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I just received my notice that my trailer plates need their new sticker. The renewal cost has gone up from $18.00 a year to $118.00 a year. That's the new cost of trailers up to 3000 pounds. That's just wrong!
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No that's just Illinois.

You really should be mad about your property taxes. 3X what they would be in Iowa.

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I’ve got 2 boats with trailers so I got hit twice. The state is broke. They gotta pay for stuff somehow. I get them back though. Now that I’m retired, I don’t have to pay any state income tax on my retirement benefits and income.

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Scott F wrote: 14 Mar 2020, 19:52 I’ve got 2 boats with trailers so I got hit twice. The state is broke. They gotta pay for stuff somehow. I get them back though. Now that I’m retired, I don’t have to pay any state income tax on my retirement benefits and income.
I have two trailers now and possibly a third. I might need to rethink my plans.
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Scott F wrote: 14 Mar 2020, 19:52 I’ve got 2 boats with trailers so I got hit twice. The state is broke. They gotta pay for stuff somehow. I get them back though. Now that I’m retired, I don’t have to pay any state income tax on my retirement benefits and income.
As of yet. You wait. They are coming for you.

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Post by Midwesterner »

They reap what they sow. Closing all of the states lakes and hunting sites due to Covid is going to hurt the DNR badly.

They're already underfunded and they'll likely cut staff as a result.

The trailer plate increase is asinine, especially for something I only use three to four months out of the year.

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The Governor of Illinois is giving everyone who's plates and drivers license expire while the stay at home order is in effect a 90 day extension on renewals. In Illinois all small trailer plates expire the last day of April. I won't need to renew my trailer plates until the last day of July now. But still a $100 increase with the economy the way it is now.
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Post by Blkrvrbart »

I have a few trailers myself. When you work and play off of trailers $100 per trailer increase is a lot. I’m thinking about putting a pintle hitch on the boat trailer with a slow moving vehicle sign on it. Think I’ll run the idea past my buddy who’s a county deputy first. :)

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Wow, I wonder what my 30 foot enclosed snowmobile trailer would cost in Illinois? 8500lb GVWR.
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jethro wrote: 27 May 2020, 08:55 Wow, I wonder what my 30 foot enclosed snowmobile trailer would cost in Illinois? 8500lb GVWR.
$206, If you really want to get fleeced pull it through a toll gate. :shock:
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kdgrills wrote: 29 May 2020, 12:24
jethro wrote: 27 May 2020, 08:55 Wow, I wonder what my 30 foot enclosed snowmobile trailer would cost in Illinois? 8500lb GVWR.
$206, If you really want to get fleeced pull it through a toll gate. :shock:
I get charged $15 at toll bridges because of the boat trailer. Shoot, I'm just an old dude pulling a light tin boat, but they don't care. Anyway, I have to admit our trailer registration fees are pretty reasonable compared to Illinois. Yours are kind of crazy.
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kdgrills wrote: 29 May 2020, 12:24
jethro wrote: 27 May 2020, 08:55 Wow, I wonder what my 30 foot enclosed snowmobile trailer would cost in Illinois? 8500lb GVWR.
$206, If you really want to get fleeced pull it through a toll gate. :shock:

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Oh, that's about what I would pay in NH. Maybe less, even.

But you get hosed on small boats. I pay like $15 for my little tin.
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Sure glad I don't live in Illinois. Or Kalifornia. Or Nevada. Or DC. Or anywhere in the NE although Maine is really pretty certain times of the year. Nice to visit, but don't stay long.

My friend lives near Sparta, and sold his boat, for this reason alone. Said if he uses it once a year (which is about all he used it), it was gonna cost him $118 to use it that one time, plus bait, fuel, and everything else. Not worth it, to him, and the DNR doesn't give a rat's backside if the local (to him) lakes are worth going to or not. The $118 registration fee cost more than the boat was worth but the state doesn't care about that. They're seeing dollar signs. Wonder how many boat/trailer are running around with no registration because of the high cost??

They say the state is broke. I wonder why?

Guess I have it good here.

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Or those with several small trailer and using one plate and swapping it to which trailer is being used.
Not that I know anyone that would do such a thing.
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lckstckn2smknbrls wrote: 11 Aug 2020, 09:20 Or those with several small trailer and using one plate and swapping it to which trailer is being used.
Not that I know anyone that would do such a thing.
License plate for my trailer has been setting under the seat of my truck for several months. Good thing I use small safety chains when I mount the plate otherwise it would have been setting along the road somewhere. Haha. I just ordered another bracket.
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