It ain't easy in Minnesota any more
Two years ago, when we got The Lark, getting plates was easy. We just walked into the DMV, showed a bill of sale, paid a hunk of sales tax, and walked out with a plate.
Not so for our purchase of The Skylark. Went to the DMV today, with much paper work (Bill of Sale, Certificate of Orgin, U.S. Customs Invoice, US Customs Entry Summary, Importer ID Input Record, a US DOT declaration, and a dept. of the treasury certificate of origin). Unfortunately the Entry Summary isn't stamped, and can't be stamped until the trailer actually crosses the border at Sumas. The DMV won't issue plates until I have a stamped Entry summary. So long and short, we can't get plates until we get back to MN, which will be in late Oct.
I am tempted to just take the plates from The Lark when we drop it off with Fox Hunt. Then put the plates on The Skylark for the trip back until we can get registered. It is a bad idea and I am not going to do it. More likely to go to another DMV office and see if I have better luck.
As I recall, after we got back from our initial trip with The Lark, we did get a letter asking for copies of some additional forms, So I suppose that this is just the folks at the local DMV being better informed.