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Posted: 01/28/20 04:43pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hey all.....looking for advice on how to handle an out of state purchase. We're in California - coach is for sale by a private party near Dallas, TX.

I definitely understand the importance of a professional inspection and will have that done. But as far as logistics involving transportation, transfer of funds, financing, etc.,etc.. Anyone do this type of deal recently? How'd it work out?

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Discuss with your banker...not the 19 year old that greets you, a banker.


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Spend a buck and fly out to see it in person and take the funding if you think you're going to buy it. If it is what you want then pay the man, do the title paperwork, and drive it home.

There are plenty of videos and such that show you what to look for when buying an RV. The biggest issue is water intrusion. It will be obvious if the RV was well taken care of or not.

And be prepared to deal with your state for bringing in an out-of-state vehicle. Might try to tax you.


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azdryheat wrote:


And be prepared to deal with your state for bringing in an out-of-state vehicle. Might try to tax you.


We are talking about California. Of course they WILL collect a sales tax and a vehicle registration fee.

Check out https://www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/dmv/detail/vr/os.
This link should take you to the DMV page outlining an out of state purchase.

Good luck with your purchase.

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Posted: 01/28/20 05:31pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Be very sure that the vehicle can be registered in California, some can not be.

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fyrflie wrote:

azdryheat wrote:


And be prepared to deal with your state for bringing in an out-of-state vehicle. Might try to tax you.


We are talking about California. Of course they WILL collect a sales tax and a vehicle registration fee.

Check out https://www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/dmv/detail/vr/os.
This link should take you to the DMV page outlining an out of state purchase.

Good luck with your purchase.


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Fly and look at it in person .

Does the owner have a clear title ( paid for ) ?
If the owner has a clear title and you have the money you
can both go to a Tx title office and do the deal .
That's what we did and it took about 3 weeks to receive a new
title with our name on it .
Dealers handle these deals all the time however most of us
have no idea how to protect ourselves .
It might be worth calling a RV dealer in Dallas and see if they
are willing to help you for a fee .

I imagine you should procure financing before going and arrange
to have insurance if you close the deal .

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I did this with a 28ft cabin cruiser, tell you local bank your plans so they know. Go look at it and decide if you want it. If you do go to any local bank, his even, and explain your buying. They will look at paper work for the vehicle, they deal with TX vehicles & papers all the time. Signed in the bank and have the money transferred while you wait. I was done in a couple hours and his bank offered to open an account for me. [emoticon]


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Arrange with your bank so that you can do a wire transfer of funds if you decide to go ahead with the purchase. This must be done in person as the bank will not OK a wire transfer from a phone call from you unless you have pre-arranged the details in person.

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Been there, done that:

Before leaving home, visit with your banker and (assuming you will be paying "cash") let them know that you may be initiating a wire transfer for the purchase of an RV and be sure to get the name of the bank exec you visit with as well as exact instruction on how you need to go about initiating a wire transfer.

Absolutely, after agreeing on a price, go see it first hand and have it inspected (preferably with you there to "see what he sees").

If it what you want (or reduce offer if issues, but still want it at a reduced price) verify that seller does have a "blue" Texas/clear title.

Contact your bank and wire funds to seller.

When funds arrive (usually a matter of an hour or two) and verified by seller's bank the two of you go to the Texas tax office and at least fill out the Texas Motor Vehicle Transfer Notification form (available on-line) as well as the original title. If registering in Texas, complete the registration process right there.

You take possession at this point. You now have "paper ownership" and physical possession and seller knows funds are in his bank.

Both buyer and seller are protected and, if seller not comfortable with this there is likely a BAD reason.

* This post was edited 01/28/20 08:25pm by wolfe10 *


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