Federal Compliance Sticker

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  1. Toedtoes

    Toedtoes Well-Known Member

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    For trailers, there should be a sticker that looks something like this:
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    It simply verifies that the trailer meets all federal road safety requirements. It is not about emissions.
     
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    Jimbow Well-Known Member

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    They require certification that the trailer conformed to applicable safety laws when manufactured? That's crazy. Who would that actually help?

    Ok, maybe it helps the people towing it, and maybe helps the people driving around it when it's on the road.

    Thinking about it, I'm surprised small, older, trailers get a pass from inspections.
     
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    Toedtoes Well-Known Member

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    It's been around for years. Trailers need to meet safety requirements in order to be legally driven on federal highways. Just like vehicles do.
     
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    That looks like the sticker I'm looking for. Any idea where I might be able to find that on the trailer? About the only thing I haven't done is crawl underneath looking for it.
     
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    Toedtoes Well-Known Member

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    It is usually on the frame - inside by the hitch.

    On my old Shasta, they actually put it inside one of the cupboards in the trailer.
     
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    Sjm9911 Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    That type of sticker was not on my 2000 westlake. Inside or outside. And no evidence of it remained anywhere on the pup. The only reason i remember that is because i could not locate the vin number on the camper itself. I needed a picture of the vin on the camper, or an etching to register it in nj. And i looked everywhere before i found the vin. That dosen't nessassarly mean it wasnt there at some point. But it wasn't on mine when i got it.
     
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    Don't tell anyone....My mattress tag is missing[:D]
     
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    our sticker is inside a cabinet door, on the kitchen side of the camper
     
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    Order one from EBay. Search "trailer ID tag"

     
  10. Kyle R Thorson

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    I was surprised to find out here in Arizona the popup is considered a recreational vehicle not a trailer. Trailers can get lifetime plates, not so for my pop up. Registration is due annually or semiannually if you chose to pay the fee for two years. Just like any other vehicle.
     
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    I'm not sure if he is talking about the RVIA sticker but I noticed mine was loose on a trip once and I rubbed it back down. On the way home it blew off. Is this something I need to replace?
     
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    Toedtoes Well-Known Member

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    The RVIA sticker is different. It simply means the manufacturer is a member of the Recreational Vehicle Industry Association. It has no legal importance.

    The sticker the OP needs identifies the GVWR, axle weights, etc. It is placed on/in the trailer to verify it meets federal safety standards for driving on federal roadways. It includes the VIN of the trailer.

    I just looked at the ones on ebay. Most are just a simple manufacturer plate. The OP would need to make sure they get the large plate with the statement that the trailer meets federal safety standards.
     
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    Sjm9911 Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Maybe look by where the vin is on the toung. Idk. I still dont remember having one.
     
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    theseus Living the Darkside... Silver Supporting Member

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    My sticker on my Bayside is on the Driver's side. Now having said that, mine is totally unreadable, having been UV irradiated over the years. The hard tag VIN for my trailer is under the propane tanks.
     
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    Rik Peery Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    [LOL][LOL]...keep all mine in a picture album in case Uncle SHAM pulls a torn tag night raid on the hooch
     
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    theseus Living the Darkside... Silver Supporting Member

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    None of the states that I have lived in East of the Rockies, has ever offered me a lifetime plate for any of my trailers. By not offering you that, you get the privilege to pay tax money every year...

    At least Ohio lets me do two year registrations. Not cheaper, just convenient.
     
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    Rik Peery Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Virginia offers permanent tags, cost is $70 for 0-1,500 lbs, $75 for 1,500-4,000 lbs, & $100 for 4,000 lbs & up best I remember, but still have to pay personal property tax on the trailer/camper etc...
     
  18. Kyle R Thorson

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    Here are the only plates/stickers I could find on my ‘06 Fleetwood. Both are on the street side of the camper towards the front of the box.
     

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    theseus Living the Darkside... Silver Supporting Member

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    The one under the Fleetwood name is the one the OP is looking for. Mine is totally unreadable now.
     
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    theseus Living the Darkside... Silver Supporting Member

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    I haven't had the joy of living in Virginia yet. My brother lives there though.

    Seriously I would do the permanent tag thing if I lived where it was offered.
     
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