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Old 05-12-2006, 10:46 PM   #29
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Har. Here in the Motor State, a permanent trailer tag ran us (Trailers and Trailer Coaches-2,500-9,999 pounds) $200! And the fee on vehicles is related to value, and it is easily over $100 every year, per vehicle!

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Ya know....
I asked a clerk at the Secretary of State's office about the "formula" they use to calculate plate fees on motor vehicles....
She told me that it is a combination of the weight, age and value of the vehicle....
I told her that I knew that BUT I wanted to know how they calculate it. What percentage of what and how they come up with THAT exact dollar amount....
She called her manager over and he said that they did not know and I would have to call Lansing....
I asked her if that is where we employed all of the state's rocket scientists....
She did not see the humor in that.... I sure did!
An example of plate fees....
My 2004 Pontiac Vibe was $85.00 last year and my 2000 GMC Safari was $104.
The year before that they were less money....
Now something had to GAIN in their formula...
Let's see here....
The vehicles depreciated in value... That did not gain....
The vehicles did not get heavier... That did not gain...
The vehicles did not get newer... That did not gain...

Hmmm....
Seems like the only thing that GAINED was the revenue generated for the state... And yet we have some of the WORST roads in the country....
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Old 05-13-2006, 07:17 AM   #30
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My pickup was around $71. I have an Ohio Historical Vehicle plate (we still own a place up there), on my A/S, that cost $19, and is good for 50 years.
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Old 05-13-2006, 09:21 AM   #31
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Wink love my 03 19 ft bambi

Our govenor Ernie Fletcher has legal troubles and a huge deficit approved budget.
Our Bambi costs in Kentucky help offset some of the woes:

tow unit 2003 chevrolet pickup
state license annual fee$ 12.00
clerk fee $3.00
advalorem tax (annual personal property) $260

2003 airstream bambi
state fee $5.00
adj county fee $1.00
advalorem tax $209
Late fee (11 days late) $7.23

of course state farm insurance
premium $329.00
local tax $18.92
KY surcharge $4.94

City ordinance
Can't park unit in yard or driveway october-may
Trying to pass another restriction of 24 hours only with permit for 24 hours

Storage lot $40 per month

Can't think of better way to spend retirement money and time
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Old 05-13-2006, 10:42 AM   #32
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Okay, here's some sticker shock for you easterners. Our 2006 Bambi 16ft Quick Silver plates AFTER paying sales tax, $832.00.
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Okay, here's some sticker shock for you easterners. Our 2006 Bambi 16ft Quick Silver plates AFTER paying sales tax, $832.00.
Holy cow!
Do you have to pay that annually?
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License plates are cheap on trailers in Missouri. I think it runs $9 plus change plus some small administrative fees for the license office. They get you however on Personal Property tax which I think ran somewhere in excess of $400 for the Classic this year. Its based on the valuation of the trailer....so the more it costs, the more you pay.

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Next year Bambi's cost for just a sticker will be around $750.00. Each year it goes down, but ssllloooooowly. It's personal property tax is what they get you for, which is .0095% of sticker. Then, they use a convaluted calculation and Voodoo for the ownership/luxury tax. The whole thing is crap, but what do you do? Pay the man!
Once Bambi is 10 years old, its will cost under a hundred bucks annually.
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