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Old 01-08-2018, 12:24 PM   #1
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Getting TX plates

We went to the license office today to get vehicles licens d & registered in TX .
Am told I have to comeback after I get a certified Empty weigh ticket.
So weíll have to unload the whole thing , get it weighed & Reload & put away. This is stupid .
Anyone else run into this ?
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They won't accept the Federal weight sticker on the vehicle? WA did when I registered my rig. Had to get a supervisor involved though as the clerk didn't understand the math.
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I wondered about that
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Unless unloading makes you drop to a lower level, you should be able to just weigh it at any CAT scale. The reason they want a weight is Texas tags are based on vehicle weight on any over 10k pounds. Here is the breakdown for most motor homes.

10,001-18,000 lbs. $110.00
18,001-25,999 lbs. $205.00
26,000-40,000 lbs. $340.00
40,001-54,999 lbs. $535.00
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Unless unloading makes you drop to a lower level, you should be able to just weigh it at any CAT scale. The reason they want a weight is Texas tags are based on vehicle weight on any over 10k pounds. Here is the breakdown for most motor homes.

10,001-18,000 lbs. $110.00
18,001-25,999 lbs. $205.00
26,000-40,000 lbs. $340.00
40,001-54,999 lbs. $535.00
Exactly.

Doesn't matter if you weigh 17,900# loaded or 10,200# unloaded...same price

But if your MH weighs 18,010#.......dump some of the 'extra' stuff and get weight under 18,000# for the lower registration fee
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This is part of importing your rig into The Republic. We bought a 5th wheel up in Ohio back in 2011. One of the things I needed to provide was a weigh scale ticket. At the time, I took it to a scrap dealer who had a drive-over scale. The young girl there gave me a ticket after only 1 weight, just the trailer wheels. So, the weight was substantially low. The license office didn't care about accuracy, they simply wanted a scale ticket so I gave them the one I had and everything was good.
As posted above, I suggest going to a CAT scale and weigh it without worrying about it being a true empty weight.

The only way this might bite you is if there are higher licensing fees for higher weights. I have no idea if this is the case, but if so then I suppose you could get into a lower bracket by emptying?
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I see that the esteemed Old Biscuit has provided information that I didn't have. (This happens a lot.)
It looks like you've got everything you need to proceed.

All you need is a scale ticket from a Texas scale. Maybe should use one south of I-10 just to be sure.
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Thanks for the information greatly appreciated
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I guess I don understand the I-10 reference
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Anyone above I-10 is probably a yankee.........
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Anyone above I-10 is probably a yankee.........
As a DFW area resident, I'd say anyone above I-30.
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Ha , my daughter, is a yankee, lives south of 20 in Mansfield .
Her husband , & both parents born & raised in Fort Worth
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The old-timers here say you MUST have put peanuts in your coke, and of course coke really means RC Cola or maybe Dr. Pepper....in order to be clear of all suspicion.
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So we got it weighed at loves in Midlothian . I was pleasantly surprised that it didnít weigh as much as I assumed ... we didnít unload it .
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