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Old 12-11-2012, 10:47 AM
 
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Hello Everyone!

I am newly registered to this forum, but I have found great information from experienced posters. Could anyone comment on buying a park model trailer out-of-state, and moving it to a location in Colorado?

I have the remote property to put it, and I don't anticipate any regulations that prevent me from living in an RV of the maximum size (400 sq ft).

Has anyone purchased an RV out of state? How does the sales tax work? If I purchase the park model in Minnesota (5.5%), how does taxation affect me once I bring it to Colorado for registration, etc.? Any regulations on moving a park model on Colorado roads?

I have seen these park model units for a very reasonable price elsewhere in the country, but why can't I find any in Colorado? Is there something I am missing? Living in one sounds like a great way to live rent free or without a loan.

Any thoughts or experiences are welcome!
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Old 12-11-2012, 11:54 AM
 
Location: Na'alehu Hawaii/Buena Vista Colorado
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I don't know what a "park model trailer" is, but I suggest that you contact the State Department of Motor Vehicles and ask them your questions about sales tax. And you should contact the State Department of Transportation and ask them about moving this trailer on the roadways. For both I would be prepared to give them specifics on size, weight, etc.

How will you get this trailer to your remote property? Is there a driveway? Although you don't anticipate any regulations preventing you from living in it, you should probably be sure by contacting your local county government.
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Old 12-11-2012, 01:37 PM
 
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Thanks for the reply!

A park model is the largest size an RV can be without being considered a modular or other type of home. A modular needs a permit for moving, and I think a park model doesn't, but I thought I would ask the interwebs.

I called the DMV and they suggested the best solution was to not pay any sales tax until I returned with the item to Colorado. If I did pay out of state tax, however, it could be deducted from my Colorado tax.

The final destination has a drive, and great setting. I can't find any local regulations that would spoil my plans. What could possibly go wrong, right?
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Old 12-11-2012, 02:02 PM
 
Location: Black Forest, CO
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Make sure the property you are putting it on is not subject to covenants and other restrictions that would prevent you from parking it there for an extended period. If the lot is part of a subdivision, it most likely has covenants that may have restrictions for this. Also check the county land use regulations because many counties have restrictions on 'camping' or living in RV's for extended periods of time.
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Old 12-11-2012, 02:28 PM
 
Location: Florida
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I would find out what the county guidelines are for leveling, plumbing, underpinning and so forth. I set many in the RV park that I managed, the county can cause many problems. Also, what are the charges going to be to haul the park model?
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Old 12-11-2012, 02:42 PM
 
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I am checking the county regulations now...

The cost of transport will be five or six hundred dollars in fuel. I plan on pulling it myself.

Thanks for the replies!
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Old 09-14-2013, 01:19 AM
 
Location: Wash Park
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Hey LinWest,

Did this ever work out for you?
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