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Posted: 02/28/21 08:44pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I always have the registration and insurance card with me for the fifth wheel. What other paperwork do you carry with you, if any? I was watching you tube and a Indiana State trooper did a safety inspection and mentioned he needed a log book as well as a certificate of origin.
I never heard of needing either of those.

Also the wife and I are talking about heading out to Yellowstone this year. What fuel card is good along I90?

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I saw that inspection and it was obviously an arranged demo of what a state inspector does on a Semi Truck. Surely you've seen them on the side of the road inspecting a semi they pulled over, usually with a portable scale too.
Not something they do on RV's. Tho I could see it happening on an obviously and visibly defective RV in very rare occasions
Anyway we have a safe under the bed and keep vaious paperwork in that. If you get one make sure it's not one that can be opened by jamming a Bic pen barrel in the lock.


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Was the inspector stopping a private citizen pulling his own recreational RV or a commercial hauler transporting a 5th wheel travel trailer for hire?


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work2much wrote:

Was the inspector stopping a private citizen pulling his own recreational RV or a commercial hauler transporting a 5th wheel travel trailer for hire?

That's what it sounds like, the RV was being shipped from the factory to a dealer.

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Non-commercial, don't need log book.
Vehicle or parts under warranty? (Tires? Battery?) Good to have proof.
I always keep a copy of shot records for dog in truck. For some time we may need to carry shot records for ourselves.

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License and reg about all you need for vehicle. May want proof you own RV. Pet vaccination records.


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As to the question about fuel card, best is just a VISA or Mastercard. My bank gives a 3% kick back on fuel. Using a credit card and not a gas company type card allows you to get the best price for fuel.


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Depending on how long you'll be traveling you may want to have copies of your birth and marriage certificates. Passports too

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I carry the title in case I want to get rid of it or an accident forces the issue.

I don't do fuel cards, MasterCard gets me the best deal and I can fuel at reasonably priced stations.





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It looked like the inspector had stopped a family. This was in a parking area and was done with a good video crew. One thing I did think was funny, the driver handed the paperwork to the trooper on a clip board. looked like a woman handed the driver the clipboard. We keep a record of dog shots with us when we travel.

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