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Old 10-25-2020, 01:27 AM   #61
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I went to renew my no driver license in September. I was required get a class. B license because my coach weights over 26,000 lbs. I have a good friend that works the highway patrol for 24 years and he said hat was correct. The law in North Carolina states if you are driving a vehicle weighting over 26000 lbs you must have a class A or B drivers license. Has anyone else heard of this .
Yes, it's the law in NC.
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Old 10-25-2020, 01:52 AM   #62
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First of all as is already mentioned there are states that require vehicles above a certain weight to stop at all inspection areas.
Second, as with most vehicles other than passenger cars there are weight Capacity limits for all RVís which in turn are usually unknowingly exceeded. Most people donít have weigh scales located in their driveways. And even though your not a commercial you still have to obey weight laws. With that said, if you violated any law requiring you to pull in! Odds are in a week or two you would receive a ticket in the mail (hence the pictures being taken) for not stopping??

Itís nothing to lose sleep over though!
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Old 10-25-2020, 02:33 AM   #63
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Just to be clear, we have learned that you will NOT get a ticket sent to in the mail in Oklahoma. While the Oklahoma authorities cleared me and told me I do NOT need to stop if flagged to come in for a weigh, they could not speak for regulations on the Turnpikes in Oklahoma.

I think that the States that do require RV to stop, should be very clearly that RV are required to stop, NOT so much the other states being forced to say RVs are ok to NOT stop.

I don't like too much regulations but a Federal Interstate should have same laws for consistently. It is okay if one state wants to make you stop, but the signage guidelines should all be the same.

FWIW, when I was in Oklahoma, I could have stopped to get Donuts, but I was too scared I had broken the law to risk stopping.
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Old 10-25-2020, 02:52 AM   #64
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Where might that be?

None of the continental 49 I’ve driven through.
Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey and Wisconsin require single or in combination (towing a trailer or car) vehicles to stop at weigh stations if the GCWR is 10,000 lbs. or more.

Here is a link. to a good listing.

https://camperguide.org/rvs-stop-weigh-stations/
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Old 10-25-2020, 02:57 AM   #65
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I went to renew my no driver license in September. I was required get a class. B license because my coach weights over 26,000 lbs. I have a good friend that works the highway patrol for 24 years and he said hat was correct. The law in North Carolina states if you are driving a vehicle weighting over 26000 lbs you must have a class A or B drivers license. Has anyone else heard of this .
Yes and NC is not the only state that requires a special license to drive a RV over 26000 GVWR. SC has a separate license for an RV over 26K that is towing a car or trailer. Most of those states require a Non-commercial CDL to operate the >26K motorhome.
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Old 10-25-2020, 03:07 AM   #66
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How can you mention the best donuts you have ever had and not tell people where you got them? Hungry people want to know!!
My bad. Turtle's Donut Shop. So, so good!!!
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Old 10-25-2020, 03:28 AM   #67
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Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey and Wisconsin require single or in combination (towing a trailer or car) vehicles to stop at weigh stations if the GCWR is 10,000 lbs. or more.

Here is a link. to a good listing.

https://camperguide.org/rvs-stop-weigh-stations/
I go to Arkansas a lot. Next time I go likely Nov, I will stop. Will I get a get a free weigh?

Also, are you supposed to stop at every weigh station you pass within the state?
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Old 10-25-2020, 03:51 AM   #68
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I go to Arkansas a lot. Next time I go likely Nov, I will stop. Will I get a get a free weigh?

Also, are you supposed to stop at every weigh station you pass within the state?
You need to do that research yourself. I have no desire to go to Arkansas anytime in the near future so no need for me to familiarize myself with their laws.

Enjoy the journey.
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Old 10-25-2020, 05:27 PM   #69
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Will you believe an RV dearlship?

According to Gillette's Interstate RV,

If youíre headed down the highway with your RV in tow, you may see a weigh station and wonder if you are required to stop. The short answer to this is no, you do not have to stop at a weigh station. A weigh station is only for commercial vehicles that are hauling freight. Weigh stations make sure that trucks are not overloaded, as this is not only dangerous but it can cause damage to the roads from being too heavy. If you are worried about your RVís weight and want to make sure that youíre not overloaded, you can pull into a weigh station and get weighed, but itís not required.
If you happen to see a sign that says RVs must be weighed, or an officer is directing you to pull in, itís probably best that you go ahead and do it. There may be a specific reason at that time or for that particular stretch of road and you donít want to end up with fines. Otherwise, keep chugging down the road and happy trails!
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Old 10-25-2020, 06:27 PM   #71
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According to Gillette's Interstate RV,

If youíre headed down the highway with your RV in tow, you may see a weigh station and wonder if you are required to stop. The short answer to this is no, you do not have to stop at a weigh station. A weigh station is only for commercial vehicles that are hauling freight. Weigh stations make sure that trucks are not overloaded, as this is not only dangerous but it can cause damage to the roads from being too heavy. If you are worried about your RVís weight and want to make sure that youíre not overloaded, you can pull into a weigh station and get weighed, but itís not required.
If you happen to see a sign that says RVs must be weighed, or an officer is directing you to pull in, itís probably best that you go ahead and do it. There may be a specific reason at that time or for that particular stretch of road and you donít want to end up with fines. Otherwise, keep chugging down the road and happy trails!
Gillette's Interstate RV is an official of state transportation laws based on what? Who at Gillettes made this statement, was it the receptionist, a janitor, an RV tech or a sales person?

No thank you very much.
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Old 10-25-2020, 11:02 PM   #72
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Gillette's Interstate RV is an official of state transportation laws based on what? Who at Gillettes made this statement, was it the receptionist, a janitor, an RV tech or a sales person?

No thank you very much.
Would it make any difference if there was a Holiday Inn Express across the street from Gillette's Interstate RV

Your post made my day. Who needs Bob
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Old 10-26-2020, 07:12 PM   #73
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Drive on

Funny, but should have been a part of your pre-planning. So now you know, the comments provide some great advice. Stay safe, and have non-panic adventures.
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Would it make any difference if there was a Holiday Inn Express across the street from Gillette's Interstate RV

Your post made my day. Who needs Bob
That would depend upon what those employees were doing; during those three-hour lunch-breaks...
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I hope not. I have been in about all of the lower 48 and never stopped nor have been stopped because I did not stop.
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