My dad and I both received our "Annual Dues" for our truck's GVWR this weekend. We noticed the costs were different even though we both have 1/2-ton trucks. He has an '02 F-150 XLT and me a '12 F-150 FX4. The '02 cost $50 something and the '12 $70 something. We always thought if the trucks were 1/2-ton's the prices would match, because both would be CLASS 1 but I guess this isn't the case? I also have a '78 F-250 which I know should be more and is being it is in CLASS 2. Maybe this was just a rule of thumb and bad assumption that they should be the same price?
So they ding you on the GVWR for vehicles under 10,000lbs? In Minnesota they charge on the weight when it is 10,001 and over. For 10,000 and under it is the value of the vehicle until it hits a certain age.
In PA you can register a truck for any weight class you want, as long as it isn't too low for your empty weight. You can't register a 6k lb truck as class 1. The registration is for max combined gross vehicle weight. Also, "farm trucks" are charged less for their registration.
Check the registration cards to see what weight they are registered for.