Building an Adventure Van

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by Geek, Aug 12, 2011.

  1. tweetie

    tweetie Long timer

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    I :raabia that damn cat.
  2. Brad Felmey

    Brad Felmey Long timer

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    I hear Honda Chain Lube is just the ticket. :deal:lol3
  3. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    Miss you Brad :flip
  4. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    When people mention 8020 being expensive... they aren't kidding :huh

    These things? $9 EACH (but they do include the set screws :rofl )

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    $4 each
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    $3.75 each
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    ...and the last two do not even include the bolts :patch
  5. heffe

    heffe #$%^&U*&^%$#@

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  6. Mr. J

    Mr. J Banned

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    but they are saving you the time spent learning to weld. and possible lung disease from same
  7. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    After over a month of fighting between my Colorado local DMV and the state of Nevada..

    "the federal government requires you to print your name in blue ink but nevada prints your name with a computer that is not acceptible" type stuff... :huh (at least they paid for all the fed-ex'ing back and forth :D )

    ...I FINALLY got my license plates :clap

    Check out my bling KTM 950 fairing washers & bolts I used in the mounting....
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    Now I can claim my Mercedes has genuine KTM parts :rofl

    Sometimes it is the little things in life. :thumb

    p.s. turns out they required me to get the vehicle weighed for registration :dunno - luckily I had already done it out of my own curiosity so she was impressed when I pulled out the scale sheet :D

    p.s.s. to register this vehicle in Colorado for this year was ~$800. Is there ANY other state that has higher registration fees than Colorado? :becca
  8. adiablolex

    adiablolex Lost again

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    hmmmmm Austrian parts on a German vehicle, aren't they gonna hate each other?

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  9. Sheep Shagger

    Sheep Shagger Show me your fleece

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    It will go all Nazi on your ass, just look what happened last time the two got mixed.:D Geek will have to call it AdolfVagon now.:rofl

    $800 for plates / registration, that's retarded.:eek1
  10. ian408

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    California.
  11. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    The $800 was just the year's registration.
    Throw in another $3000 for sales tax and it was an expensive day.

    I coulda bought another dirtbike with the amount it costs to register this thing :cry
  12. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    I was curious so I did some digging and found a study:

    Vehicle registration comparison: 2005 Toyota Camry registration in 2006

    CALIFORNIA
    $ 383.00

    COLORADO
    $ 269.50

    OREGON
    $ 27.00

    SOUTH CAROLINA
    $ 12.00


    ...where you really start to get screwed in Colorado (and perhaps other states?) is when a vehicle is over a certain weight there is a charge per pound :huh


    I think I'll move to South Carolina :rofl
  13. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    Found one more...

    2008: Comparison of registration fees for a 2007 Toyota Camry MSRP $22k

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    I was surprised to see mississippi in second place!

    Remind me not to move to Rhode Island :eek1
  14. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    8.4 % here in Boulder County :patch
  15. ian408

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    California has a weight charge that applies to vehicles in the "commercial" class. Commercial includes pickup trucks but you can have them re-assigned to non-commercial class by adding a camper shell.

    Can you do the same in CO if you prove that your Sprinter is a recreational vehicle?
  16. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    You got a good clerk! Mine looked at my signature and said "does that say Ed or Edward because if it says Ed you are going to have to fill out another form because your driver's license says Edward.." :patch

    "Have you had the vehicle weighed?"
    "uh.. as a matter of fact I have..."
    "good because I need a scale certificate"
    "here.. (handing it to her). Out of curiosity... it is a brand new Mercedes van. It has the vehicle weight stamped inside the door on the placard with the GVW.. couldn't you use that number?"
    "No.. I have to have a scale certificate".

    I bit my tongue thinking to myself "I could have weighed any vehicle on that paper.. it doesn't have any identifiers on it".... :hide

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    :freaky
  17. Mr. J

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    good; no more room anyway.

    these prices must include sales tax for first time registration. annual, or biannual re-up is only about 60$. if you have to ask how much dock space is, you can't afford the yacht
  18. Sludge

    Sludge Waiting for the snow

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    Since you bought it out of state, you should have only paid 2.9% state tax, not state and county.
  19. koncha

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    In Indiana, you pay yearly excise tax on top of the one-time sales tax.

    I pay a little over $500 a year for a 2006 Sienna and a 2010 Fusion. It goes down each year as the vehicles age.
  20. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    I'll bet VA too

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    edited to add: the registration fees on Geek's chart include personal property taxes? That's where they get ya in these parts.