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K Mac

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We're probably going to relocate to CT when DW retires (grandbabies) and I'm having trouble navigating CT DMV website. Do you have to register a TC in CT ?, and how would you register a F 350 SRW. I've seen these combo plates, what's the story with these ?,and I can't find the answers I need. Do they need annual inspection ? Here in NY my 350 is considered commercial, but by adding a TC it puts me in the passenger class. This lets me drive our pkwy's and see a Great reduction in fee's paid on toll roads all along the East Coast.No inspection either. Any insight would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, K Mac

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Here is the list of states that require a TC to be registered and/or titled, and CT requires neither.

Having a camper may put your vehicle in a passenger class, but if you drive the parkways with the camper on you'll wind up like this:

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LOL BurbMan from my coffee seat I would watch TT's and big trucks hit a bridge on Rte 6 where the Bear Mtn. Pkwy. goes over 6. This bridge is probably close to 75 years old at least. finally about 10 yrs. ago they figured out by putting 3' sidewalks under the bridge it would solve their problem. lol Did you notice that when the Sprinter vans came out,so did signs with 10' height limits on all the pkwy's. Thanks for the info. K Mac

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We have a few 8' underpasses here on LI...

If you go to this page and scroll down to where it says

Vehicle Type: Truck, Van, or SUV

Usage: Regular or Combination


There is a footnote that says the following:

Note - A pick-up truck can be registered as a passenger vehicle if the gross weight does not exceed 8500 lbs. and the vehicle is not being used for commercial purposes. Registration fee does not change.

So it sounds like the laws are similar to NY except CT allows up to 8500 lbs instead of 6000 lbs like NY. "Combination" means combination personal/commercial so that wouldn't apply unless you use the truck in a business or for hire when the camper is off.

* This post was edited 12/07/20 12:00pm by BurbMan *

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I had 15,000lb dually registered in California as non-commercial.
They had special name for it, that I could never memorize, but I called it RV and everybody would understand. Saved about $500 a year in weigh fees.
When I still wonder what state registration laws have to do with camper height, I would not depend on forum replies when it comes to legal issue like that.
When phone call to DMV can take long hold, it will answer the question with no error.





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Combination plates on pickups with the GVW to 12,500. If it says no comment vehicles you can go there with combination plates. If you get a ticket for defective equipment and it says inspection required you need to get it inspected, that's the only time. I haven't had a car inspected in 40 years. There is a smog test thou.





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OP was asking about Connecticut.


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No 250 or 350’s on the Wilbur cross/merit parkways are allowed, although it’s a common sight. Duallys stick out like a sore thumb, and a TC is a sure bet for a ticket. You can reg a 350 as combination if you watch your listed weight. No inspection, just taxes, ridiculous registration fees, and emissions.


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In CT your truck camper Is not registered with DMV and you don’t pay property taxes on it either , as far as the parkways go it depends on you GVWR mine is 14k so I have a commercial registration so I am able to legally carry my max payload , no parkways for me . You can register your truck at the max gvwr limit for a combination registration , 12500 ? Not sure what it currently is , no matter what you actual GVWR is but don’t get caught over weight ( slim chance but still a fine).


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Thanks guys for the info. My son who moved there warned me about CT's DMV fees. I thought NY was bad. I don't go on pkwy., with TC. NY put the !0' limit to control the roofing and siding contractors, who get they're Sprinters, Transit's, whatever, as tall as tractor trailers with all the there equipment. And seeing this is my post, I'll note recent law changes, restrictions, with others if I please, even if heights have no bearing with DMV registration fees. Thanks again for the info on DMV questions. [emoticon]

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