OT: ping: Montana residents

Need some help from someone in MT. We're returning to the US soon, and my spouse has purchased a Jeep that he is picking up from a dealer in Montana.
We don't live in MT, so we need to get temp tags so we can drive across the US and register the vehicle at our final destination.
Having a bit of trouble finding information on Montana temporary registrations. It appears to be good for 40 days. Can some one confirm this, or provide me with a more accurate time if this is wrong?
Thanks!
Jodi
To stay On Topic, Yes, the Dakota is being shipped back to the US after it's multi-year adventure overseas. Assuming, of course, that it doesn't end up in the ocean someplace on it's way home...
jmc
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Jodi, take a look here: http://doj.mt.gov/driving/licenseplates.asp Down at the bottom of the page is a section on temp plates. I'd think your selling dealer would have all the info at hand.
If you need some phone searching done give me a shout and if needed I will call the plate issueing folks. Roy
Oh, I sniped the On Topic stuff, screw the nannies.<G>
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Also note my reply about transit plates being avaialble but issued by the destination state not the state where the vehicle is/was purchased. However, this may vary.
Again, in NH the dealer would put a 20 day temp plate on any vehicle they sell, (I think the cost is about $15). I suspect MT is the same in that regard.
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Suddenly, without warning, PeterD exclaimed (4/11/2008 10:54 PM):

This varies. We've done this before - got temp tags in MT, and registered the vehicle in VA. Also, MT has no sales tax, which is one reason why we're picking it up there. VA isn't very nice - if you don't pay the same amount of taxes on your vehicle you would in VA, they'll charge you the difference. But, if you pay more, of course they don't refund you...
I remembered the MT temp tags as being 30 days, but hubby didn't believe me (my memory is notoriously unreliable) and we needed to know to plan our cross-country journey.
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wrote:

Kinky huh? Useing a feather is considered kinky buy some of you old folks. Now take Denny, I understand he will use the whole chicken. Now that's kinky.<BFG>
Roy

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On Fri, 11 Apr 2008 19:53:07 +0930, jmc

I'm sure Montana has transit plates, most states do. What you want to do is not uncommon, just make sure you don't pay sales tax in Montana if you don't have to. Some dealers will charge you the tax even if you are not required to pay it (most states the dealer doesn't collect sales tax, it is done at registration time.)
Transit plates that I've seen are usually 10 or 20 days. Also, *IMPORTANT* transit plates are issued by the state where you will eventually register the vehicle, not the state where you buy it!
In NH, where I am, to get transit plates, I have to show a bill of sale or other documentation that I've bought the vehicle. They then issue a transit registration and a paper plate. Took me about 20 minutes the last time, mostly a wait in line because someone was ahead of me! <g>
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wrote:

NH??? Hell they don't require insurance there.<G> Backwoods no teeth state.<BFG>
I think her deal is that they are going directly to MT to get the truck, then cross country to the east coast I believe. So, to do what you suggest is a nightmare imo. Unless they have a agent that will do leg work and will get them a insurance binder, go to the dmv and spend some time on a fax. Might be easier to ship the truck
I still think with a couple of phone calls the correct procedure can be determined.
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Were this me, I'd just go there, pick it up... Bet it has some form of temporary plates on it from the dealer. <bg>
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Suddenly, without warning, Roy exclaimed (4/12/2008 1:36 AM):

Probably not necessary but I won't stop you if you want to :) It's hard to call the US from here, with the time zone differences.
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wrote:

Okay. If you don't hear from Nate by Monday morning then I'm on it. Can't do much now, it is 2215 Friday night, sooo it will be Monday.
Roy

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fwiw, MT issues 40 day temporary tags.
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Suddenly, without warning, Nathan W. Collier exclaimed (4/23/2008 9:00 AM):

Thanks. We're pickin' the truck up at, I think, Yellowstone Motors in Livingston.
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When I bought my truck on EBay in St Louis, and then drove it back to Wa. State. I did so on temp Missouri plates. No hassles, no problems, When I was ready, I went to DMV in Washington and registered it. The OP should be able to do the same thing with Montana plates and drive to their destination and register the Jeep there.

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On Fri, 11 Apr 2008 09:36:46 -0700, "Dimbo Spams"

Each state is so different, it is a PITA. CT doesn't have temporary plates, when I got a Jeep in CT the only way I could get it back to NH was with transit plates! I got those here in NH...
I'd guess MT does have something that will work for the time needed to drive it back to wherever.
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Hi Jodi. I see Roy pinged Nate for you. If he doesn't reply here you can visit his Jeep forum at http://7slotgrille.com/ (don't add "www" in the address). Sign up and ask your question in the forum there. He owns that forum so he'll likely see your question. He's a Jeep enthusiast and a Montana resident. It seems he is constantly selling his vehicles and buying different ones. He should be very familiar with Montana registration procedures.
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Suddenly, without warning, Nosey exclaimed (4/12/2008 7:02 AM):

No answer yet. I'll give it the weekend then go drop by his forum. Thanks!
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The guy Roy that posts here, also likes to fake a military background.
He wrote a note a couple of years ago about a "six story building at Valley Forge General Hospital that housed head injury patients. Housed, because there was no treatment"
1. There were no buildings at Valley Forge General Hospital that were over 2 stories high. There were 106 buildings 2 stories tall, and another 9 that were only 1 story.
2. ALL head injured patients received treatment. In fact, Valley Forge developed many of the treatments that are still used in treating those kinds of injuries.
I spent almost 5 years stationed at Valley Forge, and went through the Clinical Specialist course (91C) there. I worked Neurology wards and Psychiatric wards almost exclusively. I was also at that hospital within a year after it had been closed, and there were still no buildings more than 2 stories tall.
I suspect Roy has no real military background. He certainly was never at Valley Forge General Hospital.
I HATE fakes
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On Sun, 11 May 2008 17:21:45 -0700 (PDT), snipped-for-privacy@dishmail.net wrote:

Oh, and what post was that?
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