jmarxen Posted February 2, 2017 Report Share Posted February 2, 2017 I'll be retiring at the end of this year. We currently live in SC and are considering TX as our domicile when we go full-time. We are ordering a new Tiffin Phaeton 40 ft diesel pusher that we'll be transferring to Texas with our Honda CRV that we use as our tow vehicle. We will have the title as we will be paying cash for the motorhome. I've looked at the TX Motor Vehicle Title Manual and it basically says TX does not have a category for recreational vehicles. There is the title application fee of either $28 or $33 for each vehicle. The car will be easy as the registration fee would be $50.45 and local fees that vary by county. It does indicate registration fees of $535 for vehicles that weigh between 40,001 - 45,999 pounds plus the local fee. I've also read there is sales tax on a vehicle being transferred from another state. On Form TX-130-U, it has New resident fee of $90 for each vehicle: The sales and use tax must be paid to the county tax assessor-collector within 30 days from the date of purchase or entry of the vehicle into Texas. New Texas residents are subject to a $90 use tax on a vehicle brought into this state that was previously registered to the new resident in another state or foreign country. This is in lieu of the 6.25 percent use tax imposed on a Texas resident. It also has a 1% emission fee, so I don't know how this is determined. In one of the manuals, they also had reference to a diesel fee or tax. It seems pretty confusing compared to when we moved to South Carolina. As anyone else moved to Texas with a motorhome within the last several tears and can tell me what to expect for registration, tags, fees and such? Appreciate your feedback, Jim and Nancy NewMar Mountain Air 2014 Honda CRV Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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