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chuppy

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Posted: 05/01/04 07:43pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I drive a Dutch Star DP. Am I supposed to stop at the truck weigh stations located just over many state lines off major interstate highway systems? I have heard that, because of the weight of a DP, a diesel pusher motorhome IS supposed to stop!!

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Posted: 05/01/04 07:46pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Nope...they are for commercial vehicles only.


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Posted: 05/01/04 08:00pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Chuppy You come closer to being a bus than a truck. Do you see Grayhound buses at the weigh stations...No.


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Posted: 05/01/04 08:12pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

You are not required to stop but when they are closed why not drive through and weigh your MH. I have done this numerous times, even when closed the scales still work. You can even back up and weigh each axle at most scales.


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Posted: 05/01/04 08:22pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

FirstSgt:

Busses must stop on most State of Iowa weigh stations. However, rv do not. In fact they will tell you that in strong language sometimes.

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Posted: 05/02/04 09:23am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Never have stopped at any of them, I figure they will stop me if I was suppose too.That's why there is a patrol unit sitting there. About all they can do is make me go back. Now the INSPECTION Stations are another story. You better stop at them like the one coming from Laredo Tx. On I-35





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Posted: 05/02/04 10:51am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

be careful about trying to drive through closed weigh stations.

passed a closed one yesterday that had a gate at the end of the ramp.

if i'd driven in, i would have had to unhook the toad and back up about 500 ft. to get back on the highway.

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Look at the signage before the scale does it say Motorhomes? Most don't, so why bother. I have to stop at the ones that say dealers and transporters stop. In Wyoming, I have to have a special plate and a wide load permit if the MH has an awning on one side and a slide cover on the other, because I'm 3 inches over the limit, But a private owner does not have to. In Arizona I have to pay a toll at the weigh station to drive through their state, again if the MH has awning and slide cover I need a wide load permit. In New Mexico, I have to pay a toll to use their highway to. I never realized how much BS that these states make you pay for just to deliver a Motorhome and guess what, those cost are past on to you the customer.


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Posted: 05/02/04 06:42am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

chuppy:

Aren't all costs passed on to consumers? Consider all the "free" travel and fun you get to have at we consumers expense. You get to drive the newest models before all the bugs are corrected, smell all the "new" smell including the bad stuff. Also, you probably included the delivery price into your expenses. Sounds like a good deal to me!

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