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Question: What Kind Of License Plate Does Your AV have?
Truck - 216 (57.8%)
Car - 86 (23%)
Specialized Plate Doesn't Say - 72 (19.3%)
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« Reply #125 on: 03/02/07 02:40 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 03:09 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 04:01 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. 

Michigan- For model years 1984 and newer, the vehicle registration is based on the manufacturer's suggested retail (or base) price (ad valorem). Registrations for models 1983 or older are based on the vehicle's weight. Minimum $50.00
 
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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.

http://www.ador.state.al.us/motorvehicle/specialty.html

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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.

http://www.ador.state.al.us/motorvehicle/specialty.html



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

And yes, that's how we spell colour. Smiley
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« Reply #140 on: 08/11/09 03:26 PM »

Custom plates  Thumbs up!

Veteran plates along with the custom lettering
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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. chevy
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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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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. chevy
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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.

And yes, that's how we spell colour. Smiley
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You know, I was going to argue that point until I thought first I should check my registration Smiley 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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« 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?? banghead
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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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« 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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« 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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