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Old 07-17-2006, 09:24 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by dwhilsdorf
I'm feeling brave, once I add the insurance. Too hard to do it 'legally', and not worth another 60 gallons of fuel after I've looked at it to come back with NY plates.

How do I bring a vehicle I purchased in NYS to another state to register it in the other state? How do I bring a vehicle I purchased in NYS to another part of NYS to register it? Answer At a DMV office, you can apply for an in-transit permit that is valid for 30 days. You can use a NYS in-transit permit to transport the vehicle to another location in NYS or to another state where you will register the vehicle. You cannot use a NYS in-transit permit to transport a vehicle from another state into NYS. Contact the motor vehicle agency in the state where the vehicle is located.
I agree, I would get the insurance and go for it. I don't belive the Highway Patrol have it in for the owners of Airstreams. I would check my lights and be sure they work as that is about all I can think of that might get their attention. Let us know the outcome.

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Old 07-18-2006, 02:19 PM   #22
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You might try contacting a Title Service Agent, they might be able to provide the same service that you could get from a dealer.
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Old 11-23-2007, 07:25 PM   #23
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I recently purchased an '84 Excella 270 Motor Home from an idividual in Texas via EBay.

Here are the steps I took to legally bring the vehicle back home to NY. I hope this helps anyone in a similar situation.

1] I called the DMV in NY and Texas for advice.

2] I secured the VIN from the seller and bought insurance from my local agent with coverage to begin on the day of pickup in Texas.

3] I printed out the purchase form [DTF-802] for NY from the NY DMV
website and filled in the parts I could before I flew to Texas.

4] Upon arrival and delivery of the vehicle, I asked for and received a bill of sale stating the VIN, the price, the buyer, the seller, and the date.

5] The seller transferred ownership to me by filling out the appropriate spaces on the Texas title.

6] The seller and I traveled to the County Tax Office whereupon I
presented my insurance form, the Texas title and $25 to receive a Texas temporary [30 day] cardboard plate. The title and insurance card was returned to me. Had the seller's Texas registration been current [it was recently expired] I COULD have driven home on his plate and saved the $25.

7] At another desk in the same office the seller and I signed the bill of sale in front of a Notary Public who stamped it for a fee of $10.

8] I affixed the temporary plate to the motorhome and drove it uneventfully to NY.

9] Once home in NY, I completed the NY DMV Form [MV-82] for registration of a vehicle, presented the notarized bill of sale, the insurance card, the Texas title, and the previously completed form [DTF-802], paid the sales tax plus registration fee, and was presented my new plates and a 15 day inspection waiver.

10] With a valid NY inspection, my registration was complete. I now await the NY title which will arrive shortly from Albany.

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