Virginia State Inspection

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous Repairs & Maintenance' started by tucker-n-buddy, May 9, 2009.

  1. tucker-n-buddy

    tucker-n-buddy New Member

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    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?
     
  2. xxxapache

    xxxapache Well-Known Member

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    Any inspection station where you get your car done at can do it.
     
  3. binky

    binky New Member

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    Tucker does you PUP have brakes?
     
  4. tucker-n-buddy

    tucker-n-buddy New Member

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    Yes it does. Does that make a difference?
     
  5. xxxapache

    xxxapache Well-Known Member

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    Because you have brakes is the reason you have to have an inspection.
     
  6. binky

    binky New Member

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    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.
     
  7. Digger

    Digger Foothills of Central Virginia

    ...and that's from the horse's mouth as it were.....
     
  8. 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.
     
  9. Digger

    Digger Foothills of Central Virginia

    $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?
     
  10. awsandlin

    awsandlin Active Member

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    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.
     
  11. nauticalwheeler

    nauticalwheeler New Member

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    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.
     
  12. Liscoe7

    Liscoe7 New Member

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    This made me LOL bc I am a dispatcher and I have never run a tag for a pop-up camper for an officer.
     
  13. tucker-n-buddy

    tucker-n-buddy New Member

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    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.
     
  14. Digger

    Digger Foothills of Central Virginia

    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....
     
  15. Fonedude

    Fonedude New Member

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    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]
     
  16. 2002Trooper4me

    2002Trooper4me New Member

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    Wow Bill,

    You are saying that they ticketed it just sitting there!! That is a first for me. I have had buddies pulled on the road and caught after the fact but I have never heard of a ticket being issued on a parked vehicle for an inspection.

    OR, was this a county ordinence ticket for the camper not being up-to-date on all tags and inspection type of thing... that I might see as a possability.

    Either way it stinks! Good Luck and get that thing inspected before another loveletter from the county shows up.
     
  17. 84colonial

    84colonial New Member

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    was your camper on your property ??? i would go and try to fight it since you had an appointment - get that in writting and fight back !!!
     
  18. Greywuff

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    My PU is registered on Va, and to my knowledge, it has never been inspected. There is no sticker on it anyway, and it does have brakes. Hmmmmmmm. Hadnt thought of having it inspected.
     
  19. binky

    binky New Member

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    Grey, if your camper/trailer has brakes it requires a Va. State Inspection. Any inspection station can do this. Granted, I don't think cops are looking for or can they see an expired (or no) inspection sticker on a trailer.
     
  20. hvac1877

    hvac1877 Old Dominion Iron Chefs Highland Springs, Va

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    binky that goes for factory brakes on campers what about if they were added and the camper is under 3000 lbs. I thought if under 3000 does not need inspection?
     

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