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Old 08-09-2015, 03:22 PM   #11
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Go for it. I drive a semi 5 days a week. They have badges and guns and will do whatever they want, when they want. You are just asking for it.
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Old 08-09-2015, 03:53 PM   #12
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I drive a semi 5 days a week. They have badges and guns and will do whatever they want, when they want..
You must have had some bad experiences.....
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Old 08-09-2015, 04:16 PM   #13
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Different states have different rules . I never stop for weigh stations but I must stop for agriculture stations in Florida because my pick up has a large topper with no windows , Ag officer gave me two warnings , sez the next one will cost me 160 bucks !
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Old 08-09-2015, 05:04 PM   #14
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I have found that when many of the scales are closed, they are still operational. The proceed light is green and you can simply weigh yourself.


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Old 08-10-2015, 12:41 PM   #15
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In Oregon the state scales are left on 24/7. If the station is closed you can pull in and weigh yourself. Good information to have.
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Old 08-10-2015, 12:42 PM   #16
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Stay out of the highway weight stations and go to a truck stop that has a CAT scale.
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Old 08-10-2015, 01:01 PM   #17
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Stay out of the highway weight stations and go to a truck stop that has a CAT scale.

Totally agree. Stay out of the weight stations. CAT scales at truck stops will gladly weigh you and it's a good excuse to get out and take a break. We've even parked with the big boys, ate a sandwich and taken a knap before moving on. You will have to pay app. $10, but well worth it.
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Old 08-10-2015, 01:18 PM   #18
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Here is where you can check.
Weigh Stations | AAA/CAA Digest of Motor Laws
Some say commercial vehicles, some say passenger or specialty vehicles (RV's) over 10,000gvw towing a trailer (toad) must stop. There doesn't seem to be an consistency between states. Some states bring everyone in for a safety inspection, in that case they check everything including the skid marks in your shorts.
I think for the most part they really aren't after RV's for weight although some could use a safety inspection, especially for tires and brakes. They do watch for suspicious RV's that may be transporting drugs.
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Old 08-10-2015, 01:26 PM   #19
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Maryland law requires all vehicles over the posted weight to stop. That being said, I always get the green light before hitting the scales.


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The posted weight is the individual weight not the combined weight,.
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Just read this thread. How about a 42' bus with a toad. Seems like BooBoo link show you only need to stop if commercial. Suggesting even a big Class A does not need to stop. ??
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