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Old 06-16-2015, 09:03 PM   #1
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Hey guys! I haven't made it over to the intro section yet so this is my first post. I have been on here lurking for a few years and I consistently end up reading CT for hours when googling things. Thanks for the resource!

I am about to purchase this new 2015 Car Mate Contractor Package trailer in a 7x14 or a 7x16. It is prewired for 15 amp service (I will up to 20), has the front roof access ladder and 4 roof racks. It has 3500# Dexter no maintenance torsion axles. I choose to go with Car Mate after doing a huge amount of research. They do all the little things that matter, like protecto wrap to prevent electrolysis and it seems they use quality materials. I am really excited to make this move as I have tried every setup possible in my pickup trucks and nothing satisfies me and I have always wanted all my stuff out of the garage and organized. I have thought about getting a van but a 3rd vehicle that won't help with snow removal work and would fail to hold everything just isn't an option. I have also driven trailers most my life and I don't mind.

That being said, I do have some concerns. I am from MD and moved here in the end of 2013. One thing I have no experience with is the NH State Police and their DOT enforcement. I have seen a couple landscape vehicles, all 1-ton + (And dump body) which is pretty obviously above all DOT requirements and I would expect enforcement on while I drive through small towns like Merrimack, etc but never on the highway or bigger cities. My question is, with a Chevy 2500HD diesel with a 7x16 cargo trailer, obviously used for construction, am I going to be catching hell? I know my axle ratings are fine, so I'm not worried about being weighed but am concerned if I will be over 10k gross with that wondering if it will have to follow DOT rules? I use to have numbers, health card, etc in MD but have no interest in ever doing that again. If it helps, I will NOT be leaving NH while doing work.

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- I am new here, hello.
- Getting new trailer.
- I'm from MD
- Hate DOT, won't mess with getting numbers
- What is NH DOT enforcement like on 2500HD Chevy with 7x16 cargo trailer?
- Truck weighs 7k as it will sit and the trailer is 2500# plus all my tools and will be over 10k for sure. In MD, this meant I needed DOT numbers, etc.

Thanks, Dan

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Old 06-16-2015, 09:08 PM   #2
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Do you have a trailer? For those of you who do have one, even if you are not it NH, do you carry DOT numbers?
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Mine's rated for 10K and registered for 8K...nope, no numbers in DE
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I pull 21' with an F450, no numbers or dot issues. And a 450 is big... Requires commercial liability insurance but according to a written response I do not need numbers or cdl. State of Oklahoma
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In GA, and AL, all that is not required. You Yankees tend to be a little more anal bout that kinda stuff though, so not sure.


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I am glad i found this site. I am getting ready to start looking for another cargo trailer and I want to get opinions on what brand I should buy.

i also found a site that has a list of trailer brands and give reviews about them. It also lists dealers for the brands. cargotrailerguide dot com
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I don't know of anyone that runs DOT #s on a cargo trailer like that. With a 2500hd, with that trailer you should be well under 26,000 cgvwr, so no DOT #s needed. If the truck itself was over 10,000 lbs, and you also work in Mass, then you would need DOT #'s, but your truck should be 8800 or 9200 gvwr.
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I have a 7'x14, tandem axle behind my E250 van. No DOT numbers for me. I recall i had to weight it empty but I can't remember if it was my trailer and van both or trailer only empty weight.

I suggest you call your local BMV and get the specific answer for your state.

Make sure you have commercial tags and insurance on truck and trailer both.

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