Re: Out of State purchase question - tags?
Georgia didn't offer temporary tags so I just pulled the front plate off my tow van and pulled the purchased one home with my front plate on its back end.
Essentially I was saying that the trailer-van was mine and trusting the authorities would agree. I also had insurance on the new, towed van to cover it in case one of us had to drive it.
No issues in 1800 miles through 5 states, 1 province, 2 countries, and 1 international border. Each of which likely had differing rules.
"Talk is cheap. Whiskey costs money."