Trailer annual roadworthy inspection (NSW)

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Trailer annual roadworthy inspection (NSW)

Postby Luka » Fri Jun 30, 2017 10:22 am

Bought a new trailer this time last year and just got my NSW rego renewal.
I noticed that there was an additional "Motor Vehicle tax" of $114 and that despite it being new it needs an inspection.
I enquired and it appears that when the tare is >255kg, both apply regardless of age of trailer.
The fee I'm not so bothered about but the inspection is just a hassle.
Worth considering when upgrading to a new trailer.
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Re: Trailer annual roadworthy inspection (NSW)

Postby maxm » Fri Jun 30, 2017 3:37 pm

Welcome to my world, Luka. :) I've always had to get the annual roadworthy inspection for KII's trailer.

Luckily it doesn't amount to much. They check the lights and bearings. That's about it (they might pretend to check the brakes but there's not much they can do there really). On the positive side, it can help pick up potential problems before they become major.
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Re: Trailer annual roadworthy inspection (NSW)

Postby don47 » Fri Jun 30, 2017 6:02 pm

I'd agree the trailer/s are better being checked thoroughly over than not as some of the boat trailers/box trailers ect out there are just plain dangerous not just to the owner either when things wrong. I'm all for the inspection & trust that they're done properly. Cheap insurance for us all !

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