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Old 02-05-2019, 06:58 PM   #1
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Temporary travel permit

I can't find another mention of this so I will ask it now . . . After we take possession of our new 17B in a few weeks, we need to tow it home to Northern California. Do we need to get some sort of travel permit for Washington and Oregon? . . . or will our export/import documents work ?
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Old 02-05-2019, 07:11 PM   #2
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I can't find another mention of this so I will ask it now . . . After we take possession of our new 17B in a few weeks, we need to tow it home to Northern California. Do we need to get some sort of travel permit for Washington and Oregon? . . . or will our export/import documents work ?
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I don't believe you need anything else besides all your trailer documentations. We towed ours back in 4 days and registered it on the way home because it's easier.
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Old 02-05-2019, 11:53 PM   #3
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Do we need to get some sort of travel permit for Washington and Oregon? . . . or will our export/import documents work ?Omi
With the documents I received from ETI prior to picking up my 5.0TA. I was able to get temporary tags in my home town in Montana and it was good for 45 days. Once I had the trailer back home I was able to get permanent license plate.

Each state is different so you would need to check with your DMV in your home town. Temp tag would be good for travel in any U.S. state until it expires.
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Old 02-06-2019, 05:33 AM   #4
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Most owners have taken possession and then traveled through the majority of states, without a tag nor travel permit, with out any problems nor stops. some have taken weeks to arrive at home. As long as you have you doc's from Escape you should be okay. The fun starts while at home and you go to register....
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Old 02-06-2019, 09:45 AM   #5
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We traveled extensively through Washington and Oregon last year after picking up our trailer. We did not get a travel permit. As soon as we entered our home state of California we went to a small town DMV and got the registration process started then continued on home to Southern California. I really think you are fine with just the documentation provided by ETI.
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Old 02-06-2019, 01:27 PM   #6
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I can't find another mention of this so I will ask it now . . . After we take possession of our new 17B in a few weeks, we need to tow it home to Northern California. Do we need to get some sort of travel permit for Washington and Oregon? . . . or will our export/import documents work ?
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The documents you receive when you pick up your Escape in Sumas after they export it are sufficient. For Calif. residents, you have 20 days after the trailer enters California. I would heartily recommend that you go to the Mt Shasta DMV office: https://www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/dmv/de...ice?number=639


It is Exit 738-Lake St., off of I-5. The concensus on this forum for the last couple of years is that it is the one DMV that has their act together, where you're able to walk out with license plate and registration in one visit. (cash, check, m/o, debit card).



We camped on the Olympic Peninsula for 2˝ weeks before returning to Calif. We didn't have a check with us, so we waited to register until we got back to Ventura County. It took us 3 visits to 2 DMV's, and waiting while they sent everything to Sacramento. 6-10 weeks for a license plate.
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Old 02-08-2019, 11:42 AM   #7
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I did not get a travel permit...i just kept all the papers within reach. i wasn't asked ever.

fyi, i agree w don. if you are coming home on I-5, it is highly recommended to stop at the DMV in Mt. Shasta. You will need an inspection (quick) and to pay your Calif sales tax and can walk away (verified by several escapees) with your license plates. I was unable to do that (came through on Saturday) and it took three months and many conflicting stories from dmv to get plates and stickers. it was a mess. they claimed they had to contact the dmvs in all 49 other states to verify that it was not stolen, despite the fact that i had the brandy new bill of sale etc in my name.
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Old 02-08-2019, 11:55 AM   #8
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In NY, for both trailers I was able to pick up a plate (or transfer my old one) to the new trailer before heading west to pick it up. Both times, the results of a phone call to the NY DMV was I could not get the plate until I was across the border, and then by mail while I waited in Washington State. A stop at my small, local DMV office worked, using the unsigned paperwork provided by Escape a few weeks before the trailer was finished.
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If you had or have an existing trailer, you can keep the tags and put them on the new Escape and just transfer the tags. Works with automobiles and trailers......in Pennsylvania/Maryland.
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All good advice above, OMI. We had a very pleasant 20 minute visit in your backyard DMV in Eureka. We made an appointment in advance, then took 3 weeks coming down the Olympic Peninsula, Washington Coast, and the Oregon Coast, before re-entering CA.. Make your appt. online and enjoy!
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