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Old 06-06-2015, 03:11 PM   #1
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Do all of us pull over for weigh in stations?

Question: Are we suppost to also pull into weigh stations when the sign is lit up on the interstates and turnpikes?

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Old 06-06-2015, 03:15 PM   #2
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I never have.

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Old 06-06-2015, 03:22 PM   #3
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I never have. I remember reading on another forum, unless you are commercially hauling you don't need to pull in unless specifically directed to. I have only ever heard of one occurrence where a state asked rv's to pull in.
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Old 06-06-2015, 03:24 PM   #4
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Not in Michigan unless you are towing commercial.
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Old 06-06-2015, 03:24 PM   #5
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I have RV'd in almost all of the lower 48. Never have gone through a weigh station.

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Old 06-06-2015, 07:16 PM   #6
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I never have. But if you haul an rv for hire, most likely your tow vehicle will have dot numbers on the side and you do have to pull over and weigh only if you haul for hire.

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Old 06-06-2015, 07:29 PM   #7
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Nope, not for hire private rig not within DOT's authority.

There are some exceptions in CA. that I am aware of related to the tow rigs configuration.
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Old 06-06-2015, 07:31 PM   #8
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Commercial only.

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Old 06-06-2015, 07:33 PM   #9
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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.)
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Old 06-06-2015, 07:36 PM   #10
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In Maryland, the letter of the law says you're supposed to since the signage simply states "if over X,XXX GVWR, stop". (Which, there are 2 very near me that are 10,000 GVWR- which means in my dually alone, I should stop.) That said, I got a wink and a nod in email from a guy from the state highway administration that implied they wouldn't stop a RVer and that I should drive on by.

So Maryland- you're supposed to, but no one bats an eye if you don't.

In Virginia, I pulled in (because I wanted the rest area behind it) and I was directed to bypass the scales.

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