Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Denton County, TX
I did this same thing when I bought my TJ. I live in TX, found a TJ in NC. Agreed on the deal. Got the VIN and mileage from the private seller, went to TX DMV and got a 30 day temp tag for about $25. Got temp insurance coverage from my agent. Got a cheap 1-way ticket to NC. Did the deal on the seller's kitchen table. Drove my "new" TJ home 17 hours, 1100 miles, 6 states, the next day. Over the next couple weeks got the whole thing insured, inspected. tagged/titled as a TX vehicle.
Not hard or costly at all. Would do it again if need be.
Go to your state's DMV and find out what paperwork is needed, every state is different.
denton county, tx