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Old 08-07-2007, 03:33 PM   #1
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Hello all fellow Noreasters,
I'm in Massachusetts and have been told that any truck with duel wheels must be registered as commercial. ( true or not) Now, if this is the case would someone pulling an RV with a commercial reg. be required to stop at weigh stations? Thanks for any input on this matter. Ron
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Hello all fellow Noreasters,
I'm in Massachusetts and have been told that any truck with duel wheels must be registered as commercial. ( true or not) Now, if this is the case would someone pulling an RV with a commercial reg. be required to stop at weigh stations? Thanks for any input on this matter. Ron
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Old 08-07-2007, 05:35 PM   #3
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We're in NY, and because of the weight of our truck, we had to get commercial plates. I don't know if it's the same in Mass, but in NY we do not (nor do we anywhere) stop at weigh stations.
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Old 08-07-2007, 06:09 PM   #4
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California considers all trucks, from 1/2 ton and up to be "commercial vehicles" unless they have a "topper" permanently installed on the bed that allows passengers to ride in. Of course, no topper I've seen has appropriate seating for passengers or proper safety belts, but California hasn't changed its definition of "commercial." Therefore, I pay higher license fees than non-commercial, but gain no benefit for it.

To answer your question, my experience, having traveled every state except the deep south, is that state weigh stations exclude RVs of all types... they don't want you mixed in with the commercial big rigs. If you are legitmately defined as an RV (TT, 5th wheel, MH) you do not have to stop at any weigh station.

One additional note: In Oregon, even though the weigh station is closed, the scales still operate and the digital display is visible as you drive through. You can weigh each axle independantly as a check to see if you are within your weight/load limits.
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Thanks to all that answered
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BTW Doris, spent around 18 yrs fishing Lake Ontario, beautiful country up there.
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It is..still a few hours from us, but have enjoyed times when we have been there.
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I have been told yes and no.My dual wheel box truck needs commercial plates,the gvwr is 14,000 lb's. My MH just needed camper plates.Ma has a gvwr rule,not sure if it applies.You guys should look into coming to our fall rally!
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Ron,
It's gotta be here some where.

http://www.mass.gov/legis/laws/mgl/gl-90-toc.htm

Maybe in section 19?

It may be easier to find and ask an Officer, on the other hand everyone knows you can't find one when you need one.

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