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Old 07-08-2011, 12:47 AM   #11
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Re: SMB title/MSO - another newbite question.

Just to close the loop....

The MI title had "motorhome" on it, so the WA DMV (after a few calls from the office) just wanted a stat dec saying it was not a motorhome, and had no toilet or cooking facilities.

http://apps.leg.wa.gov/rcw/default.aspx?cite=46.04.305

So it was titled as a truck, using a value code for an E350 cargo van (my VIN is a "partially complete van" which doesn't decode to anything at the DMV), BUT they charged me use tax (ie sales tax) based on the sale price..... which I guess is what it is ($4k...). If I had bought it in-state from a used car lot I would have paid sales tax.

So I thought I got away with cheaper registration, but was hit by the weight fee, $77 per year. So maybe $20/yr cheaper than RV registration.

Ironically there was a woman there trying to transfer title of a "camper van" (either a Westie or an SMB!). I never used those words because WA has a "camper registration" for one that fits on the back of a truck. They got the whole thing completed and handed her a trailer registration plate, and she said "no, a camper VAN". They were using a razor to peel decals off the plates when I left...... her kids were screaming....

Anyway, I have plates and a registration slip now.
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Old 07-08-2011, 11:25 AM   #12
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Re: SMB title/MSO - another newbite question.

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Just to close the loop....

The MI title had "motorhome" on it, so the WA DMV (after a few calls from the office) just wanted a stat dec saying it was not a motorhome, and had no toilet or cooking facilities.

http://apps.leg.wa.gov/rcw/default.aspx?cite=46.04.305

So it was titled as a truck, using a value code for an E350 cargo van (my VIN is a "partially complete van" which doesn't decode to anything at the DMV), BUT they charged me use tax (ie sales tax) based on the sale price..... which I guess is what it is ($4k...). If I had bought it in-state from a used car lot I would have paid sales tax.

So I thought I got away with cheaper registration, but was hit by the weight fee, $77 per year. So maybe $20/yr cheaper than RV registration.

Anyway, I have plates and a registration slip now.
That is exactly how mine is registered in WA state. My title says E350 and I pay a $75 or $77 weight tax. Also had to pay sales tax on mine when I had it licensed.
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