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Old 08-27-2017, 11:30 AM   #21
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I registered my 5.0 TA in less than 20 minutes from the time I got off I-5 to the time I got back on with plate in hand at the Mt. Shasta DMV. Friendly employees and they knew what they were doing. Escape provided all the needed paperwork.

I did pick up the one page form from DMV before leaving California and had it filled out when I got there.

Couldn't have went any smoother.
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Old 08-27-2017, 02:13 PM   #22
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I registered my 5.0 TA in less than 20 minutes from the time I got off I-5 to the time I got back on with plate in hand at the Mt. Shasta DMV. Friendly employees and they knew what they were doing. Escape provided all the needed paperwork.

I did pick up the one page form from DMV before leaving California and had it filled out when I got there.

Couldn't have went any smoother.
This was also our experience at the Eureka DMV along 101. I think, sometimes the larger offices feel overwhelmed. Long lines, an endless parade of helpless people, and the monotony of the routine. In a smaller office, the employees are less rushed. They have the luxury of focusing on the unique circumstances of our transaction. They are able to study the paperwork, ask pertinent questions, and consult with colleagues when necessary.
We found the Eureka DMV to be relaxed, uncrowded, and welcoming. Our agent said words to affect, "We can do this", and read each ETI document. We had an appointment, but did no paperwork in advance. We were in and out with our plates in 50 minutes.
For returning Californians, Shasta and Eureka are good bets!
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Old 08-27-2017, 03:27 PM   #23
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That is good info Californians that are going to pickup their Escape trailer in the future. Whether they come back via the coast route or inland, there will a DMV office that is quick and professional.
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Old 08-28-2017, 10:47 PM   #24
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We are happy to report that we got our trailer registered (w/ plate) at Mt Shasta City DMV today and it only took an hour. (most of the wait was because they were short one person and it's Monday morning busy...)
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Old 09-05-2017, 06:07 PM   #25
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I tried to register Wild Thing in Massachusetts today...no go...they won't issue title or registration until the customs documents have been stamped that the trailer has been imported. I was planning to spend few days in WA after taking possession on the 22nd, so now I will have to extend that stay so I can overnight the documents to my husband back home, have him take it to the RMV and get the plates, then overnight them back to me. Pain In The Toushie! I'm leaving Monday for the journey west!
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Old 09-05-2017, 06:12 PM   #26
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Sarah we have the same problem in Wisconsin. But I and many others have traveled back camping along the way and as far as I know, no one has had a problem. You will have all the documents and can show them all to any officers in the unlikely case you get stopped.
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Old 09-05-2017, 06:17 PM   #27
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I agree, why spend the unnecessary expense, wait until you arrive home with the doc's in hand. No one has ever been questioned while returning home without a tag.
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Old 09-05-2017, 06:31 PM   #28
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I tried to register Wild Thing in Massachusetts today...no go...they won't issue title or registration until the customs documents have been stamped that the trailer has been imported. I was planning to spend few days in WA after taking possession on the 22nd, so now I will have to extend that stay so I can overnight the documents to my husband back home, have him take it to the RMV and get the plates, then overnight them back to me. Pain In The Toushie! I'm leaving Monday for the journey west!
Did you ask if they need a VIN verification? We couldn't get plates in Maine until a law enforcement officer physically verified the trailer and VIN. We have a friend who is a police captain, and before we went out to pick up our Escape, I asked about pulling it back without a valid plate and he said he never had heard of a cop pulling over a vehicle for a non-plated trailer. We took 17 days to get back to Maine without incident.
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Old 09-05-2017, 06:40 PM   #29
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Did you ask if they need a VIN verification? We couldn't get plates in Maine until a law enforcement officer physically verified the trailer and VIN. We have a friend who is a police captain, and before we went out to pick up our Escape, I asked about pulling it back without a valid plate and he said he never had heard of a cop pulling over a vehicle for a non-plated trailer. We took 17 days to get back to Maine without incident.
Thanks for the input...they didn't question the VIN, they were focused on the fact that the Certificate of Origin had not been stamped by customs... I think I'll take your advice and just wait until I return with the trailer...
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I agree, why spend the unnecessary expense, wait until you arrive home with the doc's in hand. No one has ever been questioned while returning home without a tag.
Thank you for the advice. I think I'll just wait until I get home and save my $$ for camping!
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