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    Posted: 03 Jan 2018 at 1:25pm
We purchased our 2018 RP-189 at Couch's RV Nation in Dec. and planning to pick it up in March. I'm a little confused about what is needed to register it in NY. I've been told several different processes by the salesman and the finance person.  Has anyone on here done this before and could you share what worked for you?  We need to have the title in NY to register the camper and now they are telling me I need to get our DMV to request it from Bank of America.  The NY DMV usually isn't too cooperative so I'm thinking I'll be making multiple trips to the DMV.   Confused 
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Go with Couch's. They do this all the time.
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We did the Couch route and registered in CT. It took three trips to the DMV to get it registered. When we bought our last RV from NJ, we got it down to only 2 trips.

Lesson learned:
Take a "dry" trip to the DMV and find out exactly what you will need to register the camper. Show them what you got and find what you're missing.  Also find out if the camper needs to be physically present for a serial number id verification or some other inspection (our third trip). Titles sometimes take a while to arrive from dealers so find out what kind of time frame you're working with.

Hope our experiences help a little.
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 I also bought my 177 from Couch's in Ohio, registered in Connecticut, back in 2012.

I had the to tak ethe Pod through the Waterbury DMV inspection lane.

First stop was inside, wait in line, receive instructions on what I needed and where I was supposed to be.

Back outside and into a different office door, I was told to pull up with the trailer at a certain inspection lane. 

Back outside, pulled into lane and waited my turn. They only did a very quick glance over, they realized it was brand new, so after checking the trailer VIN on the frame vs paperwork, I had to park, go back inside, get back in line and wait a MUCH longer time to get registered. Luckily only 2.5 hours at the DMV and ONE trip. Half a morning.

Hope yours goes well.


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You cannot drive a TT without a registation and title.  Therefore when you pick up the TT from Couch's they will give you (for a fee) an Ohio temporary registration and title.  They will not charge you sales tax.  You then can legally drive it back to your "home" state.  Once home you go to your motor vehicle department with your title, temp registration card and bill of sale.  Then you pay the sales tax in your state, the registration fee and the title fee and they give you your new plates, registration and title (sometimes the title comes weeks later in the mail).  Since you mentioned Bank of America so I assume you have financed the purchase.  In that case the title is not made out to you but to Bank of America.  I do not know the specifics of how this is handled by Couch and Bank of America but it is possible you never get the title and Couch sends it to Bank of America.  But I doubt that.  I think you will get it and then take it to your home motor vehicles and they will issue you a new title but made out to Bank of America.  Good luck and enjoy.  I would recommend staying in the area for a few days and trying out  the TT.  Then if there are any problems you can return to Couch for warranty work.  Buyer beware it is VERY tough to get warranty service from a dealer that did not sell you the TT.  It is not like auto sales.  Most dealers will flat out say no while others will make you wait a couple months.  While we bought from a dealer 100 miles away we found a RV rental place that does factory authorized FR warranty work so we lucked out by chance.  Our local dealer turned us down.
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