1931 AA WEIGHT OF TRUCK

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rfj52
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1931 AA WEIGHT OF TRUCK

Post by rfj52 » June 29th, 2016, 10:03 am

Does anyone know what the curb weight of a 131 inch wheel base AA is?

Stakebed
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Re: 1931 AA WEIGHT OF TRUCK

Post by Stakebed » June 29th, 2016, 4:26 pm

What kind of bed? I'd guess 3800-4k on the safe side if your thinking of hauling it.

rfj52
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Re: 1931 AA WEIGHT OF TRUCK

Post by rfj52 » June 30th, 2016, 5:43 am

Trying to register and title truck, and I need a curb weighth for reg. . Truck is a express bed.

Bob C
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Re: 1931 AA WEIGHT OF TRUCK

Post by Bob C » June 30th, 2016, 8:16 am

According to the McMillan book 3422 lbs.

Bob

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Re: 1931 AA WEIGHT OF TRUCK

Post by rfj52 » June 30th, 2016, 9:01 am

Thanks Bob.

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Chris Haynes
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Re: 1931 AA WEIGHT OF TRUCK

Post by Chris Haynes » June 30th, 2016, 12:59 pm

Take it to a truck scale. You usually need a certificate from a scale to register a commercial vehicle.

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Re: 1931 AA WEIGHT OF TRUCK

Post by drtrcrV-8 » June 30th, 2016, 7:39 pm

I don't see where you are from, but in CA a Commercial Vehicle (Truck, etc.) pre 1936, is weight-fee exempt, although most DMV employees are ignorant of the fact, & will try to charge you. If this applies to you, refer them to Vehicle Code section 9401. Also, if they try for back fees, refer them to VC 4604 (d) (3). OTHER STATES MAY BE DIFFERENT, BUT IF YOU DON'T ASK, THEY CAN'T SAY NO!! LOL!!

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Re: 1931 AA WEIGHT OF TRUCK

Post by Stakebed » July 1st, 2016, 10:32 am

drtrcrV-8 wrote:I don't see where you are from, but in CA a Commercial Vehicle (Truck, etc.) pre 1936, is weight-fee exempt, although most DMV employees are ignorant of the fact, & will try to charge you. If this applies to you, refer them to Vehicle Code section 9401. Also, if they try for back fees, refer them to VC 4604 (d) (3). OTHER STATES MAY BE DIFFERENT, BUT IF YOU DON'T ASK, THEY CAN'T SAY NO!! LOL!!
agreed, arm yourself with all the info before you go. And if their anything like IL DMV's go early, bring a book, and settle in for a few hours... :evil:

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Re: 1931 AA WEIGHT OF TRUCK

Post by Chris Haynes » July 1st, 2016, 2:01 pm

drtrcrV-8 wrote:I don't see where you are from, but in CA a Commercial Vehicle (Truck, etc.) pre 1936, is weight-fee exempt, although most DMV employees are ignorant of the fact, & will try to charge you. If this applies to you, refer them to Vehicle Code section 9401. Also, if they try for back fees, refer them to VC 4604 (d) (3). OTHER STATES MAY BE DIFFERENT, BUT IF YOU DON'T ASK, THEY CAN'T SAY NO!! LOL!!

Although they don't charge weight fee they still want the weight.

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Re: 1931 AA WEIGHT OF TRUCK

Post by drtrcrV-8 » July 1st, 2016, 3:24 pm

Knowing the weight of your truck is a good idea, but if it's exempt, why does the clerk demand it? You have a couple of choices: you can use a commercial scale & bring it with you, or you can ask for the manager & ask "Why do you need the weight, as all you would need it for is to calculate the license fees, & this vehicle is exempt as per VC 9401?" Although I do realize that the words 'LOGIC' & 'DMV' DO NOT usually occur in the same universe, let alone in the same building!! LOL!

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Re: 1931 AA WEIGHT OF TRUCK

Post by rfj52 » July 5th, 2016, 5:32 am

Thanks for all the info, I think I am going with the 3400 LBS that Bob gave. The truck is not on the road yet but I am trying to get a Title and to register it they want a weight.

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Re: 1931 AA WEIGHT OF TRUCK

Post by motorclubaa » July 7th, 2016, 3:04 am

We had our recovery truck weighed some years back at 1.8tons, which is just a fraction over 4000lbs. It does have a hefty crane on the back though! Here in UK the rules are that we don't need an annual test (MOT) and no road tax to pay, the vehicle does have to be registered annually, in our case as historic. A couple of years ago the tax disc that we had to have on the screen was abandoned, so now people have a replica 'old' disc. When the lorry was donated to the Club it had never been registered because recovery vehicles didn't need it. So a period number was allocated. It didn't have a vehicle number either so the farmer looking after it cut the membership number off an AA badge (AA in this case is a recovery operation) and rivetted it to the bulkhead, so the Man from The Ministry went away happy, he had a number!!
Colin

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