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Understanding Arizona RV and RV Registration Requirements

Registering your RV or RV in Arizona is a relatively simple process if you have the proper documentation. Knowing the registration requirements for your vehicle will help you get started and enjoy time with your family.

Summer is just around the corner and many families will be heading out for camping adventures.

Before you head off on your summer vacation, it is important that your RV, often referred to as an RV or camper, complies with Arizona state laws. Here are four requirements you need to consider before hitting the road in your RV or RV this summer.

Registration Requirements

Arizona requires all RVs and campers to be registered with the MVD. The fees for registering your vehicle depend on the vehicle type, weight and age. When registering your vehicle, you will provide your title and registration if the vehicle has been registered in your name elsewhere, or a registration indicating that you own the vehicle if you are financing it in a state in which you own the title. You must also complete a title and registration application and pay required fees. Certain counties in Arizona may also require you to pass an emissions test for your vehicle.

Once registered, keep your registration updated to avoid penalties. Motorhomes and RVs typically take a year to register. Always keep your registration and insurance papers in a safe place in the vehicle in case you are ever stopped by the police or need to access them quickly in the event of an accident.

Registration renewal options

Renewing your RV or camper registration in Arizona can be easily done at an MVD field office or with an authorized third-party provider if you want to skip the lines. If you have any questions about your registration, be sure to consult a professional. Never assume that you will comply with state laws. Always make sure your registration is up to date before you set off.

Motorhome and RV Insurance Requirements

Along with your registration, Arizona requires proof of insurance before you can legally drive your trailer or RV on the road. In Arizona, liability insurance is mandatory for all vehicles. Before registering your RV or RV, make sure your insurance is up to date and that you have a valid insurance card in your vehicle. Failure to insure your vehicle can result in hefty fines and the loss of your driving license.

Out-of-state Motorhomes and Motorhomes Requirements

If you have just moved to Arizona and are bringing an RV or RV with you from another state, you will need to register the vehicle once you become an Arizona resident. To register your mobile home or mobile home from another state, you will need your title if it is not held by a lien, or the current or previous registration showing ownership, as well as a completed title and registration application. Once your vehicle or RV is registered, you will receive Arizona license plates and titles in the mail, allowing you to drive or tow your RV on Arizona highways.

Registering your RV or RV in Arizona is a relatively simple process if you have the proper documentation. Knowing the registration requirements for your vehicle will help you get started and enjoy time with your family. If you ever have any questions, contact your local MVD or third party provider.

Craig Moss is manager of Arizona Auto License Servicesan Arizona MVD authorized third-party vehicle service provider with six locations in Phoenix and Flagstaff.

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