Just received my first registration renewal and notice that there is a weight fee on there. Is this normal? Does everyone with a Gladiator have that?
I was never asked how much I wanted to tow when I registered it at DMV. They asked me to get a weight certificate from weighting station which I did. However, I didnt know that I would be charged a weight fee going forward at each registration renewal.I was not asked what towing weight I wanted to pay for when I registered my JT, but I was when I registered my Ridgeline.
That is strange. I would think the system would have the truck weight in it since it should be standard. Or that you could whip out the owners manual. What happens when you add bumpers, winch, etc? Go back every year with the current weight?I was never asked how much I wanted to tow when I registered it at DMV. They asked me to get a weight certificate from weighting station which I did. However, I didnt know that I would be charged a weight fee going forward at each registration renewal.
|Unladen Weight in Pounds||Code||Fee|
|0 – 1,999||A||$8|
|2,000 – 2,999||B||$8|
|3,000 – 4,000||C||$24|
|4,001 – 5,000||D||$80|
|5,001 – 6,000||E||$154|
|6,001 – 7,000||F||$204|
|7,001 – 8,000||G||$257|
|8,001 – 9,000||H||$308|
|9,001 – 10,000||J||$360|
Thanks! very helpful. Mine is $154 which aligns with the fee schedule. This is my first truck so I wasnt sure about the different fees.If the vehicle was bought new in California then the weight fee was added when it was first registered, using the unladen weight supplied by the manufacturer. If bought out of state, then the owner needs to get a certified weight to give to the DMV. It won't change once the initial California registration is issued and many people don't even know it's there. Here's the current fee schedule from the Vehicle Code:
Motor Vehicles With No More Than Two Axles
Unladen Weight in Pounds Code Fee 0 – 1,999 A $8 2,000 – 2,999 B $8 3,000 – 4,000 C $24 4,001 – 5,000 D $80 5,001 – 6,000 E $154 6,001 – 7,000 F $204 7,001 – 8,000 G $257 8,001 – 9,000 H $308 9,001 – 10,000 J $360
You can find the whole code section at: this link