Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Brampton, Ontario, Canada
Touchy subject - swapping plates?
I'm looking for a new truck. Long story short - my reg cab ain't cuttin' it no more.
Something that has been mentioned to me is when I find a vehicle to purchase I can simply swap my current Ranger plates onto the new vehicle and I have 6 days to get "my papers in order". (famous movie line - think Clint Eastwood)
I checked the back of my ownership, and just like everyone else's it states ..... "The new owner (buyer) must present this Application for Vehicle Transfer to notify the ministry of the change of ownership of the vehicle within 6 days of the date of purchase."
SO, the first thing i'm thinking is "why does the Ministry issue 10 day trip permits?". Is it another cash grab or am I reading too much into the above quote?
I'm looking at trucks that require a 1-2 hour drive (each way) and i'd hate to have to make 2 drives like that for a purchase, let alone 3. I can be a patient man, but that's just plain ol' retarded (sorry, but 12 hours of driving to/from for ANY vehicle isn't worth it to me). Some sellers are okay with selling with safety and e-test, but the used car guys charge a small fortune for that stuff.
Any thoughts on that quote please?
'97 Ranger 3.0, 2wd, black, reg cab, flareside, Sky Jacker 2" spring lift, custom 1" rear lift blocks, no anti-sway bars
***Currently searching for an extended cab replacement***
Old enough to know better, young enough not to care