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Old 11-17-2011, 07:50 PM   #29
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I have a long time friend who is also an insurance adjuster....he said they are told to check for a current inspection sticker when an RV trailer is involved in an accident....it gives them an out to not cover the damage since there is no proof that the RV trailer was legal and safe prior to the accident....light, brakes, tires, etc......so for me $14.50 is cheap insurance.....
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Old 11-17-2011, 08:15 PM   #30
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I'm guessing that Shane's AS is more than 4500 lbs. and I am assuming that the dealer he bought it from did not do the inspection.

I bought mine used and got it inspected when i took it in to replace the tires. and the sticker went on the streetside of tongue
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Old 01-07-2012, 05:44 PM   #31
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Getting it done

Thanks a lot Sphere Guy. This thread has scared me into getting the inspection done. Sigh...
Actually, we dropped it off at Camper Clinic in Rockport, TX to get bearings packed, brakes worked on, and some other little things so we decided to go ahead and get it inspected. Left it there about noon and they said they would move it quickly. We drove back by about 5 and the only trailer sitting out front with all those white boxes on the other side was our trailer. I think they needed an Airstream as a draw...
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Old 01-07-2012, 05:51 PM   #32
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Update on my end...got her done last month,...better safe than sorry.

Thank you for the education.

I was clueless,

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Old 01-07-2012, 06:44 PM   #33
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I got mine inspected a few years ago after running for several years having never done it.
The reason for complying for me was having a conversation with a Highway Patrolman in a social setting and asking him if Texas enforced the inspection requirement. He said they don't go looking for trailers without stickers, but anytime one is involved in an accident, particularly an at fault accident, the driver will be cited, and it could affect the insurance company's willingness to pay a claim since the trailer was "illegally" on the road.
I towed mine 4 city blocks for an inspection the very next time I hooked up. They checked everything...lights, tires, brakes, breakaway switch. Upon renewal at the same inspector, they checked the lights, and asked me if everything else was ok....they know I won't tow one that isn't fully functional with brakes, etc.
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Old 01-07-2012, 07:08 PM   #34
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I was at Texas RV Supply the other day to set a date for an "all systems" check up on my "new" Argosy. Asked them about doing the inspection...they said only motorized vehicles or TT's coming into the state need one.
But if it will help in case of an insurance problem it is certainly worth the $14.50! Wonder why they told me that?
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Old 01-07-2012, 08:24 PM   #35
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I was at Texas RV Supply the other day to set a date for an "all systems" check up on my "new" Argosy. Asked them about doing the inspection...they said only motorized vehicles or TT's coming into the state need one.
But if it will help in case of an insurance problem it is certainly worth the $14.50! Wonder why they told me that?
Vicki- I don't know why they would tell you that. I have all my work done there and also my inspections. Maybe who you talked to is mis informed.
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Vicki- I don't know why they would tell you that. I have all my work done there and also my inspections. Maybe who you talked to is mis informed.
Actually odds are pretty good that Vicki A's 6.7 metre Minuet is exempt. If the registered gross weight is 4500 lb or less it's not required, but it only costs $14.50 to avoid ever having to prove that to a cop or a court.
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And even though I learned on these forums that it is 4500 lbs... They told me at Camper Clinic that it is 3500 lbs...
So I am getting it done, but still think it is a very poorly run requirement that seems to have no "official" policing of the practices at the inspection places by the good state of TX...
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Old 01-08-2012, 08:33 AM   #38
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I got mine inspected a few years ago after running for several years having never done it.
The reason for complying for me was having a conversation with a Highway Patrolman in a social setting and asking him if Texas enforced the inspection requirement. He said they don't go looking for trailers without stickers, but anytime one is involved in an accident, particularly an at fault accident, the driver will be cited, and it could affect the insurance company's willingness to pay a claim since the trailer was "illegally" on the road.
I towed mine 4 city blocks for an inspection the very next time I hooked up. They checked everything...lights, tires, brakes, breakaway switch. Upon renewal at the same inspector, they checked the lights, and asked me if everything else was ok....they know I won't tow one that isn't fully functional with brakes, etc.
Almost the same info my insurance friend told me....
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Not required in Ar. La. state police use it in traps in north La. Experiace speaks. I alwas used to put it on window by entry door so I saw it every time I got in. May see you in Johnson City. Frenchy in Ar..
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Here is another question to ponder,.....

Who actually carries their insurance card on their airstream trailer? Is it required to carry one? Has anyone ever been asked for it when pulled over?

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Here is another question to ponder,.....

Who actually carries their insurance card on their airstream trailer? Is it required to carry one? Has anyone ever been asked for it when pulled over?

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At least for Texas-based trailers, there's no mandated "insurance card" per se, since the liability is carried by the tow vehicle. My insurance company prints one up and sends it to me for some reason, but it doesn't list any liability coverage on it and wouldn't be required in a traffic stop. I don't carry the trailer card in the truck, just the one for our motorized vehicles.
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At least for Texas-based trailers, there's no mandated "insurance card" per se, since the liability is carried by the tow vehicle. My insurance company prints one up and sends it to me for some reason, but it doesn't list any liability coverage on it and wouldn't be required in a traffic stop. I don't carry the trailer card in the truck, just the one for our motorized vehicles.
Well my stream is financed..so liability is not carried by tow vehicle, I believe.

Guess it's two different apples,...insurance wise.

Glad to know there is not a mandate to carry the insurance card on the trailer.

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