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GlennWest

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How about it? Tried to search this but on phone and not working. It is registered as a motorhome. We just filled out necessary papers, picture and bingo tags and registration. Do I get it inspected each year like a car or truck?

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Yes in Texas it is a regular vehicle inspection and not a commercial vehicle inspection. The commercial inspection is around $75 vs $15.

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Glenn, How did you get it registered in Texas without already having a Texas inspection?

 

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Just got an email with this link in it. Might help and don't forget, this will include your trailer also.

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Annual inspection which must be done 90 days prior to registration renewal. So, when you get your registration you will want to set its expiration in the month when you might be back in the state. This way you can get it inspected in the 90 day window. Usually they will set the expiration month the same as your initial registration. It is possible to get that changed but they do have some limitations (computer) for when they can set the expiration month. For one of my vehicles I had to wait until the following year to get it changed to the month I wanted. The initial cost will reflect any differences (additional) i.e. prorated charges.

There are provisions for dealing with the safety inspection if you do not return to the state for more than a year.

 

Most likely you will need to find a place where you can drive the rig. While a few have found some that will come to them it is not the general procedure.

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I assumed it had a current commercial inspection. I learned on the insurance deal not to say no more than necessary. I just went by the advise on this forum and no issue what so ever. I was just unsure about where to get it inspected when time came. So any car/truck inspection can do an HDT also?

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So any car/truck inspection can do an HDT also?

 

Yes, they can when it's registered as a Motor Home -- essentially the same as a Passenger Car inspection, since you're registered the same as if it was just a big, heavy car. If you take it to a place that primarily services HDTs, they'll try to inspect it as a Commercial Vehicle.

 

If you take it somewhere that says that they can't inspect it, ask them if they inspect class A, B, or C motor homes. If they inspect other RVs, they're qualified to inspect yours.

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Most camper sales lots will inspect it. Just had mine inspected at Camping World. I do live in North Carolina though. Since it was transfered from out of state I did not have to have it inspected for the first year.Again, North Carolina laws.

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Yes, they can when it's registered as a Motor Home -- essentially the same as a Passenger Car inspection, since you're registered the same as if it was just a big, heavy car. If you take it to a place that primarily services HDTs, they'll try to inspect it as a Commercial Vehicle.

 

If you take it somewhere that says that they can't inspect it, ask them if they inspect class A, B, or C motor homes. If they inspect other RVs, they're qualified to inspect yours.

Thanks, that is what I was wondering. Never saw one at a standard inspection station.

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What Phil said.

They may not know that they can do it but it's where we need to go. You may want to go by and talk to them before driving there because they may not want to do it. Not sure they can refuse unless the vehicle cannot get into their facility.

The guy that does ours every year called to make sure from his Tx DPS contact and they confirmed that indeed he was supposed to do it.

The issue may be that they may not have a license to drive it, but it is the place where we go to get it inspected.

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Glenn, I've had mine inspected at Motorhome dealers in several areas of TX. So just call and ask if they do inspections, and if yes, they should do yours. I had no issue with it after they understood it was not commercial and was titled as a motorhome.

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I had one place turn me away because I had air brakes. I asked if I brought a class a in that had air brakes would it also require a co,redial inspection. Deer in the headlights stare. I went to Stouhals and they did the inspection I needed. They understood it was not a comercial inspection.

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