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Question for PA owners (Registration)


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I have a Sierra all terrain SLT Crew. Just got the reg. from DMV. They sent me a class 2 sticker for the windshield. Any one else get this? Did you put it on? There are other trucks on my street and they don't have this in the window. What is the deal?

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I have a Sierra all terrain SLT Crew. Just got the reg. from DMV. They sent me a class 2 sticker for the windshield. Any one else get this? Did you put it on? There are other trucks on my street and they don't have this in the window. What is the deal?

Yes I got one too, haven't put it on yet. I am waiting until spring. It is a weight class sticker.. class 2 is 5,001 - 7000 lbs registered gross weight. My 2013 2500 HD was class 3 which is 7,001 - 9,000 lbs. I am sure it is illegal in this good ole state not to have it on the windsheild but I don't know how hard they enforce it...

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i just threw it on because i live in a township where if your registration or inspection is one day out of code they'll stop you. as for the turnpike, been driving a truck with EZ Pass for 4 years and they never changed the rate they charge me.....

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not sure if totally accurate, but this is what i was told years ago buy a salesman at a local dealer.

 

1500 series trucks empty are just under the weight limit if class 1. if you are hauling anything substantial, you will be over

the class 1 sticker and can be pulled over. I have heard of cops doing weight checks on rt 422, but not recently.

 

I dont want pulled over so i put on the class 2 sticker.

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not sure if totally accurate, but this is what i was told years ago buy a salesman at a local dealer.

 

1500 series trucks empty are just under the weight limit if class 1. if you are hauling anything substantial, you will be over

the class 1 sticker and can be pulled over. I have heard of cops doing weight checks on rt 422, but not recently.

 

I dont want pulled over so i put on the class 2 sticker.

I was just on 422 :D

 

the sticker is just visual, your class is all on your plate registration, so the sticker doesent mean anything other than a quick look to see with your sticker ect.

Most full size trucks are a class 2 though. doubt it would be a major issue. being over weight, now thats another story

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Here are a few quick points:

 

  • The cutoff from Class 1 to Class 2 is 8600 GVWR. Most 1500's are just under this but depending on the options added it will push you into Class 2.
  • It is illegal to not have the sticker on your windshield (of course that's if you get caught ...)
  • The cost for tags is more for a Class 2 truck. It used to be something like $54/year for Class 1 and $86/year for Class 2 but I'm not sure of the exact costs.
  • The Class 2 sticker on the windshield does not need to be replaced each year. If you lose it or mutiliate it they charge you something like $5 for a new one.

The manufacturers do this because of CAFE requirements. Anything over 8600 GVWR (and therefore Class 2 in PA) does not have to meet fuel efficiency requirements. Even if you don't put the Class 2 sticker on the windshield you are still paying the higher rate each year when you renew your tags.

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