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Thread: Wisconsin Boat Trailer Licence Requirements

  1. #21
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    RE: Wisconsin Boat Trailer Licence Requirements

    "I wouldn't get too worked up about it. You do not have to pull into the scale's or weigh stations, no state trooper is going to pull over a medium size boat/trailer for lack of a lic. plate in this state or any other. I don't understand what someone was trying to say about out of state? Because you are going to travel through a state you think you you are going to have to buy a lic. plate for that state just to travel through? You are nuts."


    Coldfront,
    No, you don't buy a plate for every state you are in, you get the one you should have in Wisconsin. As one poster said earlier, while you are not REQUIRED to register your trailer under 3000 lbs., it is ENCOURAGED. I can only summize this is for the purpose of traveling in other states where registration is required for all trailers. Regarding the weigh stations, you are correct, unless your trailer is over 10,000 lbs. you aren't under CMV inspection rules. However, every factory made trailer I've ever seen has a metal tag showing the trailer's date of manufacture, VIN and GVWR. You don't need a portable scale or weigh station to know you're over 3000 lbs with a 20 ft fiberglass boat with 225 hp engine. I know a bunch of people that are going to be watching 51/39 this summer. Just a bit of forewarning. I like to fish & go snowmobiling, but the number of illegal rigs on the road is staggering.

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    RE: Wisconsin Boat Trailer Licence Requirements

    I knew there was a reason I can't stand those Gung Ho meter maids. I guess if I ever buy a new boat over 3000# I will get one but I refuse for now, I'm not even sure if I am over 3000# 16 ft Ranger with 115 Merc.? You can buy a trailer with no boat, how in the hell would the tag on the trailer know what size or type boat you going to pull with it?

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    RE: Wisconsin Boat Trailer Licence Requirements

    mqk

    I think you mean.

    The plates are issued with a weight sticker in one of three size categories, A, up to 4,500 pounds; B, up to 6,000 pounds; and C, up to 8,000 pounds.

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    RE: Wisconsin Boat Trailer Licence Requirements

    You TV stars with the big boats.............:+

    I feel honored to live just blocks away! Although all the paparazzi are getting annoying!! Hunts (that young rock star) must really have it bad over there too! :D

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    RE: Wisconsin Boat Trailer Licence Requirements

    No Ken, it's the other way around. An "A" sticker is the highest weight category you can get in a light truck at 8000 lbs. "B" is 6000 and "C" is the lowest at 4500.

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    RE: Wisconsin Boat Trailer Licence Requirements

    I got a ticket one time by our friendly meter maids because I had the back seats out of my mini van and had a small tool box in there. I had pass. plates, and told him they were just out for the day, he said no matter you need truck plates if you take the seats out and handed me a ticket. Along with my speeding ticket. @#$%*#

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    RE: Wisconsin Boat Trailer Licence Requirements

    Wasn't me!! It was BwHntr...............:+

    I'm just here to give Juhas and John Mayer some do do!

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    RE: Wisconsin Boat Trailer Licence Requirements

    Great , that's all I need.

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    RE: Wisconsin Boat Trailer Licence Requirements

    I heard Juhas joined the BBQ Sauce Flavor of the month club.

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    RE: Wisconsin Boat Trailer Licence Requirements

    I saw on Facebook that was a minnesota guide trick?

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