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Mroma23

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Posted: 08/19/20 05:37pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thank You all for the advice. In MASS right now RMV is closed and open for appointment only so that is tough. Turns out my insurance agent set it up for personal vehicle insurance with commercial tags. She told me the registry requires commercial plates because of curb weight and GVWR by the VIN, but going the personal policy insurance options saves me money from commercial, a lot actually.

Anyway excited to pickup the new tow rig and hopefully start looking at new fifth wheels or upgrading travel trailer!!! That is the important part.

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Insurance lady? Sets up your vehicle registration?


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Your insurance co should be able to tell you the requirements. I’m also in MA and speaking with someone at the DMV will not be easy....


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Here’s a thought for those pontificating and can’t use the Google. If you’re in MA, do ALL the 1 ton trucks you see have commercial tags or not?

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Mroma23 wrote:

Thank You all for the advice. In MASS right now RMV is closed and open for appointment only so that is tough. Turns out my insurance agent set it up for personal vehicle insurance with commercial tags. She told me the registry requires commercial plates because of curb weight and GVWR by the VIN, but going the personal policy insurance options saves me money from commercial, a lot actually.

Anyway excited to pickup the new tow rig and hopefully start looking at new fifth wheels or upgrading travel trailer!!! That is the important part.


Don't go with the commercial plates, you do not need them and may regret this later. If you are not using the truck for commercial purposes, get passenger plates. I have a 3500 with a GVWR of 11,700 and I have passenger plates. I am in MA too.

Tell your insurance person how you want it done and make them take care of it.

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Something to consider, depending upon the other states you travel into, a passenger plate may only allow the truck plus passenger weight! Start pulling a trailer, load of landscape material, ie bark, mulch, soil, lumber etc, you need a truck/commercial plate. If you come into Was St, no payed for tonnage on that truck, you would be considered overweight. Paying fines, plus putting tonnage on you truck.
In reality you probably won't get pulled over here in Wa St for wieght per say, but if pulled over for speed, lights are out etc, they may notice passenger plate, fine accordingly.
Your call gamble. At least here, everyone buys tags in even 2000 lb increments, your legal to that wieght.
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blt2ski wrote:

Something to consider, depending upon the other states you travel into, a passenger plate may only allow the truck plus passenger weight! Start pulling a trailer, load of landscape material, ie bark, mulch, soil, lumber etc, you need a truck/commercial plate. If you come into Was St, no payed for tonnage on that truck, you would be considered overweight. Paying fines, plus putting tonnage on you truck.
In reality you probably won't get pulled over here in Wa St for wieght per say, but if pulled over for speed, lights are out etc, they may notice passenger plate, fine accordingly.
Your call gamble. At least here, everyone buys tags in even 2000 lb increments, your legal to that wieght.
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I believe states honor the licensing requirements from a person's home state for personal non commercial vehicles, just like they honor drivers licenses from their state.


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Here in ct you can register a truck for the max combination plates limit even if the truck has a higher gvwr But don’t get caught over that weight . In my case my truck has a 14k gvwr and I need to be near that weight so I have a commercial registration , no parkways for my truck and it’s a yearly renewal. I know this does help for mass but it could be similar .


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Almost all pick up in NY have commercial plates. From your perspective it means nothing. Don't need DOT numbers, don't need to stop at scales,nothing.
Only thing it does is solidify your registered weight. You can gat an over weight ticket if you are.
I think the cut off curb weight is 5k for passenger. My 13Ram 1500 just made the cut off for passenger plates.

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