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Go to banking institution and discuss setting up an escrow account where the payment funds will be deposited. upon completion of the sale the funds will be release to the seller. if the seller requires fast cash then have the escrow account wire the funds to the sellers account. Can done on the same day. I have done this with buying cars but never a MH.

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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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Actually, you can probably go to the DMV and get a temporary tag to get to back to CA, then you title, register and pay taxes in your home state. We have done this one a couple of private party out of state purchases. I'd go see it in person before purchasing though.

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Actually it's pretty simple. After your purchase, all of which have been addressed above, just make sure the seller is the OWNER and has the authority to sign over the title. If title is help jointly, i.e. seller AND seller wife not seller OR seller wife, make sure they both sign. Also get a bill of sale showing costs etc. These are available on the internet for free or you can write your own. No notary necessary. Make sure the tags are current and you're good to go. Once you get back to San Diego County, take all the paperwork WITH the motor home to the DMV. They will need to verify the VIN. Pay your sales taxes, use fees and whatever else NewSCUM has tacked on this year and they'll either give you California plates there or mail everything to you. The title will come separately from the plates. Double check all signatures etc on the paperwork before you leave the seller. Otherwise it may be a hassle if somethings not correct.....yes, I purchased my first diesel in Houston and drove it to and registered it in California. Process was simple, the cost was not....Dennis


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Lots of great advice! I think we found a coach we liked better at a large dealer so now focusing our attention on that. Can the Colorado dealer include CA taxes in my financing? Not to keen on having to drop ~$8K at the DMV.

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Normally the dealer will charge you Colorado taxes. Once you get to California, they will then charge you the difference between what you paid and what you owe to Ca. So you'll pay most of your tax in Colorado which you can include in your financing. California will always have some fees which you'll have to pay....Dennis

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Executive wrote:

Normally the dealer will charge you Colorado taxes. Once you get to California, they will then charge you the difference between what you paid and what you owe to Ca. So you'll pay most of your tax in Colorado which you can include in your financing. California will always have some fees which you'll have to pay....Dennis


I have not verified that this is still current, but a quick search for "vehicle sales tax reciprocity between Colorado and California" had many hits including this one:

http://www.massagent.com/info/reciprocitychart211.pdf


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Executive wrote:

Normally the dealer will charge you Colorado taxes. Once you get to California, they will then charge you the difference between what you paid and what you owe to Ca. So you'll pay most of your tax in Colorado which you can include in your financing. California will always have some fees which you'll have to pay....Dennis


OP said "We're in California - coach is for sale by a private party near Dallas, TX."


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