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WASHINGTON STATE PATROL, Inspection & Trailer Requireme

Postby halfdome, Danny » Thu Dec 01, 2005 3:10 pm

http://wsp.wa.gov THEN GO TO: DRIVER AND VEHICLES, INSPECTION VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER, 2nd PARAGRAPH - CLICK ON INSPECTION & TRAILER REQUIREMENTS.
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Postby rainjer » Sat Mar 18, 2006 2:21 am

I need to get someting cleared up. My 1994 4 X 8 utility trailer that I am going to build my Teardrop on is currently licensed. In Washington State, am I required to have it inspected after I build my teardrop? :question:
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Postby madjack » Sat Mar 18, 2006 2:30 am

...I am not in Wa but it seems to me you are now using your utility trailer to haul your TD, so just leave it as is...there is no point in confusing a poor ol' bureaucrat at the DMV...remember rule #1; it is easier to beg forgiveness than to ask permission :D :lol: ;)
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Postby rainjer » Sat Mar 18, 2006 2:34 am

It is not the DMV I am concerned about, it is the state patrol..... :thumbdown:
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Postby flooded01 » Sat Mar 18, 2006 5:51 am

howdy rainger:
I beleive they will only compare the #'s stamped on your tongue(sic) of your trailer and compare to your reg. Thats why I took an old travel trailer and started with that frame and worked up. have fun :thumbsup: Jay
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Postby gman » Sat Mar 18, 2006 10:51 am

Have never seen a private trailer stopped by WSHP, a few trucks now and then.
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Postby halfdome, Danny » Sat Mar 18, 2006 1:12 pm

I asked the inspector if I could have it inspected without doors and his reply was that it had to be complete. As far as I'm concerned if my galley is not built it's a trunk. The PRW charges less in tab fees if it's a camping trailer vs a utility trailer. If you want an inspection you better get an appointment early. I'm ready for an inspection but my appointment is April 18th. Danny
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Postby halfdome, Danny » Tue May 02, 2006 10:42 pm

When I had my trailer inspection done the officer said Washington state considers a teardrop trailer a utility trailer if it is not self contained, ie. bathroom, kitchen, sleeping area etc. 8) Danny
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Postby the3beers » Mon Jun 26, 2006 12:21 am

okay how about a tent trailer w/o a bath, but has a kitchen and sleeping area.
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Postby roadtrippin » Wed Jul 12, 2006 4:48 pm

What if we are building the chassis ourselves? It won't have a vin then.
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Postby asianflava » Thu Jul 13, 2006 2:26 pm

roadtrippin wrote:What if we are building the chassis ourselves? It won't have a vin then.


If it is like here, then you have to get a VIN assigned.
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Postby halfdome, Danny » Thu Jul 13, 2006 6:10 pm

roadtrippin wrote:What if we are building the chassis ourselves? It won't have a vin then.


You'll need to make an appointment with the inspection station. The inspection was $50 for my tear plus other fees. Danny
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Postby DrJerry » Thu Jul 20, 2006 2:23 am

They chisel a number onto the frame if it's a homebuilt. I'm starting with a Harbor Freight trailer, which has some sort of a number on it. I hope that's good enough for them. It might just be a model number. :cry:
Actually, if all had gone according to plan, I would have had these answers already. I had a slight delay last spring. I did some yard work, didn't feel so good, went into the kitchen to get a drink of water. Next thing I knew, I was on the kitchen floor, my kitchen was full of Firemen, and one was rudely beating on my chest. Ended up with a TripleA bypass.
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Postby halfdome, Danny » Thu Jul 20, 2006 8:55 am

DrJerry wrote:They chisel a number onto the frame if it's a homebuilt. I'm starting with a Harbor Freight trailer, which has some sort of a number on it. I hope that's good enough for them. It might just be a model number. :cry:
Actually, if all had gone according to plan, I would have had these answers already. I had a slight delay last spring. I did some yard work, didn't feel so good, went into the kitchen to get a drink of water. Next thing I knew, I was on the kitchen floor, my kitchen was full of Firemen, and one was rudely beating on my chest. Ended up with a TripleA bypass.

I'm happy to hear you will be around for awhile. It definately can put a crimp in your plans. I have a friend who belongs to the zipper club and he still runs his business like there is no tomorrow with deadlines and all. He gets his heart up to 185 per minute and has to take a nap. The business isn't worth it.

They punched 10 numbers into the top of my tongue and put an official tag on the side with corresponding numbers. I should have paid more attention as the inspector entered on my paperwork 11 digets for my number when there should be only 10. I had to take it back for a mini inspection to verify the error and back to the license office to apply for a new title. A waste of a couple of hours and I paid $50 for the original inspection. Government :x Danny
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Postby asianflava » Thu Jul 20, 2006 1:41 pm

Whe I had mine done, they gave me a piece of paper which gave the number, and where to die stamp the number. After I got the paper I stamped the number in the approiate place and went to get my tags. They gave me the tags with no problem. I asked if someone is supposed to verify that the stamp is correct. She said, as far as I'm concerned, you're good." I guess everybody assumes that I stamped the correct numbers.
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