Here I thought Washington State had some stupid laws ! What a royal pain in the ass !!!I have my US origin M35A2 registered in Ontario. Ontario is similar to other heavy-collector-vehicle-unfriendly states in the US in that it sees your M109A4 as a vehicle that
- has never before been registered in Canada, therefore needs to be emissions tested to the current standards (no allowance for being XX years old). My way out was that it is a multifuel (which does not exist as a category; it is either Gas or Diesel). I registered as Gas so did not have to pass the Diesel particulate emissions test (which this engine has a snowball in hell's chance of passing).
- weighs over 4500kg, therefore is a commercial vehicle and the MOT will therefore push you into the commercial vehicle operator category, if you let them. They will very much want for you to become a CVOR registered operator. Annual safety, log book, the whole nine yards. It makes zero sense for a personally owned historic vehicle but the "historic" category does not exist in Ontario for vehicles over 4500 kg.
Your advantage with an M109A4 is that you can go the RV route (and most likely you should)! Register as an RV and save 90% of the stupidity.
I feel your pain Cattlerepairman !