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Posted: 06/26/19 01:41am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I live in Illinois and safety inspections at about $30 each were required twice a year for my truck registered at 12000lbs. Inspection requirement was changed to once a year as of 1-1-19. All vehicles registered over 8000lbs in Illinois require safety inspection. I don't know what the inspection cost is for bigger trucks. In the Chicago area most gas powered vehicles do require emission testing. No fee for emission testing. I do wish they would check people light when there.

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In RI, because of the weight of the RV I have to get an inspection every year. Luckily it's only 15.00. For a regular car it's every 2 years and costs $58.00. And "supposedly" that money goes to improve the roads [emoticon]

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suprz wrote:

In RI, because of the weight of the RV I have to get an inspection every year. Luckily it's only 15.00. For a regular car it's every 2 years and costs $58.00. And "supposedly" that money goes to improve the roads [emoticon]

Having been on R I road last October, they are spending the money on something else. I believe every bit of my spine was loosened up on that one road.

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Texas trailer inspections

Per the state's website, it is only on trailers with gross weight exceeding 7500 lbs. No need to bash the state without knowing the regulations. I've got a 3500 lb pop-up and have never been asked for proof of inspection to get it registered.


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pnichols wrote:

Huuuuh....surprise, surprise....good old California doesn't have "annual vehicle inspetions" - only bi-annual smog inspections.

I guess CA is a "freedom place" in some respects after all. [emoticon]



However, CA *does* require an endorsement ("restriction 41") for a 5th Wheel between 10K & 15K and a NonCommercial Class A for over 15K.

Also for a TT over 10K.

The "freedom" you will lose - is LOTS of your time at specific DMVs to
take (& pass) the driving test for a NonCommercial Class A (if you need one).[emoticon]

CHP will check vehicles (especially toy haulers) for same in and around where folks take their toys to play - dunes, etc. Also folks in So.CA towing large boats to the CO. River.

WE (in CA) have the freedom to pay the highest gasoline prices in the USA - - or...walk or ride a bike, LOL.

Also to pay at (or close to) ten percent sales tax on new vehicles, and VERY exorbitant registration fees for pickups. (Compare CA to SD - Yikes!)

However if you've been here a while and have owned a home, low property taxes (due to Prop 13) - are a bonus.
Ditto for low heating & cooling costs in So. CA.

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I'm proud to be an Okie.
OK did away with the state inspection in 1982 IIRC.
OHP said they never investigated an accident that the "safety inspection" would have prevented.


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Has nothing to do with Texas but when I was in the canoe club in Hawaii, I found out they had safety inspections. That was in 1959.


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Dtank wrote:

pnichols wrote:

Huuuuh....surprise, surprise....good old California doesn't have "annual vehicle inspetions" - only bi-annual smog inspections.

I guess CA is a "freedom place" in some respects after all. [emoticon]



However, CA *does* require an endorsement ("restriction 41") for a 5th Wheel between 10K & 15K and a NonCommercial Class A for over 15K.

Also for a TT over 10K.

The "freedom" you will lose - is LOTS of your time at specific DMVs to
take (& pass) the driving test for a NonCommercial Class A (if you need one).[emoticon]

CHP will check vehicles (especially toy haulers) for same in and around where folks take their toys to play - dunes, etc. Also folks in So.CA towing large boats to the CO. River.

WE (in CA) have the freedom to pay the highest gasoline prices in the USA - - or...walk or ride a bike, LOL.

Also to pay at (or close to) ten percent sales tax on new vehicles, and VERY exorbitant registration fees for pickups. (Compare CA to SD - Yikes!)

However if you've been here a while and have owned a home, low property taxes (due to Prop 13) - are a bonus.
Ditto for low heating & cooling costs in So. CA.

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Well, I guess that we're under the CA RV drivers license radar with our Class C and as such aren't exposed to what the TT/5'er folks are having to put up with.

FWIW, regarding our particular unique heating (heat pump and fireplace) and cooling (heat pump) costs: PG&E just last year reduced our electric rates (affecting our heat pump's consumption) via renewable energy sourcing, and our gas rates for the fireplace just got reduced due to a special district we're in.

More proof that there is more than one California.


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Posted: 06/28/19 01:01pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Sun City Center near Ruskin FL has annual golf cart inspections. Nothing worse than octogenarians running around the streets in unsafe golf carts.





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