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Hate to open up a can of worms but here goes. With all the talk about trailer inspections, I figured I better get one for the first time since I started fishing some 40+ years ago. Never knew I needed one. So, that being said I went to a local boat dealer to inquire about an inspection. They don't do inspections. The gentleman told me where I could get one just up the road. Does it make sense to purchase a boat and trailer for a good bit of money and have to leave the dealer and go elsewhere to get a brand new trailer inspected? Should it not be done by the dealer just as it is done when purchasing an vehicle? Yes you would have to pay for it but you would have to up the road anyway?
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I agree but it could be with the not getting the registration papers in it when you buy it. Someone else may be able to explain it better
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I've never seen a car dealer issue inspection stickers. The stickers are issued by State authorized inspection locations. Any new car I've purchased, I've had to subsequently go to an inspection station to get the sticker.

I'm guessing that to be able to be an official inspection location you would have to be able to do motor vehicles also. I don't think boat dealers would want to bother with that.
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Bought 3 cars in the last 3 years new. All of them had inspection stickers. They didnt' used to, but the dealers do it now as a convenience.
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Thanks Boots. I guess that's what I get from being too cheap to get a new car.
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That's it ! Im getting into the cooking Business like boots ! Lol
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@Chris- not all the dealers do it. Just the good ones that are looking for an edge. I wouldn\'t expect a boat dealer to do it though. Those guys are working with very little margin, and not to mention it is such a recent thing that they are enforcing it. I never had one on any trailor I have ever owned. @Choupic-bring it on. Just gotta work weekends, holiday\'s, every night, 105 degree heat, take constant criticism with a smile, and love every minute of it.
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105 degree heat ?? thats like AC Haha sounds a lot like the welding business except for the criticism part . If we can't weld it , we'll let you try . Lol
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I've bought 5 new vehicles from different dealerships in my lifetime. Every vehicle that rolled off the lot had a new inspection sticker.
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boots is right not all dealer have them. It is up to them. We have them at our shop Gaspard Collision L.L.C. in G.M. It up to the Businesses if they want to sell them.
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   moonbeam
I have been getting inspection tags for my boat trailer since my first boat in 1974. Sometimes I forget but have never been stopped to get check.
I have heard that the troppers are checking for them at landings but haven't seen them yet. WF agents can give tickets for it also.
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There is no reason for this stupid law in my opinion. The state has got along just fine without it being enforced for decades!!! If it wasn't enforced for decades and it didn't cause any trouble then it isn't needed.

Just another way for the government to get some more of your money when it provides little or no benefit to the people of the state. And the sad thing is that the state probably will spend 90 cents on every dollar they collect on running the system in the first place so that useless service doesn't do anything except drain time and money from the public.
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These sticker fees only affect the people who have trailers. The sportmen who have boat and utility trailers, and the people who have trailers as part of their businesses. This is the group of people who carry the tax load and the state knows that they will pay the sticker fee and the fines if they are caught without one. I haven't heard of anyone getting checked for a utility trailer, but I'm sure it won't be long. I'm sure law enforcement is targeting boat launches because it's like hunting over a baited field!!! I hear the fine is really high, so I got stickers for all 4 of my trailers. Who get's the ticket, if you borrow a trailer with no sticker?
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   hipboot
This is a sore spot with some but it will help some of us. The Bayou Sorrel Boad launch is full of trailers with no plates and the boats don't even have numbers on them. So when these outlaws steal your traps, tresspass on your property or run your lines, you cannot even get a boat number. I have reported this to LDWF and nothing has been done. Maybe this will help sort out the sportsmen from the crooks. Thats the way things go the bad make it rough on all of us.
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...what's needed is to find out who introduced this HB...then use this info if there is a run for re-election...it's like attaching a dead nutria to a beagle collar for a week in the pen...he never chase another nutria again ???cheer/cheers
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