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powerboatr 09-20-2007 08:36 AM

My bama tags run out this month and I went over to txdot.gov for fee schedules and the more welcome back home fees

the tag lady told me it would be 109 per year to register, not inlcuding the 10 bux for a "safety" inspection sticker. i did the inspection, and yep i should have got kissed to.

anyway they want me to weigh it and then base the tags on weight. but the website gives and alternate method for them to figure fees
lenght x width x20 = 6080 pounds for me
eeven though i now we weigh 12000

so if i may be so bld what is everyone else paying?
thanks

powerboatr 09-20-2007 08:36 AM

My bama tags run out this month and I went over to txdot.gov for fee schedules and the more welcome back home fees

the tag lady told me it would be 109 per year to register, not inlcuding the 10 bux for a "safety" inspection sticker. i did the inspection, and yep i should have got kissed to.

anyway they want me to weigh it and then base the tags on weight. but the website gives and alternate method for them to figure fees
lenght x width x20 = 6080 pounds for me
eeven though i now we weigh 12000

so if i may be so bld what is everyone else paying?
thanks

Roam America 09-20-2007 08:51 AM

WOW !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I have been planning on using a Texas domicile when I start fulltiming. But this may make me rethink. I only pay 25 bucks a year to register my 16,500 # trailer. The high registration cost and the extra drivers license requirement, I think I need to rethink becoming a Texan.

RustyJC 09-20-2007 09:12 AM

$86.30/year for registration (tags) and $12.50/year for inspection (required for trailers >4500 lbs GVWR). However, that's all I pay since Texas doesn't collect a personal property or excise tax on vehicles (or anything else other than real property, for that matter). It also doesn't have state or city income taxes like I paid during my 22 years in Ohio.

Rusty

TXiceman 09-20-2007 10:45 AM

It all boils down to the fact that they will get your $$$$$ one way or the other.

A while back someone posted a comparison of total taxes paid by state and Texas was toward the bottom. They were complaining about the RV tag fees in Oklahoma....truth was they were the cheapest on total tax bite in the country.

Ken

powerboatr 09-20-2007 05:01 PM

serioulsy looking now at trading to a DP
because i can transfer my disabled veteran plate t it and they are 9 bux a year, plus state inspection of 10 bux

going satuuday mof to look round

$86.30/year for registration rusty how much does your fiver weigh? i was thinking of taking everything out and weigh it, but thats still gong to be close to 11200

TXiceman 09-20-2007 05:37 PM

Not trying to funny or nosy, but, is the difference between a $5.00 and a $83.00 going to make any real difference in your year?

Having lived long term in both a motorhome and a 5er, I'd take the 5er over the motorhome any day.

Ken

powerboatr 09-20-2007 06:45 PM

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by TXiceman:
Not trying to funny or nosy, but, is the difference between a $5.00 and a $83.00 going to make any real difference in your year?

Having lived long term in both a motorhome and a 5er, I'd take the 5er over the motorhome any day.

Ken </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

i know what you mean i like teh fiver and the room and all
but this weight tax is ridcolous, and the inspection especially since so many run around with no tailights https://irv2.infopop.cc/groupee_commo...on_biggrin.gif

RustyJC 09-21-2007 03:47 AM

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by powerboatr:
i know what you mean i like teh fiver and the room and all
but this weight tax is ridcolous, and the inspection especially since so many run around with no tailights https://irv2.infopop.cc/groupee_commo...on_biggrin.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
I have no problem with either. The registration fees go toward the construction and maintenance of roads, and the vehicle weight is a major factor in road deterioration. At the same time, I have no problem with Texas' effort to insure that trailers &gt;4,500 lbs have working brakes, tail and brake lights, etc. A side benefit of these safety inspections is that, if the owner doesn't have current insurance coverage (on the towing vehicle in the case of a trailer), then no inspection sticker is issued.

My total outlay to the state for my 5th wheel is less than $100/year. As Ken said, ain't no big thing.

Rusty

powerboatr 09-21-2007 08:32 PM

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by RustyJC:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by powerboatr:
i know what you mean i like teh fiver and the room and all
but this weight tax is ridcolous, and the inspection especially since so many run around with no tailights https://irv2.infopop.cc/groupee_commo...on_biggrin.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
I have no problem with either. The registration fees go toward the construction and maintenance of roads, and the vehicle weight is a major factor in road deterioration. At the same time, I have no problem with Texas' effort to insure that trailers &gt;4,500 lbs have working brakes, tail and brake lights, etc. A side benefit of these safety inspections is that, if the owner doesn't have current insurance coverage (on the towing vehicle in the case of a trailer), then no inspection sticker is issued.

My total outlay to the state for my 5th wheel is less than $100/year. As Ken said, ain't no big thing.

Rusty </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
rusty
i would be curious as to your fivers weight that was used to register it. was it weighed or did they use the builders weight?
my builder weight was less than 10k but it really weighs empty at 11000- 15000 depending on our load out.
she based reg fee on 11k of weight.

RustyJC 09-22-2007 12:53 PM

I bought the 5th wheel in Texas. Its registered weight is whatever the dealer put on the paperwork when they sent it in. I'm sure it's well below the 5th wheel's GVWR.

Rusty

Fulltimer 09-25-2007 05:40 AM

Remember to check your insurance rates too. https://irv2.infopop.cc/images/sad.gif

powerboatr 09-29-2007 04:32 PM

well I went and had her weighed so i could get tagged
not to bad only 14600 sitting on the scales, not bad considering its empty weight was supposed to be 10800.

gcvw went down to 22765 so at least we lost some weight.
axles are still to close for comfort at 11825

all in all 109 per year from now on.
thanks all for the words O wisdom

Longleggs 10-06-2007 04:33 PM

RustyJC,
I have lived in Texas over 50 Yrs. I have never had to show my insurance card to get an inspection Sticker on any of My trailors.
That only applies to Powered Units, Cars, Trucks, Motocycles, etc.
Just My $.02

Later

RustyJC 10-08-2007 04:30 AM

All I can do is share my experience in Harris County (Houston & suburbs). The inspection stations have asked to see my truck insurance card on the basis that (1.) any vehicle operating on Texas highways is legally required to have liability insurance coverage (unless surety bonds are posted) and (2.) liability coverage for a trailer is provided by the towing vehicle's liability insurance.

The DPS computer that handles the trailer inspection process lumps motorcycles and trailers into the same section - both get the same inspection sticker. That may have something to do with insurance verification before the sticker can be issued as well.

Rusty

Rick A 10-10-2007 03:56 AM

We are considering moving to Texas, San Antonio area, next spring after school is over. I have been trying to find the vehicle registration fee schedule and keep getting a message file not found. Here in PA we are required to have trailers inspected as well, but it is rarely enforced. How strict are they on trailer inspections?

RustyJC 10-10-2007 04:05 AM

Rick,

Welcome to Texas - we look forward to having y'all down here.

I'm sure that there are a lot of 4500+ lb trailers running around Texas that aren't inspected. I don't know of many (if any) law enforcement agencies that target this violation, but should one be involved in an accident or stopped by a LEO for any other reason, it's certainly reasonable to assume that the LEO is going to check the truck and trailer for current inspection stickers.

On Edit: Rick, you'll have to get it inspected to get it registered in Texas. After year 1, though, it's your choice per the above.

You might try to contact the Bexar County Tax Assessor/Collector's office to get information on vehicle registration fees in San Antonio.

Rusty

tnance 10-11-2007 02:27 AM

I just got my vehicle registration renewal notice yesterday. The empty weight on the registration shows 12,700 lbs. This number came from the manufacture brochure evidently. This weight is more than 3,000 lbs less than the actual empty weight. https://irv2.infopop.cc/groupee_commo...on_biggrin.gif The cost for my registration is $119.12 per year.
I have not had my trailer inspected for several years now.

Rick A 10-11-2007 09:40 AM

Well, I am not too worried about inspection. We have annual inspections here in PA as well. You all are scaring me with these registration costs though. I currently pay $194/yr for the truck registered with a GVWR of 9600 lbs, and only $27/year for the 5th wheel. I have never had the trailer inspected and never had an issue with it. I guess I will need to call the local tax collector in TX and see how bad they are going to ding me on transferring everything. Does anyone know if they make you pay hte difference in sales tax when registering a vehicle. PA we paid 6%, I belive TX is 6.5%, I am wondering if they will charge us the diff of 1/2%.

RustyJC 10-11-2007 11:25 AM

It depends on how long it has been since you purchased the vehicle. I ran into that with a 1996 Dodge Ram (purchased in Ohio in July 1996) when we moved back to Texas in June 1997. IIRC, the out of state sales tax liability only applied to vehicles purchased within the last 12 or 18 months - I can't recall which. That would be another question for the Bexar County Tax Assessor/Collector.

Rusty

CoastalDav 10-14-2007 09:26 AM

Truck is $120.00 per year at 10,500 GVW. Without a specialty tag its less than $100.00 per year. Trailer tags are about 35 per year.

Figured your closer to Florida than Texas.

Dave


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