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Old 08-11-2013, 08:07 PM   #41
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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.
I'm going to assume that was a direct jab at me. I guess the fact that I've contacted the state of Maryland means I still just think I know the Maryland regs and am completely wrong.

I'll tell you what since you've been rude, I challenge you to contact MD and get a direct answer that the law says "RVers do not need to stop." from an official in Maryland. Have at it.

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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.
I've traveled at 5-10mph over the speed limit all of my driving life and usually don't get pulled over for it. Does it mean that it's legal? Of course not- it just means the letter of the law and the spirit in which is enforced are 2 different things. No matter how arrogant you reply, you're still wrong in Maryland.
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Old 08-11-2013, 08:21 PM   #42
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In OH, if your plate says the word "truck" on it, it is a commercial vehicle and must stop. My truck says "non-comm", and is not required to stop.
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Old 08-11-2013, 08:37 PM   #43
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I understand it is only for commercial trucks.

ONE CAVEAT:

IF YOU ARE TOWING YOUR CAMPER WITH THE COMPANY's PICKUP TRUCK, you might get chased down by the cops. The truck is "commercial" so remove or cover the magnetic "sign" from the door.
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Old 08-11-2013, 08:41 PM   #44
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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.

If I'm in another state, AND a sign says all trucks must pull thru, I'm gonna pull in. I don't care if the troopers are "snarky" It's better to get a dirty look from a Trooper than pay a fine....
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I've come the the conclusion that two type of RVers stop at the scales.
A) Those that can't/don't understand that it does not apply to recreational RVs.
B) Those that think they look like big shots sitting in their 1500/150 in line with all the real truckers.
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Old 08-12-2013, 07:47 AM   #46
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i've come the the conclusion that two type of rvers stop at the scales.
A) those that can't/don't understand that it does not apply to recreational rvs.
B) those that think they look like big shots sitting in their 1500/150 in line with all the real truckers.
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I've come the the conclusion that two type of RVers stop at the scales.
A) Those that can't/don't understand that it does not apply to recreational RVs.
B) Those that think they look like big shots sitting in their 1500/150 in line with all the real truckers.

You can save a buck if the weigh station has an axle readout display the Copilot can get a photo of.

Remember the Trooper will be frantically waving you through because of the LONG, LONG line of truckers who are losing money waiting behind you.
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Old 08-12-2013, 08:23 PM   #48
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I suppose ignorance is bliss...

Bottom line - the law is the law. If you want to know what it says, well that has been answered.

If your question is what you can get away with, well it sounds like the guys who used to hand out advice at Enron are available here...
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Old 08-12-2013, 10:33 PM   #49
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doubtful cops are going to chase you down. there is a saying among otr drivers ... big trucks..big bucks. i doubt very highly they will come out to take away any of your camping/travel money for going by a scale. but next time i see an illinois state cop at work, i will ask him what their general opinion is. will post finding.
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I'm going to assume that was a direct jab at me. I guess the fact that I've contacted the state of Maryland means I still just think I know the Maryland regs and am completely wrong.
I have contacted MD as well since I travel routinely through there. The main contact on the page, Debbie Bowden at dbowden1@mdot.state.md.us, and I received the same answer. Does not matter if you are commercial, private, recreational, green or blue. If you weigh more that 5 tons, you are required to stop. End of story. Don't pass go, don't collect $200.

Take it for what you want. Some people only hear what they want.
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