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    Looking for input

    I just received my registration renewal from the great "tax your ass off" state of Maryland and they want $180 for two years for my boat trailer. I already have a small homemade utility trailer registered in Maine and I was wondering if there are any repercussions if I register the boat trailer in Maine ($105/5 years)id="navy"> and have a boat sitting on it with MD tags.

    The only issues I am aware of deal with the boat itself is if MD DNR notices your boat too much in MD waters with out of state tags they fine you because you are supposed to register your boat in the state where it is used most often, but they don't see the trailer. The boat will still be registered in MD.

    Like to hear everyone's thoughts on this.
    Brian[br]1992 Mako 221[br]1987 Bayliner 17 (sold)[br]1963 Elgin (sold)[br]Pasadena,MD[br][email protected][br]I am a PROUD DEPLORABLE[br]\"Make America Great Again\"[br]

  • #2
    Michigan has lifetime trailer plates. about 75 dollars for ever. All of my trailers, (8) have lifetime plates. If I ever get asked my story is that the trailer spends most of its time in Michigan. My favorite plate registration says "Unknown boat trailer 900 lbs" It goes with me when I am boat buying...LOL...

    dave
    [br]1994 Mako 215 Dual console Optimax 225[br]1978 Mako 19 with 90hp johnson[br]1996 Mako 22[br]1982 Mako 171 Angler 135 Black Max Mercury[br]1987 21b 225 Yamaha[br]1974 23 inboard Gusto gone.[br]1979m21 225johnson \"blue dolphin\" bought off this board and restored [br]with everyone\'s help!!Gone but not Forgotten....[br]1979 20 Mako 115 Suzuki gone[br]1977 19 Mako 115 Johnson gone[br]1976 23 Mako twin 140 Johnsons gone[br]1983 224 with closed transom and bracket[br]And 162 SOB (some other boats)[br]Venice Florida, Traverse city Mi.

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    • #3
      In South Carolina, they haven't gotten around to taxing trailers yet.......

      I'd suggest two wing nuts and move the tag as needed between the two!

      In my mind you've already paid your road use taxes and fees. I'm sure DNR or the Highway Patrol will think otherwise.

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      • #4
        In South Carolina, they haven't gotten around to taxing trailers yet.......

        I'd suggest two wing nuts and move the tag as needed between the two!

        In my mind you've already paid your road use taxes and fees. I'm sure DNR or the Highway Patrol will think otherwise.

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        • #5
          I believe many tractor trailer companies register their rigs in Maine for this very reason...there are whole websites dedicted to Maine trailer registration for out-of-staters.

          I keep my trailers registered in Maine.
          ROGUE I[br]1978 235 CC[br]Newburyport, MA[br]ROGUE II[br]1987 17\' Montauk[br]Camden, ME[br]

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          • #6
            I have one trailer registered in Maine. The only issue I had in Mass was that my insurance company wouldn't insure a Maine trailer under a mass policy. But whatever, your insurance extends to whatever you're towing anyway in Mass. If it got stolen, thats another story..

            Funny how any state will take your money
            [br]Michael R. Delgado[br]1972 Mako 22[br]http://classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=15745[br]1976 Mako 25[br]http://classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=18013&SearchTerms=mako,25[br]

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            • #7
              quote:


              Originally posted by mrdelgado


              I have one trailer registered in Maine. The only issue I had in Mass was that my insurance company wouldn't insure a Maine trailer under a mass policy. But whatever, your insurance extends to whatever you're towing anyway in Mass. If it got stolen, thats another story..

              Funny how any state will take your money



              I have proof your trailer was in Maine....at least once[]. I have heard a few horror stories of guys getting pinched for tax evasion in their home states (not Maine), but no one I know personally.
              Weir Mako 21[br]1985 21B[br]Project 21B [br] http://www.classicmako.com/forum/top...TOPIC_ID=32089[br]Project 25 Contender [br]http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?whichpage=1&TOPIC_ID=55759 [br][br]

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              • #8
                quote:


                Originally posted by mrdelgado


                I have one trailer registered in Maine. The only issue I had in Mass was that my insurance company wouldn't insure a Maine trailer under a mass policy. But whatever, your insurance extends to whatever you're towing anyway in Mass. If it got stolen, thats another story..

                Funny how any state will take your money



                I have proof your trailer was in Maine....at least once[]. I have heard a few horror stories of guys getting pinched for tax evasion in their home states (not Maine), but no one I know personally.
                Weir Mako 21[br]1985 21B[br]Project 21B [br] http://www.classicmako.com/forum/top...TOPIC_ID=32089[br]Project 25 Contender [br]http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?whichpage=1&TOPIC_ID=55759 [br][br]

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                • #9
                  Maine is the state for registering trailers for cheap $$, just as Wisconsin is the state for registering motor homes.

                  When states start overcharging for things, it leaves the honest person that works hard for the their money looking for ways around gouging for simple registrations and taxes.

                  D-
                  Current Mqko - 1990 Mako 211 w/2006 250 E-TEC. http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=6226. [br]- Previous Makos 1987 20C, 1979 23\' IB, 1970s 17 Angler

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                  • #10
                    Maine is the state for registering trailers for cheap $$, just as Wisconsin is the state for registering motor homes.

                    When states start overcharging for things, it leaves the honest person that works hard for the their money looking for ways around gouging for simple registrations and taxes.

                    D-
                    Current Mqko - 1990 Mako 211 w/2006 250 E-TEC. http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=6226. [br]- Previous Makos 1987 20C, 1979 23\' IB, 1970s 17 Angler

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                    • #11
                      I have 4 trailers with Maine plates. It's is cheap and super easy. I used to do all the paperwork myself. Last year I started going through the Staab Agency for Maine trailer plates. Plus if its under a certain weight they only need a bill of sale, no title.
                      1978 Mako 21[br]Schneider [br]Butler, PA

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                      • #12
                        I have 4 trailers with Maine plates. It's is cheap and super easy. I used to do all the paperwork myself. Last year I started going through the Staab Agency for Maine trailer plates. Plus if its under a certain weight they only need a bill of sale, no title.
                        1978 Mako 21[br]Schneider [br]Butler, PA

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