RV.Net Open Roads Forum: Truck Campers: Truck Registration Weight

RV Blog

  |  

RV Sales

  |  

Campgrounds

  |  

RV Parks

  |  

RV Club

  |  

RV Buyers Guide

  |  

Roadside Assistance

  |  

Extended Service Plan

  |  

RV Travel Assistance

  |  

RV Credit Card

  |  

RV Loans

Open Roads Forum Already a member? Login here.   If not, Register Today!  |  Help

Newest  |  Active  |  Popular  |  RVing FAQ Forum Rules  |  Forum Posting Help and Support  |  Contact  

Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in Truck Campers

Open Roads Forum  >  Truck Campers

 > Truck Registration Weight

Reply to Topic  |  Subscribe  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 
Page of 4  
Prev  |  Next
Sponsored By:
Buzzcut1

Norcal

Senior Member

Joined: 10/04/2010

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 01/22/21 04:52am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Lexx wrote:

Buzzcut1 wrote:

Can't help you there. In California all pickups are treated as Commercial Vehicles. But only a Class C is needed to operate unless you are towing over 10,001 with a bumper pull or 15,0001 pounds with a gooseneck or 5th wheel then you need a class A. I have my F350 dually registered at 15,000 which is over Truck + TC + plus tongue wt when towing. It is not cheap


Any idea how much more the registration would be for 15k lbs GVWR vs 14k? Mine's at 14k right now, but if I get a truck camper, I'm going to need close to 16k.


It goes in increments my truck fit the 10,000- 15,000 check box and the fees for the 15K

but here is the weight fee schedule. this is in addition to the registration fees https://www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/uploads/2020/05/reg4008.pdf


2011 F350 6.7L Diesel 4x4 CrewCab longbed Dually, 08 Lance 1055, Torqlift Talons, Fast Guns, upper and lower Stable Loads, Super Hitch, 48" Super Truss, Airlift loadlifter 5000 extreme airbags


mkirsch

Rochester, NY

Senior Member

Joined: 04/09/2004

View Profile



Posted: 01/22/21 06:59am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Grit dog wrote:

Presuming your truck is fine as is registered in NY


It isn't.

NY registers by the gross weight of the truck, loaded. So 8900 gives him virtually zero "legal" payload. This is how the person at the NY DMV explained it to me when I went to register my first pickup truck.

You can fly under the radar like this on a privately owned truck because nobody pays attention. You don't have to get weighed or inspected, so it never comes up.

The dummies at the dealership registered my 2015 Silverado 1500 at 7200lbs, full GVWR, even though the truck I traded in was only registered at 5800. It's only money.

My 2002 Silverado 3500 DRW is only registered for 10,000 because even at that weight it has 3600lbs of payload. I could go up to 12,500.

You can do pretty much whatever you want on a commercial registration in NY. All it takes is money.


Putting 10-ply tires on half ton trucks since aught-four.

Kayteg1

California > Nevada

Senior Member

Joined: 06/18/2015

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 01/22/21 07:09am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Buzzcut1 wrote:



ALL Weigh Stations in California have prominent signage that say NO PICKUPS


NOT ALL,
But you should do your homework what is consider a pickup in CA.
I went as far as stopping at weigh station and going into their office with the question.
2 officers could not give me instant answer, but after pulling fat book it turned that in CA a pickup is vehicle below 13,xxx lb GVW.
I put exes as there were numbers that I could never memorize.





Kayteg1

California > Nevada

Senior Member

Joined: 06/18/2015

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 01/22/21 07:12am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

specta wrote:

From what I've been reading I'm glad that I live in Utah.
Registered weight on my registration on my 2500 is blank.


When I was equipment trailer shopping in Nebraska - they offer me 7000 lb trailer with no brakes.
Price was excelent, but I still passed.

Grit dog

Black Diamond, WA

Senior Member

Joined: 05/06/2013

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 01/22/21 09:50am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Lexx wrote:

My experience when crossing the border from US to Canada is they really care about banned produce and meats.

Driving throughout Alberta and BC however, we hardly ever saw RCMP and certainly were never bothered by law enforcement in the thousands of miles I've driven over the years.



Same here, AND how much alkyhol you're importing or exporting. Got the 3rd degree about that once because I couldn't tell the US guard exactly how many leftover beers were in the cooler!
The only hassle with vehicles was with a dealer loaner truck, that coincidentally I hade driven over and back twice prior in previous weeks and the 3rd time back into the US, I got the 20 questions and then yelled at for not having documentation in my name regarding the truck. Think they just stalled long enough to verify it wasn't stolen or something.


2016 Ram 2500, MotorOps.ca EFIlive tuned, 5” turbo back, 6" lift on 37s
2017 Heartland Torque T29

Lexx

California

Senior Member

Joined: 08/19/2017

View Profile



Posted: 01/22/21 10:20pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Yes, I remember this form now. The lady at the DMV had me check "A" for GVWR up to 15k lbs. My CVRA fee is $332.

So I guess if I want to carry one of the big truck campers, I would need to check the "B" range for 15k-20k lbs and pay an extra $115 fee.

I would then be technically legal per my registration. Some would question whether it's really legal however, since the GVWR if it were over 15k lbs, would most certainly be over the yellow payload sticker. Heck, technically even at the class A CVRA rating, if I'm at 14,800 lbs, I'd be 800 lbs over my class III.

But as I've stated before since my rear axle ratings are good up to 16k lbs, and my tire ratings are good to 15,800 lbs, I'm technically just fine at 16k lbs GVWR. It's really too bad this stuff is so hard to figure out. That yellow sticker really confuses a lot of people unnecessarily.


Buzzcut1 wrote:


It goes in increments my truck fit the 10,000- 15,000 check box and the fees for the 15K

but here is the weight fee schedule. this is in addition to the registration fees https://www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/uploads/2020/05/reg4008.pdf



2017 Ruby Red Platinum F450 - my kids call her "Big Red"
2018 Grand Design Reflection 28bh


specta

utah

Senior Member

Joined: 06/18/2001

View Profile



Posted: 01/23/21 06:04am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Lexx wrote:

Yes, I remember this form now. The lady at the DMV had me check "A" for GVWR up to 15k lbs. My CVRA fee is $332.

So I guess if I want to carry one of the big truck campers, I would need to check the "B" range for 15k-20k lbs and pay an extra $115 fee.


WOW!!! And I thought $136.75 to renew my 2500HD was bad.

On the registration the weight is blank.


Kenny
2011 Chevy 2500 HD 6.0L 4wd
1995 Lance 945 Onan QG 2500 LP
Regular cab. The best looking trucks.


JIMNLIN

Oklahoma

Senior Member

Joined: 09/14/2003

View Profile



Posted: 01/23/21 06:13am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

specta wrote:

From what I've been reading I'm glad that I live in Utah.
Registered weight on my registration on my 2500 is blank.

OKlahoma is the same. The weight line is blank.
We have no weights to register a non commercial vehicle.
I've seen past threads about registering a truck from different states may require a GCW number or GVW number or a certain payload number above curb weight and of course no numbers. Kinda amusing when someone advises all you have to do is register your truck for more GVW.
No doubt some members from the OPs state can help but the bottom line is the OPs state DMV offices will be the bottom line.


"good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment" ............ Will Rogers

'03 2500 QC Dodge/Cummins HO 3.73 6 speed manual Jacobs Westach
'97 Park Avanue 28' 5er 11200 two slides

Kayteg1

California > Nevada

Senior Member

Joined: 06/18/2015

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 01/23/21 06:22am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Lexx wrote:

.. It's really too bad this stuff is so hard to figure out. That yellow sticker really confuses a lot of people unnecessarily.


Yeah, it is amazing how people have hard time to understand simple numbers on truck weight, where everybody is dealing every year with much more complicated number differences between what they earn and what they are paying taxes on.
This is very parallel situation.

ticki2

NH

Senior Member

Joined: 07/09/2008

View Profile



Posted: 01/23/21 12:17pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The biggest problem is there are 50 sets of rules governing vehicle registration .


'68 Avion C-11
'02 GMC DRW D/A flatbed

Reply to Topic  |  Subscribe  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 
Page of 4  
Prev  |  Next

Open Roads Forum  >  Truck Campers

 > Truck Registration Weight
Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in Truck Campers


New posts No new posts
Closed, new posts Closed, no new posts
Moved, new posts Moved, no new posts

Adjust text size:




© 2021 CWI, Inc. © 2021 Good Sam Enterprises, LLC. All Rights Reserved.