Axle weight limits with APU exemption

Discussion in 'Tires and Wheels' started by DubbleD, Jan 15, 2015.

  1. Duck

    Duck Quack Supporter

    Maybe someone trying to get the exemption with a storage box disguised to look like an APU?

    They need a 2000 lb exemption for when trucks are covered with snow & ice.
  2. Mike

    Mike Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Plenty people running around with apu's that don't work anymore on their trucks.
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  3. Hammer166

    Hammer166 Instigateur №166™

    There is no 12000# steer axle limit on the interstate, the steer is treated the same as any other single axle, limited to 20000#. The lb per inch limits, and rated capacities are normally well below that, of course.
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  4. Les2

    Les2 Hobbie Trucker

    There shouldn't even be an exemption for those things! You want it, you suffer the consciences!

    Since they have this weight exemption why can't I have one? My conestoga is for driver comfort and fuel mileage. The third axle I mounted on the trailer is to benefit the roads! That right there is a 3,000 lbs exemption I should get!

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  5. Moonpie

    Moonpie Well-Known Member

    Recheck the Virginia Limit.
  6. Hammer166

    Hammer166 Instigateur №166™

    Maximum Weight Limitations
  7. Mike

    Mike Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Don't be a hater! LOL
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  8. krelithous

    krelithous Prius hater Supporter

    tell that to the tree huggers there enforcing all of this crap
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  9. rigjockey

    rigjockey Token Canadian, Eh! Staff Member

    I currently have no APU. I have never had a problem with steer axle weights up to 16,000LBS.
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  10. Blood

    Blood Driveler Emeritus Supporter

    I dunno if AR statutes read differently than they did a few years ago but they were writing tickets using the 12k steer regs. After several complaints the FHWA paid a visit and threatened to suspend all federal funds until they got with the program.

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  11. Duck

    Duck Quack Supporter

    That's cuz they messed with the wrong Werner driver & got the US Marshalls called on them.

    Jim-Bob actually WAS telling the truth at the truck stop counter. :eek:
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  12. AK7

    AK7 Well-Known Member

    Ya,but that's only like 8,000 Canadian lbs......LOL
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  13. rigjockey

    rigjockey Token Canadian, Eh! Staff Member

    Lmao, Kilopounds
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  14. DeniseJoyce

    DeniseJoyce New Member

    Thxs and wonderful information Mike but I would like to know were you can get or apply for that weight exception certificate?

    Thxs in advance,
  15. Mike

    Mike Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Not 100% sure, but I don't think a certificate is required any longer.
  16. ironpony

    ironpony Well-Known Member Supporter

    Your APU manufacturer would have one (if still needed) - I recall seeing a stack of them at a ThermoKing shop for instance.
  17. DeniseJoyce

    DeniseJoyce New Member

    Thank you for the info about that Ironpony!
    I am going to buy an Cummins Onan 5KW
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