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Old 08-19-2018, 03:15 PM   #61
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So Matt, I guess having the VIN stamped on the frame is not a "requirement" after all?
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Old 08-19-2018, 04:48 PM   #62
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I got my California registration and license plate and it was relatively pain free. After picking up our new Escape 21 in late May, we stopped at the DMV in Crescent City. It was the first DMV office we got to as we re-entered California. We had made an appointment a few days before we arrived. We had not bothered with getting any temporary permits for Washington, Oregon, or California. The lady that "helped" me at the DMV was kinda rude, but I think that is kinda a requirement for all California DMV employees. She insisted that I pay taxes based on the Canadian Dollar. After initially refusing to even try to understand that the value of the Canadian and US dollar was not the same, I told her if I had purchased the trailer in Mexico I would have paid about 585,000 pesos. I asked her if that was the case would she tax me based on $585,000 US Dollars? She then actually looked up the CAD to USD conversion and taxed me correctly. I was also a little concerned because she said the VIN # has to be stamped on the frame, which it is not on Escape Trailers. She said "I'm not sure what Sacramento will say about that." She did complete all the forms and made copies of the documents ETI had provided me. She gave me a 90 day temporary permit and sent the forms/documents to Sacramento. I was there for a total of 90 minutes, which by California DMV standards is lighting speed. Exactly 60 days later by registration and license plate arrived in the mail.
You got out of there lucky split ! Ours took days and was a nightmare ! But I hear it is worst now almost 5 years later at DMV . Good for you . Pat
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Old 08-19-2018, 08:02 PM   #63
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I got my California registration and license plate and it was relatively pain free. After picking up our new Escape 21 in late May, we stopped at the DMV in Crescent City. It was the first DMV office we got to as we re-entered California. We had made an appointment a few days before we arrived. We had not bothered with getting any temporary permits for Washington, Oregon, or California. The lady that "helped" me at the DMV was kinda rude, but I think that is kinda a requirement for all California DMV employees. She insisted that I pay taxes based on the Canadian Dollar. After initially refusing to even try to understand that the value of the Canadian and US dollar was not the same, I told her if I had purchased the trailer in Mexico I would have paid about 585,000 pesos. I asked her if that was the case would she tax me based on $585,000 US Dollars? She then actually looked up the CAD to USD conversion and taxed me correctly. I was also a little concerned because she said the VIN # has to be stamped on the frame, which it is not on Escape Trailers. She said "I'm not sure what Sacramento will say about that." She did complete all the forms and made copies of the documents ETI had provided me. She gave me a 90 day temporary permit and sent the forms/documents to Sacramento. I was there for a total of 90 minutes, which by California DMV standards is lighting speed. Exactly 60 days later by registration and license plate arrived in the mail.


Yahoo! Add Crescent City to the list of CA DMV Offices for trouble free registration:

Shasta City
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Old 10-28-2018, 05:00 PM   #64
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we got our license plate for our Escape 19 as well. But where can I put on the trailer? Do I need to drill holes for this?
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Old 10-28-2018, 05:03 PM   #65
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we got our license plate for our Escape 19 as well. But where can I put on the trailer? Do I need to drill holes for this?
There is a license plate holder on the driver side rear....
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Old 10-28-2018, 05:11 PM   #66
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Here, there's a license plate bracket and light
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Old 10-28-2018, 07:52 PM   #67
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Old 10-29-2018, 12:40 PM   #68
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they put my plate on for me when i picked up the trailer.
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sorry you had to go thru all this. and for anyone else reading this... in CA: Mt Shasta (CA) DMV was awesome. highly recommended.

john
I lived in Yreka for 18 years and would travel the 30 miles frequently to do DMV business in Mt. Shasta because of the POS office in Yreka. It was mind-numbing the business that the Mt. Shasta office could complete that the Yreka office could not.
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