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Old 10-03-2012, 12:42 PM   #1
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Virginia State Inspection for TRAILERS!

Yes Virginia, We really do have to get our trailers inspected - another $16 per year to the State....

And of course none of the regular state inspection stations want to do trailers. (can't handle the length).

In the Virginia Beach area I know of one place to get your inspection done quickly and with minimum fuss.

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Virginia Beach, VA 23452
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(Dean Drive runs is a block long, off Lynnhaven Parkway just south of Virginia Beach Blvd. You can see Barrett Street Antique Warehouse from I-264 westbound if that's a help.) Get there before 8:00 and park in the Driveway, and go in the middle of the month! You'll be in and out quickly.

Last time I checked neither Snyder RV or the other RV place tucked off of Pennsylvania Ave did inspections.

I wouldn't be surprised if you could get a boat dealer to do state inspections though. There are several off of Shore Drive near Lynnhaven inlet - so I'd start by calling them.

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Old 10-03-2012, 12:54 PM   #2
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Old 10-03-2012, 01:34 PM   #3
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Old 10-03-2012, 01:50 PM   #4
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Right, Paula, we drove around for a full year before someone told us this, including several visits to our local Inspection Station. One of my WBCCI buddies noticed I didn't have a "sticker" on my A-Frame. He wondered if I'd put it somewhere else. Hmm . . . that was an eyeopener. My local mechanics here in the Rockfish Valley are great. Did it in a heartbeat. All legal now.
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Old 10-03-2012, 03:26 PM   #5
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Nope -- Ain't just Republicans --- Welcome to New York State -- NYS Trailer inspection requires one wheel removed to see if you have brakes --- Fee for inspection is $6.00 --- The state charges the inspection station $4.00 for the sticker that is not affixed to the outside od the trailer.... Inspection station gets $2.00 for about 20 min work....Now the Lic plates are another matter....
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Old 10-04-2012, 06:30 AM   #6
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Wow, I didn't know that. Does it apply to tow dollies? I never had mine inspected when I lived in VA.

In Maryland we just have to have it inspected when we buy it/bring it into the state. I'm not really sure what that accomplishes beyond making sure it's reasonably safe for a few months.
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Old 10-04-2012, 07:01 AM   #7
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I'm not surprised. In Louisiana, anything that requires a license plate— including trailers— also requires an inspection sticker, renewed annually. Inspection fee is $10 per year, except it's higher in New Orleans where they use their own stickers instead of the state stickers. Fines for not having a valid inspection sticker range from $180 to $250 per offense.
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Pa requires yearly inspections as well for all trailers over a certain weight rating, not sure what but around 2000 lbs.
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So far New Jersey does NOT require trailer inspections. Haven't heard any rumors to that effect. SO no news is good news here in the Garden State.
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Virginia requires trailers that have brakes to have annual inspections. Not so unreasonable, really.

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