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https://ww2.arb.ca.gov/news/carb-unveils-smog-check-trucks-enforcement-event-port-los-angeles

You guys see this? In two years motorhomes will need to be smog tested 4 times a year in California?

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In 2024, they will require testing TWICE per year. This can be done remotely using OBD equipment.

In 2027, testing will increase to 4 times per year.

It only affects motorhomes that have a GVWR of over 14,000lbs.


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It only affects motorhomes that have a GVWR of over 14,000lbs.


Which is 100% of class A's, and every class C over @ 24'.


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PButler96 wrote:

toedtoes wrote:



It only affects motorhomes that have a GVWR of over 14,000lbs.


Which is 100% of class A's, and every class C over @ 24'.


If you're gonna drive what is basically a big bus, then yeah you're gonna be treated like your driving a big bus.

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Have fun in California with all the many types of disasters afoot. I visit there often for fishing, etc but never would live there. Next door neighbor.

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toedtoes wrote:

PButler96 wrote:

toedtoes wrote:



It only affects motorhomes that have a GVWR of over 14,000lbs.


Which is 100% of class A's, and every class C over @ 24'.


If you're gonna drive what is basically a big bus, then yeah you're gonna be treated like your driving a big bus.


Evidently so. It's just a matter of time before they impose/mandate more bullsheet towards "heavy duty" pickup trucks, lower the 14K GVW trigger point, and start looking at folks pulling towables.

We can't have people destroying the planet in the name of recreation now can we, they need to use tents or a 10' teardrop trailer, no need for a 30' TT or a 38' 5er.

I guess you're all for it? Isn't it great having gubmint involved in every single aspect of your life?

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Nobody is denying you your right to recreate in a big RV. They are simoly trying to stop you from poluting the earth while you do it.

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Nobody is denying you your right to recreate in a big RV. They are simoly trying to stop you from poluting the earth while you do it.


4 times a year is more than a bit much! I’m fact I would say that RVs should be at the bottom of the list for vehicles to inspect!

How about the deleted and tuned trucks running around. One of those pollutes 100 times more than a single clean RV.

* This post was edited 09/15/22 08:17am by dodge guy *


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Because this is an OBD only smog check, I suspect there will be many mobile testing (allowed under the regulations) setups especially along the state's borders. I can even see a RV Park having an arrangement with a local Certified Carb Inspector to perform inspections at the park. Maybe even inspections available at truck stops while you fuel up. I believe they estimate the entire test is under 5 minutes.


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dodge guy wrote:

toedtoes wrote:

Nobody is denying you your right to recreate in a big RV. They are simoly trying to stop you from poluting the earth while you do it.


4 times a year is more than a bit much! I’m fact I would say that RVs should be at the bottom of the list for vehicles to inspect!

How about the deleted and tuned trucks running around. One of those pollutes 100 times more than a single clean RV.


The part in bold would make perfect sense. That alone disqualify the practice under "California bureaucratic logic".

My guess is that the modified pickup trucks are driving a lot more miles, and spewing a lot more pollution annually, than a Motorhome driven on the highway.

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According to the RVIA, the average RV owner uses their RV about 4 weeks out of each year. However, many report that they use their RV even less than that each year.


Chances are many, if not most, of those "deleted/tuned" pickups are "daily drivers" (after all, if you don't drive it how can you show it off?).

Will be interesting to see how much it will cost MH owners for the tests and what the state's "take" is.


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