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Hi all -

I got an 06 1500 Megacab. I live in NY state and when I bought it my NYS DMV assigned me commercial plates even thou I do not have any business, and I use my truck to drive to work, for home projects or to go somewhere with my wife and kids. In NY, NJ and CT you can not drive commercial vehicle on Parkways and this is where I am screwed sometimes. There is a rule in NYS that if a pickup truck weighs more than 5500 unladen it's got to have commercial plates. I did not know about that till I bought the truck and when the dealer was trying to get passenger plates for me, he could not. My mega weighs about 6400 empty. I would almost agree with the situation til the moment I saw couple of Megacabs, including 2500 with NY passenger plates. Then, when I went for oil change, I saw a 2500 quadcab with CTD on passenger plates, and those weigh more than 5500 empty.

My question is : is there anybody with megacab or QC 2500 in NY that has passenger plates ? How did you do it ?

PS: I know all QC 1500 may have passenger since they are light.

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All trucks in NY get a commercial plate. Even compact truck like Rangers and the like. If I remember right it's not necessary if your under the weight limit, but unless anything is said commercial plates go on. My guess is you'll be ok driving. I think there's a difference between commercial plates and commercial vehicles but I can be wrong?
 

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Megacab with commercial plates.

Not really. I have seen F350 with passenger plates in NY. Not every pick up must have commercial plates.

Thanks anyway.
 

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http://www.nydmv.state.ny.us/register.htm#pickup

Passenger Class Registration for Pick-up Trucks
Can I get a passenger class registration for my pick-up truck and drive the truck on parkways?
You can get passenger class plates for a light-duty pick-up truck that has an unladen weight of 5,500 lbs. or less.

See form MV-114 (Information For Pick-Up Truck Owners) to get more information.

The agency that controls a parkway decides if pick-up trucks with passenger class plates are allowed on the parkway. To make sure you can drive your pick-up truck on a parkway, contact the agency that manages the parkway. Some parking regulations and traffic regulations in New York City depend on the type of vehicle plates on your vehicle. Passenger class plates on your pick-up truck can change how NYC regulations affect you. Contact New York City about their regulations.

What pick-up trucks qualify for passenger class plates?
A pick up truck that is not changed and has an open bed can qualify for passenger class plates if the truck:

is used only for non-commercial purposes, and
has an unladen weight of 5,500 lbs. or less (the unladen weight of your pick-up truck is listed on the title certificate and on the door sticker), and
does not have any business advertisements on the truck.
 

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Megacab & commercial plates.

Convbcuda -

thanks, I read it 10 times before to see some way to get out this stupid situation.
Are you in NY ?

On top of it, in NY city you can NOT have commercial plates on a car without business name, address and phone # on the doors. Now, NYSDMV forces me to (not a business owner) have commercial plates, but I will get a ticket for having them without a business logos on my truck.

Talking about sense in NY....
 

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No, I'm in Virginia. I have regular plates on my 2500 Diesel Mega Cab. With my family and a load of brush from a few bushes I removed, the truck weighed 7280 lbs according to the scales at the dump.

VA isn't as wacky as NY.
 

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There was another guy posting about the same problems a while back. But I believe he had a 2500 QuadCab Hemi. I don't know what ever happened with his situation as he used some expressway to commute to work everyday and didn't know what the hell to do now. Might wanna do a search and see what ever happened.

KB
 

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ridehardny said:
All trucks in NY get a commercial plate. Even compact truck like Rangers and the like. If I remember right it's not necessary if your under the weight limit, but unless anything is said commercial plates go on. My guess is you'll be ok driving. I think there's a difference between commercial plates and commercial vehicles but I can be wrong?
not sure if i fall in this category but i live in florida.. my Bday is in NOv but i have to register in December. December is when the Commercial vehicles have to register. and all i got is a 1500.. sheeesh
hope that makes u feel better
 

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anthrHEMI said:
not sure if i fall in this category but i live in florida.. my Bday is in NOv but i have to register in December. December is when the Commercial vehicles have to register. and all i got is a 1500.. sheeesh
hope that makes u feel better
your truck is consider commercial to the state of florida since your truck weighs over 5000#'s all trucks over 5000# must renew in december like you said, it stupid but we dont have laws like NY does so we can drive anywhere....i know this because i do tag and title work and people are always coming at me with these questions
 

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Isn't it nice how governments can change the definition of a word?
 

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there r 2 ways around it
1 if the vehichle is undeer 5600lbs or something like that ex a reg 1500
2 if the vehichle has a cap on it it can be registered like a suburban then take the cap off and sell it
 

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Megacab_PL said:
Yeah, NY laws are wacky...

Are you upstate or the city?
 

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I am in Rockland County, but sometimes I need to go to the city. I do not take the Magacab anymore, van't go on Palisades pkwy, can't use Holland tunnel, and I can get a ticket for lack of business signs on the doors of the truck. What stupid laws. Excursions and suburbans weigh more and they are "passenger"...
Luckly, upstate NY the laws are better and I am ok where I am.

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