oh man... I'm glad we got out there when we did... Yosemite, Sequoia, Kings Canyon, Point Reyes... BEAUTIFUL... BE-U-TI-FUL!!!....Oh, wow. I can't wait to never visit California.
On one hand, I understand the need to keep emissions low, with the number of cities that deal with smog. On the other hand, it is a significant burden to the owners of the vehicles that will need to pay for the testing themselves... California must have a strong lobby for the emissions testing facilities...The thing is, if your RV is in working order, it'll pass emissions. It's just a giant hassle. Also, who's gonna pay for all that extra bureaucracy? The taxpayers. Well done, California.
It goes by GVWR over 14,000 lbs, so it would need to be officially derated to avoid the law. I see a future optional 13,999 GVWR package coming soon to dealer lots. They already have one on 3/4 ton trucks to derate them to under 10,000 lbs on paper for registration purposes.If I was in a Class C and was just over the 14,000 LBS, I'd be doing whatever I could to get it under weight. Put some aluminum rims on it, change those Lazy-Boy chairs out for something cheaper and lighter, get rid of a propane tank, whatever it takes, get it under weight.
Honestly, sounds more like someone's going after the raised diesel pickup trucks that're such a pain here in Texas.Reading through the actual law, a few important things stood out to me. First, as written it would apply to any “nongasoline” aka Diesel vehicle with a GVWR over 14,000 lbs.
Nah, pickups are well under 14,000 lbs GVWR. F-450 is right at 14k, so still not covered. It’s aimed primarily at commercial trucks like delivery trucks, semis, dump trucks, etc. Think of all of those that you see blowing smoke. Which is why it’s even more perplexing to include personal motorhomes.Honestly, sounds more like someone's going after the raised diesel pickup trucks that're such a pain here in Texas.