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Ro"n"Joe

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Posted: 06/20/21 12:04pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Need to set up your new domicile address 2-3 months ahead to show bank, credit card or bills showing the new address to the DMV and Tax office to prove that you "moved" to the new address. It's not difficult setting up a domicile. escapees.com used to have an excellent guide on how to set up a domicile.


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Posted: 06/26/21 07:57am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Again, thank you everyone for the feedback. I ended up calling LazyDays in Tampa and talking to their registration department. Sharing the information here for the benefit of future readers.

To register a vehicle or RV in Florida you need an address and an ID. That ID can be your local driver's license or a passport. The dealership (LazyDays in this case) can take care of registering the RV for you. They will give you temporary tags to drive off the lot with and will send you the papers and plates to your address later on.

Using a mail forwarding service we can then get those FedExed to us wherever we are in the US.

So, Florida it is for us. And more specifically, Tampa, as suggested here. I now have TONS of questions about choosing the right rig for our needs, but I'll start a new thread to keep everything neat and tidy.

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Posted: 06/26/21 08:45am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

You can put Florida plates on an RV or Auto and have the address on the registration be in another state.
We had planed on xfering our NY tags, but they suggested putting FL tags on to save us money. So we had FL tags with address on registration to our home base in Western NY.


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Posted: 06/29/21 01:51pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Just for consideration. If you buy a new RV at a dealer in Florida make sure you can have warranty service done elsewhere. Most new RVs have some issues that you'll want to have addressed.


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I'll keep this as simple as I can, bought in AZ from a WA dealer, signed papers in CA and live in NM. Registration & plates were not an issue, NO ONE wanted to do warranty work. Did you buy from us? No sorry we can't help you, that was an issue, I should haul it 1800 miles one way to get something done.


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