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Old 05-06-2014, 12:19 PM   #1
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Help in IL what plate B or D truck

I just ordered our new 2014 Ram longhorn mega cab with 6.4 box. And 6.7 L with Aisin 6 speed trans with 4.10 gear DWR. I've had a 1ton DWR since 98 always used a B truck plate. And pull 5th wheel camper The Salesman at the Dodge dealer said We need to go with a D plate as the truck is over 8,001 LBS not sure how to go with this. But would welcome any input from IL or surrounding states that are familiar with the laws here.
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Old 05-06-2014, 12:26 PM   #2
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Check on the Illinois DOT website. Having lived in IL for too many years, you know they want all the money they can get so they can bury it in shoe boxes.
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Old 05-06-2014, 10:56 PM   #3
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Wow! Just how heavy is it? cyberillinios says the cut off is 8000 lbs, if it were mine it weighs 7999 lbs!
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Old 05-07-2014, 01:30 PM   #4
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Both are good thoughts. I Think there's a sticker on the door that tells the weight or they do have portable scales. But with more looking into it you think I will just go with the D plates. Thanks again.
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Here in Missouri, vehicles registered with a GVWR over 8500 pounds are exempt from emissions testing. I have to remind the clerk in the license office of this exemption every time I renew my plate and they feel obligated to confirm that every time too.

This applies to all gas-powered trucks 1996 or newer and diesel trucks 1997 or newer.
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This is my first post so here we go... If you are eligible for some kind of special plate in Illinois try to get it, I have vet plates on my f250 so it doesn't matter how much it weighs. Also if you get stuck with D plate remember in Illinois you have to get it inspected twice a year. If you get caught with a D plate with no sticker I believe it is a health fine.
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I have B class on my F350 transferred from my last F350. Neither weighed more than 8000 lbs but who (police) would actually know that unless I got hauled off to the scales? Not using it for commercial business so that's not going to happen. You'll probably end up with a D plate if you let the dealer sell the plate to you. If I remember right, the question asked of me was "does it weigh more than 8000lbs" and I said "no". Once you get the D plate you can not go back...you can upgrade but never downgrade a registration.
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Old 05-11-2014, 09:14 PM   #8
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Law is any truck with gvwr of more than 8000 must have D plates and be safety inspected every 6 months. Note: GCVW not scale weight! A good dealer will not allow u to run a B plate. If u were to gst in an accident and be improperly plated and not safety inspected u can be charges with very serious charges.

I realize u have been improperly plated for years, but the judge wont care should something bad happen.

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Old 05-12-2014, 06:51 PM   #9
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B-Truck License Plates

"B-truck license plates are issued to Second Division vehicles weighing 8,000 pounds or less".

I barely qualify and the DMV sends me a new sticker every year.


Now, using your description of the law I wouldn't even make the class D plate while pulling since Class D is only good to 12000lbs and I don't believe your trailer only weighs 4000 lbs either.
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Has nothing to do with trailer weight... Truck rating only

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