1996 Peterbilt heading to CA

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  1. Erman

    Erman Bobtail Member

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    Hello there,

    I am looking for some information or someone to point me in the right direction. I have a one way haul from St. Paul MN to Corona, Ca. I have a old 96 Peterbilt, I have seen that CA requires some emissions equipment for older trucks. Is this the case if this will be my one and only trip into CA? First time driving through this state, any info would be greatly appreciated.
     
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  3. abyliks

    abyliks Road Train Member

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    IIrc, you can get a 3 day permit if this is a one off trip
     
  4. Erman

    Erman Bobtail Member

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    Is that something that can be purchased at the DMV or with CHP?
     
  5. Diesel Dave

    Diesel Dave Last Few of the OUTLAWS

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    Do what most non compliant trucks do. They sneak in during the late night early morning hours thru I-10, I-40 and leave with the same game plan. Scales in Commiefornia don’t enforce CARB. They won’t stop you unless CARB(Blue Vans) are set up and/if they are, it’s usually office hour’s. If your running around during the day in a high truck traffic area, heads up, they been known to set up with local enforcement. There more visible by the ports. Goodluck
     
  6. Long FLD

    Long FLD Road Train Member

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    If you want to go through the hassle you can get a permit from CARB to go in and out. But if it were me I’d just drive in like everyone else. Plenty of old trucks and glider kits running out there every day.
     
  7. Lazer

    Lazer Road Train Member

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    Just wash, and wax the truck, before going in.
     
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  8. Bean Jr.

    Bean Jr. Road Train Member

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    Absolutely! And don't roll coal leaving the scale.
     
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  9. Big Road Skateboard

    Big Road Skateboard Road Train Member

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    I got a low use permit. I think it was free, but can't remenber. Done all inline, keep miles under 1k per year
     
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  10. Kshaw0960

    Kshaw0960 Road Train Member

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    I’ve driven to CA every single week almost for a couple years along with many other drivers I know. Not once have any of us been in trouble. I even got inspected at the banning weigh station twice and got stickers both times.

    I see a good bit of older trucks go in all the time as well. From what I notice there’s probably 30% of the trucks actually run the banning scale.
     
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  11. Bakerman

    Bakerman Road Train Member

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    If you see a white Dodge pick up with a blue pop up at the scale house, drive on by. AB0A1980-0683-4D73-BA33-7A53AE206CDF.png
     
  12. Tall Mike

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    Don't worry about it there are plenty of non emission trucks running around out there..
     
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