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Old 05-02-2012, 12:42 AM   #57
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New Discovery and they want a smog!!! California has a 5 year or newer smog exemption so If the MH is a 2007 or newer you should not need smog. Your California drivers licence and if paid AZ plates will flag dmv to look into it (good computers and all that) As bad as the state budget is doing Uncle Jerry is going to get his sooner or later!!!
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Old 05-02-2012, 12:51 AM   #58
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My first rig was a 22ft 5er (yes just 22 ft) The 1st year reg renewal cal dmv insisted on a smog. It took 2 months to get Dmv to drop the smog and just walk out and inspect the 5er to see NO ENGINE
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Old 05-02-2012, 01:13 AM   #59
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Any one even remotely considering Kalifornia as a retirement location needs to do some more homework. My family has been here since the 1800's and I will NOT retire here. My kids have either left already or are making plans to do so. This state has gone completely nuts, with a $20 billion+ budget shortfall projected for as long as they can see and people leaving as fast as they can. 3.6 million net lose in population should tell you something as well as the ones that are leaving are the people the government needs to tax, any one making any kind of money at all. Unemployment, still almost 20%. It is the most unfriendly state in the country for business and it is now paying the price for their stupid policies. And setting aside the financial issues for a moment, it has the most restricting laws and regulations for using the land anywhere.
But you've got all those illegal aliens coming in to replace those that are leaving. In fact I think CA is gaining population due to that.
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Old 05-02-2012, 08:20 AM   #60
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But you've got all those illegal aliens coming in to replace those that are leaving. In fact I think CA is gaining population due to that.
Sorry, they are leaving too...but since the bennies here are so good, many stay even if there is no work.
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Ok let me get this right. I was planning to go to Texas and purchase a gas MH but from what I was reading is that is is too hard or exspensive to register it in California where I live. Are you saying I should just pay for the high price MH in california and not to go to Texas for the discount because it is not worth it. HELP me understand California DMV
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HELP me understand California DMV
I lived there for 14 years and neither I nor anyone else I knew EVER
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Old 05-19-2012, 07:47 PM   #63
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Ok let me get this right. I was planning to go to Texas and purchase a gas MH but from what I was reading is that is is too hard or exspensive to register it in California where I live. Are you saying I should just pay for the high price MH in california and not to go to Texas for the discount because it is not worth it. HELP me understand California DMV
Here is a link to CA.Gov concerning buying an out of state vehicle.

Buying an Out of State Vehicle

It is sure to confuse and belittle you to the point you are willing to pay any price to avoid this!

I will be anxiously waiting your comments
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Yeah, yeah... We all know how fun it is to berate CA. Go ahead, BFD...

It's really pretty easy to bring in an out of state coach, I did it last year. Has to have over 7500 miles. Concerning diesels, it has to have a smog check UNLESS it is over 14,000 GVW (basically any motorhome) or is older than 1998. All pretty plainly spelled out on the DMV website. If you can't figure it out, you probably belong in OR or AZ...
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If you are full-timers, you have other choices as well. I choose to register in my home state even though the price was exorbitant because it would go to improving the roads.
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For my 07 Itasca Ellipse California wanted $2400 for the 2010 registration. Although I was born and raised there, I packed my bags and joined Escapees to become a "Texan".

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Note that California registration fees have gone back to pre 2010 prices. I paid about 850 when I bought ours and the next year it doubled. That hurt and as a business owner of several vehicles it cost this rich corporation owner dearly. It is now back to way to much but around $700.
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Yeah, yeah... We all know how fun it is to berate CA. Go ahead, BFD...

If you can't figure it out, you probably belong in OR or AZ...
Whoa, slow down Automobilist.

I'm also a CA native, only in the PNW for the summer.

My post was directed towards ichatman. If he is planning on buying a new motorhome out of state it is definitely not going to be worth it, no matter how good a deal it is. Unless as you stated he is planning to buy a used MH with over 7500 miles.

I know that some new MH's have over 7500 miles before they are sold due to being driven to trade shows, sales events, etc. If it has not been titled yet with over 7500 miles showing, I would not want to find out what it takes to get it registered in CA.
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If he is planning on buying a new motorhome out of state it is definitely not going to be worth it, no matter how good a deal it is. Unless as you stated he is planning to buy a used MH with over 7500 miles.

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I'm confused as to how this statement can be true. Sure, California will slap taxes on an out of state purchase but how can it be said that these taxes will always be more than what might be saved by finding a killer deal out of state.

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Rick,

On a new MH purchase for a 49 state emissions vehicle it can not be registered and or retrofitted with CA emissions equipment at any price. It will be impossible to bring to CA unless it is a used vehicle with over 7500 miles.

This has nothing to do with taxes, it's CA emission requirements.
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