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Old 10-02-2013, 11:20 AM   #11
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It was my understanding that if it was under 26k then we don't need any additional testing? Class C licenses have no air brake restriction. I believe any vehicle under 26k with air brakes is operable by anyone with a class C. Hence why you see those big Penske trucks being driven by idiots all the time, and I believe they have air brakes.

Does anyone know who / what place would be able to do the weighing AND doing the math to see what the gross weight would be? I have no idea how that is done. I have tried searching for this info on the MVA page and have found nothing.

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I will see where I can find the info for the air break test. I read that even RVs need this in Maryland. As for the weighing a bus, there are many places that have scales. The rest I got when I talked to MVA.

When you weigh, many here say it is a good idea to weigh each axel alone too to see your axel weight. Some go as far as to weigh each side too.

I heard you can get it weight at a Pilot FlyingJ for around $10. I know there is one in Hagerstown.
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Old 10-02-2013, 12:50 PM   #12
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Re: Re-Weighing and Licensing

Alright thanks. I was trying to "bypass" the need for an upgraded license for convenience's sake but upon further research it looks like it would just be more of a pain to get stopped somewhere and only have a class C. I will probably end up taking the MD motorhome (class B noncommercial) test once it is classifiable as such.
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Re: Re-Weighing and Licensing

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It was my understanding that if it was under 26k then we don't need any additional testing? Class C licenses have no air brake restriction. I believe any vehicle under 26k with air brakes is operable by anyone with a class C. Hence why you see those big Penske trucks being driven by idiots all the time, and I believe they have air brakes.

Does anyone know who / what place would be able to do the weighing AND doing the math to see what the gross weight would be? I have no idea how that is done. I have tried searching for this info on the MVA page and have found nothing.

Thanks!
I will see where I can find the info for the air break test. I read that even RVs need this in Maryland. As for the weighing a bus, there are many places that have scales. The rest I got when I talked to MVA.

When you weigh, many here say it is a good idea to weigh each axel alone too to see your axel weight. Some go as far as to weigh each side too.

I heard you can get it weight at a Pilot FlyingJ for around $10. I know there is one in Hagerstown.
Look for CAT scales, I've been told they are the most accurate. Also lumber yards will usually have pretty good scales.

It's crazy that y'all need so much paperwork in MD!!
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Look for CAT scales, I've been told they are the most accurate. Also lumber yards will usually have pretty good scales.

It's crazy that y'all need so much paperwork in MD!!
That is why it is so much fun living close to the government.
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