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    Don't know about north LA --- but in the south ( Lake Verret / Lac des Allemands / east spillway ) areas I hear they been doing checks on boat trailer inspection tags. This started the last 2 weeks --- not just boat trailers also campers and utility trailers. Department funds must be getting low. If don't have trailer inspection tag --- probably it's a good time to get it.
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    I have never had a trailer inspection tag. Where do you get those?
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    Rediculous I guess the next thing they will be making us get is a permit to haul live bait in our boats.
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    Got a 2yr one last week at a local car repair shop in Port Allen that does my truck inspections. He didn't even check my lights. Gave him my license, proof of insurance and boat registration, then paid $20 and off I went.
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    It's just another tax that the state has hit us with.
    Gotta pay for the illegal immigrants' health care, you know...
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    CHAPTER 7. MOTOR VEHICLE INSPECTION


    §1301. Vehicles without required equipment or in unsafe condition

    No person shall drive or move on any highway any motor vehicle, low-speed vehicle as defined in R.S. 32:1(40), trailer, semitrailer, or pole trailer, or any combination thereof, unless the equipment upon any such vehicle is in good working order and adjustment as required in this Chapter and said vehicle is in such safe mechanical condition as not to endanger the driver or other occupant or any person upon the highway. Every motor vehicle, low-speed vehicle, trailer, semitrailer, and pole trailer registered in this state shall bear a valid safety inspection certificate issued in the state of Louisiana, except as otherwise provided by R.S. 32:1305(G).
    Acts 1960, No. 405, §1; Acts 1995, No. 475, §1; Acts 1997, No. 77, §1; Acts 1997, No. 288, §1; Acts 2003, No. 986, §1.

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    a friend and I were talking about that yesterday. I was expecting to hear something like this come up soon. I have 2 boat trailers and two utility trailers. I guess I'll be getting them inspected. I heard that the fine is pretty high. Like $150 - $200 . Ridiculous.
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    I have got a trailer inspection sticker for the last 18 years......since I got back into boat ownership.....I don't mind....I believe in it the same as car inspections.....they are just trying to get the junk off the road to save lives.....I have lived long enough to see lives lost because of the lack of laws to control the trash (cars & trailers) on the highways....it just might save mine (or yours) or a family member.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wag View Post
    Don't know about north LA --- but in the south ( Lake Verret / Lac des Allemands / east spillway ) areas I hear they been doing checks on boat trailer inspection tags. This started the last 2 weeks --- not just boat trailers also campers and utility trailers. Department funds must be getting low. If don't have trailer inspection tag --- probably it's a good time to get it.
    these checks are usually the result of an accident with injuries in which a ragged out trailer is involved.....this spurs the victims to demand that enforcement officers (state police, sheriff, W & F) to get the trash off the road....
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    I wouldn't mind it as well, just didn't know anything about this. I have two utility trailers and a boat trailer. The utility trailers see a lot of work, but in good condition, change tires regular, etc. So, I assume I can go the place that does my truck inspection and get it done? Just curious because I don't know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tracker123 View Post
    I wouldn't mind it as well, just didn't know anything about this. I have two utility trailers and a boat trailer. The utility trailers see a lot of work, but in good condition, change tires regular, etc. So, I assume I can go the place that does my truck inspection and get it done? Just curious because I don't know.
    Randy....a lot of folks, like you, have just never heard about it.....that's no fault of yours.....I get mine done at the same inspection station that does my truck....so I guess that is the same state wide.....I have never heard of another facility that just does trailer inspections.....I was told by someone ( don't remember who) to keep the trailer inspection sticker in my vehicle along with my registration papers on the trailer....in other words...you don't have to put the sticker on the trailer...

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    Thanks Bruce for the information, now I know. Thank you again.
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    Never been checked, but keep mine in the boat with the registration.
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    I just opened the Louisiana Sportsman's Magazine on line site and there is a article on the trailer inspection. While the article is informative, the comments are even more so. I'm I ever so glad of Crappie Dot Com. The comments paint a very poor picture of the "sportsman" of La. I've never heard such cussing or seen almost unreadable comments. Way to go La. show your stuff. Their fishing reports section is almost as good.

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    please go to Dangerous Trailers.org and wake up.
    yes....this happened in your state!!! of Louisiana..!!! Petition
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    The death of my daughter Makayla Bruno still haunts me to this day. The pain of losing a child never goes away. There are far too many deaths and injuries caused by runaway trailers. We, the undersigned, are asking our state and federal safety officials to get a grasp on this very serious safety hazard. We do not want to lose one more loved one by these tragic accidents.

    This CHILD OF GOD IS NOT THE ONLY ONE WHO HAS SUFFERED!

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    You want to see what a loose boat trailer can do to a child.....
    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Praye...52150778181097


    Safety activist Travel trailer regulations too lax in SC WIS News 10 Columb Dangeroustrailers - YouTube

    Owner of trailer that caused deadly accident remains unknown

    By Kirk Brown
    Published Tuesday, September 20, 2011

    ANDERSON — A year has passed since a detached utility trailer caused a crash on Interstate 85 in Anderson County that killed the parents of two young children.


    Lord I ask....that the vision and mission you granted to me....I ask Mercy UPON all who are in authority in our land and around the world; For those who serve all branches of Government....law enforcement, relief and rescue agencies and all civil servants that you would grant them wisdom and obedience to carry out your purposes on the earth to prevent injury and save lives by what you woken and given the task to me in your word.
    See the many violations of complete and utter failure of this child of god than can inflict onto another child of god out of sheer negligence.

    In Closing How Can you Mr. President address "Back Over Accidents" but not address INNOCENT CHILDREN, MOM'S, DAD'S AND ANIMIALS FROM BEING DESTROYED BY NO REGULATIONS AT ALL ON UTILITY TRAILER STANDARDS?

    Sincerely,
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    my niece just recently passed away because of trailer hitting the car my sister was driving , she was only 6 , our lives have been devasted over our loss , iam so angry at the man who caused this accident , i want to know how i can help so this dosent happen again , i also want to know how to make new laws for this, i want a law called eminas law , how can i do this for our family and so this tragedy dosent happen to anyone else loved ones , i want to be very educated on this , i want new laws passed and i also again i state i want a law called eminas law, i want this not to happen to anyone else , i hope this makes since , thank you for your time , and being with us through all of this , thank you for your support WWW.DANGEROUSTRAILERS.ORG
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    HERE IS A FREE SAFETY BOOK IN FACT TWO..EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU NEEDS TO READ IT.....BECAUSE IT CAN HAPPEN TO YOU!!
    What have you done to educate anybody on trailer safety?
    http://www.dangeroustrailers.org/upl..._The_Truck.pdf
    http://www.dangeroustrailers.org/upl...pin_PPP-94.pdf

    Then see this report...about a death....http://www.dangeroustrailers.org/uploads/TA14new.pdf

    Then see this trailer we have over 10,000 of trailers that each and every one of you have seen but you never do anything.Henrico County Is Mad!



    One popular scam is to buy a manufactured trailer, insure it, then remove the VIN and report it as stolen. Re-branding it as a homemade trailer with a new license plate can be as simple as filing bogus paperwork with another state.

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    Let me make this VERY CLEAR...EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU ARE USING DEFECTIVE HITCHES AND HITCH PINS...BECAUSE NO NATIONAL STANDARD FOR ANYTHING THAT YOU TOW!!!!! WAKE UP...WOULD YOU BUY A CAR THAT WAS NEVER TESTED FOR SAFETY? Then why is everybody behind the rolling piece of trash you tow not as important as your own life?

    Ron - Just didn't want you to think that everyone has failed to be interested in improving trailer standards. At least Canada is interested in attempting to write a standard for HORSE trailers! Once we get that - perhaps we can roll it over to other areas? Please do not take any action on this email - it is FYI only - when the teleconference is over I will of course share what I can with you. As in most things - this is a slow process. Rebecca -----Original Message----- July teleconference, horse trailer standards Canadian Standards Association. The CSA is interested in the possibility of establishing standards for horse trailers. As noted at the Animal Transportation Association Vancouver 2012 international conference on horse transport, the lack of standards in the manufacture of non-commercial horse trailers contributes to injury and death of horses and humans. Your USRider on-going study of over 800 known trailer incidents reveals poor quality materials including tires, wiring, braking performance, instability at highway speeds, poor welds, trailer skin so thin it can be punched through with a fist, shifting loads, mismatch between trailer and tow vehicle, tow vehicle and trailer separation, overloading, no mandatory recall on defective parts, and horses thrown or falling from the trailer and posing an additional road hazard. As well, few trailers meet the Five Freedoms endorsed by animal welfare interests: providing an environment conducive to normal behavior, rest, drinking and eating, and which minimizes the risk of injury, mental or physical distress, or disease. Currently, there are no standards in North America for manufacturing horse trailers. To the best of my knowledge, standards are also non-existent in New Zealand, Australia, and Europe. With your help, the CSA will explore the level of interest among stakeholders for supporting a research effort into establishing standards for horse trailer design and structure. Part of the effort might include minimum braking performance, minimum wiring standards and protection of horse and human life during typical highway incidents such as occur at intersections, collisions, and roll-overs. These Standards would provide an informed basis for manufacturing, insurance, regulatory, animal welfare and public interests to compare trailer quality and engineering. They would level the playing field among manufacturers. No longer would a trailer dealer be able to tell the naive buyer that the reason the trailer top is so flimsy is because "It is better for horses to be thrown from a trailer in an accident." Should the project to develop a Standard proceed following the feasibility study, the Standard will not become enforceable until it is referenced in a contract, in legislation, by being adopted by insurance issuers or underwriters or by Transport Canada or a similar authority. Your participation is vital. Before the CSA can become involved with a feasibility study, it needs to determine in this conference call the level of support, both volunteer and monetary, from the stakeholders. If the feasibility study is approved and indicates that there is a need, the next step will be to set up a standards development project. The CSA is the project manager but only the expert technical committee decides on the content of the Standard. If further applied research is required the work may contracted to a qualified test facility. Those few trailer manufacturers who have already applied testing standards to their product could likely save the technical committee much time. But the committee would need to judge the validity of the tests. We look forward to consulting with you. This is followed by further details of the CSA's role and the equipment required for your participation in the teleconference. An agenda will be circulated to confirmed participants prior to the teleconference. Confirmed participants will also receive a biographical sketch of each of the participants prior to the teleconference.



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    the cold hard truth..

    As well, few trailers meet the Five Freedoms endorsed by animal welfare interests: providing an environment conducive to normal behavior, rest, drinking and eating, and which minimizes the risk of injury, mental or physical distress, or disease. Currently, there are no standards in North America for manufacturing horse trailers. To the best of my knowledge, standards are also non-existent in New Zealand, Australia, and Europe.
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    What do you have to say about this loss of life?
    Sent: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 12:32 AM
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    Allow me to begin by introducing my wife and myself; my name is Stephen Richardson and my wife is Robin Richardson. The night of May 20, 2004 we received a call informing us that our son, Stephen Richardson, Jr. had been in an accident along with five of his friends. They were returning home from the Class 4A state baseball championship game, which was held in Lafayette. Upon receiving the call from one of the kids’ father my wife and I left for the Lady of The Lake Hospital. I will say that we did not automatically think the worst. The children began arriving via ambulance and air-med. Our son was not among them. After hours of asking questions it became painfully obvious, our son would not be coming back to us. Why? All because a towed vehicle broke free, crossed the median, and struck the truck our son was a passenger in.


    The accident happened at mile marker 138.6 of the east bound lane of Interstate 10 in Iberville Parish. The coupling on the tow bar on the towed vehicle came off of the ball. The “safety” chains broke allowing this terrible chain of events to take place. The towed vehicle actually struck the towing vehicle, and then crossed the median. As this took place around 10PM and the vehicle had no lights, our children had indication that a vehicle was heading toward them. They had no chance. The truck our son was riding in broadsided the run-away vehicle. Even though all of the occupants in our son’s vehicle had their seatbelts on; all required medical attention, hospital stays and/or extensive surgery, except for the driver and our son, Stephen. Thank God all are doing well today. We recollect the memory of that night when any of us pass a vehicle on the road with a vehicle haphazardly in tow. What has moved us into action was a news piece on the Graco side drop baby cribs being, not only recalled but taken off the market but banned as well. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission issued this remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled cribs and contact LaJobi to receive a free hardware retrofit kit that will immobilize the drop side. CPSC urges parents and caregivers to find an alternative, safe sleeping environment for their baby.To prevent further child deaths and injuries, Senator Gillibrand is introducing federal legislation that would make it illegal to manufacture, sell or re-sell any and all drop-side cribs. Gillibrand's legislation would also ban drop-side cribs from public facilities including day care centers and hotels and toughen enforcement, giving CPSC the authority to levy civil or criminal penalties on suppliers or venders that knowingly sell or re-sell banned drop-side cribs. This action was taken because of an average of 3.2 deaths per year since 2000 nationwide, and rightly so. But, if the number of deaths is what moves one into action ponder this. Since 1975 an average of 8.6 deaths per year occurred due to faulty towing apparatus just in the state of Louisiana. We cannot help but wonder if this type of action had been taken earlier to recall faulty apparatus, educate through public service announcements, and/or a ban on these products with a recommendation to find an alternative safe way to tow, that the average of deaths per year would have dropped dramatically. We are not disillusioned that somehow our son’s life could have been spared. We are asking you, as law makers, to not be disillusioned either. We cannot look back, except to learn from the past. Our hope lies only in what we have learned and how we use it to make a difference for the future. You can make a difference. We have 5 other children who travel our state highways. We thought what happened to Stephen was one of those “one in a million chances”. What we have come to understand is that, the odds of this happening to anyone, is greater than we thought. We want to join you, in anyway that we can, in making a difference. We will do our P.A.R.T. (Parents Against Reckless Towing). Our son is honored every year with a baseball tournament in his memory; the Stephen Richardson Memorial Tournament sponsored by East Ascension High School. Many have died, all over the country, due to dangerous towing. Please know that what ever you can do through legislation that can bring awareness, knowledge and accountability when it comes to towing safely will bring honor to all who have died. Sincerely, Stephen & Robin Richardson
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    This happened in your state a few months ago...I will post the police report....this can happen to each and every one of you.

    Driver identified in deadly loose trailer crash



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    BATON ROUGE- State Police released the name of the driver, killed in a crash on I-10 Friday.
    David Hammer, 64, died when a loose trailer careened across the Interstate and into his lane. Hammer slammed head-on into the trailer.
    The crash happened just West of the East Baton Rouge- Ascension Parish line and closed both sides of I-10. Westbound lanes re-opened sooner than eastbound lanes.
    Investigators said the truck pulling the trailer was headed west when the trailer got loose. The loose trailer rolled between a gap in cable barriers and into eastbound lanes.
    State Police are trying to determine how the trailer came off its hitch.
    Hammer was from League City, Texas.



    Trop A...just released....with our information...
    we ask...

    What happened to FEDERAL RULES....DOUBLE AXLE TRAILER HOMEMADE....IT DID NOT HAVE SAFETY CHAINS...IT DID NOT HAVE A WORKING BREAKAWAY CABLE...AND HOW THIS IS A WAKE UP CALL

    IF YOU TOW A TRAILER...AND KILL SOMEBODY YOU WILL BE CHARGED WITH NEGLIGENT HOMICIDE.

    7 YEARS MAX.....!!! ALL FROM A DEFECTIVE AND UNSAFE TRAILER.....he knew it was unsafe....and the State of Louisiana knew that trailer is over 3,000 GVWR and was in violation of FEDERAL LAW...YET THEY NEVER PULLED IT OVER.

    Is the State Inspection Program in Louisiana also culpapble in this death? Or they going to try and cover it up?

    THE STATE OF LOUISIANA IS NOT ENFORCING AND CHOOSING NOT TO ENFORCE FEDERAL LAW WITH ALL TRAILERS OVER 3,000 GVWR....THEY NEED

    COMPUSPECTION CALL MR. BELDER!!!


    We will get a full report from Troop A.....If you are charged with this crime in Louisiana then why not NATIONWIDE?

    IS YOUR LIFE WORTH MORE THAN A 200 DOLLAR NEW SAFETY DEVICE?

    BETTER PRODUCTS ARE OUT IN THE MARKET....the NATM has chosen to fight new innovation.
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    Ditto
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    My question is this. You can get a brake tag at 10:00AM,drive down the road hit a bump in road, owned by the state and the lights on the trailer go out. You are stopped by the law for no running lights. Easy as that. What about the cane farmers with trailers behind a tractor the road with no lights or brake tags. They are excempt from this. Right I get mine checked every time I go on the road but holes on the road and bumps have a lot to do with this. My two cent.
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    Hey Scoot,

    It's not about safety, it's about taxing the folks. IMO

    Quote Originally Posted by Scoot View Post
    My question is this. You can get a brake tag at 10:00AM,drive down the road hit a bump in road, owned by the state and the lights on the trailer go out. You are stopped by the law for no running lights. Easy as that. What about the cane farmers with trailers behind a tractor the road with no lights or brake tags. They are excempt from this. Right I get mine checked every time I go on the road but holes on the road and bumps have a lot to do with this. My two cent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jig rig View Post
    Hey Scoot,

    It's not about safety, it's about taxing the folks. IMO
    I have to respectively disagree with you......I believe it is all about safety...saving lives and preventing unnecessary injuries.....the same as all the other laws we have on boating safety such as requirements for wearing life jackets, using your kill switch, drinking while driving, not over powering your boat (more HP than the manufacturer recommends) and I believe if you do overpower the boat your insurance is not valid....required boating safety classes.....speeding in no wake zones....using your boats lights before daybreak....fire extinguisher on board.....and I could go on.....these are all laws in which you could get a citation just as speeding in your car....I can just imagine what we would have on the roads and waterways if there were no laws on safety.....

    Scoot, I just don't believe that any officer would ticket you for the circumstances you describe......he may stop you but I don't believe he would write you up.....maybe a warning....now, pot holes and cane trucks are my pet peeve also especially before daylight.....also the mud they track on the road which is also illegal.....

    just had my trailer totally rewired yesterday.....had a short and this was the easy fix.....6 years old...$100......it's just the price we pay to play......
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    Hey PS,

    After reading your post I still stand by my statement.

    How does a inspection sticker save lives and prevent unnecessary injuries? The numbers do not prove it (safety stickers on trailers)out. Florida has no safety sticker program but has a better record than states that do.

    Enforcement of the law is what will make things safer IMO.
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    How does a inspection sticker save lives and prevent unnecessary injuries?
    It's because folks like me become more self conscious about what we are doing and what we have. I have no problem with that. I could give a d.... what the Florida folks do, or who does the enforcement of it around here, or what the numbers are. I agree with it and glad I learned about it here. What make things safer is self consciousness - not enforcement of the law. My 2 cents.
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    If it was your self consciousnes, Then How does paying the goverment a fee/tax for a peace of paper make your trailer safer?
    If my trailer isn't safe give me a ticket. Don't tax me with a sticker and call it safety.
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    If any body with a that owns a boat with a trailer driving on a road should have a brake tag. If you would have an accident, or involved in an accident pulling a trailer, not just a boat trailer, any trailer and have no inspection tag for that trailer is in for trouble. If the government would use the money for boat trailers inspection or fines collected put in real good use, like fixing public boat launch fixing public parking lots. I believe anybody wouldn't mind giving their 10 bucks for an inspection. BUT WE LIVE IN LA. My two cents again
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    If any one gave a sh** about ANYONE else other than themselves,there would be no safety issues, we would be aware of the fact that we need inspections for trailers, we would comply, we would try to ensure the safety of others by taking care of our own stuff. But in the world we live in almost everyone is trying to think of a way to NOT pay ,for example, inspection fees, taxes, tickets for trailer inspections, and the list goes on and the reason IMO(check it out Danny) is that we are all suspicious that somebody else is trying to take advantage of us,trying to get another dollar where they are not supposed to. THINK ABOUT IT, is any of this under our control REALLY???? do your job!!!! Take care of business at home and this will take care of others safety.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fishervet View Post
    If any one gave a sh** about ANYONE else other than themselves,there would be no safety issues, we would be aware of the fact that we need inspections for trailers, we would comply, we would try to ensure the safety of others by taking care of our own stuff. But in the world we live in almost everyone is trying to think of a way to NOT pay ,for example, inspection fees, taxes, tickets for trailer inspections, and the list goes on and the reason IMO(check it out Danny) is that we are all suspicious that somebody else is trying to take advantage of us,trying to get another dollar where they are not supposed to. THINK ABOUT IT, is any of this under our control REALLY???? do your job!!!! Take care of business at home and this will take care of others safety.




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    [I] shall never use profanity except in discussing taxes. Indeed, upon second thought, I will not even use it then, for it is unchristian, inelegant, and degrading--though to speak truly I do not see how taxes are going to be discussed worth a cent without it.
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    Default tickets at lacasssine pool

    I heard this morning that tickets were given to people without inspections for their boat trailers at Lacassine Pool. The wardens did not ask for anything else. Just their inspection sticker. I'm going get mine tomorrow morning.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dapet View Post
    I heard this morning that tickets were given to people without inspections for their boat trailers at Lacassine Pool. The wardens did not ask for anything else. Just their inspection sticker. I'm going get mine tomorrow morning.
    I might have to go ONE more day but i may get it after the trip tomorrow. my trailer is safe and if they give me a ticket for not havin it inspected then so b it...
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    It may even b more dangerous to drive BEHIND someone with STUFF flying out of the back of the vehicle....one night i ran slam over a queen sized box spring that was" released" from the bed of a pickup...danger danger ........but theres not enough law enforcement in the world to combat all the danger....IT is up to us...nuff said
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    Quote Originally Posted by fishervet View Post
    IT is up to us...nuff said
    x2. I agree 100 %, thank you. Self consciousness like I said. JR, if you plan on having a battle of wits with me - you'll lose.
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    c'mon guys. this is just about to get out of hand. let's just agree to disagree on this and move on. this has been a hot topic on the board before. we don't need this to get personal or like the infamous "yo-yo" thread. i'm gonna let it ride but if it gets any more heated im gonna lock it out.

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    In my opinion if it was truly about SAFETY and not just MONEY they would not have the new 2 year stickers. A whole lot can go wrong with any vehicle or trailer in 2 years time. It is just another money maker for a broke state. ENFORCEMENT is the real issue here. Most people area not aware of the weight ratings of their receiver hitch. Most all class 3 receiver hitches are only rated for 6000 lbs. Lets say you hook to your 16' trailer to go get your buddys chevy of the side of the road. The trailer is in the neighborhood of 2000 lbs and the silverado is near 6000 lbs. Thats 8000 lbs. you just exceeded your hitchs capacity by 33%. In the hands of a crafty lawyer, you just lost everything you own if you cause an accident.

    I bet most of you have this same one. Reese Hitch

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    Don't think boat trailer is an issue? See this !!!!!!
    Or even loose utility trailers? The company PG@E needs to be sued....defective safety chains....this...company!!!! did not have the breakaway cable connected...in violation of FEDERAL LAW!!!!!!! Dangerous Trailers.org
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    It is not about money....IT IS ABOUT SAVING LIVES.....SHE LOST HER CHILD IN carencro louisiana
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    The death of my daughter Makayla Bruno still haunts me to this day. The pain of losing a child never goes away. There are far too many deaths and injuries caused by runaway trailers. We, the undersigned, are asking our state and federal safety officials to get a grasp on this very serious safety hazard. We do not want to lose one more loved one by these tragic accidents.

    This CHILD OF GOD IS NOT THE ONLY ONE WHO HAS SUFFERED!

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    Every one of you....better look at our newest tire safety book...its free...all of you have tires that look like the ones I took pictures of...and all of you are putting others behind you at risk...because all of you are cheap and do not want to maintain your crappy trailer...http://www.dangeroustrailers.org/upl..._A_Guide.pdfso

    so some of you are going to ban me from this forum because I am telling the truth....if you do..then you are no better than the IRS WHO BANS PATRIOTS FROM SAVING OUR COUNTRY.
    Yes I am a patriot that is exposing all of the defective trailers on the roads of the UNITED STATES.




     

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