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Old 08-08-2016, 06:33 AM   #1
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Trailer inspection

Does anybody know if you have to stop at weight stations in Florida if you're towing an enclosed trailer for people to look in trailer? If this is true, do you have to do the same in other States ?

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Weigh Stations no. Agricultural Inspection Stations maybe

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I have not heard that you need to stop, and have not done so yet (Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, West Virginia, Pennsylvania & New York). Would be interested to hear if there are states where you need to stop.
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I doubt you have to stop at weigh stations unless you are commercial.
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Would be interested to hear if there are states where you need to stop.
In California, everyone must stop at the Agricultural Inspection Stations, but this requirement is very obvious in that the signs read that all vehicles must stop.

Read the signs as you approach the various inspection stations. They'll tell you if you need to pull in or stop. If you can't read the signs, slow down so you can see the next one.

If you bypass an inspection you were supposed to stop for, I'm sure you'll find out about it soon. If you have out of state plates, you might be excused for bypassing the inspection station, but might be subjected to a little extra scrutiny.
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Only two inspections that are mandatory for all vehicles that I am aware of: California Agricultural Inspection, Border Patrol. I both cases all traffic is routed to the inspection station.

I have passed signs in Nebraska before the inspection station stating: "All commercial vehicles and pickups towing trailers must stop when open". None were open when we passed and we were driving the coach. Pulling the 5er I would have stopped if open.
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You don't have to unless you have signs on it for buisness purposes. I have stopped at the agricultural inspection on US17 at the Georgia line. I asked if I had to stop. The agricultural agent asked what I had in my enclosed trailer, and I held my arms forward and my hands at shoulder height and made a twist motion to indicate a motorcycle, and I was waved on. Never stopped again
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I only stop occasionally to weigh my truck and trailer axles. The scales are left on and all you need to do is look at the screen.

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