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Old 06-01-2020, 01:30 PM   #1
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What do they look at to get a travel trailer inspected ? purchased a used Trailer they said I needed to get it inspected before they would switch over the title. Which is going to be a pain all it is used for is to set at my lake lot which is where itís setting right now so will have to hook it up and pull it to a freakin town to get it inspected.


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Old 06-01-2020, 01:43 PM   #2
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who is "they"? usually they just want to make sure it is road worthy and safe. you can usually find a local shop to do it.
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Old 06-01-2020, 01:44 PM   #3
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All they looked at on mine was the lights and tires. Did you ask if you could switch the title over with out getting plates for it?
How much does it weigh, under a certain GW it doesn't have to be inspected.
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Old 06-01-2020, 01:44 PM   #4
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What do they look at to get a travel trailer inspected ? purchased a used Trailer they said I needed to get it inspected before they would switch over the title. Which is going to be a pain all it is used for is to set at my lake lot which is where itís setting right now so will have to hook it up and pull it to a freakin town to get it inspected.


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Itís a safety inspection. Lights, tires, chains, etc. and working brakes if applicable. Costs $7.


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Old 06-01-2020, 01:45 PM   #5
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All they looked at on mine was the lights and tires. Did you ask if you could switch the title over with out getting plates for it?
How much does it weigh, under a certain GW it doesn't have to be inspected.
No sir I didnít .
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Old 06-01-2020, 01:59 PM   #6
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its a joke. more of a pain in the ***. Getting the trailer to a place that you can get in and out of easily. I would rather pay more for my tags than pay for this.

I told my son we need to come up with a mobile trailer inspection gig.
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Old 06-01-2020, 03:02 PM   #7
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its a joke. more of a pain in the ***. Getting the trailer to a place that you can get in and out of easily. I would rather pay more for my tags than pay for this.

I told my son we need to come up with a mobile trailer inspection gig.
This is exactly what I was thinking.
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Old 06-01-2020, 03:07 PM   #8
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It is always a pain to pull it into an inspection station. All they have ever looked at on mine are the tires (barely) and that the lights work.
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Old 06-01-2020, 03:16 PM   #9
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Only travel trailers over a certain weight have to be inspected from what I've experienced. Can't remember exactly what that minimum weight is though.
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Old 06-01-2020, 03:37 PM   #10
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Seems like on the title transfer work there are two options. One for title and one for title & registration. Maybe you can just go the title route and avoid the registration (and thus the inspection). Not sure if it works that way, but did the see the options when we transferred over ours a while back.
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Old 06-01-2020, 04:03 PM   #11
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I asked my guy when Ize getting my truck done if I could take pics/video of tires/chains and lights working and show him.....that'll be $7 more please.
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Old 06-01-2020, 04:20 PM   #12
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It is always a pain to pull it into an inspection station. All they have ever looked at on mine are the tires (barely) and that the lights work.


The one I go to is pretty thorough. They check tires, lights, break away cable, trailer brakes.....This is on a 5th wheel so I donít have safety chains.


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Old 06-01-2020, 04:36 PM   #13
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Lights, tires, brakes and break away
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Old 06-02-2020, 06:19 AM   #14
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its a joke. more of a pain in the ***. Getting the trailer to a place that you can get in and out of easily. I would rather pay more for my tags than pay for this.

I told my son we need to come up with a mobile trailer inspection gig.
I asked about mobile trailer inspection and the place I take mine to said the state requires the computer used to enter the information must be connected to a landline phone.
Hardly any place around that does trailer inspections is set up for trailers to be pulled in and especially maneuver or turn around. Luckily the place I take mine has a big parking lot next door where a grocery store used to be and they walk over.
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Old 06-02-2020, 06:24 AM   #15
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The weight is 7500 lbs, mine is 7000 so i dont need to get it inspected
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Old 06-02-2020, 06:29 AM   #16
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Just another way for them to make money and not call it TAX
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Old 06-02-2020, 07:32 AM   #17
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its a joke. more of a pain in the ***. Getting the trailer to a place that you can get in and out of easily. I would rather pay more for my tags than pay for this.

I told my son we need to come up with a mobile trailer inspection gig.
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This is exactly what I was thinking.
And only get paid $7 per inspection ????.
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Old 06-02-2020, 07:37 AM   #18
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.............I told my son we need to come up with a mobile trailer inspection gig.
Now if you service the RV Parks, maybe so.
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Old 06-02-2020, 07:44 AM   #19
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Lights, tires, brakes and break away
Never had my break-away cable tested, I asked once and the response was "does it have brakes? I know it does, I've serviced them and the bearings/seals. 12K 5th wheel, that will be $7 please.

Otherwise, lights, tires, and check the control in the truck that is activates the breaks- but never the break-away.
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Old 06-02-2020, 07:53 AM   #20
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Never had my break-away cable tested, I asked once and the response was "does it have brakes? I know it does, I've serviced them and the bearings/seals. 12K 5th wheel, that will be $7 please.



Otherwise, lights, tires, and check the control in the truck that is activates the breaks- but never the break-away.
It's an item of inspection
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Old 06-02-2020, 10:32 AM   #21
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Evidently not at the stations I've been to.
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