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Old 09-20-2007, 09:36 AM   #1
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My bama tags run out this month and I went over to txdot.gov for fee schedules and the more welcome back home fees

the tag lady told me it would be 109 per year to register, not inlcuding the 10 bux for a "safety" inspection sticker. i did the inspection, and yep i should have got kissed to.

anyway they want me to weigh it and then base the tags on weight. but the website gives and alternate method for them to figure fees
lenght x width x20 = 6080 pounds for me
eeven though i now we weigh 12000

so if i may be so bld what is everyone else paying?
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Old 09-20-2007, 09:36 AM   #2
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My bama tags run out this month and I went over to txdot.gov for fee schedules and the more welcome back home fees

the tag lady told me it would be 109 per year to register, not inlcuding the 10 bux for a "safety" inspection sticker. i did the inspection, and yep i should have got kissed to.

anyway they want me to weigh it and then base the tags on weight. but the website gives and alternate method for them to figure fees
lenght x width x20 = 6080 pounds for me
eeven though i now we weigh 12000

so if i may be so bld what is everyone else paying?
thanks
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Old 09-20-2007, 09:51 AM   #3
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WOW !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I have been planning on using a Texas domicile when I start fulltiming. But this may make me rethink. I only pay 25 bucks a year to register my 16,500 # trailer. The high registration cost and the extra drivers license requirement, I think I need to rethink becoming a Texan.
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$86.30/year for registration (tags) and $12.50/year for inspection (required for trailers >4500 lbs GVWR). However, that's all I pay since Texas doesn't collect a personal property or excise tax on vehicles (or anything else other than real property, for that matter). It also doesn't have state or city income taxes like I paid during my 22 years in Ohio.

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It all boils down to the fact that they will get your $$$$$ one way or the other.

A while back someone posted a comparison of total taxes paid by state and Texas was toward the bottom. They were complaining about the RV tag fees in Oklahoma....truth was they were the cheapest on total tax bite in the country.

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serioulsy looking now at trading to a DP
because i can transfer my disabled veteran plate t it and they are 9 bux a year, plus state inspection of 10 bux

going satuuday mof to look round

$86.30/year for registration rusty how much does your fiver weigh? i was thinking of taking everything out and weigh it, but thats still gong to be close to 11200
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Not trying to funny or nosy, but, is the difference between a $5.00 and a $83.00 going to make any real difference in your year?

Having lived long term in both a motorhome and a 5er, I'd take the 5er over the motorhome any day.

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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 TXiceman:
Not trying to funny or nosy, but, is the difference between a $5.00 and a $83.00 going to make any real difference in your year?

Having lived long term in both a motorhome and a 5er, I'd take the 5er over the motorhome any day.

Ken </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

i know what you mean i like teh fiver and the room and all
but this weight tax is ridcolous, and the inspection especially since so many run around with no tailights
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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 powerboatr:
i know what you mean i like teh fiver and the room and all
but this weight tax is ridcolous, and the inspection especially since so many run around with no tailights </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
I have no problem with either. The registration fees go toward the construction and maintenance of roads, and the vehicle weight is a major factor in road deterioration. At the same time, I have no problem with Texas' effort to insure that trailers &gt;4,500 lbs have working brakes, tail and brake lights, etc. A side benefit of these safety inspections is that, if the owner doesn't have current insurance coverage (on the towing vehicle in the case of a trailer), then no inspection sticker is issued.

My total outlay to the state for my 5th wheel is less than $100/year. As Ken said, ain't no big thing.

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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:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by powerboatr:
i know what you mean i like teh fiver and the room and all
but this weight tax is ridcolous, and the inspection especially since so many run around with no tailights </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
I have no problem with either. The registration fees go toward the construction and maintenance of roads, and the vehicle weight is a major factor in road deterioration. At the same time, I have no problem with Texas' effort to insure that trailers &gt;4,500 lbs have working brakes, tail and brake lights, etc. A side benefit of these safety inspections is that, if the owner doesn't have current insurance coverage (on the towing vehicle in the case of a trailer), then no inspection sticker is issued.

My total outlay to the state for my 5th wheel is less than $100/year. As Ken said, ain't no big thing.

Rusty </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
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i would be curious as to your fivers weight that was used to register it. was it weighed or did they use the builders weight?
my builder weight was less than 10k but it really weighs empty at 11000- 15000 depending on our load out.
she based reg fee on 11k of weight.
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I bought the 5th wheel in Texas. Its registered weight is whatever the dealer put on the paperwork when they sent it in. I'm sure it's well below the 5th wheel's GVWR.

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Remember to check your insurance rates too.
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well I went and had her weighed so i could get tagged
not to bad only 14600 sitting on the scales, not bad considering its empty weight was supposed to be 10800.

gcvw went down to 22765 so at least we lost some weight.
axles are still to close for comfort at 11825

all in all 109 per year from now on.
thanks all for the words O wisdom
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Old 10-06-2007, 05:33 PM   #14
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RustyJC,
I have lived in Texas over 50 Yrs. I have never had to show my insurance card to get an inspection Sticker on any of My trailors.
That only applies to Powered Units, Cars, Trucks, Motocycles, etc.
Just My $.02

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