Inspection required for our 8 x 5 box trailer!

Submitted: Friday, Apr 18, 2014 at 16:48
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G'day all

I have just received our rego papers for our 2 trailers and the 8 x5 box trailer requires an inspection.

Does anyone know if this is a new requirement or have I missed something.

I have had the trailer for around 5 or 6 yrs.

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Reply By: Sir Kev & Darkie - Friday, Apr 18, 2014 at 17:08

Friday, Apr 18, 2014 at 17:08
If it has brakes then I think all trailers in NSW need an annual inspection. I had the same issue with my 8x5' trailer when we lived in Sydney



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Reply By: John and Regina M - Friday, Apr 18, 2014 at 17:19

Friday, Apr 18, 2014 at 17:19
X2 re brakes.
I believe it was introduced last year.
Based on the condition of most trailers where I live, it's the best thing. At least half will be off the road.

The number of people who don't maintain and repair their trailers is criminal. And the brakes will need to be working, so you will need a vehicle with operational trailer braking system otherwise they will defect your towing vehicle at the same time.

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Follow Up By: John and Regina M - Friday, Apr 18, 2014 at 17:22

Friday, Apr 18, 2014 at 17:22
Oops, meant to include
That is if they're electric brakes.
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Follow Up By: Member - Boo Boo (NSW) - Friday, Apr 18, 2014 at 17:28

Friday, Apr 18, 2014 at 17:28
Thanks for the replies fella's.

The trailer is your basic type of box trailer.

It does not have brakes.

That's why I'm a bit puzzled.

I don't have a problem with the inspection, the trailer is in good condition and roadworthy, but the trailer has never been required to be inspected before.

I am going in to the RMS next Tuesday and see if it is for real or a mistake.
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Follow Up By: Sir Kev & Darkie - Friday, Apr 18, 2014 at 17:59

Friday, Apr 18, 2014 at 17:59
What is the ATM for the Trailer??

My 8x5 is 2000kg, but if yours has no brakes then it will be 750kg max??

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Follow Up By: Member - Boo Boo (NSW) - Friday, Apr 18, 2014 at 18:03

Friday, Apr 18, 2014 at 18:03
The rego paper says the GVM is 750kg.
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Follow Up By: Charlie - Friday, Apr 18, 2014 at 18:33

Friday, Apr 18, 2014 at 18:33
If the tare weight is over 254 kg then you need inspection, I guess you get the same five years grace period the same as new cars.
My boat trailers four years old, tare 260 and gross 640 I waiting to see what happens this year.
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Follow Up By: Member - Boo Boo (NSW) - Monday, Apr 21, 2014 at 19:58

Monday, Apr 21, 2014 at 19:58
Charlie

The tare weight is 260 kg, and I'm pretty sure it's about 7 yrs old.

Having said that I will still make enquires tomorrow at the RMS.

Two very switched on police officers I know didn't think it would need an inspection and are interested in the reply I will receive regarding this matter.
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Reply By: Axle - Friday, Apr 18, 2014 at 18:06

Friday, Apr 18, 2014 at 18:06
G'day Mate, Don't worry, you might just have to pay Five or six regos in one hit....LOL.




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Follow Up By: Member - Boo Boo (NSW) - Friday, Apr 18, 2014 at 18:32

Friday, Apr 18, 2014 at 18:32
G'day Axle

I hope not.lol
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Reply By: pop2jocem - Friday, Apr 18, 2014 at 20:04

Friday, Apr 18, 2014 at 20:04
At first after reading the post I thought "you gotta be kidding". Then I thought if it's got a brake system because it is over 750 kg then fair enough.
So does your common garden 6x4 trailer without brakes also need to be inspected?
Well fair enough, if dozens of motorists are killed every year by out of control trailers in NSW.
Correct me if I'm wrong but didn't the premier have to resign just recently because someone slipped him a nice bottle of red. LOL

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Follow Up By: Member - Boo Boo (NSW) - Monday, Apr 21, 2014 at 20:02

Monday, Apr 21, 2014 at 20:02
Pop

The trailer does not have brakes and is what I have always considered to be an every day garden variety box trailer.

Hopefully it will just be a clerical error. lol
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Reply By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Friday, Apr 18, 2014 at 20:24

Friday, Apr 18, 2014 at 20:24
Has the cost of the rego gone up significantly ? Michael
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Follow Up By: Member - Boo Boo (NSW) - Monday, Apr 21, 2014 at 20:10

Monday, Apr 21, 2014 at 20:10
Michael

I can't tell at the moment as we are down at my daughters place in the southern highlands and haven't got the last rego papers with us.

The rego fee is $60 and the tax is $107, total $167.I know that the 6 x 4 trailer cost $60.

I don't think the price difference was that great so maybe yes it has gone up.


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Reply By: Member - Leanne W (NSW) - Friday, Apr 18, 2014 at 20:55

Friday, Apr 18, 2014 at 20:55
Hi Boo Boo,
I just got my rego renewal papers for my horsefloat which I purchased new last year. I was shocked to see it needed another inspection (had it inspected last year to establish NSW rego) and it will have to be inspected every year for rego. It is because it has a breakaway system.... If it had electric breaks with no breakaway, then it would not need to be inspected until it was over 5 years old, like a motor vehicle. It is classified as a light vehicle because it is a trailer with a gvm less than 4.5T but it required a heavy vehicle inspection.
I think NSW is a bit over the top, but VIC is not good enough with respect to vehicle inspections for rego. I can't speak about other states because I don't know their regulations.
To renew my horsefloat rego cost $318 plus about $42 for the inspection. If it was registered in VIC it would never need an inspection and only cost about $40 for rego.
Why can't the states have similar rego rules??
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Reply By: Capt. Wrongway - Saturday, Apr 19, 2014 at 07:34

Saturday, Apr 19, 2014 at 07:34
I just received my "Home made" trailer NSW rego renewal recently, "no inspection required". You would think if it was a safety concern and not just revenue, that they would insist that a "Home Made" trailer should be inspected more than any other.
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Follow Up By: Member - Boo Boo (NSW) - Monday, Apr 21, 2014 at 20:14

Monday, Apr 21, 2014 at 20:14
Capt

If they are going to inspect an 8 x 5 then I agree a 6 x 4 should also be inspected.

Anyway I will let everyone know what's happening after my RMS visit tomorrow.

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Reply By: Member - Boo Boo (NSW) - Tuesday, Apr 22, 2014 at 18:59

Tuesday, Apr 22, 2014 at 18:59
Ok fella's

I went to Mittagong RMS and when I explained my problem the manager did a bit of investigating and found the following info.

If the trailer's tare is over 251 kg and the gvm is 750 kg or less then it needs an annual inspection after it is 5 yrs old.

I will get it inspected and register tomorrow.

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Follow Up By: garrycol - Tuesday, Apr 22, 2014 at 19:40

Tuesday, Apr 22, 2014 at 19:40
Can you get it below 250kg? Smaller wheels, remove tailgate etc. My 6x4 was 175kg after I trimmed it down. I bought a 8x5 from NSW 18 months ago and stripped down with the tailgate removed with number plate and light removed to the main body of the trailer - narrower wheels and tyres - it came in at about 248kg.

GVM still stays at 750kg and removed bits moved back on are classed as "payload".

Garry
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