Not sure about VA but here in Michigan we needed the weight
ANY weight. Took the Burro, with new axle
, new floor, and new tires
or any camping gear) to the local truck stop and had it weighed on the truck scale. We had our tow vehicle on one pad and the trailer tires
on another pad. It cost $8 and it showed the weight of our tow vehicle and the weight of our trailer.
I took the documents to the Secretary of State 5 minutes before close on a Friday to get our license
plates. We made it just in time so that we could get on the road on Sunday for our first camping trip.
The VIN was on the Ohio title. They asked me if I wanted a Michigan title and stated that I did not need one for a trailer under 2000 lbs (new Michigan law.) For an extra $15 to the State you can get a title and I went for it.
The manager at the truckstop we went to was very familiar with Secretary of State rules and provided all information and circled it on the documents. Check with your local truck stop with certified scales.