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Old 06-06-2015, 08:36 PM   #11
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Nope, and I heard that they will get angry with us if we do. (But I do want to get my trailer and trucked weighed just to know the actual weights.)
I do this only when the station is closed and unmanned.
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Nope, and I heard that they will get angry with us if we do. (But I do want to get my trailer and trucked weighed just to know the actual weights.)

If you want to get weighed and have a truck stop near you, they're usually inexpensive and easy to use.
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Old 06-07-2015, 07:37 AM   #13
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interesting about 10,000 lbs. I just bought and F 250 and it is derated to 9,900 to avoid such things. In Ontario I have pulled in to the scales, they are behind the actual inspection station, and weighed, no one has asked ever. The actual weigh stations are full vehicle inspection now looking for defective trucks and trailers.
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Old 06-07-2015, 07:49 AM   #14
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im relieved not having to pull into weigh stations after years of being a semi truck driver
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Old 06-07-2015, 08:53 AM   #15
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Stopped at one on a secondary road in Florida; attendant said I did not need to.
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Old 06-07-2015, 09:04 AM   #16
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Thanks everybody. Just one of those things youre always thinking about but never really knew the answer.
Now I know
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Old 06-07-2015, 09:21 AM   #17
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RV's are exempt from weigh station. Unless of course the sign states RV also. I have never seen that but someone posted a picture of one somewhere, awhile back.
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Old 06-07-2015, 10:25 AM   #18
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We pull our 5th wheel with a full size Kenworth truck and do not pull into the weigh scales, never did with the one ton pick up either, as most have said only commercial vehicles.
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(But I do want to get my trailer and trucked weighed just to know the actual weights.)
Truck stop with CAT scale or a friendly local quarry that may let you run across their scales. I have one closeby that lets me weigh my rig (of course, I buy stone from them from time to time and I know the guy, so that helps too.)
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I have a recycle station down the road from me. I've gotten weighed there before with my old rig. When I was active duty military and doing a move, the typical charge for weighing my U-Haul truck was $5 at a local scale.
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