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I was wondering if Texas requires an annual safety inspection? I found this link that talks about trailers over 4500lbs.

https://www.txdps.state.tx.us/rsd/vi...nCriteria.aspx

Our trailer is documented at 10,000 and if an inspection is required will any state inspection garage do it or will I have to go to a trailer shop?

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YES according to the Texas Troopers,and inspected at the txdps inspection garage and wanted the boat off the trailer.
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Thanks for the reply, I will start looking for a shop.

They want the boat off the trailer!!!

What in any of the 15 inspection items require the boat to be off the trailer?

05.06 Inspect All Trailers, Semitrailers, Pole Trailers, or Mobile Homes Exceeding 4,500 Pounds Actual Gross Weight or Registered Weight For: (Listed in suggested order of inspection) Refer to Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations, if required.

* Check for evidence of Financial Responsibility on towing vehicle

1. Brakes (system) (If gross weight exceeds 4,500 pounds)
2. Tires
3. Wheel Assembly
4. Safety Guards or Flaps (if four tires or more on rearmost axle) Pole trailers exempt.
5. Tail Lamps (2)
6. Stop Lamps (2)
7. License Plate Lamp (1)
8. Rear Red Reflectors (2)
9. Turn Signal Lamps
10. Clearance Lamps
11. Side Marker Lamps
12. Side Reflectors
13. Side Marker Lamps and Reflectors (30 feet or more in overall length)
(Refer to Reference Section as per lighting diagrams and as applicable to the particular trailer being inspected.)
14. Serial or Vehicle Identification Number
15. Window Tint.

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Originally Posted by TW720HVY View Post
Thanks for the reply, I will start looking for a shop.

They want the boat off the trailer!!!

What in any of the 15 inspection items require the boat to be off the trailer?

05.06 Inspect All Trailers, Semitrailers, Pole Trailers, or Mobile Homes Exceeding 4,500 Pounds Actual Gross Weight or Registered Weight For: (Listed in suggested order of inspection) Refer to Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations, if required.

* Check for evidence of Financial Responsibility on towing vehicle

1. Brakes (system) (If gross weight exceeds 4,500 pounds)
2. Tires
3. Wheel Assembly
4. Safety Guards or Flaps (if four tires or more on rearmost axle) Pole trailers exempt.
5. Tail Lamps (2)
6. Stop Lamps (2)
7. License Plate Lamp (1)
8. Rear Red Reflectors (2)
9. Turn Signal Lamps
10. Clearance Lamps
11. Side Marker Lamps
12. Side Reflectors
13. Side Marker Lamps and Reflectors (30 feet or more in overall length)
(Refer to Reference Section as per lighting diagrams and as applicable to the particular trailer being inspected.)
14. Serial or Vehicle Identification Number
15. Window Tint.
I called my local inspection station. The VIN must be verifiable and registration should be available, boat can be on or off. Basically no big deal, many inspection stations are cash, mine takes mc and visa.
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Thank you the clarification, I will check with the shops near the storage location and if I cannot find one I will head up to your guy.
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Almost any state inspection station will be able to do the trailer. I have been doing mine for the past 7years. Just find one that has a bigger parking lot to get your trailer in and out.
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Originally Posted by troper View Post
Almost any state inspection station will be able to do the trailer. I have been doing mine for the past 7years. Just find one that has a bigger parking lot to get your trailer in and out.
Thank you... parking lots as a whole in and around Houston is a challenge at best.
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Do you get a sticker to display? I have never been asked for any proof of inspection for registration purposes.
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The sticker goes on the trailer. I believe that starting next year you will have to have the inspection before they will renew registration.
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Originally Posted by troper View Post
The sticker goes on the trailer. I believe that starting next year you will have to have the inspection before they will renew registration.
Starting in March no more stickers for cars, not sure about trailers

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