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moresmoke

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Posted: 04/04/22 05:48pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

An RV is not considered a trailer in Maine, they have their own category. Unless something has changed in the last couple years. They charge an annual excise tax on RVs including towed ones.

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You'd have to look at your state's laws. I live in Maryland, so as long as you have one trailer registered in Maryland, any additional trailers are considered part of a "fleet" and can technically be registered in Maine if you are engaged in interstate commerce. Sell a hotdog to a friend over state lines and its interstate commerce!

But the company I used (registered my boat trailer in Maine) wouldn't register RVs. I paid $99 for 5 years of tags in Maine. Maryland wanted $180 for an inspection (not required in Maine and the trailer didn't have brakes anyway), plus $180/2 years of registration. No thanks...


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I own a home in MD and mostly live in NC. All my vehicles but one are registered in MD and the one that is registered here cost $550 first year personal property tax, + inspection, + tags. My other vehicles, DP, 2 trailers, 2 pickups, and a Smart car are all registered in MD. After inspection etc when first getting tags we pay nothing more than tags and insurance. Other than the Smart used to have emissions inspection we have no personal property tax and no annual inspection. This has saved me a ton of money and grief.

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Do 5th wheels require inspections in NC or MD to get tags?

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I think you have 27 days in NC to inspect it and get it registered. You do have to get it inspected ONCE in MD and never again--DONE. Unless you have to have current registration on it to just park it I would get a MD title, no tags so you don't need to inspect it EVER. As you can see I lived near Glen Burnie and was a car dealer for several years. Send me a PM and I'll school you as its not complicated.

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Pm'ed you

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Pm'ed you back again

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way2roll wrote:

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.


True , Property taxes are too high here.

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