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« on: 09/21/02 06:11 PM »

Just curious :).  I find it strange the way our AV doesn't have truck plates.  Is this a mistake or would the AV just be considered an SUV so it shouldn't have truck plates?  When I'm paying attention, it seems like every other Avalanche I see has truck plates.  

I don't want to consider the AV an SUV.  I'd rather just consider it a really, really fancy pickup that's extremely versatile ;D.  I'd rather see the 3 letters "TRK" for truck on our CO plates than nothing except for the numbers.
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« Reply #1 on: 09/21/02 07:05 PM »

Actually in NY they are commercial plates for trucks ect.
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« Reply #2 on: 09/21/02 07:16 PM »

I just went in yesterday and got my Tag.  I am running a truck tag on mine.  I am in Kansas.  What they told me was the weight of the vehicle is what made it go to a truck.  

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« Reply #3 on: 09/22/02 02:43 AM »

I just went in yesterday and got my Tag.  I am running a truck tag on mine.  I am in Kansas.  What they told me was the weight of the vehicle is what made it go to a truck.  


Dang!  I wish that was the case on ours!  That would easily make it a truck!

What kinds of plates do you Coloradans have?
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« Reply #4 on: 09/22/02 02:48 AM »

Went out and got the Oregon Crater Lake plates on the day that they were first issued.  Had some people tell me they were fake plates (since they are not embossed).

The title and registration says its a truck!
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« Reply #5 on: 09/22/02 02:54 AM »

Both my 2dr Tahoe and my Av is labled Truck in Texas. ;D
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« Reply #6 on: 09/22/02 03:00 AM »

Truck in California
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« Reply #7 on: 09/22/02 03:02 AM »

Truck in Texas.

We discussed this before but without a poll ...

Is It a StationWagon or Is It a Truck D.O.T.?
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« Reply #8 on: 09/22/02 03:04 AM »

  My Avalanche has NON COM truck plates here in Ohio.  I was told if it has a bed then it is a truck.  I beleive the sticker on the door says the AV is a MPV,just like my mini van but I have truck plates.  I dont care what the plates say even  though the truck plates cost a little more.
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« Reply #9 on: 09/22/02 03:09 AM »

goo, that classified yours as a passenger truck?  shouldn't that read RICE-TRK instead? ;D

And shouldn't yours read NERF-TRK  :4:

It took me 5 months to respond to this!  
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« Reply #10 on: 09/22/02 03:18 AM »

goo, that classified yours as a passenger truck?  shouldn't that read RICE-TRK instead? ;D



And shouldn't yours read NERF-TRK  :4:

It took me 5 months to respond to this!  


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« Reply #11 on: 09/22/02 05:59 AM »

Howdy!
Here in CT we are not able to use passenger plates.  Need a COMBO plate which is a truck plate.  Pay according to the weight......

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« Reply #12 on: 09/22/02 06:05 AM »

Your choice in Illinois...I put my car plates on cuz you can't drive trux on the Boulevard (tickets) but you can drive 'em if they're plated as a car...
Mine is classified as a "carryall" (like the Suburban)...I realize that it loses some of the grunt factor with car plates but I can drive it anywhere. :B:
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« Reply #13 on: 09/22/02 07:24 AM »

I currently am driving a 1999 Chevrolet Suburban.
It is allowed on the parkways since it is a "car".

I am getting an Avalanche in the near future, and wanted to make sure that in fact my truck could be plated as a carryall in New York State.

If anyone has a NY avalanche, please inform me if you have car or truck plates because i want car plates.


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« Reply #14 on: 09/22/02 07:47 AM »

I just moved to Georgia, but I don't think that they have a distinction for truck or car...
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« Reply #15 on: 09/22/02 09:18 AM »

Passenger Car Plates in New York. Couldn't transfer my Commercial (P/U) plates.
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« Reply #16 on: 09/22/02 09:33 AM »

Here in Texas it's hard to understand.  I've got truck plates, because it is a truck I suppose.
On SUVs it is hard to tell.  Some are registered as a car and some as trucks.  My Navigator was a truck, but many others were cars.  Suburbans the same way.
Goo, being a local guy, can probably unscrew the Texas law.  
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« Reply #17 on: 09/22/02 10:20 AM »

New York has commercial and passenger plates. Commercial plates can be considered equivalent to truck plates. There are disadvantages to commercial plates: they cost more, there are roads restricted to no commerical traffic, and tolls can be higher in some areas.

One of the deciding factors in New York was the back seat. If it didn't have a back seat, or it was a temporary folding back seat it must have commercial plates. My old S-10 extended cab had to have commercial plates, because the jump seatrs in back didn't count. The laws have been relaxed recently and non-commercial trucks can be registered as passenger if they meet a complex set of restrictions.

I think the fact that it has four doors and a real back seat gave me some options. I had my Av registered as a suburban class vehicle with passenger plates. To do this I cannot have business graphics on it, nor have ladder or lumber racks on it, nor carry more than 500 pounds in the back. Most of these don't bother me. The weight limit is a bit bothersome, but should rarely affect me.

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« Reply #18 on: 09/22/02 11:02 AM »

It's classified a truck in PA
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« Reply #19 on: 09/22/02 03:00 PM »

I live in Pa. i see Avalanches with truck plates but my Av. has a Wild Resource plate which was transfred from my 91 S10
The registration says its a station wagon, just got new reg. in the mail same class cost 36 dollars a year ;D
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« Reply #20 on: 09/22/02 10:50 PM »

Paying about $20 more a year here in Ohio for "Truck" registration & plates
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« Reply #21 on: 09/23/02 12:20 AM »

Mine does not have truck places, thankfully.  

In Texas, if it is classified as a truck, insurance can get away with not insuring parts of it unless you specify them on your policy.  If it is not specified as a truck, you can get away with much more :-)
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« Reply #22 on: 09/23/02 12:27 AM »

Mine does not have truck places, thankfully.  

In Texas, if it is classified as a truck, insurance can get away with not insuring parts of it unless you specify them on your policy.  If it is not specified as a truck, you can get away with much more :-)


How did you get car tags?  I wasn't given a choice.  Does the dealer decide?  ???
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« Reply #23 on: 09/23/02 12:31 AM »

I think it is the County that decides, but I am not positive on that.
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« Reply #24 on: 09/23/02 12:47 AM »

In Minnesota, it falls under just standard plates. The only time you see "truck" plates is for delivery of business use trucks. All pickups, SUVs and cars have the same plates. For me, I am using "Critical Habitat" plates where I pay an extra $30 per year and that goes to the conservationist/habitat fund in Minnesota.

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« Reply #25 on: 09/23/02 01:49 AM »

Just curious :).  I find it strange the way our AV doesn't have truck plates.  Is this a mistake or would the AV just be considered an SUV so it shouldn't have truck plates?  When I'm paying attention, it seems like every other Avalanche I see has truck plates.  

I don't want to consider the AV an SUV.  I'd rather just consider it a really, really fancy pickup that's extremely versatile ;D.  I'd rather see the 3 letters "TRK" for truck on our CO plates than nothing except for the numbers.


ColoradoAV - I think you Lic plate office made a mistake - every AV I have seen in CO has truck plates including mine - I wonder if you over paid taxes for your AV plates.
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« Reply #26 on: 09/23/02 02:30 AM »

I'm not sure about the Av here in TX, I'll have to check on it. BUT, with an SUV it's your choice whether you want car or truck plates. When we bought our Explorer the Woman at DMV told us car plates would eventually go down but Truck plates don't. Well it took about six yrs. but the plates for our Explorer did drop $10 this yr. BTW...for about the last 5 yrs. we've had a personalized plate on it. 8)
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« Reply #27 on: 09/23/02 09:57 AM »



ColoradoAV - I think you Lic plate office made a mistake - every AV I have seen in CO has truck plates including mine - I wonder if you over paid taxes for your AV plates.


Hmmmm ???.  That's interesting.  Plates here cost so much and to be over charged, that makes it even worse!
Every AV I've seen here (except for ours) has truck plates too.  That has to be a mistake.
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« Reply #28 on: 09/24/02 12:14 AM »

Wisconsin is truck.  The dealer told me either, but the DOT said truck.  I believe, like other states, it is determined by weight.  I have personalized Endangered Species plates which you can have on a car or a truck.  I transfered them to the AV from a Rodeo which was registered as a car, and had to pay the full truck registration amount. >:( (I renewed the plates in March, and bought the AV in June!) :8: Stupid DOT!!!!
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« Reply #29 on: 09/24/02 07:45 AM »

Funny thing, my registration has the AV classified as a wagon....I don't know how that happened but oh well...and as far as the special interest plates go, I run the Law enforcement plates in which the annual fee and one time fee go to the families of police officers who lost their lives in the line of duty.....well worth it in my opinion.... :B:
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« Reply #30 on: 09/24/02 08:07 AM »

Ha! But how much is your registration? I'm paying $400 or so on my "Commercial" truck. I don't mind. It pays for all of our great social engineering programs in California.
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« Reply #31 on: 09/24/02 08:19 AM »

jnspur is right,  WI is truck plates.  Couldn't transfer my "car" plates from my Tahoe.  Truck plates cost more to renew.  I think it has to do with the size of the vehicle vs. the passenger space.
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« Reply #32 on: 09/24/02 09:05 AM »

mine is registered as a truck, but I have specialized plates that don't say either way.
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« Reply #33 on: 09/24/02 09:19 AM »

My Texas Plates say truck and the registration cost isn't bad at all  ;D



Any comments Spork?  :4:
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« Reply #34 on: 09/24/02 09:42 AM »

My Texas Plates say truck and the registration cost isn't bad at all  ;D



Any comments Spork?  :4:


Well, I'm not Spork but geez, CO is ridiculous!  I think we paid about 10 times that much for our registration! >:( :( ::) :-[ :'( :6: :7: :8: :9: :C: :D:

Goo, why does that say your carrying capacity is 1000 lb?  Isn't it supposed to be 1300lb?
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« Reply #35 on: 09/24/02 09:54 AM »

You're the exception ColoradoAV . . . my Colorado plates have the TRK on the side.   Interesting . . . but not to hard to understand given the intricate and mysterious workings of the state government . . . their crystal ball must have been down that day. ;D ;D
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« Reply #36 on: 09/24/02 10:03 AM »

Goo, why does that say your carrying capacity is 1000 lb?  Isn't it supposed to be 1300lb?


They probably subtracted the weight of my subs ::)
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« Reply #37 on: 09/24/02 12:22 PM »

Here in Jersey they're (at least mine is) registered as a pickup –
Passenger Commercial.
6000 lbs
$89.00

There’s no designation on the plates – I think that’s where the passenger part comes into play.
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« Reply #38 on: 09/24/02 01:14 PM »



Well, I'm not Spork but geez, CO is ridiculous!  I think we paid about 10 times that much for our registration! >:( :( ::) :-[ :'( :6: :7: :8: :9: :C: :D:

Goo, why does that say your carrying capacity is 1000 lb?  Isn't it supposed to be 1300lb?

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« Reply #39 on: 05/28/03 06:18 AM »

Got 2 tickets in Ny today. One for having passenger plates and one for being on a parkway. I guess they are now enforcing the bullpoop 5000 LBS law for pick up trucks in NY. Trooper said if I get a cap and stove and fridge for camping then its ok. Lets see, I am to heavy but if I add another 1000 LBS then I am ok >:( What a crock. In the mean time, any 7000 LBS Excursion is no problem on parkway. Give me a break.
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« Reply #40 on: 05/28/03 06:28 AM »

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Great, which parkway were you on? So I can avoid it!
The dealer said Commercial plates were needed in Connecticut first. Then he tore up the purchase order when the DMV said I could transfer my passenger plates. Go figure!
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« Reply #41 on: 05/28/03 06:40 AM »

Kind of funny here in IL.  The AV is required to have truck plates.  Thats cool, no prob.  The EXT...they have car plates.  Weird!!!!!
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« Reply #42 on: 05/28/03 07:07 AM »

Cadboy1,

Great, which parkway were you on? So I can avoid it!
The dealer said Commercial plates were needed in Connecticut first. Then he tore up the purchase order when the DMV said I could transfer my passenger plates. Go figure!


funny, the CT DMV took one look at the paperwork (this in 11-02) and said "Truck" and charged me accordingly (higher, by the way)
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« Reply #43 on: 05/28/03 08:00 AM »

I drive everyday from the Saktigos parkway to the Robert Moses causway to Ocean Parkway to Meadowbrook Parkway to Sunrise Highway. One time I take the Wantagh Parkway and thats where the bored trooper decided to nab me. Thousands of parkway miles over 1.5 years and now its not ok. I took my Impala SS to work today and passed 2 AVs.
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« Reply #44 on: 05/28/03 08:16 AM »

Isn't a parkway just a fancy term for highway.  We have one parkway here in St. Louis that I'm aware of, and it is no different from any other roads.  In fact, it is more like an Ave than a highway.

How can certain vehicles be banned from driving?  It isn't like we are driving an 18 wheeler here...

I really hope I don't run into this issue.

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« Reply #45 on: 05/28/03 08:17 AM »

OH yeah, Cadboy1, who issued the passenger plates?  Perhaps you have a way out of that ticket if it was a DMV problem.

And, in MO, the AV is a truck.  That's was the DMV told me, no options for me.

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« Reply #46 on: 05/28/03 08:31 AM »

Here in Chicago the city bans pick-ups or vehicles wearing 'B-Truck' plates on boulevards, including the Lake Shore Drive.  They also prevent you from parking on city streets.  However, Illinois allows substitutions for B plates up to certain weight limits.  I do not know if the different plates make a difference, or I am lucky, but no problems yet.

I opted for the Wildlife series with a Bass on it which donates to wildlife preservation.  I may switch to a new America Remembers plate that donates proceeds to Sept. 11th funds.  not just a good cause but a nice design
http://www.sos.state.il.us/departments/vehicles/america_remembers.html

Fortunately it is not a major up charge and Illinois offers a smorgasboard of plate options.
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« Reply #47 on: 05/28/03 08:49 AM »

How can certain vehicles be banned from driving?  It isn't like we are driving an 18 wheeler here...

Long island has several parkways which are small limited access highways, and generally nicely landscaped and rather picturesque. One of the rules on the parkways is that there are no commercial vehicles allowed. This makes it nice since you don't have to fight the big rigs for a piece of the roadway.

The problem comes in that for the longest time, New York state required all pickup trucks to have commercial plates, even if it was obvious that there was no commerce involved. I found this especially annoying when I had my little S-10 pickup, and there were plenty of bigger cars on the road. Yet I still had to follow the restrictions as I had no choice in the matter.

I'ts been years since I've been to Long Island and driven the parkways. I hope I don't have to go there with the Av, as I have apssenger plates on it. (On the title, the vehicle class is listed as a Suburban.) This was on the advice of the dealer who did the registration paperwork an said that it was OK. Now, after reading this I'm just a little worried that it isn't true. :-\

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« Reply #48 on: 05/28/03 09:27 AM »


Long island has several parkways which are small limited access highways, and generally nicely landscaped and rather picturesque. One of the rules on the parkways is that there are no commercial vehicles allowed. This makes it nice since you don't have to fight the big rigs for a piece of the roadway.

The problem comes in that for the longest time, New York state required all pickup trucks to have commercial plates, even if it was obvious that there was no commerce involved. I found this especially annoying when I had my little S-10 pickup, and there were plenty of bigger cars on the road. Yet I still had to follow the restrictions as I had no choice in the matter.

I'ts been years since I've been to Long Island and driven the parkways. I hope I don't have to go there with the Av, as I have apssenger plates on it. (On the title, the vehicle class is listed as a Suburban.) This was on the advice of the dealer who did the registration paperwork an said that it was OK. Now, after reading this I'm just a little worried that it isn't true. :-\

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The Belt parkway through Brooklyn and Southern state and Northern State parkways are anything but "limited Access". Each of them are jammed packed everyday. The limited access was true in the 50`s when they were created by Robert Moses but no longer. He purposely built low bridges to keep buses and trucks full of city dwellers out. So with the low bridges big rigs cant go on ( actually they do and clip bridges all the time, I guess they dont see the giant LOW BRIDGES signs) But to have SUV`s by the thousands on and not let an AV on is crazy.
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« Reply #49 on: 05/28/03 09:55 AM »

The Belt parkway through Brooklyn and Southern state and Northern State parkways are anything but "limited Access". Each of them are jammed packed everyday.

Of course you are correct. But I meant the term "limited access" in the formal sense of access being limited to on and off ramps, as opposed to being able to enter/exit at intersections at every crossroad.

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« Reply #50 on: 05/28/03 10:30 AM »


Of course you are correct. But I meant the term "limited access" in the formal sense of access being limited to on and off ramps, as opposed to being able to enter/exit at intersections at every crossroad.

-- SS


That is true. No cross roads like some other highways, and they tend to be more picturesque with plenty of trees lining the Parkways, quite beautiful the first 9000 times you drive down them :1: I especially like Ocean parkway, thats why I used to take it to work everyday. Adds 7 miles to my trip but you run 15-20 miles along the barrier beaches :A:
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« Reply #51 on: 05/28/03 12:25 PM »

I told my wife about this thread and she told me about a news story she saw on one of our local news affliliates.  I'm trying to find the story, I'll post a link when I do.  Apparently NY is enforcing some new laws, and some old ones because they are out of money.

One guy was pulled over and ticketed for having a license plate frame that blocked "New York" and "The Empire State" (I hope I quoted those correctly).  Make note, his tags weren't blocked, and you could read the plate just fine!  Another person was issued a citation for "Illegal use of a milk crate".  He was sitting on it in front of his business!

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« Reply #52 on: 05/28/03 02:13 PM »

I told my wife about this thread and she told me about a news story she saw on one of our local news affliliates.  I'm trying to find the story, I'll post a link when I do.  Apparently NY is enforcing some new laws, and some old ones because they are out of money.

One guy was pulled over and ticketed for having a license plate frame that blocked "New York" and "The Empire State" (I hope I quoted those correctly).  Make note, his tags weren't blocked, and you could read the plate just fine!  Another person was issued a citation for "Illegal use of a milk crate".  He was sitting on it in front of his business!

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And the other day a pregnant women got ticketed for sitting down inthe subway. Bloomberg is out of control. The PBA is running full page ads in all the newspapers telling people not to blame the cops, that they are being forced to do it.
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« Reply #53 on: 05/28/03 02:43 PM »

Another thing they are ticketing for in NYC is having your registration and inspection stickers placed one above the other instead of next to each other.   NY is desperate for some extra income!
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« Reply #54 on: 05/29/03 12:25 PM »

OH yeah, Cadboy1, who issued the passenger plates?  Perhaps you have a way out of that ticket if it was a DMV problem.

And, in MO, the AV is a truck.  That's was the DMV told me, no options for me.

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Wait, wait wait.  I have a friend who says he  doesn't have truck plates.  (I need to check into this to see if he's B.S. 'ing)

Also an idiot friend of mine told me my best bet was going with the BL6 plates over the BL12.  (6 meaning total weight 6k.)  However If I wish to tow a boat it has to be less than 1500lbs.  It won't be very often that I tow something, but would like to have that option.

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« Reply #55 on: 05/29/03 12:57 PM »

Wow I am glad we don't have all these different truck plates!

In NH, an AV could get either regular plates or commercial plates. Commercials are for businesses but a lot of business have regular plates. Go figure  ???  I grew up in NY and take the parkways all the time. A couple of weeks ago I was on the Southern State with a trooper behind me. Nothing happened... If I got a ticket on there I would probably fight it since I am not a commercial vehicle.
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« Reply #56 on: 05/29/03 01:18 PM »

Wow I am glad we don't have all these different truck plates!

In NH, an AV could get either regular plates or commercial plates. Commercials are for businesses but a lot of business have regular plates. Go figure  ???  I grew up in NY and take the parkways all the time. A couple of weeks ago I was on the Southern State with a trooper behind me. Nothing happened... If I got a ticket on there I would probably fight it since I am not a commercial vehicle.


Thats my problem now. I drive Southern state, Ocean, and Saktigos Parkways every day for the last 15 months. Now this one prick writes me 2 tickets. What do I do know, if I continue to drive them and I come across this one prick he will write me up again. Even if I fight these tickets, I doubt I will win cause the AV is over 5000 LBS and is a pick up so I guess I just have to avoid the parkways.
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« Reply #57 on: 05/29/03 01:21 PM »

I guess Pr**k is to harsh and has to be changed to thingy?
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« Reply #58 on: 05/29/03 01:28 PM »

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I would give a call over to the State Police troop L HQ in Farmingdale and ask someone to clarify if the AV is or isnt allowed on the parkways.
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« Reply #59 on: 05/29/03 01:44 PM »

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I would give a call over to the State Police troop L HQ in Farmingdale and ask someone to clarify if the AV is or isnt allowed on the parkways.


What for, the State police officer that gave me the tickets also gave me a copy of the law clearly stating the 5000 LBS limit for Pickups that his boss gave him. I will just wait till I see the Judge next week. I wish I could get a copy records that show all AV's in NY have passenger plates. I never seen one yet with commercial plates.
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« Reply #60 on: 05/29/03 01:51 PM »

I saw 1 with commerical plates a few weeks ago at a home dept.  It was a SOM 2500 with contractor logos on it.
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« Reply #61 on: 05/29/03 02:10 PM »

I meant 1500 models used for personal use only. I have never seen commercial plates on any and I see quite a few daily. And whats a SOM?
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« Reply #62 on: 05/29/03 02:13 PM »

I drive my AV to work every day taking the Long Island Expressway, to the Sagtikos Parkway, to the Northern State Parkway. I have a 2003 AV 2500 with passenger car plates. And I have a Snugtop. I'm well over the 5000 lb. limit. I had no idea they were enforcing the weight limit now. I see Suburbans, extended cab and crew cab duallys on there all of the time. Even those mini school buses with the dual rear wheels.

I know they are doing inspection and registration sticker, and seatbelt checks on Northern State all of the time now. Especially around the 231/Deer Park Avenue on and off ramps.

The quota system! It happens here too.

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« Reply #63 on: 05/29/03 02:18 PM »

SOM = Sunset Orange Metalic

And just tonight I was on the Meadowbrook and saw at least 5 others.
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« Reply #64 on: 05/29/03 10:23 PM »

I just noticed my Title does not say Pick up, it says SUBN, and my Certificate of origin says Multipurpose vehicle. What does everyone elses say?
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« Reply #65 on: 05/30/03 03:41 AM »

I just noticed my Title does not say Pick up, it says SUBN, and my Certificate of origin says Multipurpose vehicle. What does everyone elses say?

Same. I have NY passenger plates.

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« Reply #66 on: 05/30/03 08:30 AM »

Hey cookie monster, how much did that snug top cost? where did you get it?

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« Reply #67 on: 05/30/03 08:32 AM »

School buses are allowed on by permit. 7000 LBS Excursions are allowed on because the law of over 5000 LBS only applies to pick ups, which trooper boy said the AV is.
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« Reply #68 on: 05/31/03 12:52 PM »

Hey cookie monster, how much did that snug top cost? where did you get it?

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I paid about $2500 including labor. Got it at Ramp Chevy in Port Jefferson. They jacked up the price when I went to pick up the truck after they installed it, so I wouldn't recommend them. You can order the Snugtop at any Chevy dealer. They cost around $2000-$2500 depending on the dealership. 2-3 hours labor for the dealership to install it.

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« Reply #69 on: 05/31/03 01:15 PM »

School buses are allowed on by permit. 7000 LBS Excursions are allowed on because the law of over 5000 LBS only applies to pick ups, which trooper boy said the AV is.


That law should apply to all vehicles since they changed it back in 2000 to allow pickups on the parkways. Passenger plates means a passenger vehicle.

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« Reply #70 on: 05/31/03 01:51 PM »

I guess this is how NY (and other states) will now be making up their revenue shortfalls - by looking for any way to write a ticket.  :P
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« Reply #71 on: 11/22/03 07:47 AM »

Does you state finally understand what the avy is?
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« Reply #72 on: 11/22/03 08:03 AM »

In my state most AV's have combination plates.  I've only seen one with a commercial plate.

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« Reply #73 on: 11/22/03 02:40 PM »

I'm not sure about the difference with tag registration, but there isn't "Truck" tag for Florida.


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« Reply #74 on: 11/22/03 03:37 PM »

There are some strange licensing things out there. In Iowa my Avy is clssified as an SUV so I pay $385 for plates. If it was classified as a pick-up I would pay $75? A friend has a four door Ford with a cover over the back and he pays $75. Go figure? :E: Of course no one gives the Ford a second look, while my Av turns some heads. Priceless.
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« Reply #75 on: 11/22/03 03:44 PM »

I lik ethat Seminole plate!  Here is mine from Colorado.
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« Reply #76 on: 11/22/03 04:05 PM »

That's a nice plate!  :1:
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« Reply #77 on: 11/22/03 07:25 PM »

This is what I have:


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« Reply #78 on: 11/22/03 07:32 PM »

This is what I have:  ;D

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« Reply #79 on: 11/22/03 07:52 PM »

Florida, from my experience, is stupid !!! They go by vehicle weight sometimes, and sometimes by configuration. My Excursion was classified as an SUV with a GVW of 9000#. The Av is classified as a Truck with a GVW of 7000#. Now you would think that I'd pay more for my registration/taxes on the Excursion, but because it was classified as an SUV, the cost was only $68/yr. The Av, as a truck, is costing me $100/yr... go figure !! :8:

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« Reply #80 on: 12/04/03 05:53 PM »

in indiana it depends upon the county of registry.  i was told i had to have a truck license.  but i have seen car plates on an AV.  the av is eligible for vanity plate as i will have YELO TRK next year.  indiana has a strange court decision which says that vehicles with truck license are exempt from seat belt law.  the legislature is in special session and is trying to change the law.  it seems that seat belt law is more pressing than property tax reform!!!!
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« Reply #81 on: 01/08/04 12:46 PM »

I think the fact that it has four doors and a real back seat gave me some options. I had my Av registered as a suburban class vehicle with passenger plates. To do this I cannot have business graphics on it, nor have ladder or lumber racks on it, nor carry more than 500 pounds in the back. Most of these don't bother me. The weight limit is a bit bothersome, but should rarely affect me.

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« Reply #82 on: 01/08/04 12:49 PM »

Oh yeah, the trooper jackhole told me I exceeded the 5000 LBS weight limit for a truck but if I added a cap and camping stove and refrigerater in rear then i can get pass plates. Ok I am to heavy but if I add 1000 lbs more Then I am not to heavy? Yeah ok.
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« Reply #83 on: 01/14/04 09:45 AM »

In Missouri we for the most part are truck plates... although get a confused agent and you could easily get car plates. Not much difference, I think 12 dollars or so.

As for the price of the Colorado plates, I think the reason that CO plates are so expensive is that the renewal rate rolls your taxes and plate fees all into one. (Having grown up there I remember it being that way) In Missouri we get a separate personal property tax bill that you have to present your receipt for before you can get your tabs. I actually like the Colorado system better because if you buy your car in May for example it all comes due in late April/May, in Missouri they give you your tax bill Dec 1 due Dec 31. And they don't seem to have installment plans yet... so Merry Christmas from the State of Missouri. The one thing I do miss about Colorado plates when I go back is the simple Green plate with white letters. Now Colorado has a plate and color combination for every freakin cause under the sun, it really is getting out of hand.
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« Reply #84 on: 01/14/04 12:37 PM »

  I think it is a state thing.  I had a sububan they wanted to title truck in Ohio, but it came from TN & was listed as stationwagon, so I got cheaper plates.  My AV is considered truck, I tried to get SUV(Stationwagon) because it was cheaper.  They said no.  My OH plate no longer says truck, or my travel trailer no longer says trailer.  All the plates look the same.
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« Reply #85 on: 02/09/04 06:55 PM »

in PA -it's a truck because of the weight class.  My Yukon has reg car tags.
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« Reply #86 on: 02/09/04 07:43 PM »

FIREFIGHTER plates  :4: !!
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« Reply #87 on: 02/09/04 07:46 PM »

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« Reply #88 on: 02/09/04 07:52 PM »

MIKESAV plates.
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« Reply #89 on: 02/10/04 01:51 PM »




    Truck in Nebraska
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« Reply #90 on: 02/10/04 01:55 PM »

I/we have regular vanilla NJ license plates.

We pay the commercial (truck) registration fees of $107.50 for the privilege to pay the highest insurance rates and drive on some of the crappiest roads in the world.

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« Reply #91 on: 02/23/04 08:40 AM »

Here in vehicular-ly challenged Iowa, they make sure they get their cut.  It is listed as an MPV and subject to the MUCH higher registration fee,  $375 vs. $65 for a truck.  
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« Reply #92 on: 02/23/04 09:00 AM »

Up here in Canada (at least Ontario) I found it's depends on how the paperwork is filled out by the dealer I had had both car and truck plates for my truck. On my 02 Avy. they put on a blue numbered 1 which are car plates (I had the dealer re-register it properly and I don't like the blue).

Now that I have my personal plates (not installed yet) I had "NO" choice in color as personalized plates are all blue up here and it's "illigal" to alter the color :8: :E: :8: :E:

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« Reply #93 on: 02/24/04 10:30 AM »

Up here in Canada (at least Ontario) I found it's depends on how the paperwork is filled out by the dealer I had had both car and truck plates for my truck. On my 02 Avy. they put on a blue numbered 1 which are car plates (I had the dealer re-register it properly and I don't like the blue).

Now that I have my personal plates (not installed yet) I had "NO" choice in color as personalized plates are all blue up here and it's "illigal" to alter the color :8: :E: :8: :E:

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« Reply #94 on: 02/24/04 10:52 AM »

LMFAO... "Smart A$$"
NO I don't like the blue used on the plates, too girly for me. More Jeff's style... :D :D :D

You never know, I may change it... ( hell how much would a ticket for that be) :2: :o

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« Reply #95 on: 02/24/04 11:25 AM »

$130.00 :8:  

oh crap :4: did I say that out loud :o

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« Reply #96 on: 02/25/04 11:56 AM »

$130.00 :8:  

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« Reply #97 on: 02/25/04 12:11 PM »

LOL, oh well. We do what we do...


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« Reply #98 on: 02/28/04 08:49 PM »

mine has a truck plate.  in louisiana truck tags are 40.00 for 4 years, and car tags are 40.00 for 2 years.  oddly enough, louisiana decided about 4 years ago that suv's were to be reclassified as cars (they were classified as trucks before) so tag revenues doubled immediately.  there are no other tags for the consumer in louisiana these two.
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« Reply #99 on: 02/28/04 09:11 PM »

in indiana it depends upon the county of registry.  i was told i had to have a truck license.  but i have seen car plates on an AV.  the av is eligible for vanity plate as i will have YELO TRK next year.  indiana has a strange court decision which says that vehicles with truck license are exempt from seat belt law.  the legislature is in special session and is trying to change the law.  it seems that seat belt law is more pressing than property tax reform!!!!

When I lived in Indiana they told me that if it has a bed, it's a truck. That was from the state. Here in Arkansas there is no special "truck" plate.
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« Reply #100 on: 02/28/04 09:14 PM »

Truck plate here for Pa.  Never really crossed my mind to try to get a regular car tag.  But my last car wasn't 7,000 lbs either. :1:
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« Reply #101 on: 02/29/04 03:49 PM »

Mine is considered a carryall, however since I have Firefighter plates they can be plated for cars and trucks.
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« Reply #102 on: 02/29/04 04:07 PM »

Picking up my AV tomorrow and here in MA. no need to get truck plates for it. :D
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« Reply #103 on: 02/29/04 05:13 PM »

In MD the AV is registered as a truck 7,000 or less for the 1500 is std ($94.50/ 2 years) and is less than the MPV rate ($108/ 2 years).  Amazingly I ended up getting a break, for now.  They are talking about some serious increases of 50%, is not more.    

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« Reply #104 on: 02/29/04 05:36 PM »

Considered an SUV here in Colorado so no truck plates.  It did cost $540 to register though. :C:  That could have gone to a really nice mod.  Just another form of rape here in Colorado.
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« Reply #105 on: 02/29/04 07:09 PM »

Car Tags for my AVs in KY
I will miss my Hawaii tags :6:
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« Reply #106 on: 03/21/04 04:16 AM »

I have a specialty plate of my college and they don't differentiate between truck/car/commercial.  But, the regular plate that I had before, didn't either.  It was $85 for the specialty plate, which is an additional $25.
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« Reply #107 on: 03/21/04 05:12 AM »

Interesting, just renewed my Av "pickup truck" registration for $144.00 and '94 S-10 pickup truck for $50.00. No specially plates on either, I just took what they gave me originally or in S-10 case what they gave me for $5.00 replacement [stolen plate & now use lag bolts and self locking nuts on back]  :D After '80s gas crunch and subsequent race to smaller/lighter vehicals Michigan switched from vehical weight  ;D to vehical value  :( for registration costs. They got me coming or going but not so bad as many of you. Also typically here insurance is cheaper  ??? for a pickup truck than a car. ???=we pay out the nose for insurance, in July we get another jump of $175.00 I think for "catostrophic accident medical claims fund" as we are the only state with no cap on such claims. Full coverage insurance on both trucks is now $2500.00 a year  :7: Anyway, since the auto-industry essentially started here in Michigan and we call it a pickup truck I say "If it looks like a truck and acts like a truck it's a truck." Anyone want to start a poll on what designation we should give the Av or is there already such a poll ? I forgot which manufacturer labeled a vehical an SUT rather than SUV. SUT=sport utility truck SUT gets my vote but I also like XUV
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« Reply #108 on: 03/21/04 05:33 AM »

Michigan uses a combination of weight and value to rape us on our plates.

As for the catastrophic claims increase,  Do you recall a couple short years ago when the state supposedly had billions of dollars in that account ?   kinda wondering where that went !  I also heard that the only oversight on that money is done by a commission of several insurance execs, no public or citizen oversight is done.  sounds like the fox is watching the henhouse !
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« Reply #109 on: 03/21/04 05:44 AM »

We had a debate with state government personnel and lost.  In Iowa, any pick up - even a $50,000 2500 V-10 Duelie - costs $65 to register.  Though my window sticker said 1500 Av Pick Up, the state says it's an SUV.  It must be nice to make the rules as one goes along.  You won't believe me but one really can't get exercised at government employees in this state.  I never wait in line for anything, anyone will help you, and they don't make mistakes.  It's as if the county and state were run by church ladies.  Registration, gas, and taxes are cheap here.  Insurance is unbelievably low - especially having lived most of life in San Francisco and St. Louis.  We have the Av, an '03 Z06 Corvette, an '01 Silverado, a '97 Victory Cruiser, a '99 900 Ducati Monster, and two work vehicles I won't deign to mention for under $2,000 annually.  Are we in heaven?  No, this is Iowa.
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« Reply #110 on: 03/21/04 05:59 AM »

Michigan uses a combination of weight and value to rape us on our plates.

I knew it was something like that, $50 minumum too right ?
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« Reply #111 on: 03/21/04 07:10 AM »

I dont know about a minimum, havent had a salt ride in a while.
I have noticed that the roads got better and were less cingested after the last round of fee (tax) increases.  :6:
just kidding of course !

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« Reply #112 on: 03/21/04 07:25 AM »

I dont know about a minimum, havent had a salt ride in a while.

Heh heh, salt ride eh ? sold '89 car with 48k in '02 and it's still around here and clean
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« Reply #113 on: 02/22/06 05:29 PM »

I drive everyday from the Saktigos parkway to the Robert Moses causway to Ocean Parkway to Meadowbrook Parkway to Sunrise Highway. One time I take the Wantagh Parkway and thats where the bored trooper decided to nab me. Thousands of parkway miles over 1.5 years and now its not ok. I took my Impala SS to work today and passed 2 AVs.

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« Reply #114 on: 02/24/06 02:58 PM »

I have Handicapped plates on mine. I just enjoy falling off roofs to much.  :laugh:
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« Reply #115 on: 03/02/06 06:25 AM »

In NC, it just comes in under the weight and it has a car tag, but if you haul more than 300 hundred pounds it will put you over the weight and you are suppose to get a truck tag which costs a lot more per year to register
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« Reply #116 on: 03/23/06 10:01 AM »

Wisconsin has A, B, C, classes(weight) for pick ups. I've got the "c" ( 7000# GVW) but have seen A & B plates on Av's as well. Formerely an IL native, the truck plate will get you pinched by the law for riding on a boulevard or using the left lane when signs say "trucks use 2 right lanes"  It's true, I've been tagged for it.
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« Reply #117 on: 03/23/06 11:25 AM »

FSU Plate for me...
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« Reply #118 on: 03/27/06 03:36 PM »

when we got our AV in 02 we were the first one to get plates in Sullivan Co.Thay dident even know what to plate it as,After a big pow-wow between everyone that worked at the BMV thay plated me as a car for 1 year.When I went back the next year thay re-plated me as a truck.Thats Indiana for ya!The first year for plates almost $600.00......2nd over $500.00.....3rd over $400.00 I wish we had a flat rate for plates!!!!
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« Reply #119 on: 03/27/06 05:57 PM »

Wow I am glad we don't have all these different truck plates!

In NH, an AV could get either regular plates or commercial plates. Commercials are for businesses but a lot of business have regular plates. Go figure  ???  I grew up in NY and take the parkways all the time. A couple of weeks ago I was on the Southern State with a trooper behind me. Nothing happened... If I got a ticket on there I would probably fight it since I am not a commercial vehicle.

Maine is the same.
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« Reply #120 on: 03/28/06 10:02 AM »

Here in Idaho my plates cost me 72.00 for 2 years. To be considered a truck you have to be able to tow over 8000lbs and actually do it. So any 1500 trucks are not truck plated unless asked. The truck plates are only $10.00 mo a year from my understanding. The 2500 and up are Truck plates and when i had my F250 It was not much more to plate than my Honda.
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« Reply #121 on: 03/02/07 09:51 AM »

 Just titled my Avalanche in PA, bought it in Delaware.  Certificate of origin classified it as an MPV, but in PA they said I had to title it as a truck.  I was kinda miffed because I've seen a lot of them around with passenger plates as well as truck plates.  Yeah, it's a Suburban with the rear roof cut off, Suburban gets passenger plates, so riddle me that Batman.  It's a $50 per year difference, no big deal, but I hate double standards.  Let them either be cars or trucks, but not both.  I'm waiting on a response from PA DMV, I doubt I'll ever hear anything though.  Any similar frustrations out there?  Thanks for listening to my rant.    Lou Zer   ???
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« Reply #122 on: 03/02/07 10:35 AM »

 :welcome: to the club rustaholic
I don't mind the AV titling as a truck in PA, my problem is with my El Camino being registered as a truck.
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« Reply #123 on: 03/02/07 11:28 AM »

P/U trucks used to be cheaper here. I think they do registration by value of the vehicle now so it doesn't matter. Mine are due this month, '04 AV is $136, the '94 S10 is $50  which is minimum amount.

It's silly the Suburban is listed as a station wagon and the AV as a truck. The El Camino is a truck, in Michigan it's always been anything with an open box is a pick up truck.
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« Reply #124 on: 03/02/07 11:59 AM »

Truck in Cali. Got one letter in my license plate and I wouldn't have it any other way. Surrounding that letter is three 7's, though.
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« Reply #125 on: 03/02/07 01:40 PM »

Thanks Maverick1974 for the welcome.  I had a 75 Ranchero (with a heated tailgate to keep your hands warm in the winter while pushing it) and had the same problem with the plates as you have with the ElCamino, maybe that's why this is so personal to me.  I'll check out the Keystone Av Club.  Thanks again!   :wave:   
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« Reply #126 on: 03/02/07 02:09 PM »

  I have car plates on my Av here in NY, but that's only 'cause the dealer transferred them from my old '96 Ranger to the Av. Don't know how long it'll take for the DMV to send me commercial plates.
  Looks kinda funny sitting there with car plates on it.
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« Reply #127 on: 03/10/07 03:01 AM »

In Pennsylvania any vehicle with a gross weight of 7,000 pounds or more require a truck plate and registration.
The gross weight of the 1500 Av is 7,000 pounds.
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« Reply #128 on: 03/11/07 08:15 AM »

In Wisconsin it can registered as either.  the Avalanche has an stock enclosed cargo area, so it can be classified as an SUV which uses car plates here.  For us the big difference is the registration fee, $30 more a year for a truck.  I have EMT plates, which can go either trucks or cars, so it just didn't make sense for me to register it as a truck.
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« Reply #129 on: 03/08/09 03:12 AM »

Here is the WORST thing about living in the City of Chicago. When I first got my avy in 03 I transferred my plates from my 85 blazer to it which were regular car plates. Now I'm rocking US Marine plates which go for either truck of car. This part doesn't have to do with a plate but a city sticker. In chicago you have to have a city sticker. The prices are as followed. For a passanger car its $75.00 for a Large passanger its $120 and for a truck its $180 a yr.  In the state of IL my Avy has a register body style of PASS CAR wouldn't that mean that I shouldn't have to get a truck sticker? Not only that if I can have regular plates on the Avy how can they make me pay $180 every summer for a stupid truck sticker? Sorry about the rant.
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« Reply #130 on: 03/08/09 06:18 PM »

Anybody else have car plates on their Av? Mine is titled as a SW. Every other one I see around here has truck plates. Makes registration alot cheaper! Sorry, didn't see this post first.
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« Reply #131 on: 03/09/09 03:14 PM »

Just got my PA title today in the mail.  Truck plates listed as truck on the title.
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« Reply #132 on: 03/10/09 04:34 AM »

My registration says truck as does the title. We used to have letters or numbers first for cars and the other way for trucks but now they are random. The truck designation may make a difference on insurance costs, trucks are usually cheaper to insure. 

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« Reply #133 on: 03/10/09 03:15 PM »

Reg says SUV but plates are the same as a cars plate in NY. Its either a passenger vehicle or commercial vehicle here.
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« Reply #134 on: 08/07/09 08:54 AM »

IN PA they are trucks and have the truck plate.
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« Reply #135 on: 08/07/09 09:39 AM »

My old Maryland plates had "T" for truck, but now I have the Agricultural Ed. tags and the lady at MVA told me the letters are random.  But on the registration, it's still a truck.

These are the Ag tags.

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« Reply #136 on: 08/10/09 05:29 PM »

In Alabama they don't differentiate between cars and trucks on the tags. I've got a specialty Firefighter tag. I tried to attach a pic but the file was too large. So here's the link to it.

http://www.ador.state.al.us/motorvehicle/firefighter.htm

Here's a link to all the specialty tags for Alabama.

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« Reply #137 on: 08/10/09 05:43 PM »

In Alabama they don't differentiate between cars and trucks on the tags. I've got a specialty Firefighter tag. I tried to attach a pic but the file was too large. So here's the link to it.

http://www.ador.state.al.us/motorvehicle/firefighter.htm

Here's a link to all the specialty tags for Alabama.

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« Reply #138 on: 08/10/09 06:26 PM »

Y'all have a lot of cool tags.  Maybe this should be a new thread.

Thanks. I like em. I'm relatively new to the site, so I'm not exactly sure what would be a good start to a thread. You should start it! I'll definitely contribute to it!
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« Reply #139 on: 08/11/09 10:36 AM »

In Nova Scotia, we have a universal non-commercial vehicle plate. They are sequential. The difference is in the regestration. Due to the weight of the vehicle, my AV is classed as a commercial vehicle, however I do not have commercial plates.

Just another way to try and confuse us I guess. Just like my last car. It was a 2007 Impala. I went to have it registered upon purchase. "I'm sorry sir, there's no such thing as silver in Nova Scotia. Your car is grey" Well, that instantly takes some 'bling' from your ride.  I used to have a purple ScumBird way back. It was tagged red. I don't know if we have just the primary colours here or what.

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« Reply #140 on: 08/11/09 03:26 PM »

Custom plates  :thumbsup:

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« Reply #141 on: 08/19/09 09:10 AM »

Hi there
I am here in Ontario Canada and you can have either plate on your vehical.  I asked at the MTO and it all goes by the ownership and what it is clasifed as at the dealer. :B:
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« Reply #142 on: 10/07/09 11:16 AM »


Hey Brad. Welcome to the crew.

Are you absolutely positive though? You can notice a distinct difference between Ontario plates.  Car = 111 AAA Truck AAA A11=  Van = AAA 111
I just thought that was a mandatory thing.

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« Reply #143 on: 10/07/09 03:40 PM »

The AV is a truck and should be registered as such...  Here in PA, stock plates from Harrisburg for truck start with a "Y" as in YAA-1111...  But even if you have a custom plate, it's still registered in Harrisburg as a truck. 
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« Reply #144 on: 10/09/09 08:14 PM »

FWIW, when I transferred the registration from Montana to Texas, I was given the option to title it as car or truck.  Cost was the same, so since I already had a car in Texas, I had to have a truck....

Wonder what plates are on my wife's Murano???

that would have been cute.....if I would have got "car" plates for the Ava and the Murano has truck plates....

Think I would have been kicked out of the state for that one...
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« Reply #145 on: 10/24/09 04:50 AM »

In Nova Scotia, we have a universal non-commercial vehicle plate. They are sequential. The difference is in the regestration. Due to the weight of the vehicle, my AV is classed as a commercial vehicle, however I do not have commercial plates.

Just another way to try and confuse us I guess. Just like my last car. It was a 2007 Impala. I went to have it registered upon purchase. "I'm sorry sir, there's no such thing as silver in Nova Scotia. Your car is grey" Well, that instantly takes some 'bling' from your ride.  I used to have a purple ScumBird way back. It was tagged red. I don't know if we have just the primary colours here or what.

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You know, I was going to argue that point until I thought first I should check my registration :) It shows "Class 20" which on the back reads as "Commercial Truck". Which is good news, since I have commercial insurance on it, which is cheaper that car insurance. However, if you talk to RevenueCanada (tax man) about claiming your AV as one of your work vehicles, you might have a fight on your hands. Depending on who you talk to, they may look at it as a SUV. If its got 4 doors and seating front and rear, its a passenger vehicle in their eyes.
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Re: Car Or Truck License Plates?
« Reply #146 on: 04/27/11 06:25 AM »

I notice most PA Avalanches are tagged as trucks.  I've had my 2004 AV since 2006 and traded a truck in for it, tried to transfer the truck tags and had to buy new car tags instead because DMV classified it as a station wagon.  I'm not complaining because I only pay $36 year to renew and don't need a weight sticker. 

I just find it odd that so many others were forced to use truck tags when I tried to use them.  Guess we should never try to figure out a state run agency?? :E:
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« Reply #147 on: 04/27/11 08:40 AM »

I received Commercial plates for my AV, in CA anything over 6,000 pounds and has a cab separate from the truck bed/back is classified as Commercial, so a Burb might weigh the same, but it is classified as a passenger vehicle because it is enclosed.


however as I am disabled I can get a weight waiver for the $186 commercial classification so I had the DP plates put on the AV last week, lowed my registration from $590 to $400, so I'll take the savings, because the only thing commercial plates offer me here in CA is the ability to park for 20 min in a loading zone without getting a ticket, and the last time I needed to do that was..... well never.. 

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Re: Car Or Truck License Plates?
« Reply #148 on: 04/29/11 07:54 PM »

Mine is titled in CA as a commercial vehicle.  Didn't realize that was the criteria used for parking in loading zones.  Apparently residential alleys as well, as my neighbor watched a parking cop check my plate on my alley parked Av (marked "no parking") and drive on.
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Re: Car Or Truck License Plates?
« Reply #149 on: 04/30/11 03:58 PM »

Here in Quebec,if it's not a commercial vehicle,you get car plates.weight not withstanding.
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« Reply #150 on: 05/03/11 06:26 AM »

Just checked mine and without a doubt its a texas licensed truck. :thumbsup:
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Re: Car Or Truck License Plates?
« Reply #151 on: 05/03/11 06:39 AM »

Move to minnesota there is no truck plate, but there a about a dozen differnt designs you can get.  :B:
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Re: Car Or Truck License Plates?
« Reply #152 on: 06/21/11 04:12 AM »

a buddy of mine decided to be different and get agriculture plates. just told the dmv he had cows on his land, no questions asked.
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Re: Car Or Truck License Plates?
« Reply #153 on: 06/22/11 02:10 AM »

Move to minnesota there is no truck plate, but there a about a dozen differnt designs you can get.  :B:

We have near 100 different plates in Michigan now, over half are different veteran/military service designs.
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Re: Car Or Truck License Plates?
« Reply #154 on: 07/06/11 03:52 PM »

The AV I just acquired had standard car plates on it and my title says the body style is a 'Carry-All'.  I was transferring my Vanity Plates today and the newbie behind the counter fought me for darn near an hour cause she was sure it was a truck.  I said then how come EVERY SINGLE AV out there has car plates.  Shut your mouth newbie....  Gimme my gear...  Standard passenger plates in IL people.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Car Or Truck License Plates?
« Reply #155 on: 07/07/11 03:57 PM »

Standard passenger plates for Colorado.  Just plated my new Av yesterday and found out they don't even make truck plates here any more... she said it's cheaper for the state to just make all passenger plates and not have to worry about differentiating.  Some of the rural areas may still have some, but in Denver they didn't even carry truck plates any more.
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Re: Car Or Truck License Plates?
« Reply #156 on: 02/21/12 11:59 PM »



               In Pa, my plate is a truck , class 2 , (7,000)lbs cost $81.00 (6,800) , class 1, cost $58.50. I'm getting
         a specialty plate (up to 10,000) lbs, $36.00 ! Only in Pa. !
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Re: Car Or Truck License Plates?
« Reply #157 on: 02/22/12 05:49 AM »

I had truck (commercial) plates on it originally. I just recently put my vanity plates on, and they told me that as long as I put the sticker on the front plate, I am still considered commercial. (as it shows on the ownership) BONUS...This allows me to park in commercial parking only spots! FRONT ROW!
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Re: Car Or Truck License Plates?
« Reply #158 on: 02/22/12 08:40 AM »

Mine expire in March, '04 AV pickup $136.00, '94 S10 pickup $50.00

New sometime last year, Michigan State Parks vehicle permit add $10.00  :thumbsup: 
People that rarely visit the recreation areas will take the 'discount' and help support out great natural parks.
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« Reply #159 on: 02/26/12 12:32 PM »

$75 in NJ for standard plates.  Extra $50 if I want vanity or "special" plates.
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« Reply #160 on: 03/05/12 05:11 AM »

Mine's got truck plates, or will. The Florida DMV is going to fall on whatever side gives them the most money. Truck plates are another $50 over regular plates.
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« Reply #161 on: 03/05/12 08:08 PM »

Firefighter plates.
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Re: Car Or Truck License Plates?
« Reply #162 on: 10/07/12 05:11 AM »

in ontrio here in canada it all depends on what the ownership says it is.  mine has car plates on it but the yearly sticker goes on the front like a truck in stead of the back like a car.
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« Reply #163 on: 10/07/12 05:14 AM »

FOP...Fraternal Order of Police plates

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Re: Car Or Truck License Plates?
« Reply #164 on: 10/08/12 03:46 AM »

Hey Brad. Welcome to the crew.

Are you absolutely positive though? You can notice a distinct difference between Ontario plates.  Car = 111 AAA Truck AAA A11=  Van = AAA 111
I just thought that was a mandatory thing.

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the only different between truck plates and car plates is that truck are black but in ontario it all depends on the dealer and how they classify the vehical.  i had a ford ranger and i had car plates on it.  the cops would pull me over all the time but they couldnt do anything about it.  and now because there are so many car plates they have 4 letters and 3 numbers.
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« Reply #165 on: 10/08/12 03:51 AM »

KOC Plates (Knights of Columbus)
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« Reply #166 on: 10/08/12 05:22 AM »

"Partially Disabled Veteran" Plates on mine.

You have to be 100% disabled in order to get a regular Disabled Vet plate in NC.
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« Reply #167 on: 10/09/12 04:05 AM »

The first two we have both came from PA. They are titled as SW here in Ohio. Same cost as car plates. The third one came with a TN title that had it registered as a truck so I got screwed on that one. Cost an extra $25 a year for a truck plate.
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Re: Car Or Truck License Plates?
« Reply #168 on: 04/27/13 06:45 PM »

Ohio allows for vanity plates on both trucks and cars. In the past they issued commerical and non-commercial truck plates, but the practice recently. The plates are reduced for veterans.
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Re: Car Or Truck License Plates?
« Reply #169 on: 04/29/13 11:11 AM »

The first two we have both came from PA. They are titled as SW here in Ohio. Same cost as car plates. The third one came with a TN title that had it registered as a truck so I got screwed on that one. Cost an extra $25 a year for a truck plate.

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« Reply #170 on: 05/10/13 02:47 PM »

In New Hampshire, all pick-ups, suv's run passenger car plates.
We have Antique plates, passenger plates, vanity plates, street rod plates, and commercial plates.
Anything one ton and under has passenger plates unless it is a commercial business company vehicle.
All commercial vehicle must, must, stop at all truck stops.
You cannot put commercial plates on something that isn't a commercial vehicle. IE: you couldn't put commercial plates on a passenger car/pick-up/suv that is privately own.
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« Reply #171 on: 05/14/13 08:44 AM »

Mine has truck plates on it. Anything vehicle with bed here in Cali is considered truck or commercial.
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« Reply #172 on: 05/14/13 01:33 PM »

mine are truck plates...not sure how they do that here but i saw a diesel bug the other day with truck plates  ???
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