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Old 07-09-2015, 09:20 AM
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Trailer Weight-2000 X Star

Does anybody know where I could find how much the tailor weights for my 2000 X-star. It is the dual axel trailer. I went to get my trailer tags and found out that anything over 4500 lbs now requires an inspection before you can get your tags in Texas. Thanks!
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Old 07-09-2015, 09:24 AM
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It's not the actual weight of the trailer, it's the weight it can hold. Most likely yours is 6000-7000lbs. It should be on your VIN tag, weight it determined by the axles.

My Prostar only weighs 2400lbs dry, but I need an inspection because I have a tandem trailer with two 3500lb axles.
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Old 07-09-2015, 09:35 AM
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My owner's manual for 2001 X-Star states single axle is 860 and tandem is 1,040.
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Old 07-09-2015, 10:26 AM
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My 2002 XStar manual states tandem is 1,155 pounds and single is 1,035 pounds. Must have changed trailers in 02?
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Old 07-09-2015, 11:06 AM
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I talked to the Tax Office and they said they could lower the weight in the computer to whatever the actual weight is. So I'm thinking (dry weight of the boat) 3,050 lb + (29 gal gas) 181 lb + (Trailer) 1,040 lb = 4,271 lb. that still gives me room for about 200 lbs of gear.
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Old 07-09-2015, 11:10 AM
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I talked to the Tax Office and they said they could lower the weight in the computer to whatever the actual weight is. So I'm thinking (dry weight of the boat) 3,050 lb + (29 gal gas) 181 lb + (Trailer) 1,040 lb = 4,271 lb. that still gives me room for about 200 lbs of gear.
But you are already paying taxes on the boat...so ins't the trailer taxed on it's actual empty weight?

Forget that it hold a boat for a minute, it's the trailer's tax...like if you had a race car trailer, or a horse hauler. You are paying fees on the trailer, not what goes in/on it.

Full disclosure...I don't know how they do things in Texas...but it seems to me if you add the weight of the boat to the trailer you are getting double taxation. I'll shut up now and let the Texans help you out, lol.
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Old 07-09-2015, 11:40 AM
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It's a new law and no one knows exactly how to enforce it. It should be off the max weight the trailer can hold and not the actual weight you are towing. Combined weight for mine is just over 3k pounds and exempt from having brakes. But if I load it with a 20ft boat like yours with gear and get close to 5K, then the trailer is not legal even though it's well within its weight limits.

Any inspection place can look over your trailer and it's cheap. Just make sure your brakes are good and all the lights work and you will pass. Most auto inspection places can knock it out for you.
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