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Old 04-28-2022, 04:43 PM   #41
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I sold my 24 year old Casita 16' on the monthly payment plan. Sold to my long time neighbor the other end of the block. She wasn't going anywhere soon, I could haul the rig away any day, but of course, she never missed a payment. The money need wasn't crucial or needed at the time, and I got my asking price without a quibble.
I bought my E19 with a cashiers check in hand, 3 states away, with a personal pick-up. I did show a bank statement to confirm resources and a drivers license. Worked well and a great seller.

You can often smell a scammer a mile away. Not always, but any complications to a deal are a red flag.

And, to each their own way of transacting.
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Old 04-28-2022, 06:03 PM   #42
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Not sure why you would want the old license plate back. Wasn't it specific to that trailer, and not usable on another vehicle? At least that's how it has been in the states where I've resided.
In both Florida and Ohio the license plate can be transferred to a new vehicle. Our 2020 Escape has the same license plate as our old 2002 R-Vision Trail-Lite.
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Old 04-28-2022, 06:09 PM   #43
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I don't ever like dealing in over $1000 in cash, its too easy to get robbed.
Yeah, by the Police.

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Old 04-28-2022, 06:25 PM   #44
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In both Florida and Ohio the license plate can be transferred to a new vehicle. Our 2020 Escape has the same license plate as our old 2002 R-Vision Trail-Lite.
Titling and tags is a state by state regulation....In Pennsylvania the tags are yours and can be transferred to a new vehicle. I believe in California, the tag stays with the vehicle, not the owner.
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Old 04-28-2022, 11:10 PM   #45
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Not sure why you would want the old license plate back. Wasn't it specific to that trailer, and not usable on another vehicle? At least that's how it has been in the states where I've resided.
NY requires you turn in your license plate to cancel your insurance.

In this day…cash only.
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Old 04-29-2022, 09:01 AM   #46
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NY requires you turn in your license plate to cancel your insurance.

In this day…cash only.
Not with a trailer. I held my old plate from my 2011 17 for 6 months before I took it to Chilliwack to put on my are 2017 21C. About a month before I left for Chilliwack I took the unsigned copy of the import paperwork that Tammy sent me to our local DMV & they transferred the plate between trailers. Of course they hit me for the sales tax before they would do the transfer.

They keep track of your trailer plate even if don't register it. I have a utility trailer that I let the registration expire for 4 years. Went to the DMV to reregister it & they still had all the info & let me use the old plate.
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Old 04-29-2022, 11:09 AM   #47
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Not with a trailer. I held my old plate from my 2011 17 for 6 months before I took it to Chilliwack to put on my are 2017 21C. About a month before I left for Chilliwack I took the unsigned copy of the import paperwork that Tammy sent me to our local DMV & they transferred the plate between trailers. Of course they hit me for the sales tax before they would do the transfer.

They keep track of your trailer plate even if don't register it. I have a utility trailer that I let the registration expire for 4 years. Went to the DMV to reregister it & they still had all the info & let me use the old plate.
Hmmm…maybe because it was being transferred instead of sold? We had to return plates for the RV and cars. Then again….it may be our local insurance company in kahoots with DMV!
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Old 04-29-2022, 11:58 AM   #48
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Hmmm…maybe because it was being transferred instead of sold? We had to return plates for the RV and cars. Then again….it may be our local insurance company in kahoots with DMV!
I'll bet it is because trailers are not required to be insured, while a car or RV in NY must have insurance. Again, I didn't have to turn in the plate on my utility trailer even though I dropped the registration for 4 years.
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Old 04-30-2022, 01:36 PM   #49
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We just recently purchased a 5.0 as a US resident from a Canadian resident. When reading through the forum we decided that a bank transfer was the best way to pay for it. The owner sent wire instructions from their bank (HSBC Canada). I took them to my bank (Chase US) and they agreed that if we did the transaction early in the day the money should be in the owners account that day as far as their process worked. They were missing the Swift codes needed by my bank to process the wire though. I called HSBC and they said i would need 2 Swift codes from them, one for HSBC and one for Citibank US which confused me. They said that a bank wire from Chase to HSBC would not be done the same day, but would take 4-5 business days to complete. First the money would travel from Chase to HSBC in Canada, then HSBC sends it to Citibank in the US who converts the US dollars to Canadian dollars, then Citibank US sends the money to HSBC in Canada who then would send the money to the owners account. HSBC corporate suggested that a cashiers check would be a much better way to conduct the transaction. The owner agreed. On the day of the transaction we went to the owners bank together to deposit the cashiers check and the bank politely told me "no offense" but advised the owner that I may be a crook and may have already cashed this check 2 or 3 times and there may be no money on it. They also told her it would take 15 days for the check to clear. I injected myself politely and explained that Chase told me that the process would require HSBC to call Chase and confirm at that moment that the cashiers check was valid and that the money was available. The two bank clerks informed us that they used to do that before computers but now they need to wait 15 days to see if the check clears. I suggested that you don't have to rely on the computer, you can still use a phone and contact the other bank personally to verify but they would not do that. Luckily for me the owner told them that they trusted me as we had been communicating for weeks and to just cash the check. While they were doing that I did pull up my account on my phone and made sure all of them could see the transaction on my account history that the funds were withdrawn and there was a fee for the cashiers check. In the end everything worked out fine, but it is amazing the disconnect between a corporate representative and a local branch on how transactions will occur and which is the best way. I was really surprised too that a bank would not contact another bank to verify fund availability. I should put together a recap of the paperwork that the owner and I completed to get the trailer back into the US because it was exactly what the border people needed as well as the Michigan Secretary of State so that I could get the trailer titled and registered in Michigan.
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Old 05-01-2022, 06:28 AM   #50
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I should put together a recap of the paperwork that the owner and I completed to get the trailer back into the US because it was exactly what the border people needed
That would be helpful for anyone planning to do a similar transaction.
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Old 07-05-2022, 01:36 PM   #51
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Another payment option?

What if a seller to insist the buyer open an account in the seller's bank and fund that account with the sales price. Wait X number of days until THAT transaction is finalized, then sell the trailer with a local check written on the sellers bank. I would think a transfer within two accounts in the same bank would be nearly instantaneous. I see two possible outcomes. If the seller gets a better (cash) deal before the buyers local account is established, then s/he gets the money back. If the seller doesn't get a better deal then the transaction proceeds. Thoughts?
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Old 07-05-2022, 01:47 PM   #52
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Just tried that. Tried to open an account at New Hampshire bank in same bank as buyer. Bank called me and said they were not authorized to operate in North Carolina so could not open the account. Would likely not be a problem with large national bank.
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