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Old 06-21-2012, 10:36 AM   #21
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Those don't sound like TT issues, which is what I thought the OP was talking about.
Vern - I was the OP and those are not items from the Texas Dept of Public Safety.
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Old 06-21-2012, 10:55 AM   #22
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I just read on another forum that Texas requires "trailers" to have an annual safety inspection. Several of the posters say they never heard of such a requirement.

In Texas when you purchase a new or used vehicle, a current state inspection sticker is required for the vehicle.

I brought my new FW in Texas and there is no state inspection sticker on it.

Any one else know anything about this?
My salesman just called me and said his company would be glad to pay for a state inspection at any other dealers if I didn't want to bring my FW back to him, just send them the bill.

Since I am returning the unit to the place we brought it for some work next week, I will have it done there. When I asked why the inspection was not done when we it, he really didn't have an answer.
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Old 06-21-2012, 10:59 AM   #23
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Not from Texas, BUT:

http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/Interne...orms/VI-87.pdf

Page 04.05.06 has the inpection items for all trailers over 4500 pounds.
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Old 06-21-2012, 11:10 AM   #24
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Not from Texas, BUT:

http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/Interne...orms/VI-87.pdf

Page 04.05.06 has the inpection items for all trailers over 4500 pounds.
Yep - that is the reference I gave in Post #4 yesterday.
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Old 06-21-2012, 11:26 AM   #25
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Yep - that is the reference I gave in Post #4 yesterday.
Where the sticker goes is also covered in that reg.
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Old 06-21-2012, 11:52 AM   #26
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Those don't sound like TT issues, which is what I thought the OP was talking about.
Yep, I flubbed that one. I could have swore it said RV inspections. No soup for me
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Old 06-21-2012, 12:24 PM   #27
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I called a dealer that does the inspection and they said it's not enforced and most people don't. They did mention the size listed in Herk's response.

When I bought my last TT I had to pay taxes, tags, etc at the Texas vehicle registration office and they never asked for proof of inspection or mentioned it. Anyone in Texas knows their good about that.
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Old 06-21-2012, 12:40 PM   #28
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You can get the trailer inspected at any place that does vehicle inspections. Almost all of the people that came to the last race @ Texas were checked when they were pulling in with trailers. I have heard that they were giving some tickets. I had mine inspecteded by my house.
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Old 06-21-2012, 02:23 PM   #29
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While it of course varies from place to place, here in PA all trailers with brakes require annual state safety inspection. They're checking lights, tires, brakes, emergency brake release, chains, etc. It's a safety inspection. Cost is $20 or so.
While it's easy to find a mechanic that's licensed to do trailer inspections, the station itself has to be licensed and PA can be picky on that - they want the inspection location to be indoors, on a level floor - few car repair places can fit a TT inside.

Should you bother? Absolutely. Partly because it's YOUR safety that they're checking on, but also for liability reasons - should you have an accident and your TT is not inspected as the law requires you may be liable for everything - your insurance has the perfect out to not pay a dime!
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Old 06-21-2012, 02:35 PM   #30
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MD is when you buy a new one no inspection needed used ones need inspected when purchased
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Old 07-08-2012, 07:17 PM   #31
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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!
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Old 07-08-2012, 07:34 PM   #32
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Sounds like a good reason to stay out of TX, PA & MD.
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Old 07-08-2012, 09:30 PM   #33
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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".
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Old 07-08-2012, 09:42 PM   #34
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In NS we have to have the trailer inspected every 2 years and pay around 100 dollars a year to register it.
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Old 07-08-2012, 11:20 PM   #35
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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!
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Old 07-09-2012, 11:09 AM   #36
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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?
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Old 07-09-2012, 12:00 PM   #37
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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.
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Old 07-09-2012, 12:15 PM   #38
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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.
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Old 07-20-2012, 04:49 PM   #39
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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.
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Old 07-20-2012, 06:07 PM   #40
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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.
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