CA DMV - Weight Certificate??!!!

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Dan

Herndon, VA

#1 May 26, 2006
Hey Gang,

I just moved here and am in the process of re-registering my S10 with the DMV. But they want me to get a weight certificate first from an authorized California weighmaster.

WTF?

Naturally, the person I was speaking with at the DMV could offer no assistance on where to go to get this mythical certificate.

So I was hoping someone here could help me out. Have you gotten your vehichle weighed? If so, where?

Any help is appreciated.
-Dan

bealsebub1@yahoo.com
Teresa

United States

#2 May 26, 2006
I'm in CA, But I've never heard of this. It's just a normal Chevy s10? You may want to try to call the 800 number for DMV and see if you can speak to someone else. Or call a local insurance guy, or even a new or used car lot if you're nice when you call most of them will probably be happy to help if they know the answer.
Good luck
Dan wrote:
Hey Gang,
I just moved here and am in the process of re-registering my S10 with the DMV. But they want me to get a weight certificate first from an authorized California weighmaster.
WTF?
Naturally, the person I was speaking with at the DMV could offer no assistance on where to go to get this mythical certificate.
So I was hoping someone here could help me out. Have you gotten your vehichle weighed? If so, where?
Any help is appreciated.
-Dan
bealsebub1@yahoo.com
mcgyver

Davis, CA

#3 Jun 7, 2006
Dan wrote:
Hey Gang,
I just moved here and am in the process of re-registering my S10 with the DMV. But they want me to get a weight certificate first from an authorized California weighmaster.
WTF?
Naturally, the person I was speaking with at the DMV could offer no assistance on where to go to get this mythical certificate.
So I was hoping someone here could help me out. Have you gotten your vehichle weighed? If so, where?
Any help is appreciated.
-Dan
bealsebub1@yahoo.com
Pick up trucks are considered commercial vehicles in this State. That may be the reason for requesting the certs. The problem is anyone with an IQ past the 4th grade would know that vehicle is considered a mid-sized pick up.

Welcome to California the Sunshine State run by Morons
clifford

Auburn Hills, MI

#4 Jun 7, 2006
go to any truck stop with scales..or a gravel pit...there are many places which weigh trucks...all scale oper..are cert..take the ticket to them..or just stop at nearest interstate scale house...this is so you can get right weight tag...your luckey most will just sell you a heavy tag..which cost a lot more
clifford

Auburn Hills, MI

#5 Jun 7, 2006
also if you are pulling a camper or other trailer...weigh it the truck tag must carry the trailer weight
mcgyver

Davis, CA

#6 Jun 7, 2006
Dan wrote:
Hey Gang,
I just moved here and am in the process of re-registering my S10 with the DMV. But they want me to get a weight certificate first from an authorized California weighmaster.
WTF?
Naturally, the person I was speaking with at the DMV could offer no assistance on where to go to get this mythical certificate.
So I was hoping someone here could help me out. Have you gotten your vehichle weighed? If so, where?
Any help is appreciated.
-Dan
bealsebub1@yahoo.com
Another idea,,,have the worthless humanoid at DMV look at the inside of your door pillar. The vehicle weight is shown on the tag and it corresponds with your VIN number
clifford

Auburn Hills, MI

#7 Jun 7, 2006
the weight shown on your door is gross vehicle weight...it covers truck and maximum load allowed...if you never use your truck to tow..or load your truck...this weight will cost more money for tag..if you just ride around in your truck buy litest tag...but if you carry load buy heaviest tag...more tag more money more tax
mcgyver

Davis, CA

#8 Jun 7, 2006
clifford wrote:
the weight shown on your door is gross vehicle weight...it covers truck and maximum load allowed...if you never use your truck to tow..or load your truck...this weight will cost more money for tag..if you just ride around in your truck buy litest tag...but if you carry load buy heaviest tag...more tag more money more tax
True especially about trying to avoid unnecessary taxes.
You should be able to deduct the load capacities from the GVW and come up with the unladen weight. That might be too much math for the DMV.
Best bet is 1/8 tank of gas at a certified truck scale
clifford

Auburn Hills, MI

#9 Jun 7, 2006
the difference in weight could mean a real change in insurance price...it worth weight scale fee...some states as much as 600 per year..call your insurance agent...matter of fact the cost might even make you consider ..the cost of getting a over weight ticket..if you only carry weight a few times per year
muzyka01

Goleta, CA

#10 Jul 28, 2006
Hey Dan,
I have had to do this retarded requirement. you can get it done at a van and storage type location or a landfill. Mostly any place that has a truck scale the highway patrol also does this if they have a scale in your area. Hope that helps bro.
Dan wrote:
Hey Gang,
I just moved here and am in the process of re-registering my S10 with the DMV. But they want me to get a weight certificate first from an authorized California weighmaster.
WTF?
Naturally, the person I was speaking with at the DMV could offer no assistance on where to go to get this mythical certificate.
So I was hoping someone here could help me out. Have you gotten your vehichle weighed? If so, where?
Any help is appreciated.
-Dan
bealsebub1@yahoo.com
sherry

Sacramento, CA

#11 Sep 8, 2006
MY GOD! We're having this same problem! We lived in CA originally, moved to Maryland for 2 years, and now we're back. I couldn't figure out for the life of me what they wanted or why. Turns out if you originally had the truck registered in CA, then you DON'T need the weight certificate, so we thought we were good- WRONG! The stupid DMV in Maryland arbitrarily wrote down the weight as 7,000lbs, even though all previous registration materials state the truck weighs 3,100lbs (it's a little pickup, for crap's sake!). Because of the discrepancy, we not have to have the truck weighed, too. Why does it even matter what a pickup truck weighs when there are buses, tractor trailer trucks, and Hummers on the road? Can someone tell me why CA needs that info?
Francisco

United States

#12 Oct 6, 2006
What the hell is this! This tiny truck (mine) barely carries three or four shopping bags at the bed!!! and this people of the DMV is requesting me this Weighmaster certificate because this tiny toy is considered COMMERCIAL VEHICLE!!!
Jennabee

Charlottesville, VA

#13 Oct 6, 2006
Francisco wrote:
What the hell is this! This tiny truck (mine) barely carries three or four shopping bags at the bed!!! and this people of the DMV is requesting me this Weighmaster certificate because this tiny toy is considered COMMERCIAL VEHICLE!!!
Yeah, anywhere where there is money to be made...
All American Girl

Pine Grove, CA

#14 Oct 6, 2006
Jennabee wrote:
<quoted text>
Yeah, anywhere where there is money to be made...
Put a bed cover on it and then you can have DMV inspect it and they can no longer charge you for a "commercial vehicle" becuase it can't be used to haul. Saves you a little $.
Rubber Duck

United States

#15 Oct 6, 2006
Francisco wrote:
What the hell is this! This tiny truck (mine) barely carries three or four shopping bags at the bed!!! and this people of the DMV is requesting me this Weighmaster certificate because this tiny toy is considered COMMERCIAL VEHICLE!!!
One perc : you can park in the "commercial" spaces !! ;)
Rubber Duck

United States

#16 Oct 6, 2006
Dan wrote:
Hey Gang,
I just moved here and am in the process of re-registering my S10 with the DMV. But they want me to get a weight certificate first from an authorized California weighmaster.
WTF?
Naturally, the person I was speaking with at the DMV could offer no assistance on where to go to get this mythical certificate.
So I was hoping someone here could help me out. Have you gotten your vehichle weighed? If so, where?
Any help is appreciated.
-Dan
bealsebub1@yahoo.com
check with the Truck Stops ...
Phanthom

Mayaguez, Puerto Rico

#17 Oct 6, 2006
I took my GMC 2500 p/u to the Recycler Dump at Burbank (empky of course) and the screen showed 2.500 lbs. I requested a certtificate to show DMV and they charged me $15.00. I took it to DMV and it was accepted. The DMV clerks are too lazy to go check the inside of your door. JUST GO TO A DUMP SITE.
Phanthom

Mayaguez, Puerto Rico

#18 Oct 6, 2006
OOOPS! WHY am i answering this? this question was asked on MAY 2006! Dan resolved his issue by now.
Daniel E Fennell

Herndon, VA

#19 Oct 31, 2006
Here is a websight that will give you locations and phone numbers to public scales. I hope this will help!
http://www.cdfa.ca.gov/dms/PublicScales/Publi...
James

El Cajon, CA

#21 Nov 16, 2006
If your in the San Diego area try the So-Cal Truck Stop in National City. Its about a 15 minute drive from downtown/ Point Loma area and it costs $8.00. I have to weigh my 2005 Chevy Avalanche that I bought from a guy in Oklahoma!!! So stupid!!!!! I could find anything closer so I guess im driving to National City!!!! Good Luck!

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