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Old 05-22-2016, 10:53 AM   #15
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That link info is for trailers that you put stuff on, this is a Bigfoot RV trailer. I will find out from my county office tomorrow.
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Old 05-22-2016, 11:00 AM   #16
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Nothing in the Florida trailer registration laws should prevent you from registering the trailer in Florida without the trailer being present in Florida.

Have fun and next time try to buy "Local"!
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Old 05-22-2016, 11:11 AM   #17
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That link info is for trailers that you put stuff on, this is a Bigfoot RV trailer. I will find out from my county office tomorrow.
Reading the Florida trailer registration laws shows NO difference between the registration requirement for a RV trailer versus a "Stuff" trailer. It's all about GVW weight.
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Old 05-22-2016, 11:20 AM   #18
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If the trailer is currently registered in Washington, the seller leaves the current plate on the trailer and notifies Washington Department of Licensing that the trailer was sold. I know several people who purchased used vehicles and waited a month or more to license them in their name. Of course the "tab" must be current for this.
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Old 05-22-2016, 11:27 AM   #19
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If the trailer is currently registered in Washington, the seller leaves the current plate on the trailer and notifies Washington Department of Licensing that the trailer was sold.
Leaving the plate on the trailer places the SELLER in a potential "Responsible Liability" position should the purchaser have an "At Fault" accident on their trip home. Rest assured the injured party will sue anyone and everyone associated in any way with the vehicle/trailer causing the accident.

While the seller "may" ultimately be released from liability due to the sale of the trailer it will probably cost them some money and hassle to accomplish this.

NO WAY am "I" lending my "registered to me" trailer license plate to the buyer to transport their "New" trailer!
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Old 05-22-2016, 11:49 AM   #20
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Leaving the plate on the trailer places the SELLER in a potential "Responsible Liability" position should the purchaser have an "At Fault" accident on their trip home. Rest assured the injured party will sue anyone and everyone associated in any way with the vehicle/trailer causing the accident.

While the seller "may" ultimately be released from liability due to the sale of the trailer it will probably cost them some money and hassle to accomplish this.

NO WAY am "I" lending my "registered to me" trailer license plate to the buyer to transport their "New" trailer!
You would not be lending your plate to the buyer to transport the trailer. You would simply be following the law regarding Washington registration.

If the state of Washington is notified ,the seller is no longer responsible. It's my understanding the seller is required to leave the plate on the trailer or car or whatever. Drive by any used car lot in Oregon or Washington and you will see that they all have a plate from the previous owner.

It's always best to follow the law as it applies to the state te vehicle is registered in.
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Old 05-22-2016, 12:06 PM   #21
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Nothing in the Florida trailer registration laws should prevent you from registering the trailer in Florida without the trailer being present in Florida.

Have fun and next time try to buy "Local"!
Ha! You try to buy a used Bigfoot in Florida, good luck with that....
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Old 05-22-2016, 01:28 PM   #22
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If the state of Washington is notified ,the seller is no longer responsible. It's my understanding the seller is required to leave the plate on the trailer or car or whatever. Drive by any used car lot in Oregon or Washington and you will see that they all have a plate from the previous owner.

It's always best to follow the law as it applies to the state te vehicle is registered in.
OK!

I forgot that Washington is one of the states where the license plate belongs to the vehicle upon which it is registered is not the property of the owner of the vehicle. If that situation also applies to trailers you would be golden. Just run the Washington plate back home. In that situation that's the law and you would be fine.

In other states such as Tennessee where I live the plate belongs to the owner/seller of the vehicle/trailer and in most situations can be transferred to the sellers new vehicle if they purchase one. The State of Tennessee makes LOT'S of money selling Temporary Tags when a vehicle transfers ownership of new and used vehicles and the buyer does not have a plate to transfer as you must have a registered plate or temporary tag to legally operate a vehicle until you are able to properly license and transfer ownership. Trailer's are a little different in Tennessee as there are different registration requirements where in most cases a private none commercial trailer owner does not even need to register or license their trailer.
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Old 05-22-2016, 01:32 PM   #23
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Ha! You try to buy a used Bigfoot in Florida, good luck with that....

It's only Money!

You pay enough someone will eagerly let you become a "Bigfoot"!!!
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Old 05-27-2016, 08:57 PM   #24
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We were required to have a VIN inspection at the time of transferring the title over and getting it registered, so the trailer had to physically be present. Not sure how many states have that as a requirement.


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I had to go through that too bringing the Scamp to Ohio from PA. We just had to go to a local truck dealer that was authorized to do inspections. They just made sure the vin on the title and trailer match then they signed a form and off we went.
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Old 08-13-2017, 11:59 AM   #25
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Out if state purchase.

We purchased our TT in GA and towed to NC. GA requires bill of sale no notorizing required. No temp tag. We had that and title with transfer info filled in. As I remember there was a time limit on validity of this. To buy in NC and transport or not requires a temp tag, $5.00 until regisyration is done. As i understand it if DMV ls closed at time of purchase in NC you can transport with a title and hand written bill of sale. States you pass through will most likely accept the rules of state purchased in.
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Old 08-13-2017, 12:44 PM   #26
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You could always license the trailer in Maine. I think you can get a 10 year tag for about $100. My son considered that when IL was giving him a lot of grief about not having the proper title for a project boat he was working on. Had gone through many owners, and no one really knew where a title was. He was able to finally go back to the original owners (research on the Arkansas boat registration still on it) and had them "sell" it to him, so he could pay the fees in IL and get the title. It was all about the money in this state! they wanted every previous owner to register the boat before they would let it be registered!
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Old 08-13-2017, 01:01 PM   #27
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1. Do the transfer at the out of state Department Of Motor Vehicle and that you have a legal title in your name from that out of state DMV B 4 You hand over the money.

2. Then travel to your state and go to your state DMV, get your state title, registration and license plate and of course, pay the tax.
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Old 08-13-2017, 02:47 PM   #28
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Hopefully he actually got the trailer home last fall, as planned.
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