Reference: Minnesota Statutes 168.002 Subd. 27
Registration Period: March 1 through February 28 (29 in leap years) of the following year.
What you need to know
By statute, "Recreational Vehicle" means travel trailers including those that telescope or fold down, chassis-mounted campers, motor homes, tent trailers, and converted buses that provide temporary human living quarters.
A recreational vehicle is one that
is not used as the residence of the owner or occupant;
is used while engaged in recreational or vacation activities; and
is either self-propelled or towed on the highways incidental to the recreational or vacation activities
All recreational trailers, regardless of weight, must be titled.
A motor vehicle with a slip-in camper or other removable equipment that is mounted into or on a motor vehicle is not a recreational vehicle and cannot be registered as a recreational vehicle. One-ton pickups are registered in the truck class. The only time that a pickup truck with a slip-in camper could be registered as a recreational vehicle would be if the pickup box had been removed and the camper permanently mounted on the vehicle's frame.
Dimensions - may not exceed outside width of 102 " (8.5 feet) or a length of 45 feet (Reference: 169.80 and 168.002)
For information about ownership/application requirements and fees refer to Ownership Procedures, Quick Reference Guide: How to Complete PS2000 and Quick Reference Guide: Motor Vehicle Fees.