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Old 01-25-2019, 05:59 PM   #29
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Michigan. I paid 75 dollars for the plate it's good as long as I have the trailer.
We get robbed on auto insurance to make up for it.
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Old 01-25-2019, 06:00 PM   #30
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It says they do not register campers...
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Old 01-25-2019, 06:03 PM   #31
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In GA you pay a one time (significant) tax when you initially register a vehicle. After that itís an annual tag fee which is pretty small.



On the other hand, property (real estate) taxes seem lower than what I hear people report from other states, although it will vary by county.


Only if it has a motor, otherwise you pay ad valorem every year on that trailer or fifth wheel.
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Old 01-25-2019, 07:16 PM   #32
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It says they do not register campers...
This place does: https://staabagency.com/

They're the one I used.
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Old 01-25-2019, 08:54 PM   #33
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Where's the gotcha to Maine registration?

This sounds too easy to be true.

So let's assume for a minute that it is true... Maine will allow me to register my travel trailer there even though it and I don't live there.

What about back in my home state? Is that where the risk is? Will they "react badly"? Is my insurance carrier going to freak out when they see Maine tag numbers and a GA address?

We recently got our $1k ad valorum bill and are NOT happy. This is mostly because we know that when we had boats (same applies to personal aircraft too) we were taxed in the (cheap) county that they were moored in and not the (pricey) county that we live in. That rule somehow doesn't apply to trailers. We do store our AS in a less expensive county.

And of course, we paid the 8% sales tax at purchase too!
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Old 01-25-2019, 09:14 PM   #34
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Only if it has a motor, otherwise you pay ad valorem every year on that trailer or fifth wheel.
I guess I need to go back and check. I don’t recall the 2nd year being anywhere near as high as the initial registration.
It’s possible the annual ad valorem tax varies by county? Towns County generally less expensive.
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registration fees.

No, the sales tax was almost 10% up front.
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Old 01-26-2019, 03:00 PM   #36
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I guess what all this shows is that States need to get their acts together and standardize their tax systems.

Sales Tax is the only real fair tax. Even crooks have to pay it if they spend stolen money.

Until then, I’ll do what makes sense for me.

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I guess what all this shows is that States need to get their acts together and standardize their tax systems.

Sales Tax is the only real fair tax. Even crooks have to pay it if they spend stolen money.

Until then, Iíll do what makes sense for me.

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If you can't afford the tires, don't buy a Ferrari.....
Not really sure how this applies to registering an A/S. If I were to own a Ferrari, and could save money on registering it in a different state while following all of the legal requirements I may opt to do so.

Why wouldn't you consider it?

Paying extra taxes for no good reason just does not make sense to me. Do you send in a few hundred dollars extra every year to Uncle Sam? If not, why not. In my mind it is the same thing.

As long as it is legal, I view it the same way as as taking all allowable deductions.

Of course, opinions may vary. Consult your tax advisor for information on how this may apply to you. Oh, and BTW have a great day!

God Bless America!
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It is of course just a saying.

It applies as my opinion, which is different than yours that I would rather spend my time doing more enjoyable things then trying to save money by going out of my way to register in another state just to save a few dollars.

A late model Airsteam trailer is a luxury item. Plain and simple. It is expensive. It never ceases to amaze me that some people who can afford them will complain about the cost to own them.
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Fair enough. This would be a boring place to live if we all thought the same.

Thank you for posting your opinion.

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It is of course just a saying.

It applies as my opinion, which is different than yours that I would rather spend my time doing more enjoyable things then trying to save money by going out of my way to register in another state just to save a few dollars.

A late model Airsteam trailer is a luxury item. Plain and simple. It is expensive. It never ceases to amaze me that some people who can afford them will complain about the cost to own them.
I see nothing wrong at all, with registering an Airstream trailer out of state, if the registration fees in your state really are $800 per annum. Maine makes it very easy to register for up to 12 years at a single registration for just $20 per year. Thats great value.

Approximately 12% of 18 wheeler trailers on the East coast are registered in Maine....many of these are bulk fleet registrations.
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