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Old 09-26-2016, 04:18 PM   #15
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thecatsandi, you post: "Most states specifically state RVs are exempt."

Exactly WHERE are you getting this information from? When I check the AAA website:

MULTIPLE states are listed where it is CLEARLY stated "(2) passenger or specialty vehicles, either single or in combination (towing a trailer) with GVWR of 10,000 lbs. or more;" ...are required to enter Weigh Stations. MANY RVs exceed the 10,000 pound stated minimum limit.

In what world are RVs NOT considered "passenger or specialty vehicles"?

I realize that LEOs (Law Enforcement Officers) often fail to enforce a particular statute. That said, such past failure does not guarantee future failures. As jurisdictions find themselves in dire financial straits, politicians will be looking for new sources of revenues. RVs could be easy targets.

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You do realize this thread and the last post are 6+ years old.

The poster you are directing this to is also no longer a member here, having sold her Airstream a couple of years ago.


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Old 09-26-2016, 04:35 PM   #17
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"Every time I cross from Oregon to Washington State on US395 I have to pull over. I weigh in over 16,000 lbs. The signs flashes to pull into the weigh station."

Please explain: Does this mean that they are weighing or measuring size of your trailer on the fly or does this mean it is an agricultural inspection station? Do they weigh you when you do pull in? Do they check the axle ratings?
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Old 09-26-2016, 04:57 PM   #18
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Some areas have sensors under the pavement that gives a fast rough measure of the vehicles passing over it. You might be heavy enough to attract it's attention.

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Do you have to pull in a weigh station when your pulling a camper or are you exempt? I have seen signs that say all pickups with trailers must exit.

That language appears in Florida at the agricultural inspection stations. Every time I have entered one, O am waved on by...

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Old 09-26-2016, 05:33 PM   #20
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I have never pulled into weigh stations or been flagged w/AS. One time coming back to Il. from down state Indiana with small bull dozer Entering Il pulled into station police waved thru stated don't weigh flat bed on pu with machine, never even looked if plate was rated for load. Big surprise to me.
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I use them to dial in my hitch and check weights every so often. Its way more convenient than dealing with the truck stops.
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Old 09-26-2016, 09:44 PM   #22
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Due to my passionate disdain for weigh stations, fostered by years of HAVING to pull across the scales, there is NO WAY I would pull my trailer through a weigh station, even if the sign told me to pull in....

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Old 09-26-2016, 11:48 PM   #23
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BUT, sometimes the signs are ambiguous and raise the question of the need to comply or by-pass so I see the point raised by the original posting. I also have been waived through once in Florida. Their signs can be very intimidating. Those are the only ones I have ever pulled into. I always pass by regular highway scales and have never been chased down by an irate Trooper. At least not yet.
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Well, at worst, say a trooper does run an RV down for blowing past a scale looking to push a technicality of some state law....

Pretty much the worst case scenario is that you get a ticket.... a non moving civil violation, that any reasonable judge would toss out of court...

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