Originally Posted by Kat66
I'm a Virginia resident. Is there anyone from Virginia that could tell me about the registration process. I was hoping to pick up the trailer and do some traveling in Canada and western US befote going back east.
First, Kat, let me say welcome to the Escape Nation and it’s forum.
ETI does not issue you a temporary tag; all you get is paperwork. If I were you, I would go to the local DMV office and ask a supervisor (sometimes the clerks are clueless) if Virginia allows you to register your trailer prior to taking delivery. Some States do (my home state of Florida does); some states do not (e.g.,Texas I believe). If Virginia does, pay off your trailer before you pick it up and ask ETI to send you all the paperwork (certificate of origin, bill of sale, VIN, etc.). If not, keep all the paperwork in the cab within reach, as a law enforcement officer may pull you over for not having a tag. From past posts on the forum, most people experience no problems transporting a trailer home without a tag, but it is nice if you can eliminate that concern. It all depends on Virginia’s the requirements.