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Old 01-28-2016, 05:14 PM   #11
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The horror stories are just that! Escape tells me folks take their new Escape to Lyden , WA to get it registered. Being Coloradans without a WA state address, this doesn't make sense to me, but I will call and ask. Thinking about taking the Colorado license off our utility trailer and putting that on the Escape! Maybe no one would notice and call the authorities!
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Old 01-28-2016, 05:34 PM   #12
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I don't really understand why this would be any different than buying a new car or truck that was made in Canada. We have new vehicles sold down here in the states that are made in Canada. The paper work is from the manufacturer whether it's Ford, Chevy, or Escape. I don't know if the difference is motor vehicle verses travel trailer. It would be interesting to hear the BMV's explanation.
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A search on this issue (of ignorant DMV counter people) will reveal it has been chewed over much. The short of it is that Escape actually provides all the proper registration paperwork state-siders need to get plates. In my New Mexico case after being stonewalled by one DMV grannie I went to a different DMV and that lady had the good sense to call over her supervisor, who set her straight.

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Old 01-28-2016, 05:48 PM   #14
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I don't really understand why this would be any different than buying a new car or truck that was made in Canada. We have new vehicles sold down here in the states that are made in Canada. The paper work is from the manufacturer whether it's Ford, Chevy, or Escape. I don't know if the difference is motor vehicle verses travel trailer. It would be interesting to hear the BMV's explanation.
We asked that question many times . Are they just not trained or is it deliberate? We have to chuckle though because we were in suspension and they gave us the plate before we left and I put it on the trailer anyway even though we weren't registered for another 3-4 months . Oh they took the sales tax money though a little over 2000 right off the bat . Pat
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A search on this issue (of ignorant DMV counter people) will reveal it has been chewed over much. The short of it is that Escape actually provides all the proper registration paperwork state-siders need to get plates. In my New Mexico case after being stonewalled by one DMV grannie I went to a different DMV and that lady had the good sense to call over her supervisor, who set her straight.

I carried metal plates with me to Chilliwack.
Must have better trained DMV personal in New Mexico . Here in California the supervisors were no better , at different DMV 's . Pat
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Wouldn't bet on that. Wherever you go you never know.
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Old 01-28-2016, 06:11 PM   #17
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The horror stories are just that! Escape tells me folks take their new Escape to Lyden , WA to get it registered. Being Coloradans without a WA state address, this doesn't make sense to me, but I will call and ask. Thinking about taking the Colorado license off our utility trailer and putting that on the Escape! Maybe no one would notice and call the authorities!
Washington has a 3-day permit for travel for unregistered trailers, I believe, that is surely for travel within Washington only. And that has nothing to do with registering in Colorado or any other state. Yes, call Colorado and ask if someone in Washington state can register your trailer --- don't think so! There was someone who used one of Washington's permits and thought it was good for travel across the country. Doubt anyone in those other states would think so if they stopped them.

You have to go by all of the Colorado requirements. I would highly not recommend putting a tag for another trailer on your Escape. You can use your paperwork from Escape at the border or if stopped, showing that you have bought the trailer and have not gone home yet. Be advised, however, that there are campgrounds that will not let in unregistered trailers so you need to be prepared to look elsewhere if that should happen.
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From reviewing the many DMV problems posted, it seems the 2 major hangups are DMVs that require a stamped & signed import form (the 7105) and/or a physical inspection of the VIN # prior to issuing plates.

While different states have different lengths of time you can wait before registering your trailer, I don't know any that allow for a month or longer. It does make it interesting for those driving from the east coast to pick up the trailer and want to turn the trip to an adventure. In my case, I kept taking an unstamped & unsigned 7105 (and the rest of the paperwork from Escape Trailer Industries) to different clerks at the NY DMV until one took my money & handed me the plates. The biggest problem (and one that made me nervous) was when the clerk disappeared half way through the process into the back room. The problem? Converting kilograms to pounds - NY bases license plate fees on weight.
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Every state is different of course, but here in Texas the requirements do not include a safety inspection unless the trailer's dry weight is over 4000 lbs. With the 19, we were way under. We did need the VIN Inspection from the Texas Auto Theft Task Force, in order to get permanent plates/title, but as a workaround you can get 30 day temporary plates online and just print them out on your home computer. You can even choose the effective date, so that the trip up to get your trailer doesn't eat into the 30 day timeframe. Additionally, you can get a second 30 day temporary plate if your original one expires because you're not back in Texas yet. Most states are considerably easier than here.
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The way I read the TX requirement on the safety inspection, it's the GVWR 4500 lbs. or above. Since our Manufacturers Statement of Origin (for Escape 21) says 4600 lbs, we got that inspection, and the Travis Co. Tax Office did verify we got it done. (The actual weight of the trailer is less than 3900, but I don't think that matters. We'll see if they make us get it next year...)

And we also got the VIN inspection from the Auto Theft Task Force, which the Auto Theft Task Force people agreed we needed; but when it came down to it, I had to INSIST the guy at the Tax Office include that form in our file. (It wasn't on his "list of needed documents.")

All in all, I was surprised that we weren't required to surrender more of the documents we had from ETI... And I was astounded by how long it took to get our registration accomplished (some 28 of the allotted 30 days, from the time the trailer entered the state). But we did get it done and the folks at the Tax Office and Auto Theft Task Force were helpful and efficient.
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