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Old 06-08-2009, 12:24 PM   #11
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Jeff, Did you have to get a "Certificate of Construction"? This gal told me that since mods were made for me, that it wasn't "off the shelf", so to speak, that I needed that for registration. But nothing about just bringing it in. did your invoice have an itemization called "customization"? I may have to ask Tammy to call that "miscellaneous" and print me a new invoice. This gal said that if there was even the slightest change, that the certificate was needed. Sheesh!
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Old 06-08-2009, 12:28 PM   #12
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As far as the Oregon stop, I'm stopping there in both directions. I wonder how Wolf will like the roof? I'm going to put the soft stuff in a roof-top carrier, and the rest should be OK in the back in containers. The additional stuff such as a little shop vac (one gallon) can wait till she gets home. I'm going to have my son help with the weighing of contents to get a ballpark idea of how much "stuffing" i'm doing.
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Old 06-08-2009, 12:48 PM   #13
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Jeff, Did you have to get a "Certificate of Construction"? This gal told me that since mods were made for me, that it wasn't "off the shelf", so to speak, that I needed that for registration. But nothing about just bringing it in. did your invoice have an itemization called "customization"? I may have to ask Tammy to call that "miscellaneous" and print me a new invoice. This gal said that if there was even the slightest change, that the certificate was needed. Sheesh!
No we never heard of it.. It's funny how everyone gets different answers when they call/deal with the DMV.. We were told we needed the Travel permit, nothing about the 20 days to get it into the state.. But I can tell you when we picked up our AS in Nevada, we dealt with DMV over the phone and got different responses at different times..

The Bill of Sale from Escape did have a line item for modifying the wardrobe. During the whole process with the DMV it never came up, I wouldn't even mention it. During the inspection process they checked the VIN, weight, number of axels, length and that was basically it.. They didn't ask if I had/did any modifications to the TT (even tough there's a line item on the invoice).. they just filled out the form..
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Old 06-08-2009, 01:40 PM   #14
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How did you get a travel permit? Did you go to a DMV office? AAA doesn't do transfers so they had no info. I've thought about leaving it in Oregon for a year to avoid the hassle, but I don't think I could bear to have her so far away after hatching!
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Old 06-08-2009, 04:45 PM   #15
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Yep.. when Tammy initially sent the paperwork to us, we (like) everyone else thought "no big deal" just make an appointment to register the Trailer... That's when we found out about the inspection process and the Travel Permit.. So we paid the registration at that time & got the travel permit.. So all we had to do when we got back was get it inspected & they gave us the plates..

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Old 06-08-2009, 06:36 PM   #16
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Wow, I'll never complain about our DMV in Virginia AGAIN!
Sandra, you're gonna enjoy that Escape!
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Old 06-09-2009, 10:32 PM   #17
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After thorough (in my mind anyway) investigation of other tts, I know the "Suite Escape" will be thoroughly appreciated.
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Old 06-11-2009, 08:45 AM   #18
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k. Definitely the electric blanket will go the whole way.
We have spent the last 2 weeks in Oregon. We have not even turned the heater on once yet, so I doubt you would need an electric blanket. In fact, we have had a window or two cracked open at night or it gets quite warm. The temps here have been great lately, highs around 70, just right.

That sure seems like quite a hassle registering your trailer. In Alberta, we just tell them what it is, give them the serial number and proof of purchase, and you get a permanent plate.
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