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Old 03-03-2009, 05:20 PM
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Trailer Issues

Hey Gang, i bought a trailer from a friend of mine back last year around this time and to make a long story short, he passed away and we never got the title transferred. A few days ago i tried with the executor of the will, which was his brother and the trailer never belonged to my friend who died. It was given to him by a friend who got it from my friend Mark. There is a License plate on it, but its registered to another trailer in the friends name. I quized the original owner, Mark, and he said there is no title to this trailer. What do i do? The registration on the LP is up in November. Any help would be great.

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Old 03-03-2009, 05:32 PM
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I bought a used trailer with no title or anything, off a friend. I went to the DMV and told them I built it myself. Without question they gave me a tag and it was about $25. Now if your trailer is more that 2000 lbs like an enclosed you may have problems. And I'm not sure about the rules in your state.
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Old 03-03-2009, 05:36 PM
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Did you have to show proof of it? Like receipts for parts and or get it inspected after you received you plate?

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Old 03-03-2009, 05:47 PM
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No I even took pics but the people at the DMV never asked to see them, lady there gave me a serial number and told me to engrave it into the frame.

What is the size and weight of your trailer?
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Old 03-03-2009, 05:51 PM
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No I even took pics but the people at the DMV never asked to see them, lady there gave me a serial number and told me to engrave it into the frame.

What is the size and weight of your trailer?

Same here. You got to love Florida.
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Old 03-03-2009, 06:10 PM
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Thats what Minnesota does too. They call it a home made trailer.
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Old 03-03-2009, 06:22 PM
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My trailer is 16 feet from tongue to rear. As for the weight i have no idea. Let me post a pic. She isnt the prettiest, but 500 bucks was a good deal.



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Old 03-03-2009, 07:20 PM
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That there is a 6.5-7x12 its probably around 900 lbs. Try and tell them its home built take some pics for proof, make sure there aren't any manufacture stickers/warning decals on it and you should be good to go.
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Old 03-03-2009, 07:29 PM
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Ya its a good lil trailer! I know i need to get tires for it. Somebody put regular car tires on it. It works but not exactly right. I was gonna paint it and clean it all up. I have been told its an 85 Eager Beaver trailer. There are no stickers on it. I did ask a friend tonight, and he told me that i could just get a bill of sale and i can get a plate issued if it doesn't have a vin? Is that true?

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Old 03-03-2009, 08:45 PM
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That there is a 6.5-7x12 its probably around 900 lbs. Try and tell them its home built take some pics for proof, make sure there aren't any manufacture stickers/warning decals on it and you should be good to go.
No, I think it is a 14 foot, from tongue to rear, form the tongue to the front of the trailer is is 2 foot, then from front of trailer to rear would be 14 foot. Very rare are there 12 foot trailers made with dual axles.
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