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Old 05-18-2015, 10:58 AM   #15
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How often do you need the inspection? We have none of that here in Oregon. I tend to agree with the OP, I can't stand going in the renew my drivers license. I would hate to have to hook up my 5th wheel and navigate thru town to get it inspected. For what? A bad tail light or something. Like the OP I check my own stuff regularly. Too many other things to enforce that are more serious in nature than RV's.
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Old 05-27-2015, 08:27 PM   #16
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It took me 2 1/2 hours from start to finish to get my travel trailer inspected. The inspection only took 15 minutes. And all they inspected was lights and tires. They didn't even check the brakes!

I spent most of the time pulling the trailer out of the mud, pump up tires to 50 psi, getting ready for the road.

Getting the trailer inspected is truly a waste of time.
But it is the law.
I'm still looking for a small (less than 4,500 pounds GVWR) travel trailer to avoid the Texas State trailer inspection.
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Old 05-27-2015, 08:40 PM   #17
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Two and a half hours? That's crazy. Was it bolted to the ground? hehehe

And if that's they worst of your mud, you're lucky.
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Old 05-28-2015, 11:52 AM   #18
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Two and a half hours? That's crazy. Was it bolted to the ground? hehehe
So how long does it take (speedy) jesilvas to get his travel trailer inspected, from start to finish?
Do you even bother putting towing mirrors on your tow vehicle?
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Old 05-29-2015, 06:09 AM   #19
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Skyline makes their eco-camp line. But they are not built to last. StarCraft makes their AR-One line. They are better than Skyline. The single axle used AirStream might work...but...
it will be tough to live in the trailers that weigh that little.
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Old 05-29-2015, 06:48 AM   #20
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So how long does it take (speedy) jesilvas to get his travel trailer inspected, from start to finish?
Do you even bother putting towing mirrors on your tow vehicle?
Inspection doesn't take long.

And no, I don't attach tow mirrors. But I never remove them either, cause then I'd have no mirrors at all.

I hope you realize I'm playing around.
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Old 05-29-2015, 08:34 AM   #21
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You sure got lots of advice on state inspections, which is not what you asked.

Don't know where you live in Texas, but we recently bought a unit from Pharr in Lubbock. It was a KZ Spree Connect. So far we really like it. Good dealer and good unit that will fit your desired specs well.
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Old 05-29-2015, 09:59 AM   #22
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You can get a "Fun Finder" TT from Cruiser RV with fiberglass exterior, dual axles and a single slide but a little heavier than you have mentioned. Here is a reference.

Wana RV Center

I looked at some of these at a RV show earlier this year. They seem to be a nice little trailer.

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Old 05-29-2015, 08:42 PM   #23
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The Texas state law says;
**05.06 Inspect All Trailers, Semitrailers, Pole Trailers, or Mobile Homes Exceeding 4,500 Pounds Actual Gross Weight or Registered Weight For:**

Notice it says 4500 lb actual gross weight or a registered weight which isn't the same a 4500 GVWR.

I would think there would be lots of TT's out here with a 5k-6k GVWR that may not weigh 4500 gross weight.
I've seen other threads on the same topic where Texas TT owners were saying they needed a scale ticket to show the TT's actual gross weight

Just a thought.
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The Texas state law says;
**05.06 Inspect All Trailers, Semitrailers, Pole Trailers, or Mobile Homes Exceeding 4,500 Pounds Actual Gross Weight or Registered Weight For:**

Notice it says 4500 lb actual gross weight or a registered weight which isn't the same a 4500 GVWR.

I would think there would be lots of TT's out here with a 5k-6k GVWR that may not weigh 4500 gross weight.
I've seen other threads on the same topic where Texas TT owners were saying they needed a scale ticket to show the TT's actual gross weight

Just a thought.
Apparently I don't need to have my trailer inspected since the weight on my title says 4000 lbs. Am I correct? It had an inspection sticker on it when I bought it last year. Maybe all I need to do is take my title with me when I get it registered again.
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IMHO, it's time to dump the TX vehicle inspection law. All it does it make sure your car, RV, etc. is up to spec on ONE day in a year. Let law enforcement do their job and give fix-it tickets when they see a non compliant vehicle.
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I have my unit fully ready for inspection 365 days every year. No way I will be towing a trailer that is not fit. So inspection is a none event. Yes here they pull one wheel off if equipped with brakes.
But many trailers are not fit to be on the road that's why we need inspections. Here it's any licenced trailer needs inspection.
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The Texas state law says;
**05.06 Inspect All Trailers, Semitrailers, Pole Trailers, or Mobile Homes Exceeding 4,500 Pounds Actual Gross Weight or Registered Weight For:**

Notice it says 4500 lb actual gross weight or a registered weight which isn't the same a 4500 GVWR.

I would think there would be lots of TT's out here with a 5k-6k GVWR that may not weigh 4500 gross weight.
I've seen other threads on the same topic where Texas TT owners were saying they needed a scale ticket to show the TT's actual gross weight

Just a thought.
In Texas law gross weight is GVWR.
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