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Old 10-19-2022, 11:21 AM   #1
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Looking for Texas RV registration fees

We are full time domiciled in SD since 2016.

Winters are spent in Texas so we are considering moving our domicile there.

I cannot find any info on how much vehicle registration fees are for an RV. The state site gives a huge range with a referral to the county site. The counties I checked (Polk-Escapees, and Hidalgo-where we stay) have nothing. The Escapees site nor Google have this information.

Trying to compare to see if it is worth it.
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Counties have different fees. Not sure I can speak to the costs for a MH, but my TT was $75.25 this year.

This includes a $54 plate sticker, a $10 road fee, a $7.50 Clean Air Fee. I think the clean air fee is only in the large counties and maybe those adjacent to them.

You will have to get a state inspection and show proof of liability insurance to register a vehicle in Texas. State Inspection for oversize vehicles may require a little looking around.

My Silverado was $73.75, with various fees. My wife's Nissan was the same price. Expect your Toad will be that price.
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Hope this works.

https://www.txdmv.gov/sites/default/..._Passenger.pdf

For RV’s they go by weight.

Just got my renewal for my 2018 Forester E450, V10 shows my weight 10,500lbs, my total fee is $135.50. Need to have the RV inspected, they check the lights, tires, etc and connect to the engine computer to make sure the emissions systems are working right.

The registration fee is $111.00, then there’s a local fee(?) $11.50, inspection fee $8.25, processing and handling $4.75.

Even though there’s an inspection fee, when you go get it inspected you have to pay the inspection shop too, I think it’s $25 for a gas engine, diesels are cheaper.
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Hope this works.

https://www.txdmv.gov/sites/default/..._Passenger.pdf

For RVís they go by weight.

Just got my renewal for my 2018 Forester E450, V10 shows my weight 10,500lbs, my total fee is $135.50. Need to have the RV inspected, they check the lights, tires, etc and connect to the engine computer to make sure the emissions systems are working right.

The registration fee is $111.00, then thereís a local fee(?) $11.50, inspection fee $8.25, processing and handling $4.75.

Even though thereís an inspection fee, when you go get it inspected you have to pay the inspection shop too, I think itís $25 for a gas engine, diesels are cheaper.
Thank you!

That link is what I was looking for.

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We have a DP with a GVWR of 49,600lbs and our registration is $363.25 per year.
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We have a DP with a GVWR of 49,600lbs and our registration is $363.25 per year.
Thanks.

What do you do for inspection? Do truck dealers like Freightliner do them?

What about the DL? Somewhere I read you need an endorsement over 12K weight but can’t find anything about that either.
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Thanks.

What do you do for inspection? Do truck dealers like Freightliner do them?

What about the DL? Somewhere I read you need an endorsement over 12K weight but canít find anything about that either.
For inspections an RV dealer can do them, or any inspection shop that you can get in their parking lot should be able to do it.

A regular DL is good to drive up to a 26,000lb vehicle, I think, itís right in that range.
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Over 26,000 you need a "Class B exempt" (not CDL).
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Thanks for the DL info.

I am in a 38K class A.
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Thanks for the DL info.

I am in a 38K class A.

You will need a "Class B exempt"DL. Eye test (same as regular license), written test (similar to that for CDL with free study book or online) and driving test in your rig. Be able to discuss the "care and feeding" of your air brakes.


Not really a big deal-- many, many of us have this Texas DL.
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Looking for Texas RV registration fees

My registration in Comal County was $435 I believe. 35,000 pound class-A.

Inspection is done at DOT inspection stations, same ones that do cars. You just have to show up with a proof of insurance. Some gas stations, tire shops, oil change facilities etc etc. youíll have to call around and see if theyíll do a big rig. The fee is only about $7.00 where I am. If you are registering in a metro area where they also do an emissions test it may be higher IDK.

Some of the small town inspection stations are easy peasy. There was one I went to, the guy looked out the window at my rig and I handed him my insurance paperwork and he filled out my inspection and I was good to go. The previous owner of my RV said that he would take a video of the headlights tail lights and blinkers working and take that to his inspection station and they would pass it without even seeing it in person.
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Stay away from registering in big cities or you'll have to have an emissions test plus extra fee. Here is where one is required:

https://www.dps.texas.gov/rsd/vi/ins...ed%20vehicles.

We registered in Polk Co., home of Escapees RV Club, Livingston, TX ... very easy to do it there as everyone in town moves you along to proper places that you may need.

The inspections are super easy and very reasonable. Don't let that influence your decision.
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I think here are the state fees, then there are some county fees? FEES

You will also pay the $90 new resident tax on each vehicle you bring into the state of Texas.
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I'm in Collin Co., just North of Dallas, America, I just paid $130.00 to register an 18k # MoHo.
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