Originally Posted by Greeneama
We’ve ordered our new Escape 19 and will pick it up in Sumas, Washington at the end of October. Does anyone know if we can get our Escape registered and titled In Virginia before we pick it up in Washington state. Once we pick it up, we plan to travel for 6 weeks before heading back east.
This issue caused me a great deal of anxiety as we planned our July 2018 pick-up but in the end it turned out to be a non-issue. I could rely on this Forum to help with so many questions (build sheet, off menu options, towing, systems operation, etc.) but with so few trailers headed to Virginia there was little about VA registration experiences (and experiences of those in other states were so varied that it only added to my unease). Delivery was not a reasonable option for us at the time and so I decided I would just bring it home without tags if necessary (thinking it would be better to stopped without any than with tags borrowed from my boat trailer, which I also considered).
I reviewed registration requirements on the DMV's website and brought the packet of purchase documents from Escape with me to my local DMV office. After the typical long wait (this was pre-Covid) I was called to the counter, paid my tax and registration fees, and they handed me a tag that I took to Chilliwack and affixed to my new trailer. And the adventures began...
Good luck, and good to see another Escape on its way to Virginia. I know you will enjoy your new trailer, we are so very happy with ours. A few more on the east coast and we might even get our own rally!