Go Back   iRV2 Forums > iRV2.com COMMUNITY FORUMS > iRV2.com General Discussion
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 10-26-2012, 06:43 PM   #1
Senior Member
Tom-NC's Avatar
Winnebago Owners Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Carolina Campers
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Murphy, NC, USA
Posts: 1,006
Inspection of Motorhomes in North Carolina

Hi to all the Tarheelers,

It is getting very frustrating that in North Carolina we have to have our motorhomes inspected. Up to two (2) years ago we didn't have to but now we had too and it is getting to be a real pain let alone the cost for fuel.

My Rv is next to the house and before I take it out I have to unhook shore power and uncover tires, windshield, etc. then drive to inspection station and then back home and do the reverse. Well I don't see any point in inspecting a RV as we don't use it to drive to work or even use it every week but only a few times a year.

When I do use the RV I check the lights, turn signals, brake lights and windshield wipers so why do I need the inspection station to do it. Yes I know they need the $13.90 fee as the state is broke, LOL.

Well I'm going to write a letter to the NCDMV concerning removing the inspection requirement for Motorhomes and was wondering if any of my fellow rvers in NC would care to do so as I have attained the address to send the letter to and if anyone would like the address please let me know and I will post it here.

Thank you for your time and maybe we can get this resolved to our liking and save us some gas.


2014 Winnebago Adventurer 35P,Ford F-53, V-10
2011 Ford Escape,2000 Roadmaster Tow Dolly
"Have a Great Day, Enjoy RVing."
Tom-NC is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 10-26-2012, 07:46 PM   #2
Senior Member
Lindsay Richards's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Tavares, FL
Posts: 1,644
The inspections on trucking engines, trailers, and drivers are getting very strict after 01/30/2013. Governments love regulations and think of them as job security, Looks like NC is going to have a change of thinking in the Governors office, so many that will make chances of simplification better. Good Luck and remember politicians do more when there are more people involved.

Lindsay Richards is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2012, 07:22 AM   #3
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Thomasville, NC
Posts: 46
Tom, I agree with you that new governmental regulations placed on its population solely for monetary gain is wrong. You are right new law went into effect 2 years ago NC is using a system they already have in place for motor vehicle inspection. They call the new inspection a safety inspection.

In both cases when I took my Class C to have it inspected it consisted of the attendant going to the Motor home recording the odometer reading and VIN number returning and entering it into their DMV connected computer. I was then presented with the completed inspection sheet and charged $13.90.

Is it a bad deal, Yes the State got a good portion of that $13.90 and the motor home was no more safer after I drove away. At least I inspect the lights, turn signals, Horn and check the tire pressure before each trip.

Here is why I keep quiet in NC, I have a regular F150 pickup truck it weights just over 6,000 pounds. The yearly license is $51.60. The motor home weights just over 13,000 pounds but the yearly license is $28.00. Do I want North Carolina DMV to take a closer look, no but they will?

At least it is goodbye to Gov. Beverly Perdue, that was a vote I wish I could take back.

A wonderful Wife
Two children and 7 grand kids 1997 Four Winds Class C M-31QSB V-10
ReelTime is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:29 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.