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Old 04-10-2013, 12:39 PM   #43
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Registration paperwork has been changed. However, the plan is to get the brake controller installed anyway. Thanks for your help and opinions everyone!

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Old 04-10-2013, 01:46 PM   #44
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It's a shame you had to go through this drill. Happy it worked out.

Here is what the State of Virginia states:

GVWR (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating) is assigned by the manufacture, it is the total weight of the vehicle, passengers, optional components, and cargo that the vehicle is designed to carry.

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Old 04-10-2013, 09:07 PM   #45
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My point is if a policeman pulls her over he is going to look at the registration. If it says that the trailer is registered for 3000# he is going to believe the registration. He may or may not believe her that it weighs less than 3000# and he is definitely not going to waste his time actually weighing the camper in order to prove the registration is wrong..
The registration isn't (now wasn't) wrong - it doesn't say what the trailer weighs. He could write a ticket assuming that the trailer weighs exactly 3000 pounds (one pound less and the brakes are not required, one pound more and he should write an over-allowed-weight ticket), but I don't think he's going to waste his time doing that, either.

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