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Old 01-31-2016, 08:54 PM   #31
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I might add, We have two days reserved near Eureka.........one entire day at DMV and one day for hangover recovery after late night celebration for making it through DMV .........
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Old 02-01-2016, 09:23 PM   #32
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DMV told us they couldn't do anything until they saw the trailer--just keep your papers on hand. We traveled about a month down the Washington, Oregon coastline and we were in no hurry to check in and pay the tax man! Made an on-line appointment once we were home, took our trailer down, and we were out of there in about 30 minutes with our plates and tags. Couldn't use our credit card, had to write a check.
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Old 02-01-2016, 09:52 PM   #33
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Ah yes, our DMV offices. Synonymous with a bad case of hemorrhoids. Loren
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Old 02-02-2016, 09:27 AM   #34
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Even though we're buying the trailer from a company in Canada, we take possession of the trailer in the U.S.. This seems significant to me. We didn't import the trailer, ETI exported the trailer. Is this something we should emphasize with DMV, or irrelevant and/or just more confusing to DMV?
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Old 02-02-2016, 09:40 AM   #35
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Even though we're buying the trailer from a company in Canada, we take possession of the trailer in the U.S.. This seems significant to me. We didn't import the trailer, ETI exported the trailer. Is this something we should emphasize with DMV, or irrelevant and/or just more confusing to DMV?
Well said! No different than many vehicles we drive in the US, more or less....
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Old 02-02-2016, 09:51 AM   #36
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Even though we're buying the trailer from a company in Canada, we take possession of the trailer in the U.S.. This seems significant to me. We didn't import the trailer, ETI exported the trailer. Is this something we should emphasize with DMV, or irrelevant and/or just more confusing to DMV?
Exactly right. My CRV was made in Ontario but I picked it up off the lot in Toledo and there was no hassle with the DMV.
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Old 02-02-2016, 11:06 AM   #37
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Even though we're buying the trailer from a company in Canada, we take possession of the trailer in the U.S.. This seems significant to me. We didn't import the trailer, ETI exported the trailer. Is this something we should emphasize with DMV, or irrelevant and/or just more confusing to DMV?
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When we were there, I just handed them the stack of papers. I started to explain what was what, and got a wave-off. Two of the three people we talked with gave us the indication (one in so many words) that They are the experts, do this all the time, and to let them do their job. The lady who didn't give that indication was the most knowledgeable and the most pleasant.
We mostly smiled, said thank you, and answered specific questions.

I do like the idea of a celebration party when it's all over.
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Old 02-02-2016, 11:15 AM   #38
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Even though we're buying the trailer from a company in Canada, we take possession of the trailer in the U.S.. This seems significant to me. We didn't import the trailer, ETI exported the trailer. Is this something we should emphasize with DMV, or irrelevant and/or just more confusing to DMV?
Actually you did import the trailer, as ETI would not export it unless you imported it. That said there is a "tariff" on imports, here in Pennsylvania it is the same rate as the sales tax, which it is in most states. In both prior Escape purchases, someone from the state contacted me and questioned if the tariff had been paid. I told them to check with DMV and verify that the sales tax had been paid, case closed. My point being, either way, they will get your money....
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Old 02-02-2016, 12:41 PM   #39
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Excellent advice from all. And Jim, thanks. That makes sense on the export/import issue.
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Old 02-02-2016, 06:01 PM   #40
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Even though we're buying the trailer from a company in Canada, we take possession of the trailer in the U.S.. This seems significant to me. We didn't import the trailer, ETI exported the trailer. Is this something we should emphasize with DMV, or irrelevant and/or just more confusing to DMV?
You are the importer of the trailer, I believe. Yes, they exported it and they took it to the border so that when they turned it over to you, not only had it been imported by you into the U.S., but they have the paperwork to show that. They then can prove that they did not have to collect taxes from you as the trailer has been properly imported into the U.S. by Americans. Yes, of course they exported it, but you are the importer. Someone can look at their paperwork to verify that.
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