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Recovry4x4

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Dang, that sucks. I don't think I would even visit CA for fear of imprisonment. What I would do is set aside time each available day to go to DMV and waste their time. I'm retired, I can play their game.

You don't even want to know what it's like to get tags in a rural town in N GA. Usually a text ahead of time and stuff is waiting. If I do have to wait, I lose 5 minutes of my life. Just renewed all my dailys, 2 trucks, one SUV and 2 trailers. Set me back $88.88. I am still pinching myself.
 

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Dang, that sucks. I don't think I would even visit CA for fear of imprisonment. What I would do is set aside time each available day to go to DMV and waste their time. I'm retired, I can play their game.

You don't even want to know what it's like to get tags in a rural town in N GA. Usually a text ahead of time and stuff is waiting. If I do have to wait, I lose 5 minutes of my life. Just renewed all my dailys, 2 trucks, one SUV and 2 trailers. Set me back $88.88. I am still pinching myself.
Your first idea is worth considering until you realize that they tag team you. When you wear one down to the point of giving in, that clerk is replaced by another fresh from the bull pen.

Recovery, your second paragraph is just being mean. Out here, $88.88 wouldn't even pay for one session of post DMV trauma counseling.
 

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Have you tried going to a different DMV office in another town? Go with hat in hand and a smile on your face and in a nice soft voice say "yes ma'am (or sir) I need your help" and see if you can get a sympathetic person to fix your problem? I understand that the California DMV is the "hold my beer" DMV when it comes to red tape and screwing with someone.
 

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Yeah, we're quite the trend setter: Highest gas prices in the nation, most restrictive gun laws, most contentious drivers on the road, a DMV whose employees are given a manual and told to "figure out solutions", resulting in overcharging of fees and excessive forms required.
California is the home of the 49 and 1 Rule; 49 states don't care but here....

Good suggestion, nattieleather. I actually live in another county but work here hence Sacramento DMV being closest.
I mentioned that I had found a source for the emissions decal only to be told that I'd need a signed letter, NOT an email, on Chrysler Corporation letterhead stationary stating that the decal is authentic. Exhuming Lee Iacocca for his signature is scheduled for next week.

No to suggestions that I drag the truck down to the DMV parking lot and set fire to it in protest. Knowing my luck, I'd end up with a burned out hulk I still couldn't scrap (because it's not registered to me)-- AND a ticket from Cal. Air Resources Board for polluting the air.
 

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The internet comes through again---
Found a seller who had some NOS MOPAR stuff; among the items were some WHEELS PROGRAM related parts, another parts catalog, and these.
They don't specify California but do fit the bare spot exactly. I can't see anything else going there.
 

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The dealerships would have received these books since they would not have the military TMs.
You are correct .. In the early 80's I would help myself to a certain dealership's 60's-70's parts books to my vehicles and give the manager a list to order.. (their partsman at that time was less than useful).. Up on the parts manual shelf was the Wheels Program book.. I acquired the Wheels book (and certain others) when they ceased being a dealership (y)
 
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bikeman

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The internet comes through again---
Found a seller who had some NOS MOPAR stuff; among the items were some WHEELS PROGRAM related parts, another parts catalog, and these.
They don't specify California but do fit the bare spot exactly. I can't see anything else going there.
Are you good now? I was going to say I can check when I get home from vacation. Took a bit of time off from here and catching up on various things as I hope to start my rehabs this fall.
 
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