Re: I had a nice chat with Commercial Truck Enforcement toda
So here's the story. I was going to pick up some auction items. I stopped at Home Depot to pickup some ratchet straps. When I left HD to the location where my items were, there was a CHP truck enforcement cop parked at a gas station where I was turning left. I was hoping that he would would not notice me in my yellow motorhome that looks a lot like a school bus. I get about a half mile down the road when I see the cop pass another vehicle to pull up behind me. That thing that I tried is total BS, you cannot will yourself to be invisible in front of LE. I don't care what anyone tells you, IT DOES NOT WORK! The cop walks up and tells me that he pulled me over because the bus was yellow. License and reg please. He asks about GVW. I tell him it's registered as a MH. Doesn't matter, it needs a GVW. I know he's wrong but don't argue. Where's the fire extinguisher? Right there as I point it out. Where are triangles? Triangles? I'm not required to have triangles in a MH. But your yellow he tells me. OK, I see where this is going. He tells me he wants to do a light check. Who am I to argue. When we get to the 8 way lights, I get out of the bus, err...motorhome and tell him that if wants to see anything about a school bus, IT'S NOT THERE. Stop sign, removed. 8 ways, disconnected. Strobe, bulb remove. School markings, removed. Red lights in front, moved to the back and replaced with amber. No school anything, except for yellow paint I think to myself. OK, wait here he says. Goes to his truck and takes about 20 minutes to write a ticket. He comes back and tells me to sign here. Big ticket I say to myself. I say something about the ticket and he tells me that its not a ticket, it's an inspection. I thought he was giving me a ticket. This starts another discussion that I don't feel like talking about right now. He did say that if he saw me again in yellow, IT WOULD BE A TICKET, NO DOUBT ABOUT IT!
Anyways, that's my story and I'm sticking to it. Sorry it's one long paragraph but I just wanted to put it down. Guess what I'm going to do next, paint my bus anything but yellow.