Should Rvs stop at weigh stations?
Is my RV overweight?
If you are a person who enjoys family time, traveling, and camping, perhaps you own an RV. If so, you have probably been driving down a highway, hoping that you can get to your destination as quickly as possible. As you are looking at the signs on the sides of the road, you see a sign for a “weigh station”. You may be confused if you don’t know exactly how much your personal rig could weigh.
Which then pushes the thought, “Do RVs have to stop at weigh stations?”
Of course, this is a very logical question that has probably been asked before, but you may have never considered it until right now, driving down this highway. Should you stop? Could you possibly be fined for not stopping?
The answer to this question is simple: No, you are not required to stop at a weigh station if you are driving your personal RV. The signs that point toward the weigh stations are only for commercial vehicles. Which is good for someone who needs to get to where they need to be in a hurry, and doesn’t feel like they have the time to stop.
However, knowing the weight of your RV is important and should be a knowledge that you keep on hand. This could prevent accidents that may occur due to overloading, such as a tire blowout.
Knowing your RVs weight could save your lives and others, so if you don’t know how much you weigh, consider pulling over and making sure you’re safe to drive.