Uncle died in new Mexico on vacation in a camping trailer. No will,spouse,children. Only sister,brother,and a nephew who is beneficiary of a retirement fund. Wondering what to do with the car and trailer that's still sitting at camp ground in new Mexico. All family is located in Pennsylvania.
The property will transfer to your uncle's siblings and to the decedents of any of your uncle's siblings who die before him. Filing a probate in the county of your uncle's residency will get the process started and get you (or whomever is named Administrator) the letters testamentary to transfer titles etc. You may be able to use a small estate affidavit depending upon the amount of property your uncle left. The administrator will need to dispose of the car and trailer, whether it is worth driving back across the country or disposing of locally is something the Administrator will need to decide.
Someone in the family should step up to the plate and file a petition for probate in the state of domicile of your uncle. The laws of intestacy of that state will govern. You did not specify what state that was. Note that a person only has one domicile - - it's usually the state where one lives and pays state income taxes.
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