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Old 11-23-2002, 10:13 PM   #1
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Question Truck Weigh Stations, Safety Lanes & Mandatory PullOvers

Overlander 64 wrote elsewhere;
I don't believe that you will encounter any problems with law enforcement if you don't have an externally mounted spare. If your rig is safety-laned at a check-point, they will be more interested in the presence of adequate safety chains, a break-away switch, and operational signal lights. Enjoy your journey!
That got me to wondering if we Travel Trailer haulers have to stop at all the way-stations and weigh-stations. I never thought of that. what a pain in the keyster if so.

Hmmm ...should I join the Teamsters too??.....

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Old 11-23-2002, 10:22 PM   #2
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No stopping

Just keep trucking right on by. Only commercial carriers need stop.

OTOH, if you happen on on that isn't busy, I understand that you can ofen get a free weighing.

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Truck Weigh Stations, Safety Lanes & Mandatory PullOvers

Greetings Hex!

The states that I have traveled through exempt RVs from regular Weight and Inspection Stations so long as the tow vehcile isn't licensed as a commercial vehicle or in some places so long as the tow vehicle's license plates do not indicate a GVWR in excess of 16,000 pounds. I have passed through two check-points when towing my Overlander where all vehicles were being stopped and safety-checked. The items checked both times included tread depth on tires (tow vehicle and trailer), presence of safety chains on the hitch, presence of break-away switch connected to tow vehicle, operation of all tail light functions on trailer and tow vehicle. and operation of headlights on tow vehicle. Most of my travel has been to states West of the Mississippi, and this includes all of the states West of the Mississippi except Louisiana. The one exception to exemptions for RVs to inspection checkpoints are the Department of Agriculture check points found in several Western States, but these stops are short and not a great problem when they are anticipated.

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