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Old 01-29-2017, 07:18 PM   #11
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Hmm, now I am beginning to wonder if Florida will be a problem. I remember 10 years ago when I bought a cheap trailer from Northern Tool I had to take it to the local courthouse to have someone verify the number stamped on the frame. I know others from Florida have already done this so how bad was it? Were you able to get a tag or at least a temporary one?
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Old 01-29-2017, 07:22 PM   #12
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I do not think you are registering the trailer in Washington, it is just a travel permit and costs like $30, you fill in the date blanks. Not sure if it would work in any other state nor if it is valid outside of Washington. Pennsylvania requires an vin inspection, so no plates until it is physically within the state, no issue yet with 8 trailers bought out of state.
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Old 01-29-2017, 07:40 PM   #13
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I recently returned from Chilliwack with our trailer. I was told by the clerk at the DMV before I left that temporary plates were not needed - if asked, just show them the bill of sale. I went through Washington, Oregon, California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas past MANY troupers handing out tickets and was never asked about the plates.
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Old 01-29-2017, 10:03 PM   #14
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Good to know. I'll use the $90 to buy wine and beer for the trip back!
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Old 01-30-2017, 07:49 AM   #15
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North Carolina will not let you register a trailer imported from Canada until an inspector physically looks at the VIN number on the trailer either at a local office or they come to you to check. So I'm stuck with the WA pass method. We're picking ours up on 3/17. I called the vehicle licensing office in Lynden (8130 Guide Meridian, 360-354-8080) and they will issue a 3 day permit. You can buy several. We play to buy 3 to give us 9 days to get home and mess around a bit. I'm not anxious to be stopped without some kind of registration. With the new administration no telling if future higher import taxes or regulations will hinder future buyers. Let's hope not (I'm not trying to be political).

Thats good info I did not realize you could buy more than one.
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Old 01-30-2017, 09:11 AM   #16
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For what its worth; I was chasing a trailer in Newfoundland last year. The folks up north would issue a temp plate if I had proof of insurance and a registration signed over to me. NYS wouldn't issue a plate until I had brought it into the state.

I bought our trailer in Colorado instead and they issued a 30 day temp plate for little more than $6. Drove it home, no problem.

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Old 01-30-2017, 09:28 AM   #17
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I have been digging around and found this discussion with link below. It's about six years old but I don't see that the info contained (and some of the confusion as well!) could've changed all that much. You might find it useful. It looks like I'm gonna have to go back repeatedly to the Cal DMV until I find somebody to tell me something that fits by bill and then document that!

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Old 01-30-2017, 10:40 AM   #18
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I recently returned from Chilliwack with our trailer. I was told by the clerk at the DMV before I left that temporary plates were not needed - if asked, just show them the bill of sale. I went through Washington, Oregon, California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas past MANY troupers handing out tickets and was never asked about the plates.
Same hear, no temp plates just paper work from escape. Stopped at lake Shasta Ca. DMV gave them the paper work and large check, 20 minutes later walked out with new plates and Lic/registration. Just be aware it a small DMV in a strip mall, parking is not the best but by 1:00 pm they had serviced a whopping 20 customers and the lady said it was a busy day.
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Old 01-30-2017, 10:57 AM   #19
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Same hear, no temp plates just paper work from escape. Stopped at lake Shasta Ca. DMV gave them the paper work and large check, 20 minutes later walked out with new plates and Lic/registration. Just be aware it a small DMV in a strip mall, parking is not the best but by 1:00 pm they had serviced a whopping 20 customers and the lady said it was a busy day.
Mt Shasta is indeed a fantastic place to CA register an Escape. We did. Great success. The senior person there is amazing, and i think her co-worker would be too.

You can make an appointment in advance, but the way the 2 person office works.... maybe don't bother.

(the L. A. DMV offices are insanely busy and they dont know anything about travel trailers, and I have had numerous bad experiences with L.A. DMV offices)
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Old 01-30-2017, 11:45 AM   #20
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Totally great recommendation, about Shasta. I was literally considering to get the escape, do a dry run camp one night near the border to make sure things are hunky dory, then make a dash down to shasta to 'get legal' before going all the way back to BC to continue our trip. But I may chance it with the bill
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