I will get a new title from CT so that's not a problem. I've seen the applications and they only require the previous owner's info. I have all that and also his previous registration, and a notorized bill of sale, so, it's just a matter of filling out forms.
In the meantime, I'm in LOVE! It's all mine, now, and I'm getting to know it.
So, here's my purchasing/picking up story: It almost fell through, but I was saved by a great UHaul expert.
I got the phone call from the seller on saturday afternoon. I drove out to see it sunday and put a down-payment on it. I didn't have a TV yet, so I thought I could rent a uhaul pickup truck.
I didn't know there were different kinds of electric plugs so after driving across 2 states, I found I couldn't take the trailer home. I somehow didn't panic.
I went to the local UHaul office and they had an adapter, but they only had a female adapter. I needed a male, with the 6 prongs. This guy was a genious! He sent me down the road to an RV dealer who made an adapter for me ON THE SPOT! He only charged me $25 for it, and it was ready in minutes.
I took it back to the trailer, plugged it in, it worked, and I drove my trailer home! Yay!
It was almost a wasted day: 8 hours of driving and about $250 in rental and gas, but I got it.
The thing is, I really didn't want to spend double the money on a new one. Just delivering it to CT would have been $2K. And there are no others for sale around here. They are all in California or Arizona or Florida. I really didn't want to have to go that far. And I really don't see the point in spending double the money on a new one. It's just for fun and for summer, so, since I'm still working 10 months of the year, I won't get enough use out of it to justify buying it new.
So I'm on my way to having my TV inspected. I'm buying a Volvo V70 AWD SE wagon. It's even white!!! Got it for a great price right near home. 3300lb towing capacity but much better gas milage than a huge suv.
And I already chatted with UHaul to make sure they can install the receiver and ball. I love it because it's low- I can easily get my kayaks on the roof with just 4 new Thule feet. I have all the rest of the hardware already for my Civic. This is so much better than a huge tll suv: I was going to have trouble getting both boats all the way up there! I'm only 5 feet tall!
Fingers crossed! If the mechanic says it's good, I'm buying the volvo today. I'll get it tuesday and put the hitch on it over the weeked. I'll be able to do the vin verification weeks before my temp registration expires.
I found an rv mechanic nearby, too. They're also hard to find around here!
While I'm waiting, I ordered the magnetic hitch poles so I can connect it alone. I got a steel wheel lock, the hitch wheel (and I can move it on cement! I did last night!) and heavy duty plastic levelling blocks and wheel chocks. I got the strap on mirror extensions and a telescoping rake. What a great idea! I found a clear sewer extender, the treatment goo and the toilet paper.
Now I need an extra scissor jack and I'm going out for plastic bins for the cupboards. I figure I'd rather be able to toss alot into the bins and pull them out to dig around. Plus, I like the idea that they'll catch the messes and prevent spillage. Bins. Definitely.
I sew, so I'll cut a thick mattress topper and cut it to fit the bed, and with a long zipper make a fitted sheet. I don't plan on putting the table up, ever. I really love the idea that the bedding will just be there: No fuss, no muss, not going into my volvo at all: Pillows, blankets, it's all just staying put except for laundry day. I totally LOVE that. So, on each trip, the kitchen and bed will already be packed. Wow. Same thing when I leave a site: All that packing I won't have to do!!!! Just leave it as is!!
I'm loving this!