Trying to get the Year of Manufacture Plate!

I always heard what a pain it was to get the “YOM” plate, but now I know….it’s all TRUE!!  On February 25th when I went to the DMV and got the new registration and plates, I mentioned I’d like to have my year of manufacture plates put on the camper.  The lady gave me a new form (imagine that!) to fill out and told me to take a picture of the plate and send it in with the form to an address she put at the bottom of the paper.  On February 27th, I sent it all in and kept copies.

Fast forward to today and I still don’t have word on my request to use my vintage plates.  So I called, and an hour later was told they don’t have my request!  Two months waisted!  So I went down to the Folsom DMV (again), and waited an hour (again), and was told I did it wrong (again!).  I have to bring the plates in to the DMV office with the forms and more money!  GRRRRR!

So a quick trip (HA!) to Nevada City to grab the old plates off the camper and off to the Roseville DMV (I was told it was less waiting there).  And a chat with Eddie and yes, I let him touch the vintage plates and take more pictures of them and measure them and write all about them on the form…and another $45.  And he told me, okay!  Now we’ll see if downtown gets the request and I’ll have some sort of tracking record (and yes, I got copies)!

Thanks Eddie!

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Working on registration

Today I contacted a “Vehicle Verifier”.  She was recommended to me by a new friend from Vintage Trailer Restoration on Facebook.

I’ve already been to the DMV and showed them all my paperwork.  They said I need to have the vehicle vin number verified so, “Bring it in.”  they said.  If they only knew what condition it was in!  So I told them, “no can do” and they suggested the Vehicle Verifier.  I didn’t even know there was such a job…  I’m learning so much from this adventure.

So Donna is on standby and when I get the okay from Pete, she’s going over to take a look and verify that it is what it’s supposed to be…or something like that.

Just waiting and dreaming of having my little camper DONE!