Friday, July 15, 2011

What A Shocker We Got In The Mail Today


We went to the post office today to pickup our mail. We normally do this once a week when at base. In the mail we had our Registration Notice for tags on the Motorhome.

When Sandy opened it I thought I was going to have to pick her up off the floor. She said surly this has to be a mistake! I asked if she would tell me what's going on she replied our new rate for our 2011 tags was $352. Now I nearly had heart failure as last year our tags cost $197 and has been around that for years. This is a 78% increase and surly this has to be a mistake. I know the State Coffers are in trouble but a increase this much is absurd! Are we becoming another California????

They gave us a number to call for questions which we did and the county clerk first said that it could be a mistake but she would check. Placed on hold and about 5 minutes came back and said the county has had no increase but she recalls something where our state representatives voted in some kind of increase starting in August. She said we should call our state representative. When we called we were told the number had been discontinued. Hmmmm I wonder why!

I don't mind an increase but this kind of jump is dam right ridiculous and putting the screws to the residences of Texas and particularly on us that live on fixed income. Do you think they put an explanation about the increase……..well nooooooo. With increases like this and with the higher fuel costs we might just as well park it and take the wheels off it. Then the city will want to increase our property taxes because of being a permanent residence. Just a vicious circle where does it end. Let's see how does it go "the only thing certain in life is taxes and death."

Until next time. . . .MtnAire Travlers.


  1. OMG! A 78% increase is a killer for sure! You would think some form of explanation would have been in order.

  2. Our TX tags used to be less as the vehicle got older. I just looked at the renewal for my little old van, and it has gone up $10!!

    As I have to buy 6 new tires, I am holding off getting new tags for my motor home. After that expense, an increase in the tags will seem like chicken feed!
    Happy Trails, Penny, TX

  3. Can you register it in another State? I know for a fact that Arizona is darn cheap. Friends from Canada registered their MH in AZ and paid $110.00 for 5 YEARS ahead. That is --- darn right, $22.00 pr. year. If you have friends or family in AZ ask to use their residence address for the MH.

  4. so does this mean that Texas is no longer a good pick for "homebase"? Hope WA state doesn't follow TX!!!