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Old 11-12-2013, 01:50 PM   #1
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I was looking at my states requirements to register a motorhome and they require the title and a MCO. Does every MH owner have a MCO to give to a buyer when they sell?

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Old 11-12-2013, 02:01 PM   #2
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I believe the MCO only comes into play until the first title is registered. When the dealer buys a motorhome from the manufacturer, he gets an MCO which is then submitted by the dealer to the state (or county) registrar with the title application when the motorhome is sold to a customer. From that point on, you're dealing with a transfer of title to register the motorhome (or any other vehicle). I've never had to submit an MCO when registering a vehicle for which I held title in Texas or Ohio. I also have never had in my hands an MCO for a vehicle.


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I think its only on new MH's that you have to have a MCO. Once its been registered once, I dont think you will have that. Or at least thats the way it is in MO.
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Hi enmotion,
The MCO is needed when the coach is new and being sold for the first time. This is because there is no previous title or history. After that, the title is sufficient. This is for Florida. I have no idea how a MCO would pass from owner to owner. Consider calling the state agency who will handle the registering to have this clarified.
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Old 11-12-2013, 02:44 PM   #5
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I agree with the other posters. The MCO is given to a new owner when a vehicle is purchased new. This is surrendered to the state when you license it for the first time. Any subsequent transfers of ownership are done through a transferable vehicle title. I imagine your state regs say title or MCO if they do not that is probably a mistake in the documents. Call your state DMV and see what they say
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When I bought my motorcycle in Alabama, (1973) they were then a non-title State. I was a resident of Florida, and I got the MCO to turn in to Florida for registration and Title.
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Old 11-13-2013, 10:16 AM   #7
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Thumbs up MCO,s

Thanks everyone for helping to clarify this requirement. It makes sense to me for the dealer to provide an MCO to a new owner in that it has never been registered in a state. I will reread NJ's requirements, but I remember them saying if there is more than one MCO all you need is the title and one MCO....I will give them a call...like someone said maybe it is a mistake.
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There cannot be "more than one MCO" either, so there has to be a mistake in the document you saw, or misunderstanding of what it said.
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There very well can be two mco's. I just bought a new coach and you get one for the chassis from ford motor co. and one from fleetwood for the finished coach. Out previous MH was the same way. You have to turn both in when you go to title it. Your state most likely requires either a title or moo but not both.

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