I went online to the PA DOT to renew my motor home registration as I have done ever since the state has offered online services. A new step has appeared in the motor home registration. It asks the following:
Certification of Inspection
Registrants of a motor carrier vehicle are required to self-certify that the vehicle has a currently valid safety inspection at the time of this renewal.
Failure to have a currently valid safety inspection could result in suspension of registration for three months.
I certify that this vehicle is a motor carrier vehicle and that it has a currently valid certificate of safety inspection.
I discovered through phone calls to the DOT and state inspection office the website has classified any vehicle 17,000+lbs a motor carrier. No one at these offices seemed to know how or care to correct this. A lady at the DMV told me the website can't be corrected. I plan to follow up on that. Just be aware if you say your vehicle is not a motor carrier or if your inspection has expired you can not process your registration online. I am doing paper snail mail this time and hoping they correct it until next year.