Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-08-2012, 07:17 PM   #31
Junior Member
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 7
Yes the law is vague but trust me lots of super troopers are now looking for it! I also pull 30 ft. Flatbed goosenecks and have 2 of them and was never told about inspec. Required on them until I was pulled over by a super trooper. They state that anything over 4500 lbs. empty weight or if it's over 4500 after loaded has to have a state inspection sticker now. And it has nothing to do with the tax office, no info. Is given about this when you pay for your annual tags. Just more of your tax dollars!

ACIW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2012, 07:34 PM   #32
Mod free 5er
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Concord, NC
Posts: 23,938
Sounds like a good reason to stay out of TX, PA & MD.

OldCoot is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2012, 09:30 PM   #33
Senior Member
DDC's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Komoka Ontario
Posts: 2,204
I can't believe that states have a tax we don't have in Ontario Canada, we get our plate when its registered and that's it you don't even have to pay an annual fee "YET".
"Well that didn't go as expected"
2015 Chev 2500HD Highcountry Duramax
Cedar Creek Silverback 33IK
Donald&Casey cairn terrier
Rest in Peace Mary my darling wife.
Scottish by birth Canadian by time.
DDC is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2012, 09:42 PM   #34
Senior Member
Malco's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Central Nova Scotia
Posts: 519
In NS we have to have the trailer inspected every 2 years and pay around 100 dollars a year to register it.
2011 Salem 30kqbss
2013 Ram 2500
2005 Ram 2500
1968 Pontiac Le Mans
Malco is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2012, 11:20 PM   #35
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Duncanville, TX
Posts: 75
Looked through the text for the correct placement of the inspecton sticker. According to the text in 3.20.5, it is to be placed on a window at or near the left front or side of the vehicle.

Hope this helps anyone else dealing with TX inspections!
Karen Elling
2012 Rockwood Mini Lite 2109S
Useta have a 17 ft Casita LD twin bed mod &
Coleman pop up
NanaKaren is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2012, 11:09 AM   #36
Senior Member
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 1,873
It's a way to

get more money. Simple as that. What happens when a light on your trailer goes out the day after the inspection? Or what if your brakes stop working? It is your responsibility as a driver to check your equipment and make sure everything is working properly before every trip. Vehicle inspection is a crock as well. You know everything is in good working order for 1 day, but what about the other 364? IMHO, they shouldn't be able to ticket you for faulty equipment as long as you have your inspection sticker. After all, it is there to guarantee everything works, correct?
dustman_stx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2012, 12:00 PM   #37
Senior Member
MilCop4523's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: In a big child free home - except for me
Posts: 1,125
Welcome to NB CANADA

At one time we were the Picture Prov.

Now we are the Be ... in this place

(add your own term in the ...)

Annual inspections on Cars Trucks Trailers of all sorts but not on Murdercycles?

Plate gets stolen off trailer (mine 2 times) 50 dollars for a new one. Saw one of them going last week. Inspection sticker is designed for outside of vehicle placemetn making it easy to scrape off and place on a thiefts trailer with no cost.
Mine disappeared once.

Death by Taxes.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	4051917910_a1fb408645_z.jpg
Views:	47
Size:	36.2 KB
ID:	16281  
2009 Heartland Sundance 31.5 XLT bunkhouse
2013 Ford F150 XTR ECOBOOST

"Of the troops - For the troops "
MilCop4523 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2012, 12:15 PM   #38
Now a "Top Member"
EdJunior's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Roman Forest, TX
Posts: 1,224
In Texas, I believe the inspection "fees" are used for road maintenance. Interesting outlook dustman. I guess technically you are correct. Sorta. But it does make you wonder, if the broken light was caused by the beat up road, just what the heck are you paying for??

Well, who knows for sure. I suspect we'll see lots more "discussion" on this before the thread dies.
Ed and Sharon
2010 Wildcat 28RKBS
2011 Ford F-250 XLT, 6.7L PSD
Ride-Rite Airbags and Airlift wireless remote compressor...nice!

I thought I was wrong once, but I was wrong!
EdJunior is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2012, 04:49 PM   #39
Haulin' Camp
KewlKamperz's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 78
I am in Texas. The inspection sticker is on the tongue, driver side. It can be inspected at any state inspection shop. The cost is $14.
KewlKamperz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2012, 06:07 PM   #40
Senior Member
jimh's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Lake Charles, La.
Posts: 1,531
I was told that Louisiana required an inspection if it goes on the road. I have always had my boat and travel trailer inspected. they check the lights and may look for safety chains. they give u the sticker and stamp a large X on the side that would be placed on a windshield (to keep u from using it on something else). I have never been asked for one.
My dealer did not inspect and didn't know it was required.
abt a year ago, they started enforcing it in this area on boat trailers.

Oh, u don't display the sticker. u carry it with ur registration and have to present it if asked.

jimh is offline   Reply With Quote

led pad

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:30 AM.