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Virginia State Inspection
« on: May 09, 2009, 06:57:50 PM »
My wife just noticed our state inspection sticker says 03/09. I bought my popup last year and it already had the inspection sticker. Does anyone know where I need to take it to get it inspected?

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Re: Virginia State Inspection
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2009, 07:27:23 PM »
Any inspection station where you get your car done at can do it.

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Re: Virginia State Inspection
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2009, 07:57:18 PM »
Tucker does you PUP have brakes?
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Re: Virginia State Inspection
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2009, 08:32:05 PM »
Tucker does you PUP have brakes?

Yes it does. Does that make a difference?

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Re: Virginia State Inspection
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2009, 09:46:52 PM »
  Because you have brakes is the reason you have to have an inspection. 

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Re: Virginia State Inspection
« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2009, 11:51:02 PM »
xxxapache is correct.....  if your pup did not have brakes then it does not need an inspection. 

I would  not worry about it......hard to see travelling at 55 mph.  Expired trailer inspections are of no concern to cops I know.
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Re: Virginia State Inspection
« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2009, 11:57:43 PM »
...and that's from the horse's mouth as it were.....
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Re: Virginia State Inspection
« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2009, 12:25:43 AM »
It isn't necessary at all in Pa. for trailers under 3000 lbs.  I still have the brakes and bearings inspected every year just for peace of mind.  I could do it myself, but I'm not a mechanic.  It costs about $100, but it's worth every penny to me.
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Re: Virginia State Inspection
« Reply #8 on: May 10, 2009, 02:22:08 AM »
$100 to inspect the brakes and bearings!!!  [:O]

To get my bearings serviced and brakes inspected costs less than $50. 

BTW, did you consume a cow for me this weekend?
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Re: Virginia State Inspection
« Reply #9 on: May 10, 2009, 07:06:04 AM »
Texas does have trailer inspection rules, (I don't know the rules, but I am sure it is for trailers over a certain weight).  I can tell you, ver few pay any attention to it.  I also figure, since it is not a "moving violation", if you went two years with out getting pulled over, you would be money ahaead not to get it inspected.  Most folks that that TTs, which do need to be inspected in Texas, peel the sticker off once it expires and drive on.  I am sure if you were pulled over for some other issue and did not have your trailer inspection up to date, you would get nailed for that too.  However, I don't think anyone out there is, in Texas at least, is enforcing the trailer inspection rule.

In addition, it seems a little silly to me.  I could take the trailer in with my truck and the brakes work great.  If I hook it to another truck, who knows if the brakes would work.
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Re: Virginia State Inspection
« Reply #10 on: May 12, 2009, 11:45:51 AM »
Goes to show you that you learn something new everyday.  I have a 1986 Coleman Williamsburg that I have owned for 10 years!  Never had it inspected.  The person I bought it from had it 10 years also and never had it inspected.  We both live in Virginia.  Mine does have breaks but they have never been hooked up.  Not implying that you should break the law but let your conscience be your guide.

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Re: Virginia State Inspection
« Reply #11 on: May 12, 2009, 05:50:14 PM »
xxxapache is correct.....  if your pup did not have brakes then it does not need an inspection. 

I would  not worry about it......hard to see travelling at 55 mph.  Expired trailer inspections are of no concern to cops I know.

This made me LOL bc I am a dispatcher and I have never run a tag for a pop-up camper for an officer.
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Re: Virginia State Inspection
« Reply #12 on: May 15, 2009, 07:29:48 AM »
Talk about bad timing. I was hooking my trailer up today to take it to be inspected and noticed a piece of paper taped to it. It was a 40 dollar citation issues yesterday. UGH. Oh well, live and learn.

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Re: Virginia State Inspection
« Reply #13 on: May 15, 2009, 08:11:09 AM »
As localities and States are hungering to replace lost tax revenue, I wouldn't be surprised if some of these usually ignored laws are going to be paid more attention.  That's a bummer Bill....
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Re: Virginia State Inspection
« Reply #14 on: May 21, 2009, 12:27:14 PM »
I listen to the police scanner at my house. Every year in early summer the police hang around the launch at the state park in Canandaigua. They pull over lots of people and write lots of tickets on boat trailers. They have even been known to impound some if the registration and inspection is expired too long. Of course, thats in NY. I have found, now that I am older and hopefully wiser, that its better to be as legal as possible.
I keep everything insured to the teeth and as legal as legal can be. Its just not worth it. [2C]
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