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Old 04-30-2016, 12:35 PM   #1
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Tax, Title & Registation Question

We are in the process of buying a Forest River Salem Villa. We live in Florida and buying from a dealer in Pennsylvania. We plan on leaving the trailer in an RV campground in Vermont (we will stay there 2-3 months in summer and the rest of the time the campground stores it)

My question is what state do I register it?? I called the DMV in Florida and they said if its in Vermont register it there, but we will have Florida insurance.

I don't know and am hoping someone here has had a similar experience.

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Old 04-30-2016, 12:54 PM   #2
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You will need to check with the states involved. I have heard so many things including if there is a loan it will have to registered in our home state.


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Old 04-30-2016, 12:58 PM   #3
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My vote is for the state where purchased.
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State where your driver's license is from.
I doubt your insurance company will insure it, if it is not.

Telling the insurance company that it is stored in Vermont could affect your rates.
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State where your driver's license is from.
I doubt your insurance company will insure it, if it is not.

Telling the insurance company that it is stored in Vermont could affect your rates.
This is what I would do.
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Old 04-30-2016, 02:29 PM   #6
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If its a seasonal why even register it. Keep that money in your pocket.
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Old 04-30-2016, 02:38 PM   #7
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State where your driver's license is from.
I doubt your insurance company will insure it, if it is not.

Telling the insurance company that it is stored in Vermont could affect your rates.
True. But if a claim is made against it and the insurance company investigates the living in Florida/storage in Vermont situation,things could get a bit dicey.
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True. But if a claim is made against it and the insurance company investigates the living in Florida/storage in Vermont situation,things could get a bit dicey.
They always ask where will it be stored? the answers is in Vermont and show them your lease. alot of people own or rent out of state property. If you have a lease on the space it's your property, same as renting a vacation home under lease such as on the coast. But I would register in Florida and not at a rental state. besides Florida doesn't have personal property tax and Vermont I think they do. So if you register it in Vermont you will be billed the tax....
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If you register in Florida you will have to pay sales tax based on the selling price, which is different in each county. My county is 6.5%.
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Short answer is Vermont. Sorry to be a downer, long answer follows.

Living in the Northeast and working in government here, I can tell you that your registration has to be in the city and state where the vehicle is garaged. I saw a reply saying to use Florida. Sure you can register it in Florida and not pay taxes on it but that is illegal. In my state they have started to aggressively go after people that do this. When you are caught, they can go after 3-6 years of taxes plus interest, penalties, and administrative fees. They also will put a lien on the RV on top of it all. When all is said and done they will be pretty close to owning your RV.

Municipalities are hiring outside firms to track this stuff down now and use all kinds of records including DMV and insurance data. Vermont is leading this charge in the Northeast.

An insurance company is well aware of "vacation" homes. It may actually cost you less. You just have to ask yourself if it is worth the risks.
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