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Old 09-26-2016, 08:09 AM   #1
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Stopping at weigh stations?

Preparing for a cross country trip and am a bit confused when reading some states requirements, when it comes to stopping at weigh stations. Would like to hear suggestions from other experienced travelers. Getting mixed recommendation from some others. What do y'all recommend? Will be traveling I-95, and I-10, east to west.
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Old 09-26-2016, 08:11 AM   #2
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No need for recreational vehicles to stop at Weight Stations.
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Old 09-26-2016, 08:16 AM   #3
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I go right past them, never even crossed my mind. My rig even looks commercial as its all white.
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Old 09-26-2016, 08:21 AM   #4
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The only RV's that are required to stop at weight stations are units either being towed or driven by commercial haulers who are delivering them to a dealer. Or if you are a commercial hauler and using the RV for commercial business purposes.


If you are a private RV and using it non commercial needs than you do not need to stop. I have traveled out east and west traveling through 40 of our 50 states and I have never stop at a weight station. In fact in WI on I90, I had a station information sign light up telling me I did not need to stop. I was in the RH lane which I always drive in.
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Old 09-26-2016, 08:26 AM   #5
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I had a station information sign light up telling me I did not need to stop. I was in the RH lane which I always drive in.
You saying that reminded me. I was going into Oklahoma and the sign said I needed to stop. I kept going with no issue. I assume it was some type of length measuring system maybe, @ 63ft combined it may have thought I was a semi. Idk.
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Old 09-26-2016, 09:57 AM   #6
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Unless there is a sign that says specifics "RVs must stop", don't.
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Have never stopped, figure if they wanted us to stop they would say including RV or something like that.
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Ok. Thanks for the advise. Will not stop.
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Old 09-26-2016, 12:48 PM   #9
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The word "TRUCK" on road signs refers to commercial trucks. RV's do not have to stop at weigh stations and do not have to follow "TRUCK" speed limits with the exception of California where all vehicles towing any size trailer have a maximum speed limit of 55 MPH.
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The word "TRUCK" on road signs refers to commercial trucks. RV's do not have to stop at weigh stations and do not have to follow "TRUCK" speed limits with the exception of California where all vehicles towing any size trailer have a maximum speed limit of 55 MPH.


The word TRUCK is defined state by state. In IL, a TRUCK includes pickup trucks. There is also no blanket exception for RV's. It is up to the state.

Of course in practice, nobody cares about RV's and pickups... however unless your state law says so, it isn't the case.
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