton pickup and a 40' flat bed. we would use the magnetic signs with all of the information (DOT#, VIN etc...) and then once we were unloaded the signs would come off and away we would go as a private vehicle. I talked to one of my buddy's who is still in that business and he said a lot has change, and as always the DOTs fines are not cheap. The Government is hurting so they are going to squeeze you and everyone else anyway they can. I would call on of the DOT office and find out exactly what is required, or you could stop at one of the ports.
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Unless you are using your RV for a business, (making money) you are not commercial.

While your CDL is not required, it will suffice. Due to the weight of your rig you would need an endorsement to a regular license. Your CDL is a higher level license so it will be sufficient.
You do not need any signs on your truck.
You do not need to stop at weigh stations.
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I am not planning to pull anything other than my raptor. I am going to carry tools to do odd jobs with to make side cash. Same as a pickup. But if its an issue i can goto the job on my 900 kawasaki lets see the gestapo charge that as a commercial vehicle
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I am going to carry tools to do odd jobs with to make side cash. Same as a pickup.
If the truck has a GVW over 10001 lbs and is used for commercial purposes (making money) you are technically requires to have DOT numbers but it's very unlikely you would be bothered.

If you have a 1/2 ton pick and use it commercially and hauling a tandem axle trailer over 10001 lb GVW then again you would need USDOT numbers. It can get confusing to their (DOT) favor.
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that is correct. me and my dad plan on using it to pull the raptor 3912 thats it the only other use would be to and from maybe a part time job i get while on the road. ie it would be my 25 ft pickup
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they might want you to get a doubles endorsement. you might want to check according to what info i found on my quest suggest that some states have length and doubles restrictions see woodalls rules of the road
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