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Old 11-10-2018, 05:16 PM   #1
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Weigh Stations

Just wondering if as a MH we have to get into the weight stations, here in Florida we have a lot of them, but not sure if is mandatory for an MH to go thru or not.
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Old 11-10-2018, 05:27 PM   #2
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The following vehicles must stop: (1) agricultural, motor vehicles (including trailers) which are or could be used in the production, manufacture, storage, sale, or transportation of any food product or any agricultural, horticultural or live stock product, except private passenger automobiles with no trailer in tow, travel trailers, camping trailers, and motor homes; (2) any commercial vehicle (a) with a GWR of 10,000 lbs. or more, (b) designed to transport more than 10 passengers, or (c) used to transport hazardous materials.
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Old 11-10-2018, 05:59 PM   #3
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States vary,,, basically weigh stations are for Commercial vehicles only,,, not rv's.... Monkey
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Old 11-10-2018, 07:35 PM   #4
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Nope. Donít stop
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States vary,,, basically weigh stations are for Commercial vehicles only,,, not rv's.... Monkey
Yep ! pass on buy !
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States vary,,, basically weigh stations are for Commercial vehicles only,,, not rv's.... Monkey

Weigh stations are for commercial vehicles only and there will be a DOT# assigned to that vehicle. If a weigh station operator wants to investigate you, they will send out a chase vehicle to pull you over and verify that you are not commercial.
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Old 11-10-2018, 09:30 PM   #7
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I pulled int one in FL

Group of folks behind Officer at window looked at me like a tree full of owls
Officer at window said "GIT---go on GIT!"


SO I got and have NEVER made that mistake again


Commercial vehicles/vehicles for hire/vehicles transporting for a living.......NOT RVrs
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I've never stopped at one, nor have I seen any other MH pull into a weigh station.
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I pulled into one, once.


They were closed but now with computer monitors, you can't read your weight on the screen.
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The only case where you might need to is if you are operating your motorhome commercially, such as using it as a support vehicle for a business.
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In my travels, I have seen many weigh stations that say "All vehicles over 10,000 Lbs, must stop".


I have also seen many fifth wheel travel trailers waiting in line at weigh stations. I do not recall seeing any Class A's, but that does not mean they do not have to stop. The trailer may be recreational, but the truck pulling it is still a truck, and most likely even registered as such.


Just because they pass you through, or even say not to stop, does not mean it is the same in the next state, or even tomorrow when you come back through.


When the sign says "All vehicles over XXX", and you are over XXX, then you ought bets to pay attention to the sign. Better to be passed through, then to be pulled over down the road, for not stopping.



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In my travels, I have seen many weigh stations that say "All vehicles over 10,000 Lbs, must stop".


I have also seen many fifth wheel travel trailers waiting in line at weigh stations. I do not recall seeing any Class A's, but that does not mean they do not have to stop. The trailer may be recreational, but the truck pulling it is still a truck, and most likely even registered as such.


Just because they pass you through, or even say not to stop, does not mean it is the same in the next state, or even tomorrow when you come back through.


When the sign says "All vehicles over XXX", and you are over XXX, then you ought bets to pay attention to the sign. Better to be passed through, then to be pulled over down the road, for not stopping.



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I disagree, if you are non-commercial, it is better to pass the weigh station and let them chase you down (which is very rare). The only RV's I have heard that have had problems are the ones using semis as tow vehicles and even then all they have to do is prove they are non-commercial.
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I know others have seen this also. If you are over 20,000 pounds on your rear axle the in road scale system will sometimes flash to pull in. So far I have just ignored and haven't been chased down. It's a federal law that a Class A can have up to 24,000 pounds on the rear axle that is because of the highway/bridge weight limit and not the physical limits on Class A or the Class A axle ratings. Is it legal for someone that is noncommercail to exceed the DOT Federal Highway/Bridge Limits of 24,000 pound on a single axle and does DOT really have no authority over noncommercial RVs with over 24,000-pound axle weights?



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Weigh stations are for commercial vehicles only and there will be a DOT# assigned to that vehicle. If a weigh station operator wants to investigate you, they will send out a chase vehicle to pull you over and verify that you are not commercial.
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Weigh stations and DOT officers only issue tickets against your DOT# commercial account. If you are not commercial, then you won't have a DOT account to have citations issued against.
Weigh Stations are a lot more than just checking vehicle axle weights. They perform level 1,2,3 inspections and will issue citations for things like non working lights, tires less than 2/32 thread, straps with 1/4" tears in them, brake wear inspections, log book violations, and anything related to the operation of a commercial vehicle.
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