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Old 06-20-2015, 02:32 PM
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Do realize that the State Police and other enforcement bodies can pull any truck over and measure the weight on the axles at any time.
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Old 06-21-2015, 10:06 AM
Location: Henderson, NV
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I was under the impression the OP wasn't looking for avoidance due to illegally being over weight, but rather the time delay of going through the various stations..
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Old 06-21-2015, 02:16 PM
Location: WA
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I think you're right, Raiderman. The OP didn't ask for a route with no weigh stations; but wanted "the route with the least amount of weigh stations so we can get to LA quickly".
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Old 06-23-2015, 10:28 PM
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Default Weigh Stations

The only weight/inspection station on Hwy 395 that I remember is at Topaz Lake. It is almost always closed at night and before 7:00am in the morning. I would not worry about being stopped at all unless you are carrying something illegal and even then, they have to have a good reason to pull you aside and have a look.

I would not recommend traveling I-80 as there is a big station just east of Truckee and then there's all the traffic. I have traveled to So. California for the last 20 years going Hwy 395 and now that most of it is 2-lanes each way, it is a good route. Once you are past the Ridgecrest area, much of it is just one lane with no passing allowed except in designated passing lanes. Travel along with the traffic speed and you'll be fine.

By the way, from Reno to Bishop, is around 3 hours, maybe a little more. It is a good place to stop for a meal, bathroom break or stretch. Fill up in Minden or Gardnerville then fill again in Bishop and that will get you most of the way into So. California. We like to leave early from Reno and stop in Bishop at Denny's for breakfast then fill up.
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