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BOAT TRAILER INSPECTIONS NOT NEEDED

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Everyone remembers the controversy a while back about having to get an inspection sticker (\'brake tag\') for boat trailers.

There were lots of rumors and claims about folks getting ticketed for not having an inspection sticker on their boat trailer. It was clear that the law did require an inspection sticker on all trailers, but several law-enforcement agencies stated that they were not issuing tickets. However, at the same time, many sportsmen were reporting that tickets were being written.

NO MORE

The 2014 Legislature passed HB 347 (ACT 235) by Austin Badon, Jr.

It goes into effect on 8-1-14.

It specifically exempts boat trailers from the need to get an inspection sticker. Great news.

However, note that it ONLY applies to boat trailers and those of us with other trailers such as utility trailers, ATV trailers, etc are still not exempt from the law. It may not be enforced, but technically all other trailers except boat trailers are still required to have inspection stickers.
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I know some people that got tickets big dollar for no tag on their boat trailer!! ldwf was parked at the boat launch giving tickets!!! they had to pay them
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   motorboat
Did you even read? The law goes into effect on 8/1/14 exempting boat trailers from inspection. Before that if you had no inspection, the law was that you had to and had to pay a fine. the fact that they had to pay was because of the law.

Kind of like folks who got caught with weed in colorado before it was legalized. get it?
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This is great news since I never had any intentions of getting mine inspected.
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yes I read and understood perfectly, just made a statement saying what ldwf was doing!!
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Sounds good to me! So does this mean that I, as a boat trailer owner, do not need to keep the tail/stop lights working, use the safety chains, maintain the electric brakes, or even renew the license plate?
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   slickhead
There are some very raggedy boat trailers out there that should not be on our roads in my opinion. On the fence about this one
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Poppingcork,eliminating the need for an inspection sticker is not the same as allowing unsafe trailers on the road. You can still be ticked for no lights, no safety chains, unsafe loads, etc. The elimination of a requirement safety inspection stickers does not change that.
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   Dr. Spot
Chris, thanks for the scoop! I'm very surprised by this, but after trying all day to get LDWF's boat registration department to just answer the dang phone, I now say the less they are involved in anything other than enforcing wildlife laws, the better.
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Maybe we can get a bill introduced to do away with vehicle inspections! Just let the cops do the checking!
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great idea but don't u know, they call it a sticker but all it is, is a tax, just like renewing liscense plates and registrations on your boat and cars! why do we have to do it when the same person still owns the vechicle or the boat year after year! the only time u should renew liscense plates and boat registrations is when you sell them!!! just a tax, more way to collect money!!! just government at work!!! don't you love em???
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I'm not doing it for my atv trailer. You don't need it for a boat trailer why need it for atv. I can buy a toy boat then its a boat trailer. Sounds like discrimination to me. Love the state.....
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I know a couple guys that got tickets. So its not a rumor and you can bet they will be checking before the bill go in affect.
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Hey hammondmedic, get yourself one of those little one-person blow up boats for swimming pools and the beach, and stow ti on your trailer in the original package.
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LOL don't get me wrong i'm glad they are doing it. That will work. I look at it this way. I can afford the boat I should be able to get a $20 sticker. They do have a lot of trailer that are in bad shape. I had this trailer for 9 year and forget about getting one. I just got one for a buddys boat. I know they been checking a good bit at the landings. I've been though check points and never been asked for it.
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Even if you were to get inspected .. Where do you go? I would much rather pay $20 versus a $150+ ticket!! Yes it sucks but which would you prefer ? I have three other trailers besides two boats. They're all legal and could pass an inspection any day!!
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You get them same place as your car sticker. They attach it to your registration card. The sticker is the same one for car. If you put it on the trailer it would be backward as they are made for glass.
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