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050-11 Forest River, Inc. Fifth Wheel Trailers

Registration and Title Bulletin - #050-11

Date: September 06, 2011


All County Tax Assessor-Collectors

Subject: Forest River, Inc. Fifth Wheel Trailers.


These documents contain text of correspondence sent by TxDMV to the county tax assessor-collectors, statutory agents who provide vehicle registration and titling services for citizens in Texas. This information is provided to apprise the general public of issues affecting the state's vehicle titling and registration process.


Forest River, Inc. Fifth Wheel Trailers.


Forest River, Inc., a manufacturer of fifth wheel travel trailers has been printing the total length of the trailer on their Manufacturers Certificate of Origin (MCO) documents. This length is inclusive of the hitch installed which sits in the bed of the pulling unit. The Texas statutory definition of a travel trailer states the vehicle dimensions as "less than eight feet in width or 40 feet in length, exclusive of any hitch installed on the vehicle."

The attached letter from the manufacturer takes into account the definition "exclusive of any hitch installed" as used in Texas. Future MCO documents from Forest River, Inc., will reflect the correct length.


Reference the attached letter from Forest River, Inc., for the correct trailer length when processing a title transaction for one of these fifth wheel trailers in RTS.


If you have any questions, please contact your local TxDMV Regional Service Center.

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