Go Back   iRV2 Forums > MOTORHOME FORUMS > Class A Motorhome Discussions
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 10-28-2011, 06:41 PM   #1
Member
 
Mojo13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Chino Hills, CA
Posts: 48
Arizona vs California Registration

I recently purchased a new Fleetwood Discovery in Pheonix, AZ. Drove it back to California, and attempted to register it at the DMV today. That didn't go so well.

I also have land in Arizona and a Arizona ID. I think I could register the vehicle in either state. Does anyone know the pros and cons of registering in either state?

so far for California registration, I see that I will have to pay a difference in tax from the original purchase price (about 2K) and I was told that it would have to get the vehicle smog tested.

Not sure of anything in Arizona yet.

__________________

__________________
Mojo13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 10-28-2011, 07:10 PM   #2
Member
 
flasher's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 75
Az is deff cheaper. As far as emissions go it depends on which county your property is
__________________

flasher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2011, 07:17 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Tucson, AZ
Posts: 736
I would find out which state has lower registration fees, both states charge on value of the vehicle, so it is going to be pricey for tags. Only Phoenix and Tucson make you get a smog test, rest of state doesn't.
Not sure about sales tax, AZ doesn't make you pay sales tax on a private party sale, only on dealer sales, but since you bought new, you probably already paid the sales tax at the dealer.
Is CA making you pay tax on what they think it is worth and not what you paid for it?
I remember them doing that when I lived there, another reason I don't live there anymore. When you bought a car private party, you always got a bill of sale for way less than you paid because you had to show it to DMV.
__________________
Sequim Guy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2011, 10:22 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Palisade CO
Posts: 3,562
Legally it should be registered in the state it is principally garaged in.

There have been some posts in the last few years talking about CA efforts to track down and fine people keeping RVs in CA that are registered in other states, but I don't know what the chances of getting caught are.
__________________
Clay WA5NMR - Ex Snowbird - 1 year, Ex Full timer for 11 years - 2004 Winnebago Sightseer 35N Workhorse chassis. Honda Accord toad.
Clay L is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2011, 10:29 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
stuhly's Avatar
 
Fleetwood Owners Club
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 1,290
Arizona is not cheap either. My 06 Providence last year was over $2000.
__________________
stuhly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2011, 11:25 AM   #6
Member
 
flasher's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 75
What would it of been in ca?
flasher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2011, 11:52 AM   #7
Moderator Emeritus
 
RickO's Avatar


 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Litchfield Park, Arizona
Posts: 10,530
Quote:
Originally Posted by flasher View Post
What would it of been in ca?
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".

Rick
__________________
Rick, Nancy, Peanut & Lola our Westie Dogs & Bailey the Sheltie.

2007 Itasca Ellipse 40FD
RickO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2011, 12:01 PM   #8
Member
 
flasher's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 75
I know how you feel Rick.I left 20 years ago
flasher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2011, 12:26 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
GSGracie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Christchurch, NZ
Posts: 313
Send a message via Skype™ to GSGracie
At last! Something that is cheaper in New Zealand than USA! My registration for the year is $290NZ (about $250US). Also have to get a Certificate of Fitness twice a year ($117NZ) but I still come out ahead. Gas on the other hand is $2.10 per LITRE, that is about $10 a gallon.
__________________
Graham Gracie in a 1999 Mirada, V10 Petrol. New Zealand, Suzuki Escudo 2001 2.5L V6. Mini poodle, Pierre and mini schnauzer, Maddie.
GSGracie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2011, 05:40 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Tucson, AZ
Posts: 736
Sorry to tell you, but it's not cheaper in NZ. Your MH is about the same age as mine, and my tags are about $245 a year. They go by current value here, so the older it is, the less the tags. The tags on a new Prevost are probably more than my MH is worth.
Price for gas in Tucson is running $3.17, a little better than $10.
What is a Certificate of Fittness? I have to get a smog test every other year, for $12.50.
__________________
Sequim Guy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2011, 05:47 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
SKP Kirk's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Part-time out of Bass Lake Retirement Community
Posts: 305
If you store the RV in CA where you live, you will probably get caught sooner or later and they won't be happy about it. The law says that you must register a vehicle in the state where it stays when not being driven. If you wish to use AZ to register, then you will need to store the RV there as well.

CA has become very aggressive about enforcement of vehicle registration laws. There have been numerous stories in the RV magazines about this.
__________________
Good Travelin! Kirk
Full-time 11 years, now part-time.
Kirk & Pam's Great Adventure!
SKP Kirk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2011, 06:20 PM   #12
Senior Member
 
macnkat's Avatar
 
Fleetwood Owners Club
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Riverton UT
Posts: 340
Quote:
Originally Posted by SKP Kirk View Post
CA has become very aggressive about enforcement of vehicle registration laws. There have been numerous stories in the RV magazines about this.
Aggresive? How so? It's not very practical to pull over every out of state plate they see. If you have an out of state address there is not much they can do to prove you don't split time from one place to another.
__________________
Mark & Kathy, Rocket, Sadie & Ginger (Chihuahuas) So. Cal. FMCA 422677
2009 Fleetwood Expedition 38f 2016 RAM 1500 4x4
Swim, Bike, Run
macnkat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2011, 08:59 PM   #13
Senior Member
 
dons2346's Avatar
 
Country Coach Owners Club
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 4,478
Quote:
Originally Posted by macnkat View Post
Aggresive? How so? It's not very practical to pull over every out of state plate they see. If you have an out of state address there is not much they can do to prove you don't split time from one place to another.
It is your jealous neighbor that will turn you in.
__________________
dons2346 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2011, 09:24 PM   #14
Senior Member
 
w6pea's Avatar
 
Fleetwood Owners Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Chula Vista, Mexifornia
Posts: 1,010
Quote:
Originally Posted by SKP Kirk View Post
If you store the RV in CA where you live, you will probably get caught sooner or later and they won't be happy about it. The law says that you must register a vehicle in the state where it stays when not being driven. If you wish to use AZ to register, then you will need to store the RV there as well.

CA has become very aggressive about enforcement of vehicle registration laws. There have been numerous stories in the RV magazines about this.
Quote:
Originally Posted by macnkat View Post
Aggresive? How so? It's not very practical to pull over every out of state plate they see. If you have an out of state address there is not much they can do to prove you don't split time from one place to another.
Quote:
Originally Posted by dons2346 View Post
It is your jealous neighbor that will turn you in.

I have a couple of neighbors that have Baja, Mexico plates one has had his p/u truck registered there, he bought his a week or so after I bought my F-250 p/u.....he has never registered it in California. I have written letters to DMV and the CHP and my local police department. You guessed it they have yet to do anything about it. Also I can walk out on the street right now and count 10 to 12 vehicles with not only out of state.....but more like out of country licensee plates.

Enough said before I get in trouble again.


If We Can't Haul It....You Don't Need It ! Motor-T
__________________

__________________
Remember "Without Truck's......America Stops" RVM129
"Take me to the Brig. I want to see the "Real Marines".
Major General Chesty Puller, USMC -
"Semper Fi"
w6pea is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
california



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Where to stay in Soutwest Arizona or Southern California gb1999 Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 4 03-12-2011 09:43 AM
Arizona RV registration cost Magumba iRV2.com General Discussion 16 06-26-2010 08:21 AM
Arizona bound Seajay iRV2.com General Discussion 18 05-25-2010 02:17 PM
Arizona RV registration Robert-W MH-General Discussions & Problems 15 11-06-2009 06:22 AM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:27 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.