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Posted: 06/25/19 01:10pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

It's been that way in Texas for a very long time. It's also not an issue for full-timers who are domiciled there but not back in the state very often. When we renew online, we attest that the vehicles are out of state and we just have to have them inspected the next time we're back in Texas. The inspection fee is $7.50 per vehicle. We've renewed while in Maryland, Ohio, California, and all over the place.

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I wish Texas, and most other states honestly, would do safety inspections on their roads. Potholes, bridge transitions, construction damage and unlevel surfaces are the real danger.

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Posted: 06/25/19 02:19pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

B.O. Plenty wrote:

I wish every State had a required inspection. Some of the rotted out junk running around here is an accident waiting to happen.

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Just add another fee to go along with the new tag upgrade fee and vehicle theft prevention fee that was just added. Far more accidents from stupidity of drivers then from vehicle failures.

Perhaps you can enlighten me to how many deaths from vehicle failure out of the 380 that died last year. Could not find data from the MN state on any mechanical failure fatalities.

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I live in Florida, a popular state of domicile for RVers. There is no inspection of vehicles required here.

I lived in Texas until mid 80's, and felt that the inexpensive inspection was a good idea. One thing they looked for was headlights not being properly aimed, or being too bright! I know because I once bought some fancy upgraded headlights for some reason, and they wouldn't pass inspection.

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down home wrote:

My interpretations is it's about the money. Here in Tn you have to register a canoe or a log if you are going to use it in the water and a boater safety course is mandatory as is flotation devices, and a list of things. In the fifties though the eighties who would ever have thought of this. It is, "there ought to be a law," its about the children, it is about safety and the tally is over a hundred dollars.
And hunting and fishing licenses for deer and trout too approaching 200.00 and what does it get more Rangers to make sure your paperwork is in order....and trails and such for bird watchers etc who don't pay any of the freight.
Sorry drifted a bit off subject but it iss all about the money.


Exactly. Give em time and they'll think of a thousand more ways to get their greedy hands into your pocket. For the children. For safety. For whatever tugs at your heart strings. The gov is like the House in vegas- the more cash that passes thru the system, the more 'off the top' goes to those in control.

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TX, I believe has had these for a few years, for the fulltimers, you have 30 days after re-entering Tx, before it becomes an issue. How you prove the 30 days??? I have no idea.

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My two cargo trailers are no longer required to get inspections in Texas. Don't know about RV's though. Just change 2 years ago I think.


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OP, you moving here or just bashing Texas ? The inspection costs a whole whopping $14 . We also require an upgrade to your DL if your RV's gvwr or combined gvwr exceeds 26001 lbs.

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DougE wrote:

My two cargo trailers are no longer required to get inspections in Texas. Don't know about RV's though. Just change 2 years ago I think.

My buddy over at TxDPS says the boat industries lobbiests got the inspection raised to 7700lbs gvwr minimum before inspection needed.

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Posted: 06/25/19 04:21pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Land of the free, home of the inspected.


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