Buying in one state (MI) & pulling to another (IN) - Fiberglass RV


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Old 04-16-2003, 08:45 PM   #1
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Buying in one state (MI) & pulling to another (IN)

:o Help - I have purchased a Shadow Cruiser Fun Finder in Michigan & need to pull it to Indiana - can someone tell me how the temporary plate thing works, the dealer said we needed a transfer plate? that could only be gotten during the week, but because my husband is new to his job he can only go on weekends. Anyone else have this experience?
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Old 04-16-2003, 08:51 PM   #2
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I'm sure this changes from state to state. first thing I would do is talk to YOUr tag agent and see what they need for the title and what you need to get it there. maybe it's different. I had no tag for mine, come from Canada to Oklahoma. no one looked at me twice. Here, as long as it is a new purchase and you have the purchase papers with you, you can take it home.
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Old 04-16-2003, 09:19 PM   #3
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We've bought a car in Chicago, driven through Indiana to spend the weekend in Michigan before driving back to Texas (through Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and of course, Texas).

We've done this three times (don't ask!)

Never have had any kind of temporary plate. Never have had anyone stop us.

Maybe we've just been lucky...?
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Old 04-16-2003, 09:35 PM   #4
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I'm pretty sure the bill of sale will get you home. You usually have x number of days to apply. Then you apply for a plate in your home state. Unless you harass the cop I can't believe you'd get busted. But you should check with the various DMV's in each state to be safe.
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Old 04-16-2003, 10:50 PM   #5
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:o Help - I have purchased a Shadow Cruiser Fun Finder in Michigan & need to pull it to Indiana - can someone tell me how the temporary plate thing works, the dealer said we needed a transfer plate? that could only be gotten during the week, but because my husband is new to his job he can only go on weekends. Anyone else have this experience?
Stacy:

You need to apply for a temporary tag.

http://www.in.gov/bmv/forms/

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Old 04-17-2003, 05:17 AM   #6
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Ray is right. I stand corrected. I forgot that Indiana has perfected every possible way to get money out of you, they must have learned this from Illinois.
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Old 04-17-2003, 01:07 PM   #7
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figured it out thanks

;) Thanks for all the input. I called Indiana BMV they said b/c it's coming from MI the dealer supplies the plate. So... I called MI BMV they said I need a In-transite plate called a RD108. It can only be gotten on the week day, who ever the $ & title name is in must sign IN PERSON. They would not mail it, fax it, etc... Therefore I'm going the make the 8 hour round trip twice. :( Once to sign papers & apply for the plate (which they will process during the week) & once to pick it up. But anyhow - I'll be a new fiberglass TT owner on May 3rd. Thank You for all your help.
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Old 04-17-2003, 03:04 PM   #8
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Stacy:

If you bought a Shadow Cruiser Fun Finder than you will own a travel trailer. I question fiberglass as all Shadow Cruisers I have seen are stick built. They are not a fiberglass built camper trailer.
But welcome to the world of small travel trailers!

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Old 04-17-2003, 03:29 PM   #9
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correction

:r well what ever, I'm new to this, it is small & light weight, fiberglass or not, I've got one. Thanks for the correction, didn't mean to mis-represent.
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Old 04-17-2003, 04:13 PM   #10
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Stacy -- don't consider it a put-down! Shadow Cruiser is considered by many to be the cream of the "stick built" crop. They do use wood framing underneath the fiberglass skin, but the overall design and build quality is generally a cut above the average. I'm sure you will get years of great fun out of it. But also realize that we are all a little wacko about our wonderful little eggs! I am also from Indiana - near Warsaw. I didn't notice where you are from.
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Old 04-17-2003, 09:06 PM   #11
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Thanks

Paul thanks for the king words, I now realize that molded fiberglass is the entirely one piece egg shaped campers & a shape & way of construction - not the material used to make it light weight. Everyone here on the forum has been very nice & helpful thanks.:)
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Old 04-17-2003, 09:17 PM   #12
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Hi StacyMc
Welcome to our forum.I hope you enjoy this little group and contribute where ever you can.Post lots and enjoy.:wave
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Old 04-17-2003, 09:33 PM   #13
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Stacy Mc, can you post a picture?

:E I'm not sure I've ever seen a Shadow Cruiser Fun Finder. What does it look like? Whatever...I'm sure you'll enjoy your new TT, and enjoy the forum...if you learn half as much as I have in my readings, WOW!
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Oh those Shadow Cruiser Fun Finders are little dreams. I checked into them myself and like them a lot. So Stacy your just a fiberglassrv travel trailer owner with out the mold-ed part. :) it's stll cute as a button and pulls behind a vehicle. Glad you came, and hope you stay.
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