post #1 of Old 02-29-2012, 09:38 PM Thread Starter
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Trailer Title Question

So I got this boat trailer from a guy that gave it to me for free but said he could not find the title. I went to the DOL and got the notary paper to have him sign and get notarized, but its been about 3 weeks now and still no word from him. I've left him several voice-mails but still nothing. What im wondering is if I could just take the trailer to the DOL and get it "re-licensed" in my name, and how much would this cost. Thanks

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post #2 of Old 03-01-2012, 09:08 AM
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In MO the last registered owner has to apply for lost title. If they aren't available you have to advertise it and then go to court and get a judgment or court order saying you can re-title it. Not sure how it works out your way but unless it is a really nice trailer it may not be worth the hassle.

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Depends on your State DMV laws. In Mn you can register a "home built" trailer. If you declare it home built, then it was home built.

Otherwise, take the guy to lunch, and stop by the Notary on the way.


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post #4 of Old 03-01-2012, 06:35 PM
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Check with your DMV, some states don't even require titles on personal trailers, only if the are used commercially.

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In Texas I have just called two trailers home built. Both were bought at auction without a title. I paid less and went through half the paperwork. Gotta love the loop holes.
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