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TT state inspection

Unread postby mikhen on Mon Apr 07, 2008 8:31 am

Just wondering which states require a yearly inspection. Here in Pa, we need to get it done. The costs vary depending on where you take it, but it's nice to have the piece of mind that the brakes and tires are good. That saves me the trouble of doing it. We take ours after our last trip of the year in October and then when we get it back we cover it right away and let it sleep for the winter, then in the spring everything is still good.
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Re: TT state inspection

Unread postby skipnchar on Mon Apr 07, 2008 10:55 am

Kansas dropped it's annual vehicle inspections laws about 5 years ago. Prior to that they were required only on new purchases (for trailers). Now they're not required at all.
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Re: TT state inspection

Unread postby Fire Instructor on Mon Apr 07, 2008 10:59 am

In NYS it's annual.
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Re: TT state inspection

Unread postby Retired Phone Man on Mon Apr 07, 2008 12:09 pm

Required in Louisiana also. My new truck got a 2yr when new but annually after that. TT was not done by dealer and i haven't got to it yet. As far as trusting them to do a good inspection is a joke. Lots of places just want to see your insurance and don't even look at the vehicle.
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Re: TT state inspection

Unread postby Limey on Mon Apr 07, 2008 2:01 pm

Not required in Colorado :)
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Re: TT state inspection

Unread postby milzat on Mon Apr 07, 2008 5:49 pm

As Retired Phone Man stated, it's required in Louisiana.
I'm on my second TT and haven't had either inspected. I've owned many other types of trailers and have only had one car hauler trailer inspected once and never went back. I've come to the conclusion that they don't enforce it, or maybe I haven't run into the right enforcement officer yet. :o
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Re: TT state inspection

Unread postby The Wood Tinker on Mon Apr 07, 2008 11:51 pm

Not required in California either. We have enough fees and taxes! 8-)
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Re: TT state inspection

Unread postby ReedMan on Wed Apr 30, 2008 2:31 pm

Required each year in PA.
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Re: TT state inspection

Unread postby wintek on Wed Apr 30, 2008 5:19 pm

milzat wrote:As Retired Phone Man stated, it's required in Louisiana.
I'm on my second TT and haven't had either inspected. I've owned many other types of trailers and have only had one car hauler trailer inspected once and never went back. I've come to the conclusion that they don't enforce it, or maybe I haven't run into the right enforcement officer yet. :o


Hummm. I didn't even know it was required in Louisiana. I've never had one inspected and would not know where to get it done. I'll do some checking though.

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Re: TT state inspection

Unread postby PrivatePilot on Wed Apr 30, 2008 6:16 pm

Only commercial vehicles need an annual here in Ontario. If your non-com, you only require an inspection anytime the ownership changes. Trailers never need inspections whatsoever, even when new or changing hands.

I'd like to see both things change, though - there's far too many unsafe cars, trucks, and trailers running up and down our roads here simply because it's possible that a clunker was inspected in 1989 (for example) when it was new, and since it's been owned by the same owner all that time, never since.

Trailers...don't even get me started - if I had a dollar for every "campground special" going down the highway with only one or two working lights (and probably no brakes, etc) I'd have a decent sum of money in my pocket.
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Re: TT state inspection

Unread postby Retired Phone Man on Sun May 04, 2008 9:09 pm

Had my TT at an independent shop that also does state inspections. They said only 5th Wheel require inspection in Louisiana and not TT.
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Re: TT state inspection

Unread postby graywolf67 on Sun May 04, 2008 10:01 pm

In Texas cars ,trucks etc need annual state inspection , but not TT but I believe that it is needed on fivers,hmmm, can someone explain that to me please :?:
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Re: TT state inspection

Unread postby Frank Henn on Sun May 04, 2008 10:03 pm

In Mississippi we only have to inspect the cars and trucks.. Unless you have a trailer attached to the vevhicle. Then the trailer has to be inspected also.
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Re: TT state inspection

Unread postby lifelongcampers on Mon May 05, 2008 11:10 pm

We got our inspected last month. If memory serves me correctly, it cost about $45.
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Re: TT state inspection

Unread postby bamasurveyor on Tue May 06, 2008 12:48 pm

No inspections are required in Alabama. Might get some of the dangerous cars and trailers off of the road if they did.
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Re: TT state inspection

Unread postby hilldude on Mon May 12, 2008 8:35 pm

In WV cost $12 for cars and trucks none for TT. for that price they are supposed to check brakes and front end. but most places check lights and that is all.
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