Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-30-2012, 10:30 PM   #51
Senior Member
 
cmptrkd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Gretna Nebraska
Posts: 143
I thought RV's were exempt from weigh stations. I have a friend who is a deputy in Nebraska. I guess I will ask some questions tomorrow, but that doesn't seem right to me.

We're going out on our final camping trip of the year this weekend. I should weigh the thing and see where I sit. I didn't go the generator prep, but other then that, I seem to have the same unit as golfmedik. Two AC's, I added the Whirlpool washer and dryer but not at the factory, I did it myself. I did the King bed, the outside kitchen, and I have the same floor plan and design as golfmedik. I think the only difference at this point is the generator prep. I also added a second battery (made the dealer do it. I feel more comfortable with two)
__________________

__________________
cmptrkd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-2012, 11:05 PM   #52
Senior Member
 
golfmedik's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Auburn, GA
Posts: 966
Quote:
Originally Posted by cmptrkd View Post
I thought RV's were exempt from weigh stations.
It varies by state. One of my coworkers went into Kentucky last weekend up I-75 and the big new signs stating all RVs exit at weigh station. From what I understand, Tennessee and South Carolina will do that by the end of the year. If not mistaken, on some roads, TN already does. Georgia does not, YET! In talking with a family member who is a state trooper, the SCRT(State Crash Re-creation Team) is called in on all RVs involved that have a serious injury. They, in turn call in the Department of Public Safety that houses GAs Motor Carrier Division which between one of the two, have scales at all times. These divisions have learned that some RVs and race car trailers are over their weight limit. And in this economy, results in big bucks for the state due to hefty fines. They are learning and RVers and racers are paying big.
__________________

__________________
2012 Sandpiper 365SAQ weighing @ 15k, Onan, 2nd air, slide toppers, TST
2013 F350 6.7L Lariat 4x4 CC DRW,Viair 1007, Ride-Rites, Edge CTS, B&W
2001 Chevy 3500CC DRW 4x4, 8.1L, 4.10 gears w/ Detroit TrueTrac
2001 Ford Excursion Limited 4x4 7.3L,V/B Spring Mod, ProComps, Hellwig Swaybar, & other 'Necessities'
golfmedik is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2012, 07:13 AM   #53
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 75
Quote:
Originally Posted by golfmedik

It varies by state. One of my coworkers went into Kentucky last weekend up I-75 and the big new signs stating all RVs exit at weigh station. From what I understand, Tennessee and South Carolina will do that by the end of the year. If not mistaken, on some roads, TN already does. Georgia does not, YET! In talking with a family member who is a state trooper, the SCRT(State Crash Re-creation Team) is called in on all RVs involved that have a serious injury. They, in turn call in the Department of Public Safety that houses GAs Motor Carrier Division which between one of the two, have scales at all times. These divisions have learned that some RVs and race car trailers are over their weight limit. And in this economy, results in big bucks for the state due to hefty fines. They are learning and RVers and racers are paying big.
Would my upgraded axles increase my gvwr on the sticker? Or are they more focused on the capability of the trucks gcvwr?
__________________
TV: 2012 Silverado 3500HD DRW Duramax/Allison
FW: 2013 Sandpiper 365SAQ
fschambe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2012, 08:14 AM   #54
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 1,365
Quote:
Originally Posted by golfmedik View Post
It varies by state. One of my coworkers went into Kentucky last weekend up I-75 and the big new signs stating all RVs exit at weigh station.
I would really like to know how making an RV go through a weigh station is going to fix anything. Are they going to make you weigh axles individually and figure out your tongue/pin and axle weights? There are so many different factors with tow vehicles and RV's that I think it will be a huge waste of time. They may have it figured out, or they may just have to pass this law to see what's in it
__________________
Len & Cheri is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2012, 08:33 AM   #55
Member
 
Lynkage's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Denver
Posts: 1,149
Quote:
Originally Posted by Len & Cheri View Post
They may have it figured out, or they may just have to pass this law to see what's in it



What's next....... To use your RV you must have a CDL and a med card?
__________________
Shane & Antoinette
2012 Ford F-450 SuperDuty
2013 Crusader 355BHQ
Lynkage is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2012, 09:19 AM   #56
Senior Member
 
golfmedik's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Auburn, GA
Posts: 966
Quote:
Originally Posted by fschambe View Post
Would my upgraded axles increase my gvwr on the sticker? Or are they more focused on the capability of the trucks gcvwr?
Yes it would, if it came from the factory that way. That is the concern now, how and who will replace the GVWR stickers. They are in a split decision between the decision makers. A couple of them say my dealer can do it, and the other couple of them want it taken back to Indiana. I don't want it to go back to Indiana. I personally see no need for it as my dealer is an authorized service center of theirs.
As far as weighing the RV, they are more concerned with individual axle weight ratings and the gvwr of the camper. A friend of mine stated that he was made to weigh his and they looked at the axle ratings on the inside of the door of the truck and the gvwr. Not what the truck is rated for in the GCVWR. I will ask my cousin when I see him again.

Guys, I am by no means the weight police, however I have learned a lot during this process. Once I realized the CCC of my camper and started trying to figure out what to do, the weights and laws have become important. I am not one to point a finger at anyone's rig for being overweight, but it is now becoming where I notice it more and more. From what I've been told by the troopers, it is mostly individual axle weight ratings. Some that pull the larger campers with the 3/4 ton trucks seem to be ones that are targeted more and more. Just my observance here in the last couple of months in researching this. Don't shoot the messenger. I am just relaying the experience I am going through now as it may help someone else presently or down the road.
__________________
2012 Sandpiper 365SAQ weighing @ 15k, Onan, 2nd air, slide toppers, TST
2013 F350 6.7L Lariat 4x4 CC DRW,Viair 1007, Ride-Rites, Edge CTS, B&W
2001 Chevy 3500CC DRW 4x4, 8.1L, 4.10 gears w/ Detroit TrueTrac
2001 Ford Excursion Limited 4x4 7.3L,V/B Spring Mod, ProComps, Hellwig Swaybar, & other 'Necessities'
golfmedik is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2012, 08:56 PM   #57
Senior Member
 
transamz9's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 409
I live in Ky and go through and by scale houses every day and have yet to see anything but all commercial vehicles must stop. Not anything about RV's. I have not been by the one on 75 coming in from Tenn sense July.
__________________
2005 Ram 5.9 AT SB QC (Retired)
2010 Ram 6.7 G56 QC CC Aluminum flat/Leveled (Sold)
2008 Nitro Z9 towed by a 2015 Sanibel 3601 towed by a 2013 Ram 3500 SRW CCSB Cummins
2006 EZ GO 6" lift
transamz9 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2012, 09:12 PM   #58
Senior Member
 
golfmedik's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Auburn, GA
Posts: 966
From the KY State Weigh Station site:

Kentucky Weigh Stations Truck Scales
All trucks and commercial vehicles must weigh at Kentucky weigh stations when they are open. There is no minimum weight requirement. All trucks means all trucks- tractor trailer trucks, certainly, but also any smaller trucks. Any rental truck or pickup truck pulling a trailer is required to enter an open Kentucky weigh station.
**
I had never heard of any of this before talking with troopers and my dealer this week. Even the Forest River rep stated that KY is now weighing them. I have no idea! I've not been there in a year or so, so I can't speak from experience. But I do know that things are beginning to change here so I imagine it won't take long in neighboring areas. If you find anything to the contrary, please let us know. It may save several people from a headache that they don't necessarily need.
__________________
2012 Sandpiper 365SAQ weighing @ 15k, Onan, 2nd air, slide toppers, TST
2013 F350 6.7L Lariat 4x4 CC DRW,Viair 1007, Ride-Rites, Edge CTS, B&W
2001 Chevy 3500CC DRW 4x4, 8.1L, 4.10 gears w/ Detroit TrueTrac
2001 Ford Excursion Limited 4x4 7.3L,V/B Spring Mod, ProComps, Hellwig Swaybar, & other 'Necessities'
golfmedik is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2012, 10:09 PM   #59
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Peachtree City
Posts: 236
I own a 2013 365 saq. I haven't kept up with this thread. Can you please tell me in simple terms what the problem is with the unit and what needs to be done to fix it??
Thanks from Georgia!!
__________________
chiro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2012, 10:14 PM   #60
Senior Member
 
transamz9's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 409
That's is not an official web site. That is a private site just like this one. Ky follows the federal laws. Ky has no added laws above the federal laws. I will call my contacts tomorrow just to make sure and let you know. My contact is a DOT auditor.
__________________

__________________
2005 Ram 5.9 AT SB QC (Retired)
2010 Ram 6.7 G56 QC CC Aluminum flat/Leveled (Sold)
2008 Nitro Z9 towed by a 2015 Sanibel 3601 towed by a 2013 Ram 3500 SRW CCSB Cummins
2006 EZ GO 6" lift
transamz9 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
365, 365saq

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:14 PM.