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Old 12-20-2017, 06:14 PM   #1
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Question Purchasing new RV out of state

I am sure there are a lot of you that have done this so I am hoping for some clarification. We are looking to purchase a new DS from a dealer in Florida and I live in Oklahoma. The dealer in Florida told me that because Oklahoma is not a reciprocal state with Florida they have to have a driver take the unit over the border to Georgia, and have a paper notarized and get a gas receipt for them to put in the deal so that it shows it was an out of state delivery. The fee for this is going to be $550.00. This seems kind of odd. Has anyone encountered this before?

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Old 12-20-2017, 06:42 PM   #2
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I live in Texas and purchased my Entegra from NIRVC, but not in Texas because Motor Home Specialists has the Entegra franchise for Texas. So I went to Atlanta to buy the coach. No issues coming home with dealer plate and NIRVC purchased the Texas plates and sent them to me. It was just like buying at home. Donít know what reciprocal state refers to. Oh, NIRVC paid up to $500 travel expenses to get there. We drove our Jeep toad so we had a car with us for our 4 day stay in Atlanta to shake the coach down before heading home. Great buying experience.

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Old 12-20-2017, 08:43 PM   #3
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Normal operation. I bought a coach in CA, had it delivered to AZ and took delivery to beat the use tax. Don't remember what the cost was. Had to do the same notary experience.

Bought another coach in CA, took delivery in OR at the factory and again escaped use tax.

Buy the coach, have it delivered out of the purchase state then drive it home and register it.
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Old 12-21-2017, 11:27 AM   #4
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EVERY state is different. Go to your motor vehicle department and find out how you transport a coach back to the state and pay the taxes.
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Old 12-21-2017, 11:40 AM   #5
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... have a driver take the unit over the border to Georgia, and have a paper notarized and get a gas receipt for them to put in the deal so that it shows it was an out of state delivery. The fee for this is going to be $550.00. This seems kind of odd. Has anyone encountered this before?
I think that the dealer is trying to keep you from having to pay 'both' sales taxes/vehicle taxes in Your state AND Florida, but it seems a very 'odd' way to have you try to 'skip' the Florida taxes. Maybe this is a 'normal' thing for large ticket vehicles, maybe not, but I wouldn't feel comfortable either way since there is time, strange effort, and Money involved, not the mention the 'feeling' that you doing something 'out of the ordinary'.

We bought both of our ClassA's in Texas and had no problem, they just added the Georgia sales/TAVT fee to our contract, and then forwarded GA the fee amount, for our benefit. When we arrived back in GA a month or so later, the Tag Office had received our Fee from Texas and processed our new Tag - no further money out of our pocket, and the Texas 'Temporary' plate that had been supplied by the Texas dealer was good for 90 days, giving us plenty of time to get our State's plate.

by the way, what is the 'have a paper notarized' to do with this? what 'type' of paper? a blank sheet? a bill of lading/shipping notice? Sounds odd.
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We bought the Magna out of state. Dealers agent did all the paperwork and forwarded the use/tax, fees and paperwork from OR to WA. WA law won't let you hand carry the paperwork to the DOL either. Picked up tge rig and headed for AZ, by the time we got home the paperwork was waiting at the DOL.
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In our case bought the coach in MI and paid MI sales tax at dealer. Then when we went to get title paid the diff. in sales tax. (Indiana has a higher sales tax than MI.)
Not sure what your State’s rules are but I understand you being uncomfortable with this driving over state line business. Might be nothing to worry about but worth checking on.

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Old 12-21-2017, 03:19 PM   #8
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Thanks for the replies. I called another dealer Florida today and was told there are only 5 states in the country that are not reciprocating states with Florida. Anytime that they have a sale for someone in these states and their taxes are less than Florida they have to do the out of state delivery so that you don't pay Florida and your own state sales taxes. All the paperwork is filled out at the dealership except for the form stating out of state delivery that is notarized in Georgia. You then take delivery of the unit in Georgia.
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When I bought my 5er I lived in CA but bought the rig in TX. The dealer collected the CA sales tax and registration fees and gave me a 60 day TX temp tag. When I got back to CA I went to DMV, they verified my VIN and gave me my plates. The fees were forwarded by the dealer before I got to DMV.

Two years later I went full time and use the Escapees So Dakota address and have SD plates now. No new sales taxes just registration fees were collected. No inspection, they just took my money and gave me my plates. Three years later I traded in the 5er for a Class A in Phoenix. Had to drive to CA to take delivery and sign a notorized document and get a 60 temp AZ tag. I mailed the sales tax and registration fees to SD and they mailed me back my plates.

At the same time I purchased the Class A I purchased a Jeep toad from a dealer in ID. They collected the sales tax and registration for So Dakota and mailed it in for me. So Dakota said just remove my plates from my F-350 I was trading in on the Jeep and put them on the Jeep which the Dealer did for me and I drove off with my new Jeep with SD plates already on it from the dealers lot. Didnít have to drive anywhere.

Just goes to show you that every state is different.

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