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Old 05-02-2018, 07:18 PM   #1
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Model number required for Property tax - VA

I almost feel silly asking this but since my local county office asked for it and I canít find it, Iím goi ng to ask anyways...
Long story short and without going into too much rambling, my residing county asked me to supply a ďmodel numberĒ of the trailer. Apparently saying it was a 5.0 was not satisfying their needs. They said the number should be on a metal plate somewhere on the vehicle. Okay, sounds easy enough to find. Went looking 🧐 and I could only find the plate that states the VIN, weight, tire, etc. No ďmodel numberĒ. I told them as far as I know itís an Escape 5.0. I mean, that is what model I have. Is there something or somewhere else I should be looking, or does the county just not understand or able to search the database since this make is not very known within the US?!
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Old 05-02-2018, 07:21 PM   #2
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That is correct. The make is Escape, model is 5.0. Model can be a number, a name, or both. I had similar difficulties convincing Texas authorities that the model of my trailer was simply "19".
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Old 05-02-2018, 07:23 PM   #3
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Oregon had to add Escape 21 to their database when I showed up with mine. Wasn't a big deal that it wasn't listed, they just took the Bill of Sale as proof that it exists.
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Old 05-02-2018, 07:23 PM   #4
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That is correct. The make is Escape, Model is 5.0. I had similar difficulties convincing Texas authorities that the model of my trailer was simply "19".


Thank you!! Glad Iím not wrong for thinking that 5.0 is in fact all there is!
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Old 05-02-2018, 07:28 PM   #5
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Oregon had to add Escape 21 to their database when I showed up with mine. Wasn't a big deal that it wasn't listed, they just took the Bill of Sale as proof that it exists.


Yes, they just took that same info but was trying to charge me same tax each year from the original price paid of the vehicle.
I was about to argue with them about paying the same tax every year on pc of property that should depreciate each year just like a car would. They shut me down before I could even get started by asking for a model number. Ha ha.
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Old 05-02-2018, 07:32 PM   #6
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Oregon had to add Escape 21 to their database when I showed up with mine. Wasn't a big deal that it wasn't listed, they just took the Bill of Sale as proof that it exists.
Interesting since your wasn't the first Escape 21' registered in Oregon. Dave&Kathie have a 2013 Escape 21' and registered it Nov. 2013.
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Interesting since your wasn't the first Escape 21' registered in Oregon. Dave&Kathie have a 2013 Escape 21' and registered it Nov. 2013.
I don't think it matters if another of the same was previously registered, they still seem to have issues. Ours was certainly not the first 19 registered in Texas for example, and yet they had trouble using just 19 as the model. Perhaps these computer systems are expecting a long name in the model field?
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I don't know if it matters that he wasn't the first. Ours was certainly not the first 19 registered in Texas, and yet they had trouble using just 19 as the model. Perhaps these computer systems are expecting a long name?
Yeah, and we're talking about government systems too. Nothing moves fast in Oregon.
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Guess you could then try "Five Point Zero" or "Nineteen".
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Nothing moves fast in Oregon.
Well the traffic certainly doesn't, we found that out. That is, until you get on the eastern side of the Cascades, then you're moving.
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