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Old 05-15-2006, 03:52 AM   #1
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Got back from our first trip of the year in the WW FS2300 yesterday. While cleaning the rig up I noticed a sticker on the outside of the front bedroom window that read something like,
"Trailer/Motorcycle Inspection Certificate" and it expires this month. What's up with that? Does a travel trailer have to be inspected every year in the state of Texas? If so where do you go the get it inspected and what are they inspecting?
I am going to pose this question to my dealer today but I though you fellers might be able to shed some light on this question.

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Old 05-15-2006, 03:52 AM   #2
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Got back from our first trip of the year in the WW FS2300 yesterday. While cleaning the rig up I noticed a sticker on the outside of the front bedroom window that read something like,
"Trailer/Motorcycle Inspection Certificate" and it expires this month. What's up with that? Does a travel trailer have to be inspected every year in the state of Texas? If so where do you go the get it inspected and what are they inspecting?
I am going to pose this question to my dealer today but I though you fellers might be able to shed some light on this question.

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Old 05-15-2006, 06:16 AM   #3
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Depends on it's weight/capacity. Our popup didn't need one, but our 5'e does. And yours does too. Most RV places can do it, but it's a pain to have it done there. Call around and most truck inspection places will do it quickly.
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Old 05-15-2006, 06:47 AM   #4
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If it's registered for >4500 lbs GVWR, then it requires an annual inspection in Texas. This is seldom enforced, but if you're ever stopped or involved in an accident....

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Old 05-15-2006, 09:07 AM   #5
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Thanks for the replies. I did call the dealer this morning and they too said I could get it inspected at most RV dealers.
My last camper was a pop-up so the Inspection is something new to me. I am just glad I noticed it before it expired, I have another trip planned for Memorial Day and Fathers Day.

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Old 05-15-2006, 10:12 AM   #6
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In Texas the inspection is fro trailers over a certian GVWR, either 3500# or 4500#, I don't remember. In anycase, mine is way ov er the limit, so it gets it annual inspection. Problem is finding a place that can handle the length.

I forgot about a place on Huffmeister Road called Forsythe's (SP). It is a sotrage yard/feed store and inspection station.

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what all do they look at for an annual inspection?
i was thinking of registering my vehicles out there when we move, but i may keep all my alabam tags

most of the inpsection stations i remeber were small mom and pop places.
do they do a check on the gas lines etc?
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The trailer inspection is very limited - running lights, brake lights, turn signals, tires. There are no dynamic braking tests, nor do they check the breakaway system. No checks at all on the RV systems (propane, etc.)

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thanks
this fee on top of the rv tag
i paid school tax on my rv here om alabama
dont figure does it
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I pay (IIRC) around $100/year for license plates and $12.50 for annual inspection of my 5th wheel here in Texas. No personal property taxes, etc. on the RV or other vehicles. Does that help your comparison with Alabama?

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Jeez, I thought us here in California had to jump through a ton of hoop. Heres one for you though. Do you guy in other states had to pay registration fees, like a regular vehical registration fee, on your travel trailers? I don't know if this is around what you guys have to pay, but I pay about $200 per year to register my 5th wheel.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by RustyJC:
I pay (IIRC) around $100/year for license plates and $12.50 for annual inspection of my 5th wheel here in Texas. No personal property taxes, etc. on the RV or other vehicles. Does that help your comparison with Alabama?

Rusty </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

yep
we paid over 200 once you added the nice school tax, it seems alot alabama folks live in trailers(mobile homes) (really) and rent lots so the homeowners cant pick up all the school fees.
here is the break down
36.14 state
61.16 county
88.96 school
penalty for not swapping plates (dont ask ) 15.00
i thought alabama was like florida and transferred yoour tag when you purchased a vehicle, the dealer didnt do it and i forgot so i got fined
thne 30.00 for a new tag because my old rv tag was still new ?????

i have no chillins in school but i gladly pay for police service
your rates are going to be welcome. i see your fiver is very close in wt. to mine so my wt. fee should be close to tours.
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