Originally Posted by rayza
Second issue is smog check. I can't drive the RV into CA to get a smog check, so how can I handle that requirement? Is it even required since I am staying out of state for a year? I have gotten mixed messages on this, but from what I understand it has to be checked by a CA authorized mechanic.
Why can't you drive to CA and have the smoke check and the VIN verification done? Once that is done then head back to wherever you intend to park/keep it.
Sorry if I missed that explanation somewhere.
As long as you have "insurance" and a "bill of sale" you could drive it to CA (home) without a registration. At least in FL you can.
When I bought my coach (private sale) I could not get the title paperwork right away because the title had a lien on it and my bank was handling title work and said it could take a couple of weeks. So I asked DMV about getting a temp tag to drive motorhome home (get it off sellers property) and they said it was "fine to drive it home as long as I have the insurance and bill of sale paperwork with me". It's done all the time I was told (if I was to get stopped, the police would not give me any trouble with that paper work).