Tow "tag" in NC tech?

Discussion in 'Tow Rigs and Trailers' started by SHINTON, Mar 18, 2005.

  1. MOUNT

    MOUNT Member

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    I've had a personalized weighted tag before but it actually was a "weighted" tag, just personalized. This was a new one to me.
     
  2. cgm147

    cgm147 Well-Known Member

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    Just another 2 cents. A few yrs ago I was towing my yota with dad's f150 on regular tags, got pulled and scaled. I was 5200 lbs over the tag and without asking he reduced it to 2500 over for first time offence. The ticket was 52 bucks smh so take it for what's it worth if you want to run the risk with NON weighted tags, but I'll stick to my 13k tag and roll out

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  3. Croatan_Kid

    Croatan_Kid More parts than a 9 dollar chicken bucket!

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    So, for clarification and since I'm about to pick up my new trailer...


    I can tag my truck up to 26k, correct? I'm thinking I'll go with 24k, so I should be fine there.

    Is there a need to slap a "Not For Hire" sticker on the trailer?

    What are the rules about weigh stations on interstates? Who has to stop at them and when? Just curious.


    When I haul stuff, I usually don't leave the county that I'm in, but every once and a while I get out and about and don't want to get my ass in a sling.
     
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  4. tlucier

    tlucier Well-Known Member

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    I've got a 24' gooseneck trailer to pull my Jeep. I've never stopped at a weigh station and never had a problem. I have not pulled the trailer out of state. I don't have any "Not For Hire" stickers on my trailer. Never had an issue.

    EDIT: I have a weighted tag for 17k. My truck comes in around 8500, trailer is 3500 to 4000 depending an the gear I strap to it, leaving 4500 to 5000 for my TJ. I figure I have enough wiggle room.
     
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  5. jeepyjman

    jeepyjman Well-Known Member

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    I have pulled through many states on the east coast and also have never stopped at a weigh station. That is with bumper pull and gooseneck
     
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  6. BigSouth

    BigSouth Doesn't play well with others!

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    26K is one pound shy of the CDL limit.

    I do not run “Not for Hire” stickers because I only haul my stuff.

    If you’re only hauling your personal stuff, you don’t have to stop at weigh stations.

    All the rules change if you’re hauling for profit.
     
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  7. Paul

    Paul Dr 'Dre Moderator

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    I pulled a 32' GN deckover for years hauling two full size rigs. I ran a 26k weighted tag (NOT commercial) and weighed every bit of that if not more.
    No issues with the DMV, never pulled over and never stopped at weigh stations.
    Some will disagree and downright bitch about my last statement.
    (I)! Chose to pay for the big tag so i didn't get fucked with while traveling. To me, $603 a year is a small price to pay when i go wheeling.
    YMMV, LGBTQ and shit like that.
    'Dre...
     
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  8. Croatan_Kid

    Croatan_Kid More parts than a 9 dollar chicken bucket!

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    I know my truck weighs 7300 lbs, I weighed it after I did the solid axle. Not sure what the trailer will weigh though, but I'm using 4500 to be safe. It probably weighs less than that... 26' gooseneck equipment trailer, 8k axles, 17.5s. I'll weigh it soon after I get it. My tractor isn't much of an issue as it's only like 6000lbs with the FEL and bush hog on it. However, the Bobcat 337 mini ex (that I will hopefully own soon) is 11,300 lbs. So 24k should be plenty.

    I didn't think I would ever have to stop at a weigh station (unless directed to do so by a DOT man, which has happened to me), but glad to hear it from others. I just kinda wanted to make sure I wasn't missing anything. I'll be making a trip to GA soon to pick up the mini-ex and wanted to make sure I crossed my "T's and dotted my....lower case "j"s :D

    I'm with @Paul paying for the tag once a year will likely cost me less than one overweight ticket would! I got one in 2008 for 6500lbs over...it was 650 bucks, or something like that.
     
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  9. Chris_Keziah

    Chris_Keziah Joe Dirt

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    Well it's a good thing I didn't get pulled last weekend. I was 6k over when I weighed it at Loves. Really need to up my tag, cheaper than a ticket.

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  10. Jody Treadway

    Jody Treadway Croc wearing fool Moderator

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    Just paid my $604 for the tag on my truck. 24k# worth of weekend fun. Cheaper than a ticket and gives the Popo one less reason to mess with me.
    No decals on the rigs and no signage on the truck.
    Just a redneck burning up the road to go wheeling.
     
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  11. Croatan_Kid

    Croatan_Kid More parts than a 9 dollar chicken bucket!

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    I want to say the taxes on mine are like 34 bucks? 24k tags are 484, so I'll be just over 500....unless the price of the tags has gone up recently.

    I'll be upping my weight from 13k to 24k and I'll just have to pay the difference, right?
     
  12. shawn

    shawn running dog lackey of the oppressor class Administrator

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    Correct, prorated according to how much time is left to expiration.
     
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  13. braxton357

    braxton357 Robot

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    The fuck am I missing? Are taxes and registration not due on the same day for everyone else too? Mine was just $710 for the same tag and your truck is much fancier.
     
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  14. DSM Turbos

    DSM Turbos Well-Known Member

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    My “camper” trailer is nice. No need for weighted tags to cover the trailer!
     
  15. Jody Treadway

    Jody Treadway Croc wearing fool Moderator

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    Henderson County taxes are very, very reasonable. They appraised my truck at something like $22k
     
  16. obullfish

    obullfish Well-Known Member

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    I’ll give ya 22k for it.
     
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  17. shawn

    shawn running dog lackey of the oppressor class Administrator

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    Rates might be lower, too. Our property tax got cut in half when we moved to the county.
     
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  18. Jody Treadway

    Jody Treadway Croc wearing fool Moderator

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    What is the tax value on your LJ?
     
  19. obullfish

    obullfish Well-Known Member

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    38k you want it?
     
  20. obullfish

    obullfish Well-Known Member

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    Wish it was a LJ.
     
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  21. Jody Treadway

    Jody Treadway Croc wearing fool Moderator

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    Is it not?
    I really thought is was.

    Oh well :)
     
  22. BigSouth

    BigSouth Doesn't play well with others!

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    How’s that work? I know there’s a loop hole that big SUV’s fall into, but it’s never mattered what type the trailer was.
     
  23. Chris_Keziah

    Chris_Keziah Joe Dirt

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    For campers you only have to cover the weight that's on the truck.

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  24. braxton357

    braxton357 Robot

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    Please prove me wrong but there is no wording in any of the statutes that supports this.
     
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  25. Chris_Keziah

    Chris_Keziah Joe Dirt

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    Now you have me reading NC Statute, I've always been told that campers have been exempt from weighted tags.
     
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