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Posted: 01/25/18 01:50pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Bumpyroad wrote:

... I would not consider the annual cost of a license plate to be a make or break issue.
..which it sounds like the OP is doing.

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You paid $650 for what? Just the tag fee, or did that include a one-time sales or excise tax, or an annual property tax?

Oklahoma licenses a privately owned Class A motorhome as a passenger vehicle, annual fee $96 each of the first four years sliding down to $26 after 16 years registered. But there is a 3.25% excise tax when first registered, $11 title fee, and the legislature just added a 1.25% sales tax on some classes of motor vehicle sales which probably include a motorhome.

Licensed as a private passenger vehicle, your motorhome would be exempt from city/county personal property taxes in Oklahoma.

Most other states are as complex in their tax structure, as it might apply to owning and operating a motorhome.

If a big hunk of that $650 was a local personal property tax, tagging a vehicle in another state might not get you away from that, unless you keep the property out of that tax jurisdiction.


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swarren169 wrote:

We are going to start RV'ing full time. We are looking at some of the clubs to set up an address. Does anyone know the best state to set up an address that has cheap prices for a license plate. We paid $650 for our license plate in MS. Don't want to do that again.


It “darn sure” isn’t Wyoming! We actually have to pay an extra $50.00/year, because our 5er is heavier than the state has deemed acceptable. Our 14 year old 5er costs us over $430.00/ year. To license all of our vehicles (campers, truck, auto, utility trailers, and 4 wheelers) cost us more than $1500.00/year. The license fees are based on the factory suggested retail price ,and drop yearly for the first 5 years.....then remain at that rate for eternity! Thank God, all of our stuff is over 5 years of age (except for our Toyota). If all were new....we’d be paying (approximately) around $4000.00/year in license fees.

We have a lot of good things here.....license fees ain’t one of them!


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Posted: 02/08/18 11:07am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

AK Old Timer wrote:

The absolute best deal is Alaska...if you're a resident and over 65. The registration is FREE and the plates are permanent. This applies to one vehicle per person. So, I register the MH for free and my wife registers the toad for free.

I don't know how long this will last as the State is flat broke!


How can the state be broke with all that oil revenue

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