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#11773280 - 08/12/16 10:40 AM Trailer Inspection for gross weight above 4500!
361V Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 11/21/08
Posts: 4329
Loc: somervell county
Don't mean to wear out a topic that has been, well, wore our. To those interested: everyone knows that the state requires a safety inspection on ALL trailers OVER 4500lbs. PERIOD! If your trailer is registered with 4501lbs as total GROSS weight or more an inspection will be required before you can purchase your new tags. Been a law for years-the state just started enforcing it last year. I went and got mine inspected last week which is a bit of a hassle(who hooks up a boat in the middle of the day AND doesnt go fishing)...plus $7.00. My Ranger weighs less than 4500lbs gross. I asked the lady at the our county tags/title office about this when I got up there to buy the tags after getting the inspection. She stated the weight listed by the manufacturer for the trailer could not be changed but she could change the carrying capacity to what ever I requested. She did warn that if stopped on the freeway and weighed by a trooper it better weigh under the new total gross weight listed. I said I understood and had her change it so the gross trailer weight totaled only 4500lbs. Under weight and no more inspections. Not meaning to open up a "can of worms" and hear others interpretations of the law. These are the facts of what happened last week to me and thought some of ya'll could benefit from the info, 361v.


Edited by 361V (08/12/16 10:45 AM)
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#11773327 - 08/12/16 11:06 AM Re: Trailer Inspection for gross weight above 4500! [Re: 361V]
C_Fisher Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 07/05/07
Posts: 647
Loc: weatherford, tx
i did the same thing with my skeeter this wednesday over in parker county. wasn't any problem having them change it.

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