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Offline zoneVphotography

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South Dakota Title & Registration?
« on: April 14, 2022, 09:55:24 PM »
For anyone who has titled and registered an RV in South Dakota: One of the requirements is "For trailer or RV that does not already have a South Dakota title, include printed weight ticket or other physical proof of the empty/shipping weight of the vehicle if it’s not on title." Any idea what qualifies as the "empty/shipping weight" and where this would be located? My bus is a 1996 MCI Featherlite Conversion. The chassis is a 1995. Thank you.

Offline richard5933

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Re: South Dakota Title & Registration?
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2022, 03:21:28 AM »
From what you've quoted, it sounds like a printed weight ticket is what you need. Empty everything you can from the bus and drive it to a CAT Scale. Check with the local office to see how recent it needs to be, and possibly how local it needs to be.
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Offline zoneVphotography

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Re: South Dakota Title & Registration?
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2022, 07:43:24 AM »
Yes, a weight scale is an option, but one I am trying to avoid. I am living in the bus full time and it is pretty full with my equipment and belongings and I don't have anywhere to even put the stuff if I take it all out. The MCI Maintenance Manual shows the net weight as 27,250lbs, but that is before the conversion.

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Re: South Dakota Title & Registration?
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2022, 08:02:45 AM »
Does the weight matter?

RV registrations across the jurisdictions, rarely base the fees on weights?

If it matters, at the truck stop of your choice, dump it all out on the ground, drive on, scale it, drive off and load it back up?

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Re: South Dakota Title & Registration?
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2022, 08:07:27 AM »
Yes, the weight matters. It is for the title, and if the weight is not on the title, which it is not in my case, you need to provide the shipping/empty weight. The fees are based on weight in SD.

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Re: South Dakota Title & Registration?
« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2022, 09:48:52 AM »
Well, there's today's learning!

Bring a friend and empty it out beside the scale in a parking spot, water and waste tanks empty, fuel way down, battery bank out too, and nobody in it when taking the weight.

That fee schedule is nasty, compared to many.

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