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Old 07-27-2006, 10:53 AM   #1
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New York State Inspections

Since this is the first travel trailer I have owned combined with the fact that I purchased our A/S out of state and was issued a 10-day temporary inspection certificate, what is involved in the RV inspection process? I know brakes and lights are likely inspected items, but what else? I ask becuase I made an appointment with a NY inspection station (A trailer dealer) and they said it's not a wait around appointment and that I would have to drop it off in the morning and pick it up in the afternoon. Is this to be expected for TT inspections? With our cars it's usually a wait service, not that this is a problem I am just curious.
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Old 07-29-2006, 08:04 AM   #2
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Had to leave it for the day. They checked the electrical and mechanical items including the lights, brakes, axles, tires, frame and hitch gear. For those in NY, any idea where the inspection sticker is to be displayed on the trailer?
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Old 07-29-2006, 09:24 AM   #3
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Had to leave it for the day. They checked the electrical and mechanical items including the lights, brakes, axles, tires, frame and hitch gear. For those in NY, any idea where the inspection sticker is to be displayed on the trailer?
Dennis--I'm curious what the charge was for this inspection??--Pieman
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When I lived in New York (30+ years ago ) the cost for the car inspection was so low that the gas stations that were certified were not to excited about doing the work. They would ask you to leave the car for the entire day to do the inspection. If you handed the inspector your registration with a $20 bill attached, the inspection would normally take about 30 seconds.
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Old 07-29-2006, 08:31 PM   #5
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Dennis--I'm curious what the charge was for this inspection??--Pieman
Only $6.00. Maybe AZFlycaster is onto something, and I should have greased some palms for the speedy-inspection!
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Old 07-29-2006, 10:49 PM   #6
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In New Mexico you have 30 days to register {pay taxes} after you purchase or trade a vehicle. Like most states if you purchase out of state it must have a state inspection. This inspection has nothing to do with the condition of the vehicle but is to verify it's Vin #ers match the title and bill of sale. If its an autombile and is inoperable the police will come to where it's stored and do this inspection. ---pieman
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Mike, I guess regardless of state or terroritry, the taxes will get collected at some stage of the process. Here in NY, those taxes are collected by the state DMV. Our A/S dealer collected the sales tax at time of purchase and did the registation for us providing DMV the tax fee. Even though our delaer was out of state, they were close enoughto have an employee drive to a NY DMV office to registered our trailer and obtain the trailer tag and 10-day temp inspection certificate. Of course all we needed to do was bring the trailer to a licensed NY DMV inspected station and have the trailer inspected to satisfy all aspects of the resgistration.

I still am wondering where my fellow NY State Airstreamers place their inspection sticker?
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Old 08-18-2007, 12:26 AM   #8
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wonder no more, it stays with the registration certificate. mine stays in my wallet. as a side note.... years ago i was pulled over (without the trailer) and the state trooper spotted the sticker in my wallet. i got a quick, "what's that sticker doing in your wallet?". i told her it was for my my trailer and showed her the wholes punched in top of the sticker. it must have rattled her because then she said my insurance card was expired and i pointed out that she was looking at the ISSUE date. she was nice enough to let me go with just a warning :-)




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Mike, I guess regardless of state or terroritry, the taxes will get collected at some stage of the process. Here in NY, those taxes are collected by the state DMV. Our A/S dealer collected the sales tax at time of purchase and did the registation for us providing DMV the tax fee. Even though our delaer was out of state, they were close enoughto have an employee drive to a NY DMV office to registered our trailer and obtain the trailer tag and 10-day temp inspection certificate. Of course all we needed to do was bring the trailer to a licensed NY DMV inspected station and have the trailer inspected to satisfy all aspects of the resgistration.

I still am wondering where my fellow NY State Airstreamers place their inspection sticker?
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This is the first state I know of that requires travel trailers to undergo a safety inspection. Are there any other states? Since we are going to be "on the road", I don't want to mistakenly establish a residence in a state that requires a bunch of hoops be jumped through every year.
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This is the first state I know of that requires travel trailers to undergo a safety inspection. Are there any other states? Since we are going to be "on the road", I don't want to mistakenly establish a residence in a state that requires a bunch of hoops be jumped through every year.
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What are the bonuses of SD? On another topic, “Artstream”, what do you do?

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