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Old 02-28-2012, 02:54 PM   #1
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Best place to register motorhome

Where is the best state and cheapest state to register a motor home? Just curious since i c so many different state license plates on rigs but owner doesn't live in the state of registration.
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Old 02-28-2012, 02:59 PM   #2
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Where is the best state and cheapest state to register a motor home? Just curious since i c so many different state license plates on rigs but owner doesn't live in the state of registration.
I'm dying to hear how you came up with the name...

We've had this discussion, re NM or Montana registrations.

'Problem is, with states desperate to find sources of additional revenue, many fear shopping for license plates could mean eventually making them to earn spending money

Use caution, and read all the posts on this topic first.
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Old 02-28-2012, 03:02 PM   #3
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The best place to register it is where you have ALL the rest of your mail addressed (i.e. your legal domicile).

Search these forums for thousands of posts on this topic. "South Dakota" "Texas Escapees" "Montana llc" "vehicle registration" etc....
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Old 02-28-2012, 04:42 PM   #4
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Depends on where you live. Some states are really starting to check out MH with out of state tags or if you upset your neighbors they may also turn you in. If you are going out of state, I would suggest you get your toad also licensed in that state. Driving a MH with one state tag and a toad with another is an invitation you don't want them to accept. In TX my DP is about $340.00 yr and $15.00 inspection.
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Old 02-28-2012, 04:49 PM   #5
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I would suggest registering it in the same place as your car. I know that may seem odd, but then again, this is the Internet You see out of states because people travel when they have Motorhomes. I know.... Crazy!
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Hi SUNARAB,
Welcome to iRV2. There is a lot to consider before you register a coach in a state other than the one you claim as your domicile. As previously suggested, search iRV2 for LLC, Montana LLC, Montana registrations, etc.

The bottom line is how vigorous is your domicile state in tracking down residents who, in their opinion are trying to evade taxes. Some are very vicious and some are not.
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I wouldn't recommend registering your motorhome in another state to beat the taxman as you eventually will get caught. However, if you fulltime you have a choice of where you want to register so pick the best. We fulltime and chose SD. Our driver's licenses are SD, our MH and toad are registered there and we have a legal address through our mailing service.
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Washington State would frown on registering a motorhome in another state to avoid sales taxes here. Matter of fact they will send you a use tax dunning letter for the equivalent. The highway patrol will issue you a ticket for it.

Thousands of dollars of sales taxes are at risk and the states will frown on it. You should talk to a lawyer not a forum.
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I wouldn't recommend registering your motorhome in another state to beat the taxman as you eventually will get caught. However, if you fulltime you have a choice of where you want to register so pick the best. We fulltime and chose SD. Our driver's licenses are SD, our MH and toad are registered there and we have a legal address through our mailing service.
+1 I switched everything to SD when I bought my new TT. Saved money, saved time, and I didn't have to go to SD to get it done. I did make a later trip for my SD drivers license, which took all of 20 mins and $10 to do!
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If u don't full time, register where u live.

I did the montana llc thing when we bought the knight a year ago. I'm in the middle of a sales tax audit, and looking forward to he appearance of a $7k tax bill.

They all talk to eachother. Big brother really is watching. The state of illinios was sent a copy of my florida sales reciept before the ink is dry.

They watch these forums. They knew my user name here. They knew I had the rig into the cummins dealer last week and how much I paid them.

They know where I store the rig. :(

They won't even let me keep my montana plates, and I really like my montana plates, they let me believe I'm not rotting in the flatlands....

Can't even convey thru an android keyboard how much this sucks.

Jason poling, ilrot audit dept, if you're out there, the jokes on me.
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A fair warning to everyone who doesn't register their RV in a legally domiciled residence. (I believe full-timers may be able to legally claim just about any state the state of residence. I had a conversation with a state attorney last week, and he informed me that states are beginning to really locate and prosecute anyone registering their RV in another state to save taxes, etc. He mentioned the ease by which this can now be accomplished through the sharing of data among state DMV's. Forewarned is forearmed as my Latin teacher used to say when no homework was forthcoming!!

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