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heyobie

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Posted: 03/24/22 02:19pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I just bought a 2016 fifth wheel in North Carolina and I'm going to park it in North Carolina should I get tags and title in North Carolina or in Maine

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Is Maine cheaper than NC ? and is it legal in NC ? Also, in Maine, I believe you may have to set up an LLC. but that's just a guess.


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Well if you are going to park it and not move it ask the campground if you need to register it.

But: A general rule if you plan on moving it is to register in the same state as the one on your Operators License (The proper name of a "Driver's License" If you live in Maine, register in Maine.

A few years back there were a bunch of folks registering LLC's in a low low low tax state. their home states.... Got upset. and when the Treasury agent comes knocking and says "you owe us money" they tend to be very...er.. Liberal.. as to how much you owe (Meaning they estimate on the high side. way high) .


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If the 5er will be in North Carolina most of the time, I’d register it in NC.


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NC personal property tax isn't cheap. You'll be hit with the "welcome to NC" Sales tax on the value of the Rv plus annual personal property tax.


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When I drag raced, a lot of racers registered their trailers in Maine because it was cheap and easy and could all be done online. When I go to the races now, which is seldom, I still see quite a few. There was never a need for anything other than what they charged to register the trailer.


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We have rv in NC, it's registered in Fl but that is where we live. It's not moving so I didn't even buy a florida tag for it this year. When we sell it will have a florida title that doesn't need to be notorized. NC DMV wanted to know if we were 6 and 6 meaning 6 months there and 6 months here. It got complicated so we said ok make it simple and we did.


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This 5th wheel was tagged and titled in NC. The seller said she was required to have the title notarized to sell it and my name was required to be on the title as the buyer. So I have to get a new title in my name to sell it. So I might as well title it in NC. Only 3% tax in NC. I'm from Maryland and it's a 7% tax

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You might want to take a look at this YouTube video, paying particular attention to the part about insurance claims.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ebDF-C7GJec

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heyobie wrote:

This 5th wheel was tagged and titled in NC. The seller said she was required to have the title notarized to sell it and my name was required to be on the title as the buyer. So I have to get a new title in my name to sell it. So I might as well title it in NC. Only 3% tax in NC. I'm from Maryland and it's a 7% tax


The difference in NC and MD (I've lived in both) is that NC has annual personal property tax. Amortized the first few years you end up paying about the same. After a few years NC costs more.

You are right in your thinking to do it once and be done with it. When we moved to NC from MD and had to change registrations on all our vehicles we had to pay sales tax all over again on the value of each vehicle. What a sucker punch. I wouldn't mind if they allocated the taxes to schools and roads like MD. In NC no one has any real idea where the taxes go - but it's not roads and schools.

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