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Old 06-07-2015, 02:10 PM   #21
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We get a lot of RV traffic on I95 and I have never seen an RV using one except for mine.
I have used the DOT scales for weighing my rig and to compare the weights to the local CAT scales. I heard that the DOT scales were not reliable since they were designed for semi's. But our local DOT scales were equal to the CAT scales.
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Old 06-07-2015, 02:40 PM   #22
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RV's for private use are exempt. You don't have to pull into the scales.
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Old 06-07-2015, 02:50 PM   #23
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Having worked in a scale facility and traveled the US, the answer is no. They do not want you to stop in their yards. Not even for a break unless you are having mechanical difficulties. they have too much truck traffic to deal with. RVer's just would add to their work load.
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Old 06-07-2015, 04:20 PM   #24
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Old 06-07-2015, 04:21 PM   #25
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I did once when we started full-timing. They looked at me like I was crazy and told me to move on!
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Old 06-07-2015, 04:55 PM   #26
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This topic came up at Camp Freightliner. As I recall we were advised we need not and if we did and were overweight per the RV placards we would be required to remove personal belongings until the vehicle made weight. I'm never pulling in.
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Old 06-07-2015, 04:55 PM   #27
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Don't give the state any ideas they find enough on there own. Here's a site telling weigh station rules by state. Weigh Stations | AAA/CAA Digest of Motor Laws
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Old 06-07-2015, 05:58 PM   #28
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Don't give the state any ideas they find enough on there own. Here's a site telling weigh station rules by state. Weigh Stations | AAA/CAA Digest of Motor Laws
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Regardless of size, the following vehicles are subject to inspection and weigh station examinations: (1) agriculture vehicles when using public highways; (2) passenger and specialty vehicles towing large trailers; (3) large recreational vehicles, and (4) trucks.
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Old 06-07-2015, 06:17 PM   #29
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I work On and Maintain the Weigh Stations here in Florida. They are Extremely Accurate and not just for tractor trailers. If you want to check the weigh of your rig you Can Pull in to get it weighed. I Hope this Helps people here and traveling through Floida.
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Old 06-07-2015, 06:32 PM   #30
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I have never stopped at a weigh station while they were open and operating. That said, out west here there are many weigh stations that place their digital readouts in the window so when they are not open people can weigh whatever they want to drive over the scales. Last time I weighed my rig was on the Oregon coast at a closed weigh station (I believe on the 101 north of Coos Bay). They had a big digital readout sign that you don't even have to exit the cab to see.
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