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Old 04-01-2012, 09:38 PM   #11
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Re: Towing Unregistered

I recommend you buy a couple bicycles and a bike carrier for the rear of the trailer.
If they do notice that you don't have a plate, you can always ride the bikes home.

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Old 04-01-2012, 10:24 PM   #12
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I recommend you buy a couple bicycles and a bike carrier for the rear of the trailer.
If they do notice that you don't have a plate, you can always ride the bikes home.

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Hmmm.. or buy a ton of beer and if you get pulled over just start drinking...
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Old 04-02-2012, 12:21 AM   #13
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Just put your Texas trip permit in the back window and drive it home. The States are more interested in the tow vehicle being properly licensed. Enjoy your trip home.
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Old 04-02-2012, 11:26 AM   #14
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We live in Michigan, and after picking up the trailer will return directly, via Washington, Oregon, California, New Mexico, Texas, etc. About a 4 week, 4,500 mile return trip. Now, Michigan will not let us register and plate the trailer without the custom's stamp at the border, and having a Michigan officer verify the VIN. So, the entire return trip will be without registration and plate on the trailer.
Jim, I cannot believe how similar your situation is to ours. We live in Nebraska and will pick up our 19 on April 12, traveling "directly", as you say, back through Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, and Colorado, on a 4-week trip. And all without being licensed. Nebraska cannot license us or register our Escape without the paperwork we will acquire at the border. I wrote Tammy about whether she will provide us with an "In Transit" sticker, which is the temporary solution I would expect, but she clearly didn't understand what I was asking about, so I guess the answer is "No." I wonder if we can make our own and tape it on the back of the trailer.

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Old 04-02-2012, 12:38 PM   #15
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Seems things are done differently south of the border. Here, I just need proof of ownership, and maybe insurance (I can't remember on this), and it is registered right away. No hassles at all. I know a good friend who bought a trailer in the US, and got plates for it here with no problems before heading down to pick it up.

Isn't bureaucratic BS a lot of fun. I do get to deal with it on a municipal level all the time with permits, inspections and the such.
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Old 04-02-2012, 05:47 PM   #16
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Re: Towing Unregistered

While, as I mentioned in a previous post, I didn't have a problem getting NY to register the trailer with Tammy's paperwork, I neglected to describe my first attempt.

Well ahead of time I went to the local NY DMV office an asked what the procedure should be for registering the trailer. With a straight face they told me to drive the trailer across the border, mail the paperwork to the Oswego, NY office, they would then determine what the fee would be, and mail the bill back to me, have me mail a check back to them & they would mail a plate to me. Probably would have taken a month or two!

I'm glad that after I got the paperwork from Tammy I played dumb & went to the office, handed them the pile of papers, and registered it. The only minor hassle was converting the weight from kg to lbs since the registration fee in NY is based on weight. They even used the Canadian price to calculate sales tax even though at the time they would have made more money if they had converted to what I actually paid in US dollars.

I guess my point is it might pay to attempt to register it after you get the paperwork. All they can tell you is no, and it might just work!
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Old 04-02-2012, 09:26 PM   #17
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Here in CA they needed to inspect the trailer prior to registering it.. But we were able to get a temp permit. It crazy that there's no way to get some kind of permit to bring it into the state..
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Old 04-03-2012, 12:57 AM   #18
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Is it possible to get insurance on a trailer with out registering it first.? I think insurance would be important on a new trailer.I wouldn't go ten feet with out proper insurance and liability.You don't want Murphy's law to rear it's ugly head. : Just thinking out loud here.
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Old 04-03-2012, 03:04 PM   #19
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I had the trailer shipped to So Cal, so I didn't have the transit issues, but there was much confusion at the DMV office... small office and some round and round on the registration (no agreement on what paperwork was needed), but it got done.

I will say that hauling the unplated trailer back and forth from the storage lot did not raise any cop's eyebrows and they are "extra vigilant" in this area for motor vehicle infractions of any kind.
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Old 04-03-2012, 04:52 PM   #20
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I had it insured as soon as the build was complete (Insurance companies are always happy to take your money). Didn't need a jet engine falling out of the sky and destroying it in the Escape yard without ever seeing it. I'll let you know if we get stopped at all.
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