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Old 07-25-2013, 01:07 PM   #1
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Ok...I went to purchase our tag for the trailer we bought last week. Now the tag is only for a month beings we renew in Sept. Just that months tag was 35.00 and the lady said that the tag we have to buy in Sept will be anywhere around 350.00-450.00!!! Does that sound right? We already paid taxes on it being we bought it from a dealership. I just cant believe its that expensive to tag those things! I do know 1st full year will be a little more expensive but she said itll be like that every year! I drive a 2012 accord and only paid 130.00 for a year and that was the first tag. Lol im just appalled by those numbers!
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Old 07-25-2013, 01:18 PM   #3
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Old 07-25-2013, 01:20 PM   #4
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My 36' 5th wheel is 35.00 a year.

Its your state not your trailer.
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We have a permanent license - it is good for as long as we own the trailer. We paid for a personalized plate and it was $200. Keep in mind this is for a 41 foot 5th wheel with a 14k pound dry weight. This is a one time fee that we gladly paid and are done with tags. One of the nice parts of living in Montana - at least for now.
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Old 07-25-2013, 01:28 PM   #6
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My 36' 5th wheel is 35.00 a year.

Its your state not your trailer.
Lol lucky you!!! Thats more reasonable! I wouldn't mind that price! The price I got gave should be criminal!
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Old 07-25-2013, 01:31 PM   #7
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We have a permanent license - it is good for as long as we own the trailer. We paid for a personalized plate and it was $200. Keep in mind this is for a 41 foot 5th wheel with a 14k pound dry weight. This is a one time fee that we gladly paid and are done with tags. One of the nice parts of living in Montana - at least for now.
Thats a great price! Id happily pay for a permanent! Im gonna check on prices and aee if thats even an option for Alabama. Thanks for that idea!
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according to this, travel trailers tags are only $12 a year to renew.

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Old 07-25-2013, 01:44 PM   #9
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Sounds like AmaWill got taken to the cleaners. Are you sure it was not just taxes of some kind?
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Old 07-25-2013, 01:46 PM   #10
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according to this, travel trailers tags are only $12 a year to renew.

Alabama Department of Revenue - Motor Vehicles
Thank you for this link! I am going to print it off and take it when we go back in Sept. I understand 200.00 or so for 1st tag so anything I can get to make them show me where all that money is going compared to something from the states website is very helpful! I just want an explanation! And she couldnt or wouldn't give me one. And im one of those that has no patience with people that won't explain something or make it right and I start causing scenes and such! Lol I just took that today and the hubby is gonna go back so he can do the talking since he handles those situations better than I.
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Not that much. We already paid most of the taxes but like .75% and that dont add up to 450.00
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Here in GA, annual tag fee is $12 BUT when you first register your new/used camper, DMV charges a percentage of the value of your camper...thus your first registration fee will be $200 or more...sounds like AL may work the same way ;(



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They charge a percentage of the value, even after you have paid sales tax? or doesnt GA have sales tax?

My 1st trip to the DMV in PA will cost me over a $1000 because I bought it in Ohio and never paid any taxes yet.

But after the initial paying of taxes and titling and registation. it will cost $60 every 5 years.
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Old 07-25-2013, 02:00 PM   #14
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Here in GA, annual tag fee is $12 BUT when you first register your new/used camper, DMV charges a percentage of the value of your camper...thus your first registration fee will be $200 or more...sounds like AL may work the same way ;(
Well when its not even in their system yet and they dont know when it will be how do they put a value on it then?
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They charge a percentage of the value, even after you have paid sales tax? or doesnt GA have sales tax?

My 1st trip to the DMV in PA will cost me over a $1000 because I bought it in Ohio and never paid any taxes yet.

But after the initial paying of taxes and titling and registation. it will cost $60 every 5 years.
Yes, after sales tax, you pay % of value when first registering...then $12/year for renewal...that's how they roll here in the Peachy State



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Yes, after sales tax, you pay % of value when first registering...then $12/year for renewal...that's how they roll here in the Peachy State


But all the roads are paved with gold and not a pothole in sight....right?
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But all the roads are paved with gold and not a pothole in sight....right?
It's used as a supplement for our State worker pension fund so they all can afford a beach condo in FL, paid in cash! :O



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We have a permanent license - it is good for as long as we own the trailer. We paid for a personalized plate and it was $200. Keep in mind this is for a 41 foot 5th wheel with a 14k pound dry weight. This is a one time fee that we gladly paid and are done with tags. One of the nice parts of living in Montana - at least for now.
I paid $75.00 in Virginia, that's for as long as I own it. No yearly renewal in Virginia. I guess every State is going to get what they can......
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We paid state sales tax (6% I believe) and no local sales tax when we bought our fifth wheel, but we then had to pay an annual registration, and we pay that each year. In Texas...I think it's right around $130 a year for our Columbus 320RS.

On the sales tax, we traded in a 2005 Sandpiper and got a good trade in - and Texas only charges sales tax on the DIFFERENCE between the purchase price and trade-in.
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I just bought a 2014 Wildwood and as part of the closing We paid $66 for licence plus $14.50 for Road and Bridge fee,plus State inspection fee $14.50. Total $95. Of course there was sales tax of $813 based on the difference from our trade in. We also live in Texas. On my old TT the Lic. renewal was $80.
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