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Old 09-13-2013, 12:08 AM
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We bought our '05 2619 last November and noticed at the time of purchase it had an inspection sticker on the side. Must we have it inspected yearly at a RV dealer or can any inspection station take care of it?
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Old 09-13-2013, 05:13 AM
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Did you buy it from a buyer in another state? I've owned several RVs here in Tx and never had one inspected. It's not a motor vehicle, so no inspection required. Motorhome require inspection. And this is from the state regarding inspection on trailers weighing more

Items of Inspection for a Trailers or Mobile Homes

05.06 Inspect All Trailers, Semitrailers, Pole Trailers, or Mobile Homes Exceeding 4,500 Pounds Actual Gross Weight or Registered Weight For: (Listed in suggested order of inspection) Refer to Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations, if required.

* Check for evidence of Financial Responsibility on towing vehicle

1. Brakes (system) (If gross weight exceeds 4,500 pounds)
2. Tires
3. Wheel Assembly
4. Safety Guards or Flaps (if four tires or more on rearmost axle) Pole trailers exempt.
5. Tail Lamps (2)
6. Stop Lamps (2)
7. License Plate Lamp (1)
8. Rear Red Reflectors (2)
9. Turn Signal Lamps
10. Clearance Lamps
11. Side Marker Lamps
12. Side Reflectors
13. Side Marker Lamps and Reflectors (30 feet or more in overall length)
(Refer to Reference Section as per lighting diagrams and as applicable to the particular trailer being inspected.)
14. Serial or Vehicle Identification Number


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It was bought in Texas at Crestview RV in Buda. My husband in meticulous about maintaining the trailer, checks all components on a regular basis, we were just wondering what other owners do and if it was required . Thank you so much for your prompt response.
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It was bought in Texas at Crestview RV in Buda. My husband in meticulous about maintaining the trailer, checks all components on a regular basis, we were just wondering what other owners do and if it was required . Thank you so much for your prompt response.
You say it was bought in Buda, but did it have Texas plates on it? Was the inspection sticker a Texas issued decal? I've not seen one, never been asked for one, although I've never been pulled over for any type of infraction while towing.

Update... I spoke with my vehicle insurance agent, she is my sister, and she said yes. There is an inspection sticker on trailers over 4500 lbs. which means, that most TM units do not meet that weight standard. She relocated to TX a few years ago and brought her CA state plated 5th wheel with her and they had to get it inspected prior to new registraton. But, it's 12k lbs. she does not recall that there is an expiration date with the sticker? It may pertain to units being brought in from out of state.
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Old 09-20-2013, 07:09 PM
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I'm sorry it took so long for me to reply but I work nights and at my age it takes me longer to recover!
Yes, it had Texas plates and also has a texas dept of public safety inspection sticker .
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The trailer weighs approx 3300/ 3400#loaded
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No Weighing Required

Registered trailers with a gross weight or registered gross weight of 4,500 pounds or less are not required to have inspections. This weight is "empty weight" and is normally indicated on the title. Otherwise, the trailer can be weighed at a certified weigh station.


Annual Inspections

Travel trailers over 4,500 lbs. receive inspection annually. You should display a current inspection sticker on a window at or near the left front side of the trailer.



What's Inspected

A travel trailer inspection differs from that of motorized vehicles. According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, trailers are inspected for brakes, tires, wheel assembly, safety guards or flaps (if there are four tires or more on the rear axle), two tail lights, two brake lights, one license plate lamp, rear red reflectors, turn signal lights, clearance lights, side marker lights, side reflectors, and a serial or vehicle identification number. By inspecting these features ahead of time and resolving any issues, owners can avoid the hassle of a failed inspection.



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Thank you soo much for the quick reply! Your answers helped us tremendously.
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