MD NEW to LMTV, advice on registration/insurance in MD

sjohn116

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Just bought a 1997 LMTV off GP, and the state of Maryland is a bit of a headache with respect to registration. Is anyone on the forum in MD, and if you have a vehicle too new (not old enough) to be registered historic, which route did you take?

I believe a FL title will be mailed to be within the month. Does FL have the "Former Military Vehicle" classification like Tx, or is there any way to get FL tags mailed to me? I see a LOT of shady looking cars driving around MD with FL tags, and cant help but think this must be for a reason (loophole).

As far as I can tell, the only choice I have in MD is to get a Class C commercial vehicle safety inspection, pass that, and then title/register as a normal 17,000lb empty weight stake body heavy duty truck (no discounts on registration costs, req's inspection, etc).

I have family in TX and FL.. and I'm in MD... your thoughts and advice are appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Also, who are you using for insurance for limited use of your LMTV? So far the only quote I have is from Progressive for 100 mile radius usage, no mileage restrictions, but its liability only insurance. $375/yr.
 

Stevekelley

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Just bought a 1997 LMTV off GP, and the state of Maryland is a bit of a headache with respect to registration. Is anyone on the forum in MD, and if you have a vehicle too new (not old enough) to be registered historic, which route did you take?

I believe a FL title will be mailed to be within the month. Does FL have the "Former Military Vehicle" classification like Tx, or is there any way to get FL tags mailed to me? I see a LOT of shady looking cars driving around MD with FL tags, and cant help but think this must be for a reason (loophole).

As far as I can tell, the only choice I have in MD is to get a Class C commercial vehicle safety inspection, pass that, and then title/register as a normal 17,000lb empty weight stake body heavy duty truck (no discounts on registration costs, req's inspection, etc).

I have family in TX and FL.. and I'm in MD... your thoughts and advice are appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Also, who are you using for insurance for limited use of your LMTV? So far the only quote I have is from Progressive for 100 mile radius usage, no mileage restrictions, but its liability only insurance. $375/yr.
 

Stevekelley

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Glen Burnie, MD
Just bought a 1997 LMTV off GP, and the state of Maryland is a bit of a headache with respect to registration. Is anyone on the forum in MD, and if you have a vehicle too new (not old enough) to be registered historic, which route did you take?

I believe a FL title will be mailed to be within the month. Does FL have the "Former Military Vehicle" classification like Tx, or is there any way to get FL tags mailed to me? I see a LOT of shady looking cars driving around MD with FL tags, and cant help but think this must be for a reason (loophole).

As far as I can tell, the only choice I have in MD is to get a Class C commercial vehicle safety inspection, pass that, and then title/register as a normal 17,000lb empty weight stake body heavy duty truck (no discounts on registration costs, req's inspection, etc).

I have family in TX and FL.. and I'm in MD... your thoughts and advice are appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Also, who are you using for insurance for limited use of your LMTV? So far the only quote I have is from Progressive for 100 mile radius usage, no mileage restrictions, but its liability only insurance. $375/yr.
Just updating this thread for anyone who’s searching for info. Just received my MD title. I went to a tag and title place in Halethorpe. No issues. I had my SF97 and the paper stating the transfer to me from gov planet.
 

ALFA2

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I apologize ahead of time if I am posting this in the wrong place, but if this is true, many here need to know about it.

" Biden blocked the sale of military vehicles to the public come Jan 2022. The EO has already been signed, but doesn’t go into effect for just under a year longer because of the contract with GovPlanet and Ritchie Bros doesn't expire until January, 2022. "

I just foun out about this in AZ. Hope this helps some.
 

Ohiobenz

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I apologize ahead of time if I am posting this in the wrong place, but if this is true, many here need to know about it.

" Biden blocked the sale of military vehicles to the public come Jan 2022. The EO has already been signed, but doesn’t go into effect for just under a year longer because of the contract with GovPlanet and Ritchie Bros doesn't expire until January, 2022. "

I just foun out about this in AZ. Hope this helps some.
Can you provide a link to that citation?
 

Ohiobenz

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I looked on this site, and see only 37 EO's none of which apply to the sale of former military vehicles. While I don't doubt there is a federal movement to restrict civilian access to former military goods, if there is such an action it is not in the EO's.
I emailed govplanet to see if they could verify, but have not received a reply.
Banning the sale of government owned vehicles would have a huge impact economically with former police cars, firetrucks etc coming into the mix, therefore if there is such legislation, it has to be specifically targeting military equipment.... Something I have not found anywhere yet.

 

Ohiobenz

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I apologize ahead of time if I am posting this in the wrong place, but if this is true, many here need to know about it.

" Biden blocked the sale of military vehicles to the public come Jan 2022. The EO has already been signed, but doesn’t go into effect for just under a year longer because of the contract with GovPlanet and Ritchie Bros doesn't expire until January, 2022. "

I just foun out about this in AZ. Hope this helps some.
Further feedback on this..... still looking for a response from the OP about the source of his post.
Aside of no evidence in any of the EO's here is Ritchie Bros response to my inquiry citing the above statement:


Ritchie Bros. Customer Care
1:37 PM (2 minutes ago)

Hello,

We have not heard of any such order at this time. Our contract with the Military is still in force at this time.
We will keep buyers advised of any changes to our listings and selling practices.

Please let me know if you have any other questions or concerns.

Thank You,

Robert
Customer Care Specialist.

Office: 800-211-3983
Fax: 817.869.8901
www.rbauction.com
www.ironplanet.com
 
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