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Are motorhomes registered in Texas subject to the same vehicle inspection sticker as autos before purchasing license plates? TIA.

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Yes.

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Yes, but no emissions testing for older diesels, even in counties requiring emissions testing-- at least not required for our 1993 coach.

Safety inspection only.


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wolfe10 wrote:

Yes, but no emissions testing for older diesels, even in counties requiring emissions testing-- at least not required for our 1993 coach.

Safety inspection only.
Brett, why does Texas inspect brand new coaches?

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Probably the same reason the state puts inpection stickers on brand new cars would be my guess.

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J-Rooster wrote:

wolfe10 wrote:

Yes, but no emissions testing for older diesels, even in counties requiring emissions testing-- at least not required for our 1993 coach.

Safety inspection only.
Brett, why does Texas inspect brand new coaches?

Why do brand new coaches go back to the factory for repairs?

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J-Rooster wrote:

wolfe10 wrote:

Yes, but no emissions testing for older diesels, even in counties requiring emissions testing-- at least not required for our 1993 coach.

Safety inspection only.
Brett, why does Texas inspect brand new coaches?


Texas requires Brand New vehicles to be inspected because even NEW vehicles may have safety items inop. So, it is NOT the emission test that is done on NEW, but the safety and if that sticker was NOT on the vehicle then people would NOT know when it needed to be done when it was due. Texas installs 2 year stickers on new vehicles and then after that requires a sticker annually every year.
IF you are transferring your vehicle from out of state to register in Texas also requires a Safety AND/OR Emission test depending on which urban area you are going to register it in. It also requires at this time of inspection to get a "Green Sheet". This Green Sheet is required before you can register in Texas and all it does is the Inspector is verifying the correct VIN on the vehicle. It MUST match the existing Title. Doug

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Please note that if you buy the RV out of state, you can register it by mail and no inspection will be done UNTIL you are back in the state. Same goes for annual inspections - if you are out of state, then you wait until you are back in the state to have it done. We know folks who haven't had their rigs inspected in 5 years.

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gbopp wrote:

J-Rooster wrote:

wolfe10 wrote:

Yes, but no emissions testing for older diesels, even in counties requiring emissions testing-- at least not required for our 1993 coach.

Safety inspection only.
Brett, why does Texas inspect brand new coaches?

Why do brand new coaches go back to the factory for repairs?
My old Fleetwood back in the 90's went back due to a leaky window! I didn't know Texas checks for leaky windows!

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dougrainer wrote:

J-Rooster wrote:

wolfe10 wrote:

Yes, but no emissions testing for older diesels, even in counties requiring emissions testing-- at least not required for our 1993 coach.

Safety inspection only.
Brett, why does Texas inspect brand new coaches?


Texas requires Brand New vehicles to be inspected because even NEW vehicles may have safety items inop. So, it is NOT the emission test that is done on NEW, but the safety and if that sticker was NOT on the vehicle then people would NOT know when it needed to be done when it was due. Texas installs 2 year stickers on new vehicles and then after that requires a sticker annually every year.
IF you are transferring your vehicle from out of state to register in Texas also requires a Safety AND/OR Emission test depending on which urban area you are going to register it in. It also requires at this time of inspection to get a "Green Sheet". This Green Sheet is required before you can register in Texas and all it does is the Inspector is verifying the correct VIN on the vehicle. It MUST match the existing Title. Doug
Doug thanks for your kind answer and clearing that up! Why, I asked the question because Washington State Labor and Industries put a sticker on the side of my Winnebago (when it was new onsite) saying everything is safe and operable before anyone set a foot into the coach. I didn't have to pay a penny for it or take it to any inspection station. I assumed all States operated like this way.

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