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Old 10-02-2020, 01:53 PM   #1
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Join Date: Jun 2020
Location: Colorado Springs, Colorado
Trailer: 2020 Escape 17B (The Moira Rose), 1999 Coleman Sea Pine
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October 2020 Colorado Registration

We picked up our 17B in Sumas and drove it back to Colorado in early September. We immediately began the licensing process and took the first available appointment to submit our paperwork (a wait time of about 3 weeks). Prior to the appointment, we called the licensing office in El Paso County (Colorado Springs) four times to make sure we had everything we needed and were assured that everything was in order. We took in the bill of sale, the Homeland Security approval, proof of insurance, our passports, and every piece of paperwork related to the purchase. We also took our checkbook to pay the huge amount of taxes owed on the purchase. As we feared, but fully expected, our application was rejected, and here is what we were told:

1. The trailer is from Canada? Whoa! That's not normal. That's a problem!
2. Our bill of sale from Escape is not notarized with a statement that includes "Under Penalty of Perjury."
3. Homeland Security accepted the paperwork, but that's not enough for the state of Colorado.
4. A customized plate is not possible because the trailer doesn't have a motor.
5. Proof of insurance is not necessary, so long as our car is insured ().

Has anyone else had to get a "perjury" statement from Escape? None of this makes sense. First, we were told that the notarized perjury statement can be emailed; it seems to us that the purpose of a notarized document is to provide an original, verified document, not an online copy. Second, in August, we tried to get a temporary plate before we drove our 17B home, and that was an exercise in the absurd. Third, our governor has urged Colorado citizens to license online during COVID, but we were required to go to our county office, where there were far too many people packed into a windowless, airless room. Now another appointment/trip will be necessary. Fourth, how crazy is it to be rejected from trying to pay a tax?

Ah, well, we do love our 17B, but she will remain license-less and nameless for the time being.

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Old 10-26-2020, 06:58 PM   #2
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Join Date: Jul 2020
Location: Colorado Springs, Colorado
Trailer: 2021 Escape 19
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We'll be driving our 2021 19 back to Colorado Springs next June - I'm hoping to better understand what I can do in advance to minimize the registration hassle. Hope you get yours sorted out.

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Old 10-26-2020, 07:24 PM   #3
Join Date: Aug 2018
Location: Denver, Colorado
Trailer: 2020 19 Still Long Gone
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We had to get the VIN physically examined. Because we did not want to do it at the
DMV (too crowded, small parking lot), we went by our local Toyota dealer and they did it—no lines, they have the forms. My understanding is that all car dealers can do this, but you might want to call and check first. We took the completed form to the local DMV and gave them lots of money and that was it. The lots of money is the only painful part.
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Old 10-26-2020, 09:48 PM   #4
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Location: St. Thomas not BVI., Ontario
Trailer: 2014 Escape 5.0TA / 2016 Ram Eco Diesel 4X4
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Getting hitched!!!

Hi: Kaibabtale... If you have to go through this to licence a trailer... what does it take to licence a marriage? Alf
escape artist N.S. of Lake Erie
Quote Bugs Bunny..."Don't take life too seriously, none of us get out of it ALIVE"!!!
'16 Ram Eco D. 4X4 Laramie Longhorn CC & '14 Escape 5.0TA
St.Thomas (Not the Virgin Islands) Ontario
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