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Can I even own this in CA

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Can I own a 1998 ford f800 with a 8.3 cummins, 20k GVWR flatbed or truck bed for personal use in California with CARB regulations they have enforced?

 

If so is it smog except because of the GVWR

 

thank you 

 

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Of course you can own it!!   But can you register it in Cali is a completely different issue.  I own a 2001 IH 4700 and did not even TRY to register it in Cali.  With the sales tax and the registration fees being what they are, and considering that the truck sees 2000 miles a year, I set up something else and now it works for me.  Im in Riverside County near Jojoba Hills

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1 hour ago, rpsinc said:

Of course you can own it!!   But can you register it in Cali is a completely different issue.  I own a 2001 IH 4700 and did not even TRY to register it in Cali.  With the sales tax and the registration fees being what they are, and considering that the truck sees 2000 miles a year, I set up something else and now it works for me.  Im in Riverside County near Jojoba Hills

So I understand the CARB laws correctly, it can never me registered in CA.

 

What do you have have setup now?

 

I was probably going to register it in AZ if I bought it for the reasons you listed. But was just thinking about resale value. 

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to regester out of state do you not have to own or rent a place out of ca to be able to prove to the state that you have a place to keep the truck/rv at for six months + a year?

then how does the state of regester feel about you not having a place in state? and maling the tax paperwork to ca?

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There were exemptions for specified use (RV Toter) and low mileage use in the CARB laws.  I haven't looked in a while to see if those exemptions still exist.  The problem comes in with weight ratings for truck registration in CA.  if the vehicle has a GVWR greater than 26000 lbs, there is no exemption to register it privately.  It must follow all commercial regulations, including DOT numbers and the like.  That on top of the fees associated with that type of registration make it very expensive to register large trucks in CA unless you are making money (commercial use - which puts you back into the CARB cross hairs) to offset those expenses.

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