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Old 02-15-2016, 05:05 PM   #31
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Over gross, are ya?

Being a visitor, I shall pull in, until told not to...



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The only trouble with that is if you pull in and do not need to ....but.... but... but, they find something wrong then that means an automatic ticket....... If you go by & do not pull in and don't need to then probably won't see the any issues.......

I have never pulled the camper in to a weigh station & do not plan on it till I''m told to........


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Old 02-15-2016, 05:58 PM   #32
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Thanks.
I'm not too concerned - but ignorance of the law isn't accepted as an excuse so they tell me.

I doubt they weight anyone after an accident..if they even can once the RV expolodes itself all over the median.

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No you don't. Scales are for commercial vehicles. They are not interested in your rv. But if you pull in it might make you sad... Because if you are there and they are slow they can weight you. Better to avoid them.

PA dot is not really what you need to be concerned with, they are rare. Most of our dot folks are local PD with portable scales. In 8 a year's of being where it am now I can not think of a rv going on the scales other than one time for a moho overweight on a bridge one time.

We do scale trucks and such sometimes, not just comercial, if we have what we need to suspect that they're overweight. Mostly the weekend warriors with 35 sheets of dry wall in a Honda Ridgeline and such!

I agree with spock to a point, we see these threads twice a week. While I disagree with running overweight I choose not to not for fear of the law but just because I choose to do so.

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Old 02-15-2016, 06:01 PM   #33
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When a newbie I pulled into the scales on my first trip and promptly got scolded for doing so. Never again in pulling through 36 states and don't plan to start now. I have never seen a weigh station that didn't say commercial vehicles only in any state and I have been through most. That AAA data is misleading at best.


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Old 02-15-2016, 06:05 PM   #34
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What about Tunnels and propane tanks.
Are the signs for commercial trucks or RVers ?
Do we stop and turn around or go through?


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Old 02-15-2016, 06:19 PM   #35
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Didn't mean to imply that the AAA data was the bible...just what I found via states and a search...like I said take it for what it's worth
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Old 02-15-2016, 06:25 PM   #36
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What about Tunnels and propane tanks.
Are the signs for commercial trucks or RVers ?
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Only turn around if there is enough propane to have placards on which in an RV there is not enough to be placarded so hammer down


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Only turn around if there is enough propane to have placards on which in an RV there is not enough to be placarded so hammer down


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That is not entirely true, not sure were the poster is from but around here if you travel through Baltimore you cannot go through the harbor tunnels. It is a several hundred dollar fine. Need to go around the beltway.
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Thanks.
I'm not too concerned - but ignorance of the law isn't accepted as an excuse so they tell me.

I doubt they weight anyone after an accident..if they even can once the RV expolodes itself all over the median.
You are correct, ignorance is no excuse... But your still safe at weight stations.
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Might be wise to plan ahead. RV and truck GPS travel programs automatically route using bridges not Hazmat forbidden tunnels. The huge fines do not discriminate cars to trucks who violate the code.
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Might be wise to plan ahead. RV and truck GPS travel programs automatically route using bridges not Hazmat forbidden tunnels. The huge fines do not discriminate cars to trucks who violate the code.

Some People had issues with RV GPSs not going around Hazmat tunnels and bridges .
I was wondering what others are doing.



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