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Old 09-19-2010, 03:43 PM   #1
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Motorhome NCDMV state inspection

My MH North Carolina DMV inspection is due by Nov 30. My MH is presently in St Louis, MO with my wife at her job. Her contract is up on Oct 16th. We will be leaving MO on the 17th Oct. If all goes well we will be going to somewhere in FL for the winter with her job. No contract yet. Just started working on that this past week. If she has a job to go to in FL from MO we would like to head there without coming to Charlotte where we live. However I do need to come into NC to get the inspection done before we head to FL. For those that don't know how NC inspections work, you have up to 90 days in advance of registration due to get your vehicle inspected. Which consists of a visual inspection on the MH. Takes about 30 minutes or less. Getting this inspection done will take me 200 miles out of my way if I can get the inspection completed in Asheville, NC. Does anyone know of a shop that does inspections on MHs in or near Asheville near I-40 or I-26 that I can call & set up an appointment?

Of coarse if she doesn't have a job to go to immediately from MO, then I can get the MH inspected near home. We will know before we leave MO where we are going.

I know in the past if your vehicle was out of state when the inspection was due you could notify the DMV & get it inspected in the state you are in, send the info to NCDMV, then when you do return to NC with the vehicle you had 3 days to get an inspection. Now that there are no stickers & it is all computerized I do not know if I can still do this. If so FL has no inspection & I would just need to send documentation that the vehicle is there. Also NC will not issue the new registration with out the inspection. Does anyone know if this can still be done?

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Old 09-19-2010, 04:15 PM   #2
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As you know, a state inspection is required before you can renew your license plate. When does your plate expire????

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Old 09-20-2010, 09:00 AM   #3
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Dec 15th, that is why I am seeking info now.
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Old 09-20-2010, 09:45 AM   #4
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Contact DMV at 1 (888) 999-3044 and explain to them that your vehicle is out of state due to your wife's employment. I'm in Virginia due to the military. I spoke to them and they had me write a letter and fax it to them. They granted me a wavier on all of my vehicles due to me living out of state. I have to repeat this each year.

I'm glad they did cause I have several vehicles that would need to be driven down there just for the inspection.

Also, if this doesn't work on the first attempt, wait a few days and call back to a different rep. Mine was more that helpful. It took me a couple of days before I could renue my plates online.
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Old 09-20-2010, 05:13 PM   #6
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Can you get it done earlier.? sure you would lose a few months , but you would be able to renew plates
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I get mine done at:

Todd's RV and Marine
2918 North Rugby Rd.
Hendersonville, NC 28791

They are in south Asheville, a couple of blocks off US-25. You can get off I-40 (exit 53-Biltmore Estate) and head south. The other option is to jump on I-26 from I-40 and get off a few miles later at the Mountain Home (Hendersonville) exit. They are only a mile or two from that exit.

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Old 09-22-2010, 07:09 AM   #8
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phranc- thanks for the Phone Number, I believe this is the route I will take.

Jim - I could get it done earlier if the RV was going to be in the state of NC, however we left in May & are not sure when we are returning. Most likely not until spring 2011.

Hitchhiker- thanks for the address, if we have to get it done without a waiver form the DMV, I will call Mt View Tire & Service. This would save me from coming all the way to Concord, NC just for the inspection.

Coming to NC is going to put me 200 miles out of my way & use up a good 1/2 of a day of traveling. I only get a few days off to make this trip. Any more days off I have to take are without pay. But I will do what I have to do. Thanks for all the help.
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Does anyone know of a shop that does inspections on MHs in or near Fuquay Varina/ Holly springs?

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Old 10-28-2010, 07:06 PM   #10
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Roadie Roy, we had ours done here a year ago. Not exactly in FV, but it's always good to get the MH thoroughly warmed up before inspection anyway. ... Steve
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Old 11-03-2010, 09:01 PM   #11
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http://http://raleigh.citysearch.com...e_svc_inc.html Universal Tire does mh inspections.
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Old 11-08-2010, 08:40 PM   #12
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Can you just register it in Florida, I understand they are pretty cheap, and I don't think you have to actually live there.

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