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Old 03-10-2013, 07:39 AM   #1
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buying RV in a different state than I live help

Good Morning,
I am looking to buy a Motorhome while I am here in Florida, but I reside in Texas. What are my options for registering if I do not plan on returning to Texas for three months, as the hubby is working in another state? I sure hope there are some options as I really like this motorhome and I can afford it. lol

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Old 03-10-2013, 07:44 AM   #2
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Can't give you an answer, but welcome to the forum.

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Old 03-10-2013, 07:49 AM   #3
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Welcome to the forum.

I bought a used Ford Explorer from a dealer in Arizona while I was traveling (I too am a resident of Texas) and they provided me with a temporary Az registration which I believe was good for 90 days.

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To register it in Florida, you would have to have Florida insurance. If you are buying from a dealer, they should be able to take care of registering in your home state. You would notify your home state insurance and the appropriate sales taxes would be figured out by the dealer. With buying a car from a dealer, that's what they do. They issue a temporary plate/permit for a set length of time until your home state registration is received.
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If you are buying from a private seller your Bill of Sale can act as a temporary plate. You would contact your local insurance company and get insurance (ours sends us an email copy of the insurance) and when you get home you go and register your RV and pay the sales tax. I would also check with the Texas DMV to make sure on the private seller part. That is how it is done in Washington State. A dealer would take care of all paperwork.
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Old 03-11-2013, 09:30 AM   #6
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A big thanks

Thank you all for your help. Unfortunately, the seller decided to keep the RV an not sell it to us, even after I picked out new furniture. (sad face) So now....I am starting the whole process again from scratch. Happy Hunting for my new home.

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