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Old 01-30-2018, 08:30 AM   #1
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For those Florida residents who picked up their trailers at Escape, how was the registration process to get the plates beforehand? I am hoping I can get the plates before the trip. I understand Escape will provide me with paperwork about a month before pickup. Any problems getting plates? Thanks.
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Old 01-30-2018, 08:36 AM   #2
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For those Florida residents who picked up their trailers at Escape, how was the registration process to get the plates beforehand? I am hoping I can get the plates before the trip. I understand Escape will provide me with paperwork about a month before pickup. Any problems getting plates? Thanks.
No, but some of the clerks do not realize that Florida allows it. If you have any problems, ask them to get their supervisor. If they don’t know (but they should), ask them to call Tallahassee. Just have the ETI paperwork and make sure you tell Tammy you need it as soon as possible.
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Old 01-30-2018, 09:56 AM   #3
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For those Florida residents who picked up their trailers at Escape, how was the registration process to get the plates beforehand? I am hoping I can get the plates before the trip. I understand Escape will provide me with paperwork about a month before pickup. Any problems getting plates? Thanks.
If you run into problems at one place you can always try at another one. We had no problems at all. But I did read where somebody in the West Palm area ran into difficulty when they tried to get the title and tag. The paperwork that Escape provided was all that was needed.
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Old 01-31-2018, 08:16 PM   #4
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No but u may need to assure them that with the correct paperwork ie documentation it can be done as several of us have done it. Initially the staffer I worked with raised the issue of having an inspection done first, but there is a document from eti that renders this unnecessary thus avoiding creating a catch 22 situation.
They did puzzle over the exchange rate; I suggested they google the current rate for the conversion and they did vs using the date on my paperwork, even though this was not to my advantage but seemed more acceptable to them.
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Old 02-27-2018, 12:42 PM   #5
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I know this is an older thread, but WHO in Florida processes this? I have called DMV and Tax Collector, and still getting the run around, as well as being told the trailer must physically be inspected in Florida. This is an issue for me as I’m a travel RN and won’t be back home until fall of 2018. Does anyone know if a new trailer has to physically be IN Florida to get registered? Thanks in advance for any ideas and/or help. ✌��
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Old 02-27-2018, 12:55 PM   #6
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I know this is an older thread, but WHO in Florida processes this? I have called DMV and Tax Collector, and still getting the run around, as well as being told the trailer must physically be inspected in Florida. This is an issue for me as I’m a travel RN and won’t be back home until fall of 2018. Does anyone know if a new trailer has to physically be IN Florida to get registered? Thanks in advance for any ideas and/or help. ✌��

No it does not need to be inspected. When it is imported into the U.S. it will be inspected by customs and all serial numbers and such will be verified to match the paperwork. It seems every tag and title agency in the state has it's own ideas of rules. Which is why it is recommended if one place gives you problems and you can't easily resolve them try another.

When we did ours we took the paperwork to them that Escape had provided. They looked through and pulled several items out, went online and checked the exchange rate and used that days. Which was fine by me as it worked out slightly less than I had originally paid. Total time to get tags and title ran about 20 minutes. I was in line longer waiting to get in.
We went up 3 weeks later to pick up the trailer in Sumas after the visit to Chilliwack.
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Old 02-27-2018, 01:08 PM   #7
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No it does not need to be inspected...............
When we did ours we took the paperwork to them that Escape had provided. They looked through and pulled several items out, went online and checked the exchange rate and used that days. Which was fine by me as it worked out slightly less than I had originally paid. Total time to get tags and title ran about 20 minutes. I was in line longer waiting to get in.
We went up 3 weeks later to pick up the trailer in Sumas after the visit to Chilliwack.
Ken, it may be very helpful if you could share the specific DMV office you went to with Ramona (Deva). I realize Florida is a pretty big state, but still...
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Yeah, the issue is I won’t physically be in Florida. I was assuming (dumb me!) that in this day in age, all of this could be done remotely via email, faxing, and or photos of pertinent numbers, signatures, and border inspection. Yikes, what a hot mess this process is, just ridiculous. Thanks for response, but I guess I have an odd situation.
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Old 02-27-2018, 01:22 PM   #9
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Ken, it may be very helpful if you could share the specific DMV office you went to with Ramona (Deva). I realize Florida is a pretty big state, but still...
Mine was done at the Anderson Administration Center
4000 S. Tamiami Trail (U.S. 41) Venice, FL.
I think Carl, C&G is closer to her and also had a fairly effortless experience.
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Old 02-27-2018, 01:27 PM   #10
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Yeah, the issue is I won’t physically be in Florida. I was assuming (dumb me!) that in this day in age, all of this could be done remotely via email, faxing, and or photos of pertinent numbers, signatures, and border inspection. Yikes, what a hot mess this process is, just ridiculous. Thanks for response, but I guess I have an odd situation.

That might be harder. However, maybe if you have family or someone you can trust there should be a way you can give them permission to do the paperwork for you. I know I had to do that while selling land I had inherited in another state. It sold for so little no way I was going up to do the paperwork. So I had a lawyer take care of it.
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