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Old 08-07-2013, 05:19 PM   #31
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my advice would be to drive on past and enjoy your vacation. that was also the opinion of the illinois state dot officer i had the privelege of working with today for about 5 hours. he says some people pull thru when unsure, but always get the bypass light.

as far as maryland is concerned, i would just drive past and be done with it. they dont know if your rv is for business or pleasure according to the statement and probably wouldnt know unless you make that info available. sounds to me like they dont really care, but are throwing it out there as a blanket statement. kinda hard to get all that info on a sign that says scales open/closed.
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Old 08-07-2013, 05:37 PM   #32
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If you are going up I75 in Ohio and take the Hopple St exit and go west about a mile you come to a viaduct(large bridge). The sign says "no trucks". Don't know how they feel about weigh stations but woe to you if you are caught on there in an F150. Registration says "light truck". $175 please.
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If you are going up I75 in Ohio and take the Hopple St exit and go west about a mile you come to a viaduct(large bridge). The sign says "no trucks". Don't know how they feel about weigh stations but woe to you if you are caught on there in an F150. Registration says "light truck". $175 please.
Yep, gotta love that! No on the F150, but my Excursion that weighs 3k lbs more is OK!
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Old 08-08-2013, 10:17 AM   #34
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Here in Canada (New Brunswick) the scales have a sensor on the highway 1/8th mile before that takes your pic and weighs you as you pass over it. in the scale house your image and weights come up on their screen and they simply press a button that illuminates a sign just before the scale entrance to say "vehicle to bypass scale" or "vehicle to enter scale"
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Old 08-08-2013, 11:12 AM   #35
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We snowbird down I95 to FL every year in Dec for the past 6 years & to TX a couple times.
Have never stopped & don't plan on ever stopping.
I drove OTR for several years.
Real truckers are on a schedule & don't need to have RVs tying up the scales.
I do everything I can to help keep those guys rolling.
Been towing an RV since the early 90s.
There are plenty of stories of the guy in the next campsite who' brother's, girlfriend's father got pulled over but I have never heard of a first hand instance of an RVer being pulled over & or cited for not stopping.
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indirectly related, I guess. We were coming home from the Finger Lakes region of NY. Driving pretty fast, 15 over the speed limit. We crested a hill in a line of autos and there sat a Trooper with a speed gun. We watched him time the first two vehicles, skip us, then continue with the vehicle behind me. I guess he though there's no way I was speeding or he did not want to bother with truck & camper. I dunno.

I did pull into a weigh station once, as the sign said, "all trucks must pull over" no specified weight. My truck tag says "truck" The officers waved me thru.
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Truck drivers just laugh or other various remarks at the RVer that pulls into a scale. Thats what I always did!!!!


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To the OP. Read post #2 and that is the correct answer for RVers. I can't believe how muddled threads can get by people who read state regulations and think they know what they mean. Take a look at my states map. I've been traveling for a long time and have yet to stop at a highway weigh scale.

How about someone responding to this post who has stopped at a state weigh station. In some states the troopers can get real snarky with RVers who pull in.
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It occurs to me that Indiana is another that states all vehicles over 10K GCVWR...and a few FROGS are there right now...
I blew right through.
If they gave chase evidently they couldn't catch the blue duramax cause I never seen no weight cop!
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Truck drivers just laugh or other various remarks at the RVer that pulls into a scale. Thats what I always did!!!!


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