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Posted: 04/08/12 01:55pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hmmm... WV doesn't have the notion of a "ferry permit" that will allow you to drive from point A to point B over a short number of days? That's what I did when I bought my rig from a private seller in TX but then drove it to CA to prep for going full time and therefore registered it in South Dakota.


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Just some thoughts here, if WV law doesn't allow this and you are leaving the state the next day, maybe you can get the seller to follow you to a friendlier state and do the transaction there. You'd have to check on state laws in those other states. Or if the seller is willing to work with you, you could always rent the motorhome from him for a month and then buy it from him when you are actually in Oregon. The point being if WV laws don't work out see if you can figure out a legal work around solution.


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Yikes, thanks.

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Work with the seller to leave the WV tag in place, drive to Oregon, set up residence, and transfer the title when you apply for your new driver's license. Then mail the tag back to the seller when you have your new Oregon tag.

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The last thing you want to do is leave the previous owners tag on the vehicle. The insurance problems are numerous and the liability for the seller is huge.

There really is no reason you cannot purchase a temporary tag in West Virginia. You are though going to need an address out of state to accomplish this.

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I seriously hope that works, Jallen4. I have some minor documentation: a lease agreement on a place I'm staying, change of address paperwork from the PO. Can you think of any other documentation?

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JALLEN4 wrote:

The last thing you want to do is leave the previous owners tag on the vehicle. The insurance problems are numerous and the liability for the seller is huge.

There really is no reason you cannot purchase a temporary tag in West Virginia. You are though going to need an address out of state to accomplish this.


That's not true at all. If you use my idea of renting the vehicle and then purchasing it once in Oregon then the only liability is if the sller trusts the buyer. The buyer would get a binder on his own insurance and his own insurance would cover any incident. And if he simply left the cash behind with the seller (assuming it's a cash deal) then even the seller is protected.

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When you go to a WV notary to change the title get an intransit permit. This permit will allow you to take the RV from WV to the state you plan to register it in. You will need proof of insurance on the RV.


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JALLEN4 wrote:

There really is no reason you cannot purchase a temporary tag in West Virginia. You are though going to need an address out of state to accomplish this.
Then just how do you do it??? I searched the WV DMV site high and low for a provision for temporary plates and the only thing I could find was for dealers to issue one for a vehicle that will end up being permanently plated in WV. Nothing for transporting out of state to another state.

http://www.transportation.wv.gov/dmv/Pages/default.aspx


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msmith1199 wrote:

JALLEN4 wrote:

The last thing you want to do is leave the previous owners tag on the vehicle. The insurance problems are numerous and the liability for the seller is huge.

There really is no reason you cannot purchase a temporary tag in West Virginia. You are though going to need an address out of state to accomplish this.


That's not true at all. If you use my idea of renting the vehicle and then purchasing it once in Oregon then the only liability is if the sller trusts the buyer. The buyer would get a binder on his own insurance and his own insurance would cover any incident. And if he simply left the cash behind with the seller (assuming it's a cash deal) then even the seller is protected.


Really! The seller would have to be out of his mind to give a complete stranger his motorhome and tags on some cobbled together rental/purchase scheme so he could drive it completely across the country. Until that title is transferred, in the case of an accident, the plaintiff will be after the registered owner and his insurance much quicker than some admittedly broke guy who theoretically is renting the unit.

Motor vehicles are sold daily in West Virginia and most every other state to people who reside in another state and will register it there. That is one of the primary reasons temporary tags were invented. All the OP has to do is look up the address of the RV park where he is going to park in Oregon and use that as his address.

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