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Old 10-05-2003, 05:07 PM   #1
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Permanent trailer license?

I have heard through the grapevine that the state of Michigan now offers a permanent trailer license for around $200 as opposed to the annual license fee. Does anyone have info on this? Are any other states following suit?
I'm not sure that this would benefit me (39 years old in Jack Benny years) but younger folks might save some money and time
and hassle if the permanent option is available in their state.

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Old 10-05-2003, 05:19 PM   #2
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Hello Roger .. In Ontario we pay a one time licence fee and that is for the life of us or the trailer .. lol.. hope to have it for awhile and be able to enjoy it.. Annie1976... Happy82301's wife
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Old 10-05-2003, 05:29 PM   #3
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Yo happy82301

How much is that fee? Is it transferable to a different trailer?
I'm just looking for info on alternatives to annual licensing. I squeeze a nickel so tight that the buffalo has to relieve him/herself.

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Old 10-05-2003, 05:36 PM   #4
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Roger .. 25 or 30 Canadian dollars

Cheaper in Canadian dollars and yes it is transferable to another trailer.. just a small fee for the paper work..
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Old 10-05-2003, 05:51 PM   #5
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Way cool

Here in the good old USA, we would welcome (I think) a permanent fee, especially if it's transferable.
Those of us who change Airstream TT's or MH's nearly as often as we change our socks would certainly benefit from such a license.

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Old 10-05-2003, 05:57 PM   #6
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Happy, what do you do if you have more than one trailer? Register each one for life?
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Old 10-05-2003, 06:57 PM   #7
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Hello .. Yes you can register each one for life or as long as you have it.. we have the A/S and also a utility trailer that is licensed the same way.. Annie 1976
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Old 10-05-2003, 08:05 PM   #8
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I wonder if a vintage airstream would qualify as a collectable or antique? Good question to ask the tax and tag office.
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Old 10-05-2003, 08:10 PM   #9
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My AS cost me a whole $21, and that's for 5 years.
Personally, I think the DMV girl thought it was a utiity trailer- but I wasn't going to ask too many questions!!
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Old 10-05-2003, 08:14 PM   #10
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PERMANENT TR TAGS

ARKANSAS HAS PERMANENT TRAILER TAGS VERY INEXPENSIVE 45.00 PER TRAILER. I HAVE THEM ON ALL MY FARM TRAILERS ALSO MY ARGOSY. WE HAVE A CHOICE THREE YEARS FOR 36.00 OR PERMANENT FOR 45.00 NOT BAD.

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Old 10-06-2003, 01:18 AM   #11
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I am waiting for my new 25' CCD to come in and the dealer told me that the registration in CA was 2% of the total cost.

Does this sound right? If it does, how long is the plate good for?
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Old 10-06-2003, 04:15 AM   #12
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Re: CA License

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I am waiting for my new 25' CCD to come in and the dealer told me that the registration in CA was 2% of the total cost.

Does this sound right? If it does, how long is the plate good for?
Although we left CA about five years ago, that sounds about right. I recall that registrations in the Golden State are outrageously expensive. We were paying something like $450/year for our car registration, moved to Iowa and it dropped to $85 or something. Just another reason NOT to live in CA!

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Old 10-06-2003, 06:19 AM   #13
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I went to Ohio Historical Plates on my Airstream. You qualify if the vehicle is at least 25 years old. Mine cost $19.75. They are not permenent, mine expire in 2050. I doubt the plate itself will last that long.
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We just got our yearly renewal postcard. I'm going to call right now and see what might be available here in Arapahoe Co., Colorado. Thanks again Rog for the idea!. Leigh
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Old 10-06-2003, 10:58 AM   #15
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Re: Permanent trailer license?

In Minnesota we do not have a permanent trailer license, however I just paid my annual fee which came to a whopping $8!

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I have heard through the grapevine that the state of Michigan now offers a permanent trailer license for around $200 as opposed to the annual license fee. Does anyone have info on this? Are any other states following suit?
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Old 10-06-2003, 12:11 PM   #16
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Angry Trailer license

Yes, michigan is going to a permanent license to raise immediate cash for balancing the state budget. $75 for small <2000# trailers and $200 for anything bigger. You will get a new tag with a "permanent" description. Anyone who thinks it would be transferable knows nothing about state government and your wallet.
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Old 10-06-2003, 05:06 PM   #17
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In good ole Tax-a-chusetts, we are charged an annual fee based on trailer length. My trailer is 19' which translates into an annual fee of $65. Yet another reason to move out of state!
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Old 10-06-2003, 09:46 PM   #18
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In response to Creampuff, Calif has permanent plates for open utility trailers, but definitely NOT for Airstreams... Bake a plate of cookies for your DMV Clerk, 'cause her confusion saved you several hundred $$. We registered an '89 Excella 25 in August purchased from out of state, and paid over $1,000 in use taxes and fees to license... It will be several hundred $$ per year unless a new governor and legislature make some changes...

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It will be several hundred $$ per year unless a new governor and legislature make some changes...
Maybe you will elect a "terminator" today who will take care of this for you!
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Ohio has raised their plate fees by $11.45. I got new plates for the new truck last week, and they don't use raised letters on the plates anymore. The license plate looks "fake", like it is made out of plastic. Pay more, get less!
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