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Old 04-07-2014, 07:37 AM   #1
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Temporary tag needed for Parkliner Camper?

I will be picking my new Parkliner Camper up this month. Will I need to get a temporary tag to transport it home? For those of you who have purchased a Parkliner please share your experience in this area - Many thanks! Kevin
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Old 04-07-2014, 07:45 AM   #2
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Check with your State DMV for a trip permit. In VA you can get a 3 day trip permit on line for $5 to bring your trailer home. All you need is your VIN#. But each state is different. You may also want to insure it before hitting the road, again you will need your VIN.
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FWIW: I have pulled many trailers down the road with trip permits taped in the back window and have never been stopped.
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Old 04-07-2014, 08:10 AM   #3
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Check with Chandler, he handled my temporary tag. I live in VA, so I don't know if he can do it for your state.
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You may have 20 days to get it registered. Check with your local DMV to verify. You will need your Bill of Sale and Certificate of Origin from PL.
Alabama Department of Revenue - Motor Vehicles
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Old 04-07-2014, 08:39 AM   #5
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Thanks so much for the quick responses and great advise!!
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Old 04-07-2014, 11:15 AM   #6
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I will be picking my new Parkliner Camper up this month. Will I need to get a temporary tag to transport it home? For those of you who have purchased a Parkliner please share your experience in this area - Many thanks! Kevin
Chandler had a NC temporary tag ready for us when we picked ours up last year. He taped it to the inside of the back window rather than putting it on the plate bracket since it is only cardboard and would probably be torn off by the wind. We had requested the VIN number from Chandler in advance so we could have our insurance carrier write coverage for the PL. Had no problem towing back to NY with the temporary tag. The only problem was going to DMV with the Certificate of Origin and Bill of Sale and having to cough up the 8% New York State sales tax plus an extra $50 title fee to register it in NY. Your experience may vary.
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Thanks for the info Brian!
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Old 04-12-2014, 08:28 PM   #8
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Hi Kevin, Last Saturday I drove my new Parkliner home. I love the trailer, it pulled nicely, friends stop by to check it out - all is good....now. It was suppose to be ready on the 29th, I drove down Friday March 28 (fortunately staying with friends), got to Gibsonville at 10 on the 29th as stated and the cushions were not finished. Chandler was very apologetic, and asked if I could come back at 1:00. OK. Last August when I ordered it, I checked off what I wanted on their sheet, then updated it with an email to Cameron last October. Once Tom started contacting me this year, I forwarded the email to him and Chandler to make sure they had the changes. No one had read the list - only the material color I requested. The big change was the Maxx Air Fan. Chandler was very, again, very apologetic. To stand by his product he added the fan plus other changes at no cost. Then drove to Monticello (which is about half way from my house in MD to Gibsonville). I do totally support his business and recommend the Parkliner to friends - but just be aware that you need to verify that they have any changes you may have requested - not just a reply to your email that they received your message. Good luck with your purchase and enjoy!! Jane
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Old 04-12-2014, 08:31 PM   #9
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Oh yes, the tag - as stated above, Chandler had the tag taped to the inside of the back window. The issue I had was getting tags in MD - they don't like a trailer being purchased from the Manufacturer. I only had to wait another 15 minutes to see a supervisor, so it wasn't so bad. Now all should be set. Just need to get the Weight Distribution Hitch and sway bars on. That being said, it pulled nicely behind my RAV4 for 140 miles. Jane
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Old 04-14-2014, 12:01 PM   #10
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Hi Jane,
Thanks so much for taking the time to post your experience with so much detail. It seems everyone that has purchased a Parkliner appreciates the camper. This website has been an excellent way for me to research my choice. Everyone is so helpful. I will be picking mine up on friday and will share my experience on this site. I hope I have a good one to share!! Again, thanks so much for the post. Any other info you want to share I welcome. Have a great day - Kevin
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Old 04-14-2014, 08:52 PM   #11
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I do not know what the statute of limitations is on towing without (temporary) tags, but over a year ago I was getting nowhere trying to figure out who (which state DMV) would give them to me, and when I could pick them up, so I towed without, just with the title and bill of sale in my hand. I bought my Scamp from a private owner who did not have any tags - he never towed it! One day trip, 460 miles across five states. When I needed to have the VIN verified, the cops adhered to what seemed to be a "don't ask don't tell" policy about how I got it home. ("No, no, do not tow it to us, it would not be legal, we'll come by to read the number.")
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I do not know what the statute of limitations is on towing without (temporary) tags,
The statute of limitations on it is as long as you didn't get caught actually doing it. Here if they stop you its an automatic $585 fine no questions asked and they will tow the trailer away which you would have to pay the fee for doing.
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...automatic $585 fine no questions asked and they will tow the trailer away which you would have to pay the fee for doing.
In one year I towed about 15k miles, and have not seen any trailers pulled over on the highway. How often does it happen?
My only dealing with police that is Scamp related was in Denver where we parked in front of my son's house for a few days. A neighborhood informer reported that somebody is sleeping in the camper "on the street". The cop was very friendly and told us we just need to move it into the driveway. And, he liked the Scamp!
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How often does it happen?
Well it happens as frequently as it happens with cars and thats pretty well anytime a police officer pulls up behind you and notices that the colour of the tag on your licence plate is one that has expired. The tags are affixed to your rear licence plate with month and day it expires - each month of the year has a different colour so they know pretty fast just looking at the colour & date of the month number above it. A member of my home got caught on the morning after their tags expired.... didn't even drive the car more than an hour before stopped. They had simple forgotten to stop a buy their new insurance/tags the day before. Car towed and the fine given. The police will also take a look at the plate tags when ever they have a road block for Drinking or seat belts or these days cellphone check .
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