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Old 09-07-2009, 06:19 PM   #321
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I actually learned a LOT from McGyver!

But now i only watch ONE show: Family Guy.

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Ain't got one. Guess they don't come with one...??

Fix-a-flat and roadside assistance is your answer, I guess.
Thats what my last car form Renault had. They didn't have a spare to keep weight down in the car but offered free 5 years free recovery and it included flats. Never had to use it but it was handy to have.
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Old 09-07-2009, 06:37 PM   #322
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I haven't seen Bob around here lately, he was big on DOT #'s.

10001 pounds and up requires one and I'm sure at least FarView's topping that. So besides an annual physical, daily log and fire extinguisher what else is required to be compliant?

I am concerned about regs on properly secured equipment, hazardous substances and flammables. Not that a remodeler would be carrying such
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I haven't seen Bob around here lately, he was big on DOT #'s.

10001 pounds and up requires one and I'm sure at least FarView's topping that. So besides an annual physical, daily log and fire extinguisher what else is required to be compliant?

I am concerned about regs on properly secured equipment, hazardous substances and flammables. Not that a remodeler would be carrying such
You need 3 warning triangles or road flares as well. You only need the logbook if you're more than 100 air miles from your homebase.

Your vehicle also needs to be in good operating condition. Brakes, tires, windshield, no leaks, lights operable, horn works, etc. Doesn't have to look showroom new, but in good mechanical condition.

Stuff needs to be tied down, but they're somewhat vague on what that means. It's usually up to the enforcing officer. I would say anything skidsteer size and up you should use chains and binders. Lawn mowers, even big ZTR's, are fine with ratchet straps. If you have a bunch of small stuff you can tarp it and strap it. Or use one of those bungee nets. Those things are handy. It helps to have a third arm to put em on though.

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OK Tom R, so where do you keep the spare?

In my backyard shed, - - it's the principle of the matter!!
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Old 09-07-2009, 08:24 PM   #325
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You need 3 warning triangles or road flares as well. You only need the logbook if you're more than 100 air miles from your homebase.

Your vehicle also needs to be in good operating condition. Brakes, tires, windshield, no leaks, lights operable, horn works, etc. Doesn't have to look showroom new, but in good mechanical condition.

Stuff needs to be tied down, but they're somewhat vague on what that means. It's usually up to the enforcing officer. I would say anything skidsteer size and up you should use chains and binders. Lawn mowers, even big ZTR's, are fine with ratchet straps. If you have a bunch of small stuff you can tarp it and strap it. Or use one of those bungee nets. Those things are handy. It helps to have a third arm to put em on though.

Had surgery on the 27th to replace my pacemaker and some other stuff. Glad you missed me.
BOB!!

OMG do you have email notification set for anything on CT that comes up Bob???

Glad you're OK, welcome back, this place would suck without you. Thanks for the info.

What about something like a gas can, paint thinner, etc etc () in a box truck: secured and in a flammable locker?
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I just use a gas can rack to hold my gas cans, fertilizer gets bungeed in place, herbicides get bungeed in place. You have to remember a lot of the DOT regs are written vaguely. It's mostly up to the officer to interpret them. There is tons of room for interpretation, check a trucking forum for DOT horror stories.
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Had to make a hard sacrifice: removed the Flag and added two 8ft steps.

I guess 8 ladders inside the box should suffice.

Also- a couple pics of my home made racks.
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One more of the raX showing the foh'ty on top. Will get better day time pics, I promise.

...and we all GOTTA have a little tewl pR♥n every once in a while, I guess.
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Last pic for now...and the MOST important of all things to have in the truck (with the Keurig being 2nd of course) .

The Tundra-
My first thought was how are gonna get that bottle out of there....then i noticed the "break away" straps...
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Ok, I just registered this cube van the other day, and I just noticed that teh registration says "E350" with "GW: 5,000".

The GVWR is 11,500. How do I go about having this changed??

Also- my plates are not commercial plates...

I realize this is not the best thread to ask this, but I do need to get this taken care of ASAP...wouldn't you agree??

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And just because it's been 8yrs ago today:
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Sweet. SPeaking of Dead On have you seen the new Ti7 hammer. 300 bucks, but bad as HECK!
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Sweet. SPeaking of Dead On have you seen the new Ti7 hammer. 300 bucks, but bad as HECK!

Yep- pretty sick looking. You should be able to find it for well under $200, though...

http://www.amazon.com/Dead-On-Ti7-Ti.../dp/B00005RUQ4

Doesn't appear to have a replaceable face though (IE Stilleto)...??

And take this for what it's worth I guess:

http://www.amazon.com/review/R2V1FKN...R2V1FKNVA46KEQ

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Ok, I just registered this cube van the other day, and I just noticed that teh registration says "E350" with "GW: 5,000".

The GVWR is 11,500. How do I go about having this changed??

Also- my plates are not commercial plates...

I realize this is not the best thread to ask this, but I do need to get this taken care of ASAP...wouldn't you agree??

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It should just be a matter of calling your DMV and asking.

Think long and hard about going over 10,000 pounds and getting into DOT reg territory; I opted for 10K commercial plates.

Here in WI we're charged a "counter fee" of I think five bucks to go into the office and wait in line to have it cared for then and there. Otherwise snail mail is free and takes three months.
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It should just be a matter of calling your DMV and asking.

Think long and hard about going over 10,000 pounds and getting into DOT reg territory; I opted for 10K commercial plates.

Here in WI we're charged a "counter fee" of I think five bucks to go into the office and wait in line to have it cared for then and there. Otherwise snail mail is free and takes three months.
So you're saying I can have it registered as 10k, even though the sticker on the door jam says 11,500??

I would love to register it for 10k.
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At least in Idaho you can register it for 106K if you want.
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So you're saying I can have it registered as 10k, even though the sticker on the door jam says 11,500??

I would love to register it for 10k.
You were able to register at 5K, weren't you?
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You were able to register at 5K, weren't you?
Yes, but not intentionally.

I assume this happened because that is what the title says (5k), which I did not notice apparently...

So basically, the van is registered as a standard E350 Econoline van.
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My thought is if you license that truck at 10k and never load above that,you will likely be OK. If you get inspected, you may get fined and asked to up the registration and get a DOT number. No biggie.

However if you license it at 10K and go over weight, then you're asking for trouble, especially if involved in an accident.

I have been watching trucks like ours (DRW) in my area, seems as though half are registered at 12K with DOT #'s and the other half with either 8K or 10K plates and no DOT #.
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DOT #'s are free and available online. Figure $50 for three warning triangles/flares, fire extinguisher, and call it a day. Not a big deal.
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My thought is if you license that truck at 10k and never load above that,you will likely be OK. If you get inspected, you may get fined and asked to up the registration and get a DOT number. No biggie.

However if you license it at 10K and go over weight, then you're asking for trouble, especially if involved in an accident.

I have been watching trucks like ours (DRW) in my area, seems as though half are registered at 12K with DOT #'s and the other half with either 8K or 10K plates and no DOT #.

Hmmm....guess I'll have to "look into" getting it registered for 10k then if possible. I don't even know what the dry weight is, though...anyone wanna guess?? If it's like over 9k, I don't think I'd wanna do it....

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