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Old 06-25-2008, 07:07 PM
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sammi - 6/25/2008 10:00 PM

Rwidman, I didn't call anyone a name. Also, I never said I didn't like it, merely that I suspect few know about it. I was just trying to educate people here in Pa so that it doesn't happen to them. If that bugs you, well, so be it.
Your warnig to other boaters is fine, I respect that. I was mainly taking issue with your statement that the police were trying to increase revenue by writing tickets. If that were the case, they would do better by writing speeding tickets to out of state motorists.

I honestly believe that motor vehicle (and trailer) laws and standards should be uniform from state to state. By their very nature, these vehicles cross state lines and it can be very confusing and troublesome for owners and operators to know and comply with all the different local laws.
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Old 06-26-2008, 03:56 AM
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"Your warnig to other boaters is fine, I respect that. I was mainly taking issue with your statement that the police were trying to increase revenue by writing tickets. If that were the case, they would do better by writing speeding tickets to out of state motorists."

I still stand by that statement. With fuel prices up there are fewer speeders to catch with everybody slowing down, and it takes more fuel to catch them. Some states are adding a fuel surcharge on speeding tickets! It is much easier (and fuel efficient) to catch 30-50 people for not having their "unknown" inspection stickers on trailers while there fuel sucking Crown Victoria is sitting in the parking lot.
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Old 07-13-2009, 09:02 AM
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Reading this is funny as we have registered and did the inspection of our boat trailer every year for as long as I can remember. We even take the trailer down with the boat on there as we don't have a place to store the boat otherwise.

Someone above mentioned about the weight and brakes. The standard is the weight alone as I have under 3000-pd GVW trailer I am planning to add brakes as a safety addition and that would not require the state inspection.
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Old 07-13-2009, 04:40 PM
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Years ago we towed our 18' Invader on a trailer behind my car. NY requires inspections of all trailers. The cost was $10, and I think it's still the same. Of course, the inspection sticker was made to be stuck to the inside of the windshield of a car so there was no way to attach it to a trailer! I was told to keep it in my wallet along with the registration. Unfortunately, NY DMV regulations require inspection stickers to be on the vehicles! Catch 22!!! I used to place the sticker on the front post of the trailer wrapped with clear extra-strong tape. Worked for me. I never got a ticket for an inspection violation; but I did get parking tickets once for both my car and the trailer when the local community decided to crack down on car/trailer combinations which were parked (legally) on the streets near the town ramp! I had to fight the tickets. P.S. I won. Boaters sometimes seem to be easy prey, but sometimes we're at fault for not knowing the rules. Safe boating, all. Hy
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