Well I'm supprised they came to your house and didn't make you bring to them.
me too; I was looking at a 200 mi roundtrip to the inspection station. I called several places to see what they were biggest "sticklers" for as I was determined to make the trip to East peoria only once; nobody would tell me. cuz I didnt want to fail and have to make a return trip down there to have them certify it.
As it turned out, the Inspector has a daughter that goes to college near me; and did a dozen or so applicants a "favor," by checking out their stuff on his way to visit his daughter, that he could get to along the way,,, that was the only "good" surprise of the process;
if I couldn't have gotten someone to be around here on that day to run the lights in my truck when he showed up, I would have had to make that journey. I was his last stop on the way to his daughter's school.
I found out it wasn't safety, but that it was that the trailer or any component wasn't stolen; that was what led to the extended BS that started 1/1/2010 regarding getting a home made trailer legalized; you could bolt a frame together from 1X4s and put a
kid's toy wagon suspension under it as long as you can prove where all the parts came from...
but no more pulling a boat trailer out of the weeds and titling it as a home made like it used to be here.
If you have such a trailer that is so titled that was titled before 1/1/2010 youre still good>>> just make sure the title and trailer don't ever "part ways" with each other, though.
I had some woman give me an earful about how they could safety certify anything.. what would qualify them to do so which in my mind opened a big can of worms, anyone with metal fabrication skills has enough common sense to look at something and say whether it is bound to hold together whether they would be capable of duplicating the build or not, would be a different story altogether.
I had to send a ton of pix (made me wonder if anyone there knew what they were lookin at, within the pix) and reciepts for all the "major components" I know people that have quite a stockpile of scrap steel around their farms and such, but no reciept=they assume its stolen. I had reciepts for most of the lights, the tires, a few spools of wire, the break a way box, and the lumber that I used for the floor;
and the guy that gave me the "makings" of the frame wrote me out a reciept, for the metal I built the frame from + a used axle.