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    Greetings All,,,,I know this topic has been discussed quite a it in the forums however I was looking for some recent information in case the laws have changed.

    My son and I are trying to register 2 deuces with Antique plates. One has been registered as a general Truck and the other has not been registered yet. The local Tags & Title guy states it can not be done as the Antique or Classic category only goes to 14,000 lbs gross weight
    and the present titles state 13,500 lbs unladen and 26,000 lbs gross weight.

    We see many trucks with Pennsylvania Antique plates on them from Tractors to Deuces. We will call the DOT on Monday but our experience with them is you get a different answer with each person you talk to. Even the PA State Police (I've got several Trooper friends) are not sure what
    the ruling is.

    My question is this: For those of you that have titled trucks, specifically Deuces, in PA in the last couple of years, what did you find out and how did you do it?? Also, is the weight based on the truck only? In other words, can we pull a trailer with additional weight? We were told the Antique vehicle can not be used to haul cargo however pulling a trailer (such as an M105) with items in it is technically not hauling cargo "in the truck".

    Thanks in advance....Bill
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    I have never had a problem,I have titled over a dozen hmmwvs.deuces,5 tons and hemtts.All antique.I agree it all depends on what tag and title service you use.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jcappeljr View Post
    I have never had a problem,I have titled over a dozen hmmwvs.deuces,5 tons and hemtts.All antique.I agree it all depends on what tag and title service you use.
    So, as far as you know, does PA have a limit on the weight for a vehicle being tagged as Antique?
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    No.
    Keep in mind when titled as an antique it will then be marked with the unladen weight only, since you are not to haul anything.

    You should have no problem getting an antique plate for your vehicle.
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    Thanks to each of you for the info. Is there a problem then
    pulling a trailer with a vehicle tagged as an Antique? And, if not,
    what would the weight limit be on what could be towed?

    i'm trying to find any advantage/disadvantage to retitling as an
    Antique, other than the obvious cheaper registration fees.
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