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Old 08-08-2009, 03:27 PM   #1
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registering new airstream in Montana

I am buying a new 23 ft international in new jersey.
I have property in Montana and plan on titling there.
Is a 23 ft International considered a trailer and what should I know about initial the cost of title and registration as well as repeat annual cost?
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Old 08-08-2009, 03:34 PM   #2
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We title all our vehicles in MT because we are military and MT is our permanent state of residence. We titled a camper there last year and are about to title our 71 Safari. You can get a lifetime camper registration for about $175. Of course, you also don't pay any sales tax which is a great bonus! I don't remember what plates and everything else cost but I know it wasn't too much. The lifetime registration was the biggest expense and even that wasn't bad, obviously! Hope this helps and good luck!
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Old 08-08-2009, 04:20 PM   #3
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Being a MT resident is sales tax advantaged. RV dealerships can refer one to attorneys who will sell you a square inch of MT soil (almost) so one can qualify. Many fulltimers/large moho owners use this. You're miles ahead if you already own land there.

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Is a 23 ft International considered a trailer?
Absolutely. With a bathroom and galley, it qualifies as a 2nd home. Thus interest on purchase is deductible on federal taxes. The same underlined qualifications also apply to boat purchases.

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