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Old 08-11-2005, 11:36 PM
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Tommorow im leaving to going up to Ohio to pick up my new boat. Its a 38cig and its on a triple axle trailer. Im pulling it back with a F350 dually. This might be a dumb question but am I required to stop at weight stations? The combined weight of the truck, trailer and boat is less than 18,000 lbs. Any advice would be appreciated.

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Old 08-11-2005, 11:54 PM
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Nope you can keep driving. Tell them Audio said it was ok!!! You will be fine I never stop you do not have to.

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Nope you don't have to stop, infact in some staes if the DOT officer wants to be an azz hole he can write a ticket if you pull in with a pickup and aren't an escort vehicle. Commercial vehicles are the only thing that has to stop at the scales. Basically if you have a truck over 26k GVW or a trailer over 10k GVW you dont hav to stop. Alot of boat trailers are over 10k but it's tottaly overlooked. Tecnicaly you shuld have a class A CDL to pull anything over 10k.
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Nope you don't have to stop, infact in some staes if the DOT officer wants to be an azz hole he can write a ticket if you pull in with a pickup and aren't an escort vehicle. Commercial vehicles are the only thing that has to stop at the scales. Basically if you have a truck over 26k GVW or a trailer over 10k GVW you dont hav to stop. Alot of boat trailers are over 10k but it's tottaly overlooked. Tecnicaly you shuld have a class A CDL to pull anything over 10k.
Commercial vehicles and in some states all rental vehicles now.
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Towed a 30 ft 10.5 beam Searay from Cleveland to VA. Never stopped except for fuel and food. I don't think we even got looked at going by the stations.
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I see you have the answer but just to re assure you myself and many other board members are in Ohio and no we don't stop.
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VT to FL a couple times a winter... Never stopped.

And we're 6' longer than a semi with a 53' trailer.
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I guess I will just drive by the weight staions with one finger out the window and laying on the horn. I had to ask since a few weeks ago a friend of mine got pulled over for passing a weight staion with 3 cars on a trailer. Cop was probably just having a bad day.
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I guess I will just drive by the weight staions with one finger out the window and laying on the horn.

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Tommorow im leaving to going up to Ohio to pick up my new boat. Its a 38cig and its on a triple axle trailer. Im pulling it back with a F350 dually. This might be a dumb question but am I required to stop at weight stations? The combined weight of the truck, trailer and boat is less than 18,000 lbs. Any advice would be appreciated.

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FYI, you are gonna be over 18,000 pounds though, stop and weigh your rig at scales at a truck stop and I think you will be surprised.
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