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Teamjd

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Posted: 09/14/20 09:40am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

[emoticon] I can't believe I missed that.
Well at least it was good advice [emoticon]

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nineback wrote:

This is confusing. Do you mean a 3500 might have to be registered as commercial? What 6001 lbs are you referring to? Both 2500 and 3500 have a GVWR well above 6000 lb. Are you talking about rear axle rating? Even some 2500 have axles ratings over 6000 lbs.

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An another note...
Depending on what state you live in, the 2500 might have to be registered as commercial.
In New York over 6001 lbs (which is almost every 2500) , it does, and it's causing me to reconsider buying the 2500 I'm looking at. I have to travel Parkways. In NY you can not go on Parkways with commercial vehicles.


Just to clarify, they are referring to unladen weight not GVWR.

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Why do a feel like posting 20 face-palm emojis here?? Lol
Nice truck OP! Roll on!


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Teamjd wrote:

An another note...
Depending on what state you live in, the 2500 might have to be registered as commercial.
In New York over 6001 lbs (which is almost every 2500) , it does, and it's causing me to reconsider buying the 2500 I'm looking at. I have to travel Parkways. In NY you can not go on Parkways with commercial vehicles.


The law isn't going to bother you if you're driving an empty pickup truck with Commercial plates on a NY Parkway. The restriction is for vehicles used for commercial purposes. Driving down the parkway with a dump truck or even a pickup loaded with tool boxes and ladder racks might get some attention, but your RV tow rig won't get a second glance.


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mkirsch wrote:

Teamjd wrote:

An another note...
Depending on what state you live in, the 2500 might have to be registered as commercial.
In New York over 6001 lbs (which is almost every 2500) , it does, and it's causing me to reconsider buying the 2500 I'm looking at. I have to travel Parkways. In NY you can not go on Parkways with commercial vehicles.


The law isn't going to bother you if you're driving an empty pickup truck with Commercial plates on a NY Parkway. The restriction is for vehicles used for commercial purposes. Driving down the parkway with a dump truck or even a pickup loaded with tool boxes and ladder racks might get some attention, but your RV tow rig won't get a second glance.


Depending on what he is towing. When reading the rules just now they stated it was originally because of low bridges that trucks could not go under. So , he might not be able to tow on them anyway. If he moves to NJ , he will have 0 problems, lol. Ill agree, i cant see them pulling over a pick up just because it has a commercial plate and no other signs of a work truck.


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I apologize for derailing the original thread.
Let me just end by saying, I bought the 2500, it had to be registered Commercial, and they said you can not drive on Parkways.

I know that I can probably get away with it, but:

"The law isn't going to bother you if you're driving an empty pickup truck with Commercial plates on a NY Parkway."
I'll be remembering that the first time I get a $180 ticket [emoticon]

The restriction is for vehicles registered Commercial.
The intent was trucks used for commercial purposes.

"your RV tow rig won't get a second glance"
I hope not [emoticon], because I live next to the Parkway and the commercial route adds 18 miles to my trip to/from my happy place.

Again, sorry to derail things, and thanks for the encouragement.

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Has to have commercial plates because its a 2500? That is a bogus law. They must charge you more for commercial plates to justify that kind of stupidity.

Are you subject to all commercial driving requirements or is it just restricted to driving on commercial vehicle allowed roads?


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Pickup trucks in Illinois are considered "trucks". I guess because we call them "pickup trucks" so they get B plates which is a truck/van designation of under 8000lb GVWR. Cannot drive on certain streets in Chicago with a truck. Fortunately same price as automobile plates. And to the poster above Yes you will get a ticket driving your nice looking empty pickup truck on those restricted streets. It's a TRUCK.

* This post was edited 09/26/20 08:37am by Mike134 *


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ksss wrote:

Has to have commercial plates because its a 2500? That is a bogus law. They must charge you more for commercial plates to justify that kind of stupidity.

Are you subject to all commercial driving requirements or is it just restricted to driving on commercial vehicle allowed roads?


Quit stirring the pot. Lol
Or just a humble brag that you don’t live in a big city?

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