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Fifth Wheel Tag Renewal

Michellepullina
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We bought a 2023 Fifth Wheel last year. We just received the bill from the DMV for the renewal tags. Does 800 dollars sound right? Has anyone else paid an astronomical amount like this? Call me cheap but it totally shocked me. That's just as much as we pay for our Dodge challenger. That we drive on the roads almost everyday.
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Cummins12V98
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In WA anyone can go to DOT and purchase a 3 day trip permit. It used to be $15, not sure what it costs now. Totally legal to NOT license your RV and buy trip permits. Used to do so when WA had insane tab fees.
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Michelle_S
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valhalla360
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Cummins12V98 wrote:
Nobody uses "Trip Permits" in these high fee States???


Calicrazy is well known for taking a guilty until proven innocent approach to tax collection...License plate reader picks you up in state and checks your official residence and you get a tax bill with penalties...plus in this case, you would be guilty even if the tax is excessive.
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spoon059
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way2roll wrote:
I have very little information on trip permits and how they would be used to avoid paying personal property taxes you owe in your home state. And aren't they for commercial use?

Buy a case of M&M candies and sell them at the campground. Boom... interstate commerce 😉
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way2roll
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Cummins12V98 wrote:
Nobody uses "Trip Permits" in these high fee States???


I have very little information on trip permits and how they would be used to avoid paying personal property taxes you owe in your home state. And aren't they for commercial use?
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Cummins12V98
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Nobody uses "Trip Permits" in these high fee States???
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wowens79
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laknox wrote:
wowens79 wrote:
Just don't com go GA. You pay 6% sales tax at purchase, then the tag is based on the value of the camper. I called to get an estimate on an $80k 5th wheel, and it was $1200 for the tag, with it going down slightly each year as it depreciates.

On a vehicle, including motorhomes, you pay 6% sales tax at purchase, then $20 a year.

I can't understand why tags on a trailer are so expensive.


Bet the State considers it a "domicile" and taxes it like your house. Here in AZ, we can no get a permanent tag for trailers < 10k GVW, EXCEPT, for RVs; only utility trailers.

Lyle


They do the same with boats, they send you a bill based on a percentage of the value of the boat.
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laknox
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wowens79 wrote:
Just don't com go GA. You pay 6% sales tax at purchase, then the tag is based on the value of the camper. I called to get an estimate on an $80k 5th wheel, and it was $1200 for the tag, with it going down slightly each year as it depreciates.

On a vehicle, including motorhomes, you pay 6% sales tax at purchase, then $20 a year.

I can't understand why tags on a trailer are so expensive.


Bet the State considers it a "domicile" and taxes it like your house. Here in AZ, we can no get a permanent tag for trailers < 10k GVW, EXCEPT, for RVs; only utility trailers.

Lyle
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wowens79
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Just don't com go GA. You pay 6% sales tax at purchase, then the tag is based on the value of the camper. I called to get an estimate on an $80k 5th wheel, and it was $1200 for the tag, with it going down slightly each year as it depreciates.

On a vehicle, including motorhomes, you pay 6% sales tax at purchase, then $20 a year.

I can't understand why tags on a trailer are so expensive.
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laknox
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Cptnvideo wrote:
Our renewal here in Arizona was over $1500 for a 2022 Solitude 5th wheel.
I know that in Ohio it is less than $100.
Obviously, it varies wildly between states.
Back between 2007 and 2013, we full timed in DPs, registered in South Dakota, annual registration was around $400 - and that was for a $300,000 coach.


Yep. Here in AZ, vehicle registration is a PROPERTY TAX, plain and simple, just as you pay on your house. FWIW, my '13 Genesis Coupe 3.8 Track, cost me $161. My '16 T&C minivan cost me $163. My '22 3500 Denali cost me $1,156. Yeah, this is property tax, period.

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opnspaces
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I believe California is based on the purchase price and it depreciates every year. Is your purchase price anywhere near what the DMV thinks your charger is worth? If so that would possible explain the price.
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bukhrn
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ferndaleflyer wrote:
And NC uses a dubious method. You add up personal property tax, inspection, and tags you pay as much as CA.
The way I read it sounds like he's talking about tag renewal alone is 800, my 2 cars, pickup, and 30ft Class C doesn't come to anywhere near that, now personal property tax is another matter all together.
I guess everyone pays something, where ever you are, we (and other states) pay personal property tax, NY has a school tax, (In addition to your land taxes) whether you actually have children in school or not.
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Cptnvideo
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Our renewal here in Arizona was over $1500 for a 2022 Solitude 5th wheel.
I know that in Ohio it is less than $100.
Obviously, it varies wildly between states.
Back between 2007 and 2013, we full timed in DPs, registered in South Dakota, annual registration was around $400 - and that was for a $300,000 coach.
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Cummins12V98
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That's insane!!! Get a handful of trip permits and forget the license.
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way2roll
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ferndaleflyer wrote:
And NC uses a dubious method. You add up personal property tax, inspection, and tags you pay as much as CA.


Yep. We get hammered every year. And when we moved here from MD a few years ago we got hit with the "welcome to NC " tax where we had to pay sales tax all over again on vehicles we already owned. Not sure where the money goes cuz it doesn't go to schools, roads or infrastructure.
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