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Blk88GT

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Posted: 07/11/18 12:35pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I've found this question asked a number of times all over the web, but the answers are usually dated and vague.

I live in Manitoba, Canada and will be traveling to Mesa Arizona on a trip with my dad to drop off his camper.

I drive a 2015 F350 CCLB SRW (GVWR 11,500) and will be towing a 2008 Keystone Raptor 3712 (GVWR 15,500). I recently got my class 3 license in order to be legal for the trip as it's required for trailers above 10,000lbs GVWR up here.

I will be traveling through ND, SD, NE, IA, KS, OK, TX, NM and AZ.

I've towed a fair bit across the USA but have never done so with such a large trailer.

Do I need to stop at any weigh scales along the way? If so, what should I expect when stopping?

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Posted: 07/11/18 12:38pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

no

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Posted: 07/11/18 12:40pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

No, never.


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Posted: 07/11/18 12:43pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

You would only need to srop if you were towing comercially.


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Posted: 07/11/18 01:38pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

No need to stop in the US, unless the sign specifies pickups. I have seen a sign in Iowa that stated "All Trucks, Buses, and Pickups Must Weigh", but that is the only one I've ever seen. The trucks referred to on the signage are commercial trucks. I have no idea about Canada.


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Posted: 07/11/18 03:00pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Nope.....not hauling 'commercially'

Weigh Scales are for COMMERCIAL Drivers/Haulers


Drive on.......


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Posted: 07/11/18 08:33pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Weigh stations in the U.S. are for commercial vehicles.


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Posted: 07/11/18 09:22pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

2oldman wrote:

no


You'll just make em mad.

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Posted: 07/11/18 09:42pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

sayoung wrote:

2oldman wrote:

no


You'll just make em mad.


LOL......
Stopped ONCE
Officer at window and his cohorts standing behind him all looked at me like a tree full of owls

Then he leaned out the window and growled
"GIT---go on GIT!"

I did. [emoticon]

Never stopped at another OPEN one again
(if closed I have been known to swing thru and get a quick read on weight scale.....can see readout when left on)

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Posted: 07/12/18 06:21am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

At one time the signs could have been interpreted in a way that anyone towing believed they needed to stop. In recent years, I believe that the signage is better written.





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