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We live in Shasta County in Northern California, and will be taking delivery of our LE2 in September 2021. For those (few) Ollie owners in California, what was your experience in registering the trailer with the DMV like? I was told by an agent at our local AAA office that in addition to processing any paperwork, the trailer would have to be brought to a DMV office for inspection. Thanks for any feedback.

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I registered 2 weeks ago, new, in Ventura county at AAA. It took less than 30 minutes with a reservation, which was required for out of state, although California tax is pretty high (almost $5,000). 

For an out of state vehicle, I had to have the trailer VIN personally inspected by the AAA person. They need to see both VINs. The 2 labels were acceptable. Otherwise, would have had to take it to CHP. I stamped the vin in two locations on the frame after going to AAA  

My AAA did all, the registration, VIN verification and took my money. 

They reviewed the Oliver delivery paperwork, mainly the registration document. 

My AAA office, in Camarillo, has at least 5 people who handle DMV stuff

i am sure an AAA in Redding would be able to handle it. 

Call if you need more help, 805 two one six, 2569



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Interesting - to say the least. TN - just pay your tax, get the tag - go have fun. 


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Just as a data point.


Texas out of state used trailer:

Inspection ( only first time since under 7500 lbs)

Weight Certificate

Photos front and side 

Two state forms to be completed

 Title with signatures 


…will know if that’s enough later today. Some of this seems to be county specific. 


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Thanks for the information, John. Now I'm curious why my local AAA office told me they could not handle the registration.

Update: I just called my local AAA office again - AAA offices in Southern California and Northern California are owned by different companies, with different rules regarding vehicle registration.

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2021 Legacy Elite 2 Twin Bed | Hull Number 894 (9/16/21 delivery) | Ram 1500 Longhorn 4x4 3.0L EcoDiesel 3.92 axlespacer.png

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Now I’m wondering what I’ll have to do when we get ours in feb, we’re in centra ca (Fresno area). I suppose I could go to the dmv and ask which is always a chore

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I'll be registering in September in Northern California (don't know which office yet). I'll try the AAA, but if that doesn't work I'll go to the DMV. I'll let you know how it goes.

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Maine was pay the yearly excise tax, get the tags, put them on the plate and go camping. 

Pretty easy and reasonable except for the first time after buying due to the sales tax.

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FYI: Oregon initial title/registration required:

In person registration with proof of residency, certificate of origination, bill of sale, and of course $$$$.  VIN inspection was not required, though this may have been due to Covid restrictions .  For in-person transactions, an appointment was needed.  This is actually a good thing, since I didn't have to "take a number and endure a long wait.

Plates and tags were issued at the time of transaction; title took a few weeks to receive.


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