I’m looking at buying a new triple axle trailer. It’s not a huge deal but the manufacturer gives a discount if you buy it at the factory which is out of state. Just curious if you save anything on tax and registration.
I’ll make sure I have the sale paperwork and everything in order and ask them if I can get a 30 day tag before I leave to pick it up.
I appreciate all the advice. My first plan was to buy the trailer near the boat I bought which is in the Chicago area on Lake Michigan. I’m getting quotes to have it shipped now because I’d rather not make the trip if it doesn’t cost that much more. If I do have it transported, how do they get it on my trailer when it arrives? Has anyone here used Uship or Truckstop.com to ship a boat? I think an owner operator might meet me at boat launch to transfer it to my trailer or something simple like that. So far the best quote I’ve had is $3 per mile.
I’m definitely making this complicated. I’m going to give it a week to see if I get some better shipping bids. I really really don’t want to make the drive, especially this time of year. The problem is I’m a full time investor so I don’t like wasting money. It’ll cost me $4k more to ship the boat than it would be to get it myself with all my expenses. I’m willing to pay that but on top of that the trailer I want is three thousand dollars cheaper in the Midwest right by the boat. Not sure I want to pay an extra $7k to avoid the trip. I could put that towards other upgrades like electronics that I would enjoy for a lot longer than a week on the road.
Also only the boat hull should be considered in the bill of sale, electronics and anything else in the boat is not something that will stay with the boat forever, so get another bill of sale for those items. Also if its an outboard that too is not part of the boat bill of sale as it too gets replaced or repowered more than once. I bought one new boat years back and they didn't have my engine available so they put on an older used power plant that was the same until the new one came in. The used unit convinced me I needed something larger. I told this to the DMV agent who said since the motor belonged to the dealer it would not be part of the boat purchase at that time.only thing you really save on when buying out of state is a boat because the dealer will write you two bills of sale, one for hull and trailer which you pay use tax on when you register in WA, and the other for the motors, which you subsequently don't pay tax on like you would if you bought the whole shebang in WA.