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Old 09-05-2022, 02:12 PM   #1
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Inspection by DMV?


I bought a new Class A motorhome in Florida and registered it in New Jersey. Do I need to get an inspection by DMV?

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Old 09-05-2022, 02:15 PM   #2
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Do you have a state mandatory Vehicle inspection? Do you get your auto's inspected??
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Old 09-05-2022, 08:15 PM   #3
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See last item below. Looks like it needs to be inspected.
Below info Copied from NJ DMV
Motor homes and station wagons
To register a motor home as a recreational passenger vehicle, you need to visit a Motor Vehicle Agency with the vehicle title and/or the Manufacturer's Certificate of Origin (MCO).

If more than one MCO was issued due to changes or additions to the original design of the vehicle, you can either bring both MCOs or the title and the additional MCO.
Complete an Application form BA-49 (found only at NJMVC agencies Ė complete on site). You will need the following to complete this form:

Insurance company name and policy number.
Vehicle odometer reading.
Driverís License (if you are unlicensed, you must provide 6 Points of ID and be at least 17 years old).
If you do not have a New Jersey title for this vehicle in your name, complete the sales tax information in the stamped section on your MCO and pay the registration fees, sales tax and $60 for title ($85 for title with a lien).

These vehicles will be registered at the highest passenger weight class for the vehicle.

Within 14 days of registration, you must have the vehicle inspected with your valid license, new registration and proof of insurance.
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Old 09-05-2022, 08:55 PM   #4
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NJ DMV will tell you if its needed. Most new vehicles under 4 years are exempt.,

The State inspection is free, if they still do it.
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Given that it is new do I still have to get it inspected?
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Old 09-06-2022, 11:53 AM   #6
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The DMV web-site says that you do. Twin-boat says you don't. My expectation is that any DMV would want to see the vehicle before they issue a title for it, but there are different requirements for in and out of state dealer registrations. It is certainly possible that the selling dealer has provided the documentation and certification required by your DMV. All states are different. Suggest that you Call them up or drop by for a visit.
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Presumably you have a title for it, either that or the original MCO. It's "new" if you have only the MCO (it was never titled), but if you are bringing it from another state with that state's title in-hand, it is "used", even if only for a heartbeat. You are transferring a vehicle from one state to another and have to abide by NJ rules for that. Age may make a difference in the requirements.

Your best bet is to go to a NJ DMV office and ask. This article says there is a packet of info available there that will provide instructions and forms.

Everything I read says that an inspection will be required but not until the NJ title & registration procedure is complete.
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The internet is a great place to get a yes, no or maybe answer for your question. You need to go to the source and ask them and have them put it into writing. In your case the NJ DMV would be the source you need to contact.
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Oh man. You bought in the best state and registered it in one of the worst. In RI we have annual inspections and they are such jerks. I avoided all that garbage and registered it in Florida. Double the insurance cost but no inspections!
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