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Old 11-22-2018, 07:43 AM   #1
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I need to figure out what class to register my truck in. Anyone ever weigh their trailer or van and find out how much weight in tools and materials they cart around on a regular basis?

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Old 11-22-2018, 08:31 AM   #2
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Anytime I go to a transfer station or dump, I get weighed. Never used it to see how much stuff I carry, though.

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All the time. Go over and drive across the scales at the grain mill.

I weighed the truck and trailer 4 times yesterday at the scrap yard.

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Do you have a truck stop with certified scales anywhere? What are your options? I think I’d just register it for what the GVWR says. Although I’d imagine you really won’t ever be close to it hauling around low voltage stuff.
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CAT scales are nice, I can get front axle weight, rear axle, plus trailer axle weight. Worth the 20 bucks sometimes.

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Do you have a truck stop with certified scales anywhere? What are your options? I think I’d just register it for what the GVWR says. Although I’d imagine you really won’t ever be close to it hauling around low voltage stuff.
I have to register it for a class of weight that it will actually be. My fat ass, tools in the back, custom body, pack of cigarettes on the dashboard you name it.

Over 10k and I pay way more....but I think I'm stuck paying it.

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I have to register it for a class of weight that it will actually be. My fat ass, tools in the back, custom body, pack of cigarettes on the dashboard you name it.

Over 10k and I pay way more....but I think I'm stuck paying it.
If I remember correctly my NPR was rated at 14K. Being commercial in the USA I would have to occasionally go thru scales so accuracy was paramount. You don't mess with the California Highway Patrol.
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If I remember correctly my NPR was rated at 14K. Being commercial in the USA I would have to occasionally go thru scales so accuracy was paramount. You don't mess with the California Highway Patrol.
Yeah same, it's GCVWR is 20k GVWR is 14k. But in Ontario you register a commercial vehicle at it's usage weight of truck contents and trailer, and you pay based on that.

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Well, I’d guess with your box and tools and supplies you’ll be over 10k anyway. Are you ever going to tow anything with it? Do you have to include the trailer weight with the truck registered weight if towing?
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In California, it's a little different.

When I bought my flatbed, I emptied it of everything. Stripped it down. Then I got a certified weight.

BUT, the weight sticker shows what I might carry and tow.

So, my lightweight is 8,500 or so LBS. But, I need to sticker it at 30K. Because I'm at about 28K GCWR.

Might be the same in your area, I don't know.

I got my lightweight at a certified scale. One of the trucking companies here does them. It's only like 15 bucks.
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Did you pull the trigger on that NPR?

What kind of box did you get?

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There's a scrap yard close by that will let us weigh for 5$. Or you get weighed anyway if your bringing scrap.
We also weigh in and out at the landfill, but I never take tool trailer to landfill.
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Did you pull the trigger on that NPR?

What kind of box did you get?

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Did you pull the trigger on that NPR?

What kind of box did you get?

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not an Isuzu

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Well, I’d guess with your box and tools and supplies you’ll be over 10k anyway. Are you ever going to tow anything with it? Do you have to include the trailer weight with the truck registered weight if towing?
That's basically what it boils down too, naw I don't plan on doing any towing.

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My extended 2000 Ford E350 high top loaded with tools and parts weighs around 7500 lbs. That's without any doors loaded in it.
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My extended 2000 Ford E350 high top loaded with tools and parts weighs around 7500 lbs. That's without any doors loaded in it.
What's it weigh empty?

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I've never weighed it empty. It's got too much crap in it to attempt to empty it out.
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I've never weighed it empty. It's got too much crap in it to attempt to empty it out.
Yeah so I'm guessing it's probably only 5000 pounds empty.

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My 2016 F350 crew cab short bed 4wd with system 1 racks and boxes and a tiny tool box in the bed weighs 8500. Gas engine.

You should have plenty of payload for what you’re doing. You think you’ll miss the acceleration of the Cummins.

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