Originally Posted by sidney
Obviously being "grossly" over weight causing unsafe/hazardous conditions could be a violation.
But your previous statement:
"If your stopped by the law and the patrol officer goes past his reason for stop and starts doing the math and comes to the conclusion that you are over weight by a pound he can shut you down and keep you there until a TV with the proper GVW rating is summoned to pull your TT to a safe spot off the roadway"
What statute are you referring to?
Ticketed for being 1 pound over the door sticker GVWR?
I don't think so.
Section 24 109 b Maryland Motor Vehicle law states
"exceeding permissible veh. overall gross wt." then it directs you to
see section 27 105 which states:
(i) The max reg. wt limit for which the veh. or combination of vehs. is reg under MD veh law or
(ii)any statutory wt limit set forth in md veh law
(iii) the max weight limit imposed by signs placed to regulate wt of veh passing over bridge or culvert.
Section (b) is important and where I made my error with the 1 pound over statement.
(b) permitted tolerance. Except on interstate highways, loading error or tolerance of 1,000 lbs registered, statutory or signage weight limit allowed.
The rest goes on to explain the fines such as $25.00 plus .01 for each pound over 1,000 lbs over the limit ect.
See I had to go drag the law book out on my day off thanks guys
Now I dont know what the interstate highway exclusion means?
But I still maintain that your problems are going to be with the civil side of things if you wreck. I can hear it now:
Ladies and gentlemen of the jury you can see my client was the victim of someone who thought he knew better then the Ford and Forest River companies and towed his one pound over weight rig of death straight into my poor defensless client.
Yeah I have heard that line before in court and the Insurance company usally ends up writing a big fat check