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Old 05-17-2012, 09:52 PM   #31
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Hi: JC...Great to see your rig...and know that you're really happy with it. Posting pic's is easy as you can see. With an Escape 5.0 there are no limits!!! Love the blue graphics/ truck combo...and the water/sky backdrop isn't shabby either.
Hope you can make it over to Niagara Falls for Niagara Wine Escape Sept 14th.-16th. Info posted on the rallies threads. Looking forward to camping together. Alf
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Old 06-02-2012, 10:49 PM   #32
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Since we are three weeks from picking up The Lark, and couldn't justify an early trip to the Escape Rally, I went to the Minnesota DMV today with Tammy's paper work. We were able to get plates, pay the sales tax, and apply for the registration which will be sent in a couple of weeks. The only hitch was I had to say that I bought the trailer today instead of the 14th when it is complete. But since I sent the money, I guess that is accurate. The whole thing took about 15 minutes. The hardest part was converting from kilograms to lbs to get the gross vehicle weight. Some folks complain about government employees, but I find them to be very pleasant and efficient. After that, I wrote a note to the insurance company adding the trailer to our auto insurance. All the paperwork should be complete.

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Old 06-04-2012, 08:49 PM   #33
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Sometimes ignorance is really bliss. Other than being early at the border and having to wait for someone to look at the paperwork (The American side), I had no problems. Further in California, I believe we have a 10 day window after acquisition to register a new vehicle. Other than admiring or curious looks at the "Suite Escape", there were no problems. I figured that I couldn't register something that I didn't have before I went, and I couldn't register her until I got home.
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Old 06-05-2012, 08:05 AM   #34
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That may be my approach....
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Old 06-16-2012, 12:13 PM   #35
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FYI future Texas Escape owners,

You can pre-register your trailer before pickup if you are persitant with county clerks. We were sucessful getting our title and plates after challenging our county clerks with the correct state policies. We were told that we would first need to apply for a 5 or 25 day paper tag. Bring the trailer straight back, have it inspected at a state inspection station, then apply for permanant tags and a state title. Not so! I had them call Austin and with the documents Tammy sent was able to skip past addition fees and trouble. Because we prepaid for our 5.0 more than 30 days ago, we could have been charge a penalty but she waved it since we have not taken deliverly. It can be done and then you can travel back home at your lesure and remain worry free of being stopped.

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Old 06-16-2012, 05:13 PM   #36
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Here is some info, register your trailer out of state, in Maine, no sales tax, no inspection and cheap tags. http://staabagency.com/register-your-trailers
Seems the Escape may be exempt from having a title, so just pay your tags. I wonder what happens if later you need to sell without having ever obtaining a title? Anyone see any issues if you still have your original manufacturer's certificate of origin to sell with and no title?
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Old 06-23-2012, 01:07 PM   #37
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Here is some info, register your trailer out of state, in Maine, no sales tax, no inspection and cheap tags. http://staabagency.com/register-your-trailers
Seems the Escape may be exempt from having a title, so just pay your tags. I wonder what happens if later you need to sell without having ever obtaining a title? Anyone see any issues if you still have your original manufacturer's certificate of origin to sell with and no title?
I recall reading somewhere that it's illegal to register your trailer anywhere besides the one state you claim as your primary residence. Full-timers have a decision to make in choosing the state of residence they claim.
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Old 06-23-2012, 03:23 PM   #38
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Yes, you are correct, I called that company and they will not register rv's, but trailers (non rv's, like tractor trailers) they will. Oh well, just a thought, remember tax avoidance is legal, tax evasion is not!!
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Old 11-14-2014, 04:43 PM   #39
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I just discovered a slightly different issue for us. We were able to register our 17B here in Vermont in anticipation of transporting it back here to Vermont from 1/5/15 to 2/15/14 or thereabouts. Trouble is, Vermont only issues a 15 day temp. inspection permit beginning today. Looks like we are going to travel with a registered trailer, but not inspected according to Vermont law. Think anyone besides Vermont authorities will care?
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Old 11-14-2014, 05:14 PM   #40
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I'd choose to believe that the 15 days starts when you re-enter Vermont. That's what I'd choose to believe.
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