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Old 03-19-2011, 11:43 PM   #1
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Saving Money on Registration

Someone recently told me on how as a full-time RVer one can save money by registering their RV in particular states. Apparently some states like Florida have very low registration rates vs. other states. Does anyone have any information on how you would even go about doing that.

This guy was saying something about using a P.O. Box as an address and then using Good Sam to periodically forward mail. It started sounding somewhat complicated but I guess he saves quite a bit of money. His retirement money isn't taxed in Florida where as many states would be taxing it.

Anyway, if anyone has more information on this, I'd like to hear more about it.

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Old 03-20-2011, 01:39 AM   #2
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The secrets out ......damn !!

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Old 03-23-2011, 12:39 AM   #3
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Which are the best states to register in? How exactly does this work???
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Old 03-23-2011, 02:07 AM   #4
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In Utah it's a year based flat fee that decreases every couple years. To register my brand new 2012 it's $145 (iirc). You may run in to issues if your DL is based in another state. In Utah, you only have a short while (can't remember exact length) to get a new license unless you are military or a few other exceptions.
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Old 03-23-2011, 07:48 AM   #5
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To be completely "legal" you must make the state you use your residency state, talk to a good attorney. There are advantages to what you are asking but there are also legal drawbacks based on your particular situation and most states have different rules and definitions of residency requirements you must meet, (ie. full time vs part time) which drive tax reporting requirements. Good Luck.

This is not to say every body follows the rules, just be educated on what your exposures are, (think Montana).
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