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Old 07-01-2019, 10:45 AM   #1
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I went to the DMV this morning to register my new 21 to be picked up in Aug. I had read several post from Texas owners that had some problems so didn't know what to expect.

I made the determination to volunteer nothing but to let them ask for what they needed. I just told her I needed to register my new travel trailer and she asked for the Bill of Sale and the Mfg Origin Statement. She checked them and told me I didn't require an inspection because it only weighed 3700 lbs. I, of course, agreed with that assessment. She gave me an Application for Title document which I filled out while she did her thing and 10 min later I left there with my registration, plate, and a skinny wallet.

No mention about it being imported from either of us.

So my advice is don't complicate the process with import documents until and if asked for them. 'KISS'!

It would not surprise me to receive a letter at some point that more documents were needed, but for now, I'm very pleased.
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Old 07-01-2019, 03:24 PM   #2
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Well u got off good cause I called our local office last week and I need to make an appt with Texas Auto Theft Task Force to get VTR68-A. They make sure trailer is not stolen by VIN inspection.
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Old 07-01-2019, 03:37 PM   #3
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I just received my title today, 2019 Escapade Trailer.....? as far as inspection it is not what the weight but the GVWR should determine inspection, you maybe receiving some literature soon.
I have to wait 2 weeks for a corrected title and registration, but was told I can use the plates now until the correction is processed..
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Old 07-01-2019, 04:10 PM   #4
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Well u got off good cause I called our local office last week and I need to make an appt with Texas Auto Theft Task Force to get VTR68-A. They make sure trailer is not stolen by VIN inspection.
That was my point. I didn't ask any questions. I just told her I needed to register my new trailer and she told me what she needed and I provided it. Bill of Sale and Mfg Origin Statement.

I may hear from DMV about it but for now I'm good
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Old 07-01-2019, 04:17 PM   #5
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I just received my title today, 2019 Escapade Trailer.....? as far as inspection it is not what the weight but the GVWR should determine inspection, you maybe receiving some literature soon.
I have to wait 2 weeks for a corrected title and registration, but was told I can use the plates now until the correction is processed..
As I said, It wouldn't surprise me to receive a letter about it. My new registration says 'Empty weight 3700' and 'Gross Weight 5000' so she didn't miss it, just went with the empty weight.
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Old 07-01-2019, 05:52 PM   #6
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That was my point. I didn't ask any questions. I just told her I needed to register my new trailer and she told me what she needed and I provided it. Bill of Sale and Mfg Origin Statement.

I may hear from DMV about it but for now I'm good
Try going to your DMV office and telling them you need to register your new trailer. Give the lady what she ask for and volunteer nothing. Say nothing about imports as that is obvious from the Mft Statement of Origin.

Worth a try. Worked for me.
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Old 07-01-2019, 06:01 PM   #7
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Agree, and if asked where you are picking up the trailer remember that it is Sumas, WA, not Chilliwack, B.C. Canada!
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Old 07-01-2019, 06:19 PM   #8
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Try going to your DMV office and telling them you need to register your new trailer. Give the lady what she ask for and volunteer nothing. Say nothing about imports as that is obvious from the Mft Statement of Origin.

Worth a try. Worked for me.
In much of Texas it's not that hard to register an Escape. In some areas, like Austin where we live, they have an additional requirement to get a VIN inspection in person due to a high rate of stolen vehicles. Even that was not hard to do, just meant that we couldn't get our plates in advance, had to wait until we actually had the trailer.
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Old 07-01-2019, 06:42 PM   #9
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In much of Texas it's not that hard to register an Escape. In some areas, like Austin where we live, they have an additional requirement to get a VIN inspection in person due to a high rate of stolen vehicles. Even that was not hard to do, just meant that we couldn't get our plates in advance, had to wait until we actually had the trailer.
I live deep in the boondocks and my closest DMV is in Kingsville about 60 mi north of me. It appears Different DMV offices have different ways of doing things. Never came up with me before.
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Old 07-02-2019, 09:12 AM   #10
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I'd be curious to see what the "make" of the trailer is on your registration. In my case it shows as "Escape" and the model is "19". That alone flagged the fact that the trailer's origin was not in the USA.
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