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Old 07-07-2014, 06:59 PM   #29
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Old 07-07-2014, 07:14 PM   #30
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Well.....I would say that people in general have no common sense. You can't fix stupid.
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Old 07-07-2014, 09:21 PM   #31
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Not in our jurisdiction. The transport officer can request anyone pull over the scales at their discretion.

I dont believe there are any jurisdictions that have laws that exempt RV. At this time they just do not choose to enforce the laws. The main focus in on the OTR trucks as they cause the most road wear.
Yeah, all vehicles on the road any where come under some type of weight law.
1... is axle/tire load ratings
2. some state require a private use truck to be registered with a gvw or gvwr or a gcwr or some type of tonnage. Other states like mine have no registered weight requirements for any size private use truck.

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I see stats for the numbers of accidents caused by speeding, drunk driving and lately a lot of "distracted driving" or texting while driving. But, I don't recall seeing many headlines about the vast quantities of accidents caused by all these half ton trucks towing over their weight. It's almost as if it's not really the national crisis that we seem to read about here on these forums. Strange ;-)
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Old 07-07-2014, 11:10 PM   #32
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At least they have the shopping cart wheels as a tag axle.
Ya but you just know what is going to happen when those little wheels drop in a 4 inch deep pothole.
Its gonna look like a bomb went off.

Anyone even notice the donut spare on the back en??!!

As a former LEO I can tell you if you do what you should and pull them over it is NOT a fun time.
No wrecker/rollback can move it without it just falling apart. and to top it off the person driving it will probably tell you its EVERYTHING they own. and it probibly true as well.
What you really need to do is call a garbage truck asit the only thing that can really deal with it.
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Ya but you just know what is going to happen when those little wheels drop in a 4 inch deep pothole.
Its gonna look like a bomb went off.

Anyone even notice the donut spare on the back en??!!

As a former LEO I can tell you if you do what you should and pull them over it is NOT a fun time.
No wrecker/rollback can move it without it just falling apart. and to top it off the person driving it will probably tell you its EVERYTHING they own. and it probibly true as well.
What you really need to do is call a garbage truck asit the only thing that can really deal with it.
I noticed the donut before but figured it was the best tire on the vehicle. Does have the MIL rumble seat on the top though that can be converted to a roadside seat while waiting for the garbage truck.
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RV's Here in the U.S. are specifically Exempt from many Federal regulations.
In this instance we are talking about axle weights. Most states either use the manufacturers GAWR specs or the Fedral Bridge Regulations. DOT officers are primarily responsible for OTR safety and overloads that increase highways surface wear and bridge loading.

In the case of the Federal Bridge Regulations the restriction has been moved from 20,000 (for OTR) to 24,000 to fall in line with busses.

I am aware of one fellow who is quite proud that his MH with a RGAWR of 17,500 was able to carry 21,000 scaled weight with original suspension and tires. Would you be comfortable travelling with him?

I am currently trying to learn as much as I can about safely and legally traveling with a RV. If you have any links with more information where MH are specifically exempt from Federal regulations I would appreciate having a look at them. I really want to be a good citizen when sharing the road.
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The main focus in on the OTR trucks as they cause the most road wear.
Probably not... it's more like comercial vehicle violation fines are 2-3 times higher than ordinary vehicle violation fines therefore they produce more revenue per officer/unit out on the road. Commercial vehicles are least likely to fight the tickets and more likely to pay up as well since depending on the violation it'll be paid by the company.

Is there some safety measures in the process, yeah... but its mostly all about generating revenue.

Ive been through roadside ambush scale setups before where they have a couple of officers outside taking licenses and attaching sticky notes on what the violation(s) are and passing them on to the officers in a motor home full of desks where you take a number and wait your turn to get tickets from some guy who hasn't even seen your vehicle for himself. Thats an assembly line... assembly lines are for efficiency and higher profit margins. It's not often about safety.

I'm glad that all my towing theses days is recreational and they pretty much leave you alone unless your doing something felonious.
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I am currently trying to learn as much as I can about safely and legally traveling with a RV. If you have any links with more information where MH are specifically exempt from Federal regulations I would appreciate having a look at them. I really want to be a good citizen when sharing the road.
Remember if a state(any state) chooses to do so it can adopt a carbon copy of the federal regulations where many are exempt.

To figure out if your legal first you have know what state you are From.
There are equipment/license requirements laws (things like at least 2 headlights, tail lights, brake light, licence plate and its light,.... )

Then there are operation regulations, These cover DUI, speed limits, Stop signs,......
These are what Can And will vary from state to state.

I am a resident of Ohio. Ohio only requires a valid Operators license to drive ANY RV. I am legal driving my RV in ANY state because it falls under the equipment and licensing.

I must obey operation laws in whatever state I am in.
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I am a resident of Ohio. Ohio only requires a valid Operators license to drive ANY RV. I am legal driving my RV in ANY state because it falls under the equipment and licensing. .
Actually it falls under reciprocity.... One state recognizes another states rules or laws in exchange for the same recognition in that state.
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