Posted 31 December 2003 - 02:31 PM
This is all new to us! Does anyone have any suggestions? Has anyone used the Good Sam mail forwarding service? What about registering your Casita in Florida even though you live in Ca. and your tow vehicle is registered in Ca.
If this works out, we would plan to register the Casita in Ca. when we arrive back home.
Thousand Palms, Ca
2004 17' FD
Posted 17 March 2004 - 07:06 AM
Hopefully someone that has traveled from the Rice factory, to the long way home can help you.
Posted 17 March 2004 - 10:12 AM
We live in California. Before we left for Texas we went to the DMV - they completely filled out the registration for us.. gave us a temporary permit to bring our trailer home from Texas.... We had to partially pay the DMV before we left for Texas... But we came straight home...
Casita Enterprises will also give you a temporary paper from their state. It was only valid for a short time.
2002 17' Liberty Deluxe "Snuggy Buggy"
2010 Honda Odyssey with Res/Nav
Canyon Country, CA
Posted 17 March 2004 - 12:27 PM
Thanks for your suggestions. Since my original note, we have done some homework. We sent payment for our Casita along with the Ca. DMV paperwork and we're now awaiting the paperwork back from Casita. Our sales rep, Jeanne, will have the paperwork signed by a proper "official" which the Ca DMV needs in order to verify the Vin #. So, as soon as I receive the paperwork back from Casita, I'll bring it to the CA DMV and then the fun will begin depending on who I get to speak to at the DMV. When I originally visited the CA DMV, they told me that they would issue a temporary permit which is only good for up to 60 days. For some reason, they were insisting that we bring the vehicle back to CA in order to get the permanent registration. As far as Dick is concerned, he figures that once we have all the paperwork and the signature from the proper "official" and give them the registration fee$$, they should be happy. O.K., so if we only get the 60 day pass, we'll just have to take our chances that we don't get stopped along the way. At this stage, we will feel confident that we have done our best to fulfill the CA DMV requirements.
Anyways, at this time we are attempting to focus on other more important preparations for our adventure which is around the corner. I'm in the middle of compiling all my existing lists of "things to do" and begin to do the "things to do". Are we having fun yet??
Thousand Palms, Ca
2004 17' FD
Posted 17 March 2004 - 06:06 PM
I wish you the best of luck! When one of the DMV's got torched years ago during the Rodney King fiasco, people were cheering!
'03 17' Liberty Deluxe
2005 Toyota Tundra Double Cab
Southern California (Orange County)
Posted 18 March 2004 - 03:45 PM
I got the strong impression that DMV doesn't care a bit how long you have been driving around before entering the state of California. What they care about is that you get registered and pay them the big lot of money for the sales tax within a specified time period after entering the state.