Missouri Bill to Permanently Register Historic Camping or Fifth Wheel Trailers Approved by House; Moves to Senate

DON’T DELAY! Please voice your Support for H.B. 225 immediately from Members of the Senate Transportation, Infrastructure, and Public Safety Committee by emailing now:

You may use the following points in your message:

  • H.B. 225 allows a camping or fifth-wheel trailer more than 25-years old to be permanently registered for a one-time $52.50 fee.
     
  • H.B. 225 allows those possessing a year of manufacture license plate more than 25 years old to use the plate as a historic trailer plate if the configuration of letters and numbers have not been issued to someone else.
     
  • H.B. 225 provides that the owner of the historic trailer must keep the certificate of registration in the trailer at all times.
     
  • A camping trailer is “a vehicle mounted on wheels and constructed with collapsible partial side walls that fold for towing by another vehicle and unfold at the campsite to provide temporary living quarters for recreational, camping or travel use.”
     
  • A fifth-wheel trailer is “a vehicle, mounted on wheels, designed to provide temporary living quarters for recreational, camping or travel use, of such size or weight as to not require a special highway movement permit, of gross trailer area not to exceed four hundred square feet (37.2m2) in the set-up mode, and designed to be towed by a motorized vehicle that contains a towing mechanism that is mounted above or forward of the tow vehicle's rear axle.”

Overview: Legislation (H.B. 225) to allow a camping or fifth-wheel trailer more than 25-years old to be permanently registered for a $52.50 fee was approved by the Missouri House of Representatives.  The bill also allows those possessing a year of manufacture license plate more than 25 years old to use the plate as a historic trailer plate if the configuration of letters and numbers have not been issued to someone else. Under the bill, the owner of the historic trailer must keep the certificate of registration in the trailer at all times.  The bill will next move to the Senate Transportation, Infrastructure, and Public Safety committee.


 

 


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