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Google search on California Vehicle Registration Act of 2001. You will find all the definitions.
 
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So I go camping next fall in CA as planned, with my WV registered bone stock 2016 F350 dually pulling a 5er. Do they weigh and smog us out of state types out there the same as state residents in that great west coast peoples republic?
 
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Old 10-21-2016, 04:57 AM
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No, but follow the rules of the road. I do believe max speed is 55 for trucks with trailers.
 
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Old 10-21-2016, 07:18 AM
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So I go camping next fall in CA as planned, with my WV registered bone stock 2016 F350 dually pulling a 5er. Do they weigh and smog us out of state types out there the same as state residents in that great west coast peoples republic?
The scales are used for big rigs going thru the check point not Joe Blow unless maybe you have a Jed Clampett style rig. Smog probably by state. Out of state would probably not get checked. jmho.
 
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Camper shell ~~~ a problem getting the 5er hooked up..
NO problem...........just leave the tailgate down..............





 
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This is VERY hard to believe...... I think I'd need to talk to someone this has really happened to...... We do live in the USA, not Russia.


It happened to me.

More than 35 years ago too. Long before the Commercial Vehicle Registration Act of 2001. My scruff with Johnny Law was in 1981.

I was driving my 1979 F-250 single cab, single rear wheel pickup (NOT a one ton dually), just two blocks from my house, on my way to the "Grand" auto parts store to buy some paint for my bed. I had just removed my bed topper... nothing more than a fiberglass top, commonly called a "shell".

Inside the bed, I had what was called a "carpet kit", which was a popular thing to do in the 1970's. It was basically a plywood frame to cover the wheel well humps in the bed, with marbled colored carpet stapled over some foam padding.

Anyway, in two years time, the plywood on this carpet kit had rubbed through the paint inside the bed, and the rubber flap on the forward end of the camper shell had rubbed through the paint on the back of the cab. Noticing this, I removed the camper shell and the carpet kit to gain better access to the sheet metal that needed repainting. Back then, paints had more VOC content, so painting inside the couped up shell would not have been healthy.

So here I am, just two blocks from my house, and I get lit up. My offence? Driving without a camper shell. Seriously. My pickup was registered with a shell (not a cabover camper mind you... just a fiberglass shell), and once that shell was removed, I was in violation of the law. Again, no other offence. The officer's probable cause was my license plate, which was issued before custom configured license plates were commonly available, making it easier for officers to determine at a glance the type of registration a vehicle had by the sequence of letters and numbers alone.

I couldn't argue with the cop as there was no debate that the shell was not on the truck at the time I was stopped. And it didn't matter that I had JUST removed the shell in order to maintain the truck and keep corrosion at bay. I took the ticket like a man, and continued on my journey to the parts store rather than return home immediately.

Been paranoid about truck registration issues ever since.
 
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that would be your location, not the rest of the US.
 
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Yes, Senix. This is OP's location also, which makes the experience relevant.
 
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Originally Posted by my50F1 View Post
So I go camping next fall in CA as planned, with my WV registered bone stock 2016 F350 dually pulling a 5er. Do they weigh and smog us out of state types out there the same as state residents in that great west coast peoples republic?
Your WV registration and licensing is good in CA. However, you could get ticketed if your exceed your truck's and/or trailer's weight limits.
 
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RV's get a pass at the weigh stations, commercial only in Ca. Get in a wreck and all bets are off.
 
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Ca sux so bad. I've lived here since the mid 90's, my business is here but I'm from Oklahoma & just about ready to go back! This place is so hard to live much less conduct business anymore. It has it's perks but they are dwindling in comparison to its growing # of flaws. Gets worse and worse each year especially with all the CARB (California Air Resource Board) crap they are throwing out there. They have essentially placed the same restrictions on everyone across the country by forcing manufacturers to comply with CARB restrictions in California. Tests have shown our air is cleaner than it was 20 years ago and restrictions continue to get tougher. Fuel mileage drops tremendously in a truck with all this emissions crap on it vs the same truck deleted (which will get you more time than a murder in California). Have both (deleted and factory set ups) I know this for a fact! Pickups will get 2-3 mpg better and the semi trucks will see 1-1.5mpg increase.

Rant over...........
I know I need to move and I am working on just that!
 
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It isn't a known fact that pick ups get 2 to 3 mpg better. Most here are claiming maybe .5 to 1 better. It's the reliability of the system as a whole that most are after. Diesels are going through the same learning curve that gassers went through in the late 70's and 80's. They will get there if they are still on the road 20 years from now.
 
 
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