Several weeks ago I had asked this forum, what I thought would be a simple question, about licensing the trailer for our ride home. As the sale was private, out of Country and we would not have a permanent residence.
Although some tried to answer we needed a definite answer from the powers to be....and it went like this.....
On the Canadian side - I went to MTO first and they sent me to CT who in turn sent me to CC who yes you guessed it sent me right back to MTO - YIKES I was stuck in the Bermuda triangle.
After about the 3rd go around a nice gentleman at the CC broke the triangle and claimed I had to get an In-Transit - sticker from the United States (ANY STATE) and it is good for the trip home. Once you get to the border you will be given a receipt on the import vehicle which you can then go back to MTO to license her for Ontario (but be sure that the trailer meets all CT regulations as well). I called the US Customs and they confirmed that we needed an In Transit Sticker.
This was fine - I would then deal with it when we got to Louisiana. Everything else was set! We were ready - so we thought. Well at least we enjoyed a few sunny warm days in Florida before we had to think of our journey home!
Seven days later we arrived in Lafayette.... off we went to find out about the "In Transit" sticker....First we waited in a pretty short line at the DMV - nope, heard of it but we (meaning Louisiana) do not issue anything like that, you have to go to the SP, No Mamme we do not issue In Transit stickers, you have to go to the DMV (but we've already been there) well then it must be the DOT who issues them. (Just to be on the safe side we asked - what if we don't have anything? - Well Mamme in our State as long as you have your notarized Bill of Sale and Title you will be fine)
Off to the DOT who immediately recognized the words "In Transit" sticker - yes Mame there is such a sticker and it is issued by DMV - YIKES another Bermuda Triangle!!!! I asked her to confirm and she contacted the powers to be at the DMV as well as the SP and all were consistent with their answers. That was good enough for us - We Were not Getting a Plate of any Kind!!!! (Thus we were not going to have to pay any taxes!)
Just a tad nervous about driving with no plate on the back - but confident in the United States Honour system we headed over to GYMES to start our trip home. With hugs and big thank you's for all their help - there was one last item they took care of - just to put our minds at ease.
You see in Lafayette Louisiana if the "Bermuda Triangle" says there is an In Transit sticker but no one is prepared to issue one - YOU JUST MAKE YOUR OWN!
...and so we live through not just one but two Bermuda Triangles to tell our story.