Originally Posted by kkinna
We had no trouble with bringing our trailer into CA with the ETI paperwork. I had made an appointment with DMV for the next day and went then with the trailer attached for inspection (they have to see it). I will say that the DMV workers did mess up on identifying the trailer as a motorhome, which costs a lot more in fees. We got a manager who cleared it up. My recommendation is that when they do the inspection, make sure they put the trailer in the correct category - as a travel trailer only!
That brings up the issue of CA registration. If you search back through the discussions on this forum, I think you'll find that the current consensus was that the best solution is to stop at the Mt. Shasta City DMV (Exit 738-Lake Ave off of I-5, NE of I-5 1 block to 154 Morgan Way, in a small shopping center), because they know what's going on and you can walk out with your new license plate & reg.
(By contrast, we registered in Ventura County: took 3 trips to DMV and many, many hours of time).