There are some people here who are more knowledgable than I am about registering heavy trucks as RV's, but as a former CDL truck owner-operator, I advise you be prepared for some hassle.Only commercial trucks have to stop at weigh stations. Don't know about California.
No, they just asked me when I took the paperwork in to register it. I didn't have a camper on it at the time but just told them that's what it was. They took my word for it.Kerry,
Did the DMV ask to see the truck before granting RV status? If they didn't then it's easier to registar as an RV before the box or camper is installed.
At a federal level, a CDL is required above 26,000 lbs. New York is one of a few states that apply commercial vehicle laws above 18,000lbs or some other number.
In CA the scales have signs saying "No Pick-ups".QUOTE]
That's too bad. I sounds like that trucker was just BS-ing me. I checked with the Alberta Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Office and they assured me that Self-Weighs in Alberta are indeed for public use. Chalk it up to the "Alberta Advantage" I guess!