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Old 01-23-2020, 03:10 PM   #1
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Trip permits- do I need one?

When you buy a vehicle, you have to drive to the DMV to register. Do I really need a permit to travel home ( and to my dmv) for a few days?
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Old 01-23-2020, 03:16 PM   #2
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You should be able to get a temp tag from your local DMV. Many (most?) of us chose to skip that step and drive with no tag or the wrong tag.
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Old 01-23-2020, 03:34 PM   #3
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Here's a thread that explores the topic. You can use the search function to find many more. This is a very popular question with many divergent & passionate opinions


http://www.skoolie.net/forums/f18/le...ome-27725.html
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Old 01-23-2020, 03:50 PM   #4
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The general consensus is that with paperwork showing you just purchased it, and proof of insurance, most of us will be just fine for the trip home. Oh, and make sure any "School Bus" markings are covered, I've seen people use blue painter's tape.
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Old 01-23-2020, 03:52 PM   #5
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Thanks for the replies. Just picked up my little cutaway and was thinking while killing time while getting the exhaust regen removed. Reading through service logs, I found the engine was replace 10k miles ago
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Old 01-23-2020, 03:53 PM   #6
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And they pulled the S and H on the front
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Old 01-23-2020, 05:03 PM   #7
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And they pulled the S and H on the front
That's c ool
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Old 01-23-2020, 07:39 PM   #8
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When you buy a vehicle, you have to drive to the DMV to register. Do I really need a permit to travel home ( and to my dmv) for a few days?
Depends on the state and whom you purchased it from. The School District I purchased my Crown from in CA required me to get one. I spent about almost half a day at a DMV to get the OTP.
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Old 01-24-2020, 03:51 PM   #9
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DPF delete completed yesterday and rolling home. Passed 4 LEOs so far and not a glance. Out of CA and smog free.
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Old 01-24-2020, 05:09 PM   #10
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they put a DPF on a 7.3?
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Old 01-24-2020, 05:23 PM   #11
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they put a DPF on a 7.3?

I'm guessing it came from CA. Would explain why.
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Old 01-24-2020, 05:31 PM   #12
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It was from Cal. They called it a Horizon Regen system, or some such. It was aftermarket required by the state. The bus barn said if you are driving a long way and leaving the state go get it removed so you don't get bogged down. The shop that pulled it said it would be as costly to service as to remove and install a muffler. Thought about straight pipe but I like my eardrums.
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Old 01-24-2020, 05:49 PM   #13
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ha! yeah i straight piped my T444E and ran it out the side.. bad move.. turbo whistle rocks but its too loud.. so ill be running it out the back.. bit still as a straight pipe.. I gained a couple PSI boost and dropped my EGTs by 100-150 or so.. well worth giving up the muffler...



but that aftermarket DPF makes sense as to why a 7.3 died and was replaced.. good for you because that engine should last damn near forever unless you are driving it 30k a year
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Old 02-01-2020, 05:29 PM   #14
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When we bought ours in Ohio, we ended up parked overnight and when the cops came up the next morning (we had permission from the night manager of the drug store but they forgot to leave a note for the morning manager) they specifically told us we need at least temp tags.

Your best bet? Call your DMV. Or email so you have something in writing in case a cop tries to say otherwise.
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I am in California. I have purchased a few vehicles that have had expired plates or government plates retained and the option here is to get a trip permit. You have to ask for the right thing though. When you ask for a trip permit you have to be careful to ask for the right one. If you ask for a one trip permit they will ask you to pay
Tax, fees registration and they will give you a permit to get the vehicle smogged, inspected, repaired or whatever purpose for one day only.. if you are taking it out of state or just don't want to pay registration now, you must ask for a one trip moving permit it costs 20 to 40 dollars depending on commercial or private. It allows you to make one continuous trip one way or round trip. It is a blank permit issued over the counter and can be used at any time
When you use it you fill in the Vi number, date make, etc. And tape it to the front windshield inside. If you feel lucky, people have been known to drive around town without the date filled in and a pen by their side. Don't ask me how I know. It is supposed to be good to get you to you final destination in another state but I am not sure if every state will accept it. Better than nothing though.
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