Hello all, I stopped into the Oregon DMV today for trailer registration. One of my trailers was improperly registered as a light trailer instead of a heavy trailer. The GVW is 10k lbs and they had it at 6200lbs max weight. So, while talking to the lady, she refused to change the plates and registration because my pick up is registered "passenger vehicle", also by them. I filled out the paperwork for non commercial, truck plates. So here is where it gets sticky. Oregon now will pull over any vehicle pulling a heavy plated trailer if they have non commercial plates. Now, my 300 DA on the trailer is over 12k and the trailer is heavy plated because it is over the 6200lbs limit. So, now they are saying that to pull any trailer over the 6200lbs the tow vehicle must have commercial registration or face heavy fines. And their fee schedule says that their charging $720 a year for registration. And that is for interstate. And those fees will be going up again soon. I am now going to look into the cost for commercial intrastate. I don't have to worry about IFTA as I pay tax at the pump. I have driven less than 5000 miles in the last year, so I can file "exempt" on mileage tax. And even if I do, the federal tax is less than Oregon. And that leaves the cost of registration which will be less than their non commercial registration. All I will need is a U.S. DOT number. I already have a state motor carrier number as that is needed for yearly over dimension permits. The third party permitting guy looked up the pick up registration and VIN for weight limits. And I had to report the trailer max weight and current or normal weights. This was so he could set my routes grouping. And I even asked him about everything being correct. He confirmed the state has no real area for private haulers in regards to heavy loads. Only commercial haulers. Just an FYI. She said they are now starting to look for such. Oh, and the last time I had a pick up registered with "truck" plates, it cost me $35 a year. That was in 2013. Now, in 2023, 10 years, it has gone up to $720. Talk about inflation.