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Old 04-22-2014, 02:05 PM   #1
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It's Easy In Florida

We just returned from the county tax and title office. I was hoping to have a license plate for the new trailer so we wouldn't have to worry about the trip home without one. The pleasant young lady who waited on us had never registered a trailer from Canada so she called for help. The supervisor came over, looked at the paperwork that ETI had sent and reported “no problem.” He said that if we didn't have what we paid in US dollars, (we did), we could simply use the Google exchange rate for the day. He did ask us what they called their money in Canada, so I'm guessing he hadn't had very much experience either.

I held my breath when the young lady asked when we had taken possession of the trailer, and my wife answered “we haven't picked it up yet.” But the lady simply said “would today's date be okay for the paperwork?” Anyway, we left after about fifteen or twenty minutes with license plate, Florida registration, and Florida title in hand - it couldn't have been easier or any more pleasant.
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Old 04-22-2014, 02:33 PM   #2
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Old 04-22-2014, 03:25 PM   #3
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NC was a no go for registration. I will tow my trailer for 9 weeks without a plate. I'll have all my paperwork in case I am stopped. Hopefully that Canadian maple leaf tire cover will imply that we're from Canada and "they" don't use trailer plates. Seems to have worked for others! Just 4 more days and we head up to Chilliwack! Only 1 year since we saw our 1st Escape!
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Old 04-22-2014, 07:07 PM   #4
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Old 04-22-2014, 09:03 PM   #5
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My experience was similar to Ray's. The young woman at the Santa Rosa County tax office took one look at the paperwork I received from Escape, picked out the form she needed, and after paying my tax I had my tag, title, and registration. I brought the tag with me and Escape put it on the trailer after bringing it across the border. Easy as pie.

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Old 04-23-2014, 12:26 AM   #6
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We had the same experience here in Washington. Nice to have the License in hand for when we take possession. From Sumas, we are heading straight out for Montana.
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Old 07-03-2014, 11:10 PM   #7
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It was easy in Illinois, too!

Today, we entered the single digits for our departure to Chilliwack--we leave in 9 days!!! So we went to the local DMV today to get our temporary plate and pay the sales tax and it went great (well, except the part about writing the check for the sales tax...ugh)! The folks there never had this type of scenario, but after a quick call to Springfield they completed everything successfully. It took 1 1/2 hours, but we left with a plate and are good to go! Thanks to Escape for sending all of the paperwork we needed!
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Old 07-04-2014, 11:31 AM   #8
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I wanted to do the same thing here in New Mexico... register and bring plates with me when picking up my 19.

The paperwork Escape provides makes all that easy but that doesn't mean or guarantee your local DMV person behind the counter knows this. After a frustrating session I gave up, left empty handed, and searched for another DMV office. I found one 50 miles away. Almost had the same issue there but fortunately this time a supervisor came to my rescue and educated granny.

Felt so good bringing plates to Sumas.
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Old 07-04-2014, 01:45 PM   #9
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We live in North Carolina and they wouldn't issue plates before getting the border paperwork. We towed for 6 weeks and 5200 miles before getting a plate. When we got to Louisiana we were glad to have a plate as the roads were full of police.
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