Yeah, I hear ya. Sure seems to work that way. My wife lost her job a couple weeks back so these 700 dollar charges aren't that welcome at the moment, but at least I have a second home if I need it
My camper is parked in a secured lot south of town, I would have waited to register until spring since it's not being used, but then they go after you for back taxes and penalties. It's all a big racket in my opinion, but I try not to complain too much about our first world problems
And just to be not all doom and gloom about it, I do get to write off some of that on my income taxes this year.. spend a dollar, get a quarter back. It's almost like having a rewards card.