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Kayteg1

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Reminds me the procedure I had in CA for getting CDL while using pickup for towing heavy trailer.
Even such CDL is clearly listed in books, took me 4 months of calling CHP headquarters till they found me DMV office in different county who would perform behind the wheel exam.
Than they put endorsement on my CDL that no officer could understand.





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Washington will not do anything without a MSO, I just bought a new truck in Idaho and waited for my paperwork to arrive. After three weeks I went down to DMV to get the registration done and they said no paperand had arrived, I called the dealer and was informed that UPS had a delivery exception.
The UPS truck had crashed the trailer burned and the paperwork had been destroyed, it took them two months to figure out how to get a replacement MSO from the manufacturer. I had a temporary in the window for three months before I got my plates.

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What's the advantage of having your truck camper titled? Or is it just another revenue stream for the state? If that's it, I'm amazed New York hasn't required it yet.


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srschang wrote:

What's the advantage of having your truck camper titled? Or is it just another revenue stream for the state? If that's it, I'm amazed New York hasn't required it yet.

That is only because there are so few in NYS that the State cannot make enough money to bother with.

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S Davis wrote:

Washington will not do anything without a MSO, I just bought a new truck in Idaho and waited for my paperwork to arrive. After three weeks I went down to DMV to get the registration done and they said no paperand had arrived, I called the dealer and was informed that UPS had a delivery exception.
The UPS truck had crashed the trailer burned and the paperwork had been destroyed, it took them two months to figure out how to get a replacement MSO from the manufacturer. I had a temporary in the window for three months before I got my plates.


That sounds like a nightmare.

What are the odds of that UPS truck crashing and burning up?


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srschang wrote:

What's the advantage of having your truck camper titled? Or is it just another revenue stream for the state? If that's it, I'm amazed New York hasn't required it yet.


I like having proof of ownership. Its not required and there was no cost involved in getting one.

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Did you buy the camper from a private seller? I'm curious as to why the seller could not supply you with a title or a Certificate of Origin?

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* This post was edited 01/18/20 01:58pm by ryoung *


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ryoung wrote:

Did you buy the camper from a private seller? I'm curious as to why the seller could not supply you with a title or a Certificate of Origin?

ryoung


I bought it from a dealer. I have no idea how many times its changed hands.

The selling dealer nor the DMV ever mentioned a certificate or origin.

This thread is the first time I have ever heard of one.

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As I understand it, a manufacturers Certificate of Origin is a document used to obtain the first title for a TC. Manufacturers of TC's do not assign a VIN. Instead they assign a unique serial number and attach it to the unit. This number is included on the certificate of origin that is given to the selling dealer.

If the dealer sells it to someone who lives in a state that requires a title, (there are only 8 states), the dealer will use the certificate of origin to apply for the title.

If a buyer lives in a state that does not require a title, the dealer will (should) pass the certificate of origin on to the buyer, reminding him that is should be kept as proof of purchase. This can then be substituted as a title if later sold.

As an example in 2004 I bought, a TC when I lived in Indiana, which does not require titling or registration. Ten years later I took the camper to Oregon and put it on consignment with a dealer.
Luckily I had kept the original Certificate of Origin as it was accepted by the dealer as proof of ownership just like a title.

Had I not had the original certificate I would have had to go through the same fiasco that you did.

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Had I not had the original certificate I would have had to go through the same fiasco that you did.

ryoung


We need a like button.

I live in Utah and the camper was originally sold in Texas.

When the ran the serial number nothing came up so it never had been titled or licensed.

I got my title so now I'm happy. [emoticon]

I just feel sorry for the next guy.

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