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    siel Guest

    Default I have some questions

    i want to drive from chicago to california, first i want to ask some questions: I BOUGHT A TRUCK FORD PICK UP is there any advises i want drive during the night a sleep during day, because of the heat ( tire risk to blow).

    also i have a DMV question, when you buy a car or a truck from diferent state and driving it to another state, do I have to register the truck for the whole year in chicago and when arrived to california i have to registre it again for the same purpose, is that a wast of money?? is there any way to avoid this things by having a permission or pay for one month and drive back
    is there any one already bought a car in another state and drive it here??
    thanks
    siel
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    hello
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    Default A little confused?

    Quote Originally Posted by siel
    i want to drive from chicago to california, first i want to ask some questions: I BOUGHT A TRUCK FORD PICK UP
    Last month you were going to drive from Chico to Chicago -- and now you want to drive back in a new Ford pick-up? If you have already done this trip, why would you still have questions about it?
    is there any advice i want drive during the night a sleep during day, because of the heat ( tire risk to blow).
    If the tires are in good shape, I can't imagine that is much of a risk. I haven't had a flat tire or a blown tire on a passenger vehicle in 2,000,000 miles. Custom trucks like the Phoenix are a different story.
    also i have a DMV question, when you buy a car or a truck from different state and driving it to another state, do I have to register the truck for the whole year in chicago and when arrived to california i have to registre it again for the same purpose, is that a wast of money?? is there any way to avoid this things by having a permission or pay for one month and drive back
    is there any one already bought a car in another state and drive it here??
    thanks
    We don't provide legal advice here -- so you really need to speak with a representative from a DMV office -- but generally, if you have the pink slip and you are in transit to your new home, you don't need to register it until you arrive there.

    Mark

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    siel Guest

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    yes i was going to Chicago but not driving , I was asking for a ride with someone to share gaz since i didn't find the ride I decided to fly to chicago and drive back a truck that my brother gave me, Ifound a cheap ticket for $95 FROM SACRAMENTO TO CHICAGO.
    hope i took away your confusion thanks for the advise, so I still want to know about the road and other things during my trip back to California any suggestions??
    for the tires the truck was not operational for more than a year so I was afraid if teh tires have invisibles cracks, that why I want to drive at night
    could you please let me know about the closest distance to take to get to chico california .
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    Well, the shortest/quickest route would be I-80 all the way at about 2080 miles.

    I'm no tire expert but it seems to me that if the tires are that fragile that you go to a tire store and get new ones. Or at least have someone with tire knowledge check them out for you. Wouldn't taking the tires off the car and putting them in water reveal any cracks via air bubbles? If my tires were that iffy, I wouldn't go anywhere on them. But that's me. Maybe a new set of re-treads would be a good investment if you can't afford new ones?

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    Default Tire Safety

    Quote Originally Posted by siel
    for the tires the truck was not operational for more than a year so I was afraid if teh tires have invisibles cracks, that why I want to drive at night
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    If the tires are unsafe, driving at night won't prevent problems, in fact, a blow-out at speed, on an unfamiliar stretch of road could get you and anyone around you killed or injured since you may lose control of the truck. Tires are more affected by friction on the ground (heat is a by-product) and the amount of friction is virtually the same at night or during the day. Go to a tire retailer and have those treads checked out.

    Read this article by "Uncle Bob" -- it could save your life!

    Mark

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    Quote Originally Posted by siel
    also i have a DMV question, when you buy a car or a truck from diferent state and driving it to another state, do I have to register the truck for the whole year in chicago and when arrived to california i have to registre it again for the same purpose, is that a wast of money?? is there any way to avoid this things by having a permission or pay for one month and drive back
    is there any one already bought a car in another state and drive it here??
    thanks
    siel
    amzoun2000@yahoo.com
    Most states offer some sort of "Transit Tag" just for situations like yours, similar to the cardboard temporary plates that car dealers issue when you buy a new car.

    Here in Oregon, for instance, you can buy a "Transit Tag" from the DMV for $20 and it's good for 30 days, specifically for the purpose of taking the vehicle to another state. Most other states have similar things, but the exact name and fees may vary; the one rule I've always seen is that you MUST buy the "Transit Tag" in the state that you bought the vehicle - In other words, the state that you're coming from, NOT the state you're going to.

    - FM -

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    Default Transit Tag

    Quote Originally Posted by fredmau
    Most states offer some sort of "Transit Tag" just for situations like yours, similar to the cardboard temporary plates that car dealers issue when you buy a new car.
    That is good to know. Our legal expert, (Robert Schaller) on such matters is on the road at present, so I appreciate this information.

    Mark

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    siel Guest

    Default thanks for the tag transit I like that :)

    fredmau said:
    Most states offer some sort of "Transit Tag" just for situations like yours, similar to the cardboard temporary plates that car dealers issue when you buy a new car.
    I like this tip thanks ..

    Just want to say , thank you all for your help and advise, I love this site, it's a great place to chat and exchange idea , and i learned lot of tips . keep up a good work.
    is there any DMV site where to ask and confirm about this tag transit??
    is a signed title (car title or pink slipt) enought for the transit in case you get pulled over by a police?
    or I need a sale contract ?? do I need insurrance ?? with the transit Tag?
    thanks

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    If you google search the name of the state in addtion to Department of Motor Vehicles, you will usually find their site near the top of the list. As far as insurance, most states require proof of insurance, so it would be a good idea to check with your DMV prior to departing the state.
    Each state maintains a separate DMV/MVD/DOL (Dept of Motor Vehicles/Motor Vehicle Division (AZDOT)/Dept. of Licensing (Washington)). These sites will let you know what you need or who to contact, and if you can purchase the items via the internet and simply print it out, stick it, and drive. They will let you know all you need to know for your specific situation, and be able to answer in detail the legalities of your question. Since laws very from state to state, all we really can do is point you in the direction where to find the best info.

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    Default DMV Resource Page

    Quote Originally Posted by siel
    is there any DMV site where to ask and confirm about this tag transit??
    Yes, the site I use for this is maintained by the Nevada DMV (but includes links to all 50 states DMV offices).
    is a signed title (car title or pink slipt) enought for the transit in case you get pulled over by a police? or I need a sale contract ?? do I need insurrance ?? with the transit Tag? thanks
    I can guarantee that you will require valid insurance certification in any state you drive, in any vehicle. As for the other -- you probably should check the rules for each state that you will be traveling through -- but if you were able to obtain a Transit Tag issued by Illinois, I would think it would work in any state. But THIS IS NOT LEGAL ADVICE -- you need to confirm yourself!

    Mark

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