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Harrison

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Re: Tow Ratings
« Reply #120 on: December 29, 2017, 12:52:08 PM »
It's more about saving money on registration if you never plan to haul to your truck or combination's capacity.

You could have a 26000# rated truck and register for 18000# to save some dollars. If you weigh more than 18000# though, they'll issue the registration violation.

That makes sense, but is the opposite of what Nick and Brett are talking about

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Re: Tow Ratings
« Reply #121 on: December 29, 2017, 12:57:04 PM »
Correct. It wouldn't be prudent for LE to allow "overloaded" combinations when the manufacturers aren't willing to take the responsibility and label them with higher ratings.

The whole licensing thing is a separate issue.
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Re: Tow Ratings
« Reply #122 on: December 29, 2017, 05:41:47 PM »
I’m not towing ‘commercially’ so that should help some. How will they know if the tag is missing? At that point they’ll go off tires’ load rating. If I remember correctly my dodge’s front GAWR is 4500, rear GAWR is like 6500. Or 8,800 for GVWR

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Re: Tow Ratings
« Reply #123 on: December 29, 2017, 07:10:37 PM »
I'm sure that they have resources that will give them the manufacturer's numbers.
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Re: Tow Ratings
« Reply #124 on: December 29, 2017, 08:53:01 PM »
FMCSA also stated they didn’t care if it was personal use. Combined manufacturer GVWR over 26000 needs a CDL. Not sure how the whole RV thing works but that does not apply to us.

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Re: Tow Ratings
« Reply #125 on: December 29, 2017, 09:55:38 PM »
If I read correctly RVs are exempted from CDL (as long as it’s neither over wide or over length). Hence why Smike got his stuff registered as RV

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Re: Tow Ratings
« Reply #126 on: December 29, 2017, 09:56:46 PM »
I'm sure that they have resources that will give them the manufacturer's numbers.

Let’s hope I don’t get checked.  ::)

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Re: Tow Ratings
« Reply #127 on: December 29, 2017, 10:01:06 PM »
I believe Smike has passenger plates on his truck so he doesn’t get flagged for weigh stations. Stipulation being that it meets some kind of definition of an RV since that’s the only way NYS lets you reg something with that high of a GVWR without commercial plates. He is still not exempt from CDL GVWR requirements.

Let’s hope I don’t get checked.  ::)

That is really the bottom line

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Re: Tow Ratings
« Reply #128 on: December 29, 2017, 11:37:49 PM »
im passenger plated as a 2014 RAM suburban, but if im pulled over and forced to scale still held to 26K laws



was told by OK DOT they would never flag or chase a passenger or RV plate no matter what it was, only commercial