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Old 07-14-2014, 11:45 PM   #21
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I would have had a big problem, since I wasn't wearing a skirt.
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Old 07-15-2014, 01:00 AM   #22
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What the heck is 'gam' anyway? Something from the old days, I guess.
gam is a slang term for a person's leg, for those who need to know
gam - Wiktionary
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Old 07-15-2014, 09:07 AM   #23
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are you twisting my gam? I thought they were called stems.
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Old 07-15-2014, 10:09 AM   #24
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Olive Oyl had stems, Betty Grable had gams...
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Old 07-15-2014, 10:13 AM   #25
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Seldom wrong and right again cpaharley2008 but you have to admit, Betty Grable had more than just that...
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Old 07-15-2014, 10:16 AM   #26
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Old 07-15-2014, 11:20 AM   #27
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I just figured I'd show the paperwork, if I got stopped.
I understand the logic, and the purchase (and even importation) paperwork can be evidence that the trailer isn't stolen, but that doesn't make it legal to be on the road anywhere that trailers must be registered. This is a discussion with law enforcement which I would rather avoid... although again, I doubt most police officers would bother with it.
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Old 07-15-2014, 08:12 PM   #28
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I picked up my Utah trailer plate last week, 3 weeks prior to picking up our 17B. Took two trips to the DMV (one to be told what was needed - probably could have just called!), but in addition to the import paperwork so kindly provided by ETI, they needed a Certificate of Inspection (TC-661, which can be downloaded here: http://tax.utah.gov/forms/current/tc-661.pdf) signed by ETI to verify the VIN and a fully paid copy of the build sheet showing payments in US$ (again graciously provided by ETI upon request). After paying sales tax and registration fees I walked out with my plate. I was able to scan and email the state form to ETI to be signed and scanned/emailed back - very quickly, I might add.
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Old 07-15-2014, 08:27 PM   #29
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You are lucky, according to that form, ETI was not authorized to do the verification of the VIN#, only a peace officer or authorized mv agents in other states can sign. That is same here in Penciltucky, you have to have someone verify the vin# before getting the title and tag, someone other than the buyer or seller.
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Old 07-15-2014, 08:40 PM   #30
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Seems to me that this is another example of some common sense employed by a business friendly state such as (and especially) Utah. ETI is the manufacturer, not a consignment lot. This makes perfect sense to me, and since there is nothing to lose but a little time will try this in CA. Who knows- maybe some good old-fashioned incompetence will get the job done.
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Old 07-15-2014, 09:06 PM   #31
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The DMV agent did make initially make the comment that the VIN verification had to be performed by a peace officer or MV agent somewhere (not necessarily in Utah), but after explaining that the manufacturer did the verification (not a dealer), and the agent reexamining the customs paperwork several times, he processed the registration. Maybe I was just lucky!
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Old 07-15-2014, 09:08 PM   #32
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possibly the border patrol verification was adequate, who cares, it worked, the end justifies the means.
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Old 08-13-2014, 03:55 PM   #33
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It ain't easy in Minnesota any more

Two years ago, when we got The Lark, getting plates was easy. We just walked into the DMV, showed a bill of sale, paid a hunk of sales tax, and walked out with a plate.

Not so for our purchase of The Skylark. Went to the DMV today, with much paper work (Bill of Sale, Certificate of Orgin, U.S. Customs Invoice, US Customs Entry Summary, Importer ID Input Record, a US DOT declaration, and a dept. of the treasury certificate of origin). Unfortunately the Entry Summary isn't stamped, and can't be stamped until the trailer actually crosses the border at Sumas. The DMV won't issue plates until I have a stamped Entry summary. So long and short, we can't get plates until we get back to MN, which will be in late Oct.

I am tempted to just take the plates from The Lark when we drop it off with Fox Hunt. Then put the plates on The Skylark for the trip back until we can get registered. It is a bad idea and I am not going to do it. More likely to go to another DMV office and see if I have better luck.

As I recall, after we got back from our initial trip with The Lark, we did get a letter asking for copies of some additional forms, So I suppose that this is just the folks at the local DMV being better informed.
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