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[*] posted on 5-9-2018 at 02:21 PM
Getting quads down from Gonzaga south. No paperwork


Is there a way to get through the military check point without paperwork in my name? Someone suggested a notarized bill of sale
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[*] posted on 5-9-2018 at 05:17 PM


Do they care? Are they checking registration on all vehicles now?

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[*] posted on 5-9-2018 at 06:10 PM


They always check for registration at the border. It's somewhat rare for them to check at military stops. They do at one spot in Sonora just North of Hermosillo for sure. Think it has happened in Baja, but not common.


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[*] posted on 5-9-2018 at 06:15 PM


It would be a good ideal to have some kind of legal papers on the ATVs. A notarized bill of sale would be good. Make sure you have the make model and especially the VIN number on it. Every time I've been checked at the border and at a military checkpoint they have matched the VIN on the bike to the VIN on the paper work.
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[*] posted on 5-9-2018 at 06:20 PM


The military is looking for guns, ammo, and illegal drugs. Some of them write down your name (seeing a passport makes that easy for them) and vehicle info. They have nothing to do with immigration or customs, so they do not check for tourist cards or vehicle ownership/ registration... at least during all my years.

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[*] posted on 5-9-2018 at 06:43 PM


I have ridden my bike thru about 100 military checkpoints. Never been asked for registration. Unload them and ride thru?
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[*] posted on 5-9-2018 at 06:54 PM


I have two times both were several years ago. One on hwy 3 at the old San Matias gas station after coming out of Mikes. The other was at the check point north of El Rosario. We were riding our dirt bikes and they had us show the registration and they matched the VIN numbers. I don't remember if they were Military or Immigration just that I found it surprising that they asked.
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[*] posted on 5-9-2018 at 07:00 PM


Quote: Originally posted by David K  
The military is looking for guns, ammo, and illegal drugs. Some of them write down your name (seeing a passport makes that easy for them) and vehicle info. They have nothing to do with immigration or customs, so they do not check for tourist cards or vehicle ownership/ registration... at least during all my years.

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How often do you carry bikes or a quad in the bed of your truck?




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[*] posted on 5-9-2018 at 07:08 PM


Well, not convinced it will work. I can get a deal on these quads but I need them in San Juanico from Gonzaga.

I've been asked for registration before and sometimes not. Just wondering what a legitimate bill of sale would do if there is no official paperwork.
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[*] posted on 5-9-2018 at 07:21 PM


Go off road and go around the checkpoint.



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[*] posted on 5-9-2018 at 07:53 PM


I used to have an ATC 110 and my kids had a Suzuki m/c, no checkpoint questions. It is not the stated purpose of the army to ask for ownership papers. That they have is odd, but they have the guns, so why not?



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[*] posted on 5-9-2018 at 07:56 PM


Go out by the dump and around the check point in GN, then take them on home, or buy them delivered?
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[*] posted on 5-9-2018 at 08:07 PM


I need to get by El Tomatal and San Ignacio. Thats it.
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[*] posted on 5-9-2018 at 08:17 PM


Forgot about those! I'm with the others, I've never been asked for paperwork. Haul to SI and ride them home down the coast, I'd do the ride for beer, LOL!
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[*] posted on 5-9-2018 at 10:44 PM
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If it will make you feel better to have something with you, go to CA DMV site. There they have "Bill of Sale" forms you can fill out online and then print them out. Put your name on it, put the VIN # on it with a recent sale date. Its as official as you can get without having to pay a cent. Plus it has the DMV official form so it looks great! With all the correct info on it to.
It's not a registration form but its way better than nothing and it looks like its the real deal, because it is. But really all it is is a "Bill of Sale" form. If they ask for something and you show them that, you are on your way!
I know, we got turned around at border for no reg on a quad. Got on a computer, filled out the info, printed it, tried again an hour later, VIN # and names all checked out and on our way.
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[*] posted on 5-9-2018 at 10:52 PM


Thanks RT. I'll be doing that.
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[*] posted on 5-10-2018 at 03:51 AM


this what I would do...

leave the quad ..
.drive north with the paperwork and register it correctly
you don't need the quad on=site to register it

a couple hours of drive time may save you in the end

then you are all legal for later when you have a problem






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Quote: Originally posted by Bob and Susan  
this what I would do...

leave the quad ..
.drive north with the paperwork and register it correctly
you don't need the quad on=site to register it

a couple hours of drive time may save you in the end

then you are all legal for later when you have a problem




I agree. Suppose someone stole them once you got them down there. And you have nothing to prove they"re yours.

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Quote: Originally posted by Bob and Susan  
this what I would do...

leave the quad ..
.drive north with the paperwork and register it correctly
you don't need the quad on=site to register it

a couple hours of drive time may save you in the end

then you are all legal for later when you have a problem




That would be great if I had the paperwork.. These quads have no paperwork
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[*] posted on 5-10-2018 at 05:48 PM


Quote: Originally posted by brewer  
Quote: Originally posted by Bob and Susan  
this what I would do...

leave the quad ..
.drive north with the paperwork and register it correctly
you don't need the quad on=site to register it

a couple hours of drive time may save you in the end

then you are all legal for later when you have a problem




That would be great if I had the paperwork.. These quads have no paperwork


‘Tis difficult to make a stolen quad into legal quad, eh?:lol:




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