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Old 12-29-2009, 04:39 PM   #1
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Does anyone know what the approximate cost is of registering a rig in Florida? In a different post someone mentioned to me how expensive it is in California so I figured I better find out what Florida is like....
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Old 12-29-2009, 05:12 PM   #2
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Go here:
http://www.dmvflorida.org/
Click 'Car Registration' in the menu bar, then click 'Motor Vehicle Registration Answers' under Shortcuts.

The California DMV site has a handy registration fee calculator which tells me I am in for quite a bill. As far as I can tell, though, California classifies RVs as automobiles. This was a concern of mine as I might not be having Sportsmobile build my van's interior and I wondered how that would affect the registration and/or insuring process.
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Old 12-29-2009, 06:38 PM   #3
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As far as I can tell, though, California classifies RVs as automobiles.
You will love this one.
California actually considers it a "House Car". Very applicable when having margaritas in the back.
Check out this post for the definition.
http://www.sportsmobileforum.com/vie...p=13112#p13112
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Old 12-29-2009, 06:46 PM   #4
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Re: Registering in Florida

California Vehicle Code Section 465. A "passenger vehicle" is any motor vehicle, other than a motortruck, truck tractor, or a bus, as defined in Section 233 , and used or maintained for the transportation of persons. The term "passenger vehicle" shall include a housecar

I guess that's the price we pay for our passengers being allowed to drink while we drive. Since I don't drink, I am not getting real excited about it.
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Old 12-29-2009, 11:48 PM   #5
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I'm not too sure about driving and others drinking inside my van while in motion. I sure won't test that law. Each state has its own laws and all are hard to follow or interpret. As long as I don't get in trouble for drinking inside my rig while at rest I'll be happy. In Ca. all you have to be is over the limit with the key in the ignition (not moving or running) and you're busted....not cool at all. If this Ca. exemption lets me be FREE to live my life W/I my vans living quarters while not being molested by the law I'm all for that. This might be why there is such a law in Ca. to begin with. Unfortunately weapons are a different story.
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