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Old 04-22-2013, 07:52 AM   #1
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Weight Stations

With the upcoming camping season getting closer the thought had crossed my mind if campers need to stop at weight stations. I am thinking no but what are your thoughts


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Old 04-22-2013, 08:31 AM   #2
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As far as I know, in California the CHP Weight Stations are only mandatory for commercial vehicles. MH or TV-5er/TT combos aren't required to stop. However a LEO can instruct any vehicle on the scales if he has reasonable cause to do so.

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Old 04-22-2013, 08:35 AM   #3
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Old 04-22-2013, 08:55 AM   #4
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In Texas only commercial vehicles get stopped at Weigh Stations.
Now a Check Point is an other matter.
You'll get secondaried and have a dog run around sniffing everything but as long as your not carrying dope or aliens you'll have no problems.
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Old 04-22-2013, 04:44 PM   #5
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Not required to stop at weigh stations unless you have a DOT# on the side of your vehicle. That's my understanding anyway.

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Old 04-22-2013, 07:15 PM   #6
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As the others have said only if you are commercial. Although I've heard California has some strange rules....
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Old 04-23-2013, 03:34 AM   #7
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Same in Virginia - commercial trucks only.
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Old 04-24-2013, 03:04 AM   #8
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NC too... just keep rolling
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Old 04-24-2013, 04:50 AM   #9
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Normally commercial vehicles only. I usually just keep on truck'n... I guess they will run you down if they wanted you to stop haha... I have seen large rigs in these places from time to time however... I have gone down to our local weigh station and weighed my setup just to get an idea how my weight is distributed. Here in Virginia we have to pull off at the I64 tunnel heading down to Virginia Beach to have our propane tanks valves inspected to make sure they are turned off before going under the Chesapeake Bay.

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Old 04-24-2013, 08:13 AM   #10
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Not required to stop at a weigh station in any state

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