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#10907741 - 06/10/15 07:45 AM Trailer Inspection... where to go? (DFW)
dandeeks Offline
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Registered: 04/06/14
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I just bought my very first boat... It has a tandem trailer rated for 6000 so it must get inspected in order for me to get registration done. DO any of you have a suggestion of where I can go for this?
Any feedback is greatly appreciated.

Dan


Edited by dandeeks (06/11/15 07:41 AM)

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#10907760 - 06/10/15 07:50 AM Re: Trailer Inspection... where to go? (DFW) [Re: dandeeks]
JoeFriday Offline
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Loc: Flower Mound, TX
There is a site where you can find a location near you. http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/rsd/vi/VIactiveStationLocator/
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#10907772 - 06/10/15 07:54 AM Re: Trailer Inspection... where to go? (DFW) [Re: dandeeks]
dandeeks Offline
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Thank you Joe. I'm also new to the country... so I wasn't aware. Besides, recommendations never hurt anybody.

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#10907988 - 06/10/15 08:56 AM Re: Trailer Inspection... where to go? (DFW) [Re: dandeeks]
JoeFriday Offline
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DFW is pretty big and traffic pretty bad. If you are wanting relevant locations for you, it might be better to specify a city or area. I could tell you where I went in Flower Mound, but if you are in Garland it would be a beating to get there.
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#10908005 - 06/10/15 09:00 AM Re: Trailer Inspection... where to go? (DFW) [Re: dandeeks]
Ranger1960 Offline
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Trailers with a gross weight exceeding 4,500 lbs. must pass an annual safety inspection. If its 4000lbs you dont need one.


Edited by Ranger1960 (06/10/15 09:10 AM)

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#10908407 - 06/10/15 11:13 AM Re: Trailer Inspection... where to go? (DFW) [Re: dandeeks]
Bassattak Offline
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AAA Inspection. Carrollton, across from Home Depot on Keller Springs. Very nice guys and was in and out.
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#10908413 - 06/10/15 11:15 AM Re: Trailer Inspection... where to go? (DFW) [Re: dandeeks]
ChuChu1 Offline
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Loc: Gonzales, Tx
Originally Posted By: dandeeks
I just bought my very first boat... It has a tandem trailer rated for 4000 so it must get inspected in order for me to get registration done. DO any of you have a suggestion of where I can go for this?
Any feedback is greatly appreciated.

Dan


If it is registered at 4000 GVWR, it does NOT need an inspection.
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#10909046 - 06/10/15 03:15 PM Re: Trailer Inspection... where to go? (DFW) [Re: dandeeks]
Easy Fisherman Offline
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Registered: 11/15/07
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They send these notice's out to anyone with a tandem trailer - it is a blanket mail out - if on your identification tag , on the tongue .says less than 4500lbs, you don't have to get it inspected / Read the law , not what people say . Do what the law says and if it is over 4500 lbs . then you have to inspect it , otherwise forget it

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#10909247 - 06/10/15 04:19 PM Re: Trailer Inspection... where to go? (DFW) [Re: Easy Fisherman]
SAKS Offline
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It is by what is stated on your registration documents. If the trailer data tag differs from what is stated on your registration there are steps you can take to change it but if your registration says 4501 gross or more you have to have it inspected or they wont give you the sticker until you do.

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#10910405 - 06/11/15 07:24 AM Re: Trailer Inspection... where to go? (DFW) [Re: dandeeks]
dandeeks Offline
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Thanks everyone. Once again, this forum is nothing short of awesome.

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#10910436 - 06/11/15 07:40 AM Re: Trailer Inspection... where to go? (DFW) [Re: dandeeks]
dandeeks Offline
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Turns out my memory sucks... it says 6000. I will have to go thru with this charade after all. Any suggestions closer to Garland?

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#10910692 - 06/11/15 09:21 AM Re: Trailer Inspection... where to go? (DFW) [Re: JoeFriday]
nt325 Offline
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Registered: 04/12/02
Posts: 239
Loc: Irving Texas
Where did you go in the flowermound area? thanks.

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#10910837 - 06/11/15 10:26 AM Re: Trailer Inspection... where to go? (DFW) [Re: nt325]
JoeFriday Offline
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Registered: 05/23/13
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Loc: Flower Mound, TX
Originally Posted By: nt325
Where did you go in the flowermound area? thanks.


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#10910841 - 06/11/15 10:28 AM Re: Trailer Inspection... where to go? (DFW) [Re: dandeeks]
JoeFriday Offline
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Registered: 05/23/13
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Loc: Flower Mound, TX
Originally Posted By: dandeeks
Turns out my memory sucks... it says 6000. I will have to go thru with this charade after all. Any suggestions closer to Garland?


Wow. I made a wild lucky guess on your location. roflmao
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#10910872 - 06/11/15 10:45 AM Re: Trailer Inspection... where to go? (DFW) [Re: dandeeks]
moto382 Offline
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Loc: Frisco, TX
Any place that does vehicle inspections can do trailer inspections
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