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Unread 06-16-2012, 05:27 PM   #1
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Getting a trailer w/o title. how hard?

found a 6x10 trailer I'd like to pick up if it's still avail and fix it up for my dad..but the post says no title..

how much/hard will it be if no registration or title is on hand from the guy?

can I say it's home made?

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Unread 06-16-2012, 05:41 PM   #2
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found a 6x10 trailer I'd like to pick up if it's still avail and fix it up for my dad..but the post says no title..

how much/hard will it be if no registration or title is on hand from the guy?

can I say it's home made?
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Unread 06-16-2012, 05:51 PM   #3
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welp, the owner told me that he has a few trailers.. and all he does is get a junkyard to write a receipt saying he bought an axle/wheels etc from them and shows the dmv the receipt. and then he just says he made it himself and fabbed the frame.
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Unread 06-18-2012, 06:48 PM   #4
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Works yes & no. DMV will want to see a receipt for the materials true. They will issue a "Homemade" trailer title. The only issue with that is if it is clearly a manufactured trailer and you get stopped, then you have issues if the officer wants to press the issue. Even more so if he runs any VIN that may be on the trailer and it comes up a hit.
My two cents.
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Unread 06-19-2012, 10:18 AM   #5
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well this wouldnt be happening now until christmas maybe alittle past, because thats when I am getting a decent welder. So basically, im just going to buy a 200 buck trailer or something, strip it down to maybe the axle, and build a bigger trailer or even put a new axle or something under it. the whole idea was to just get a junk trailer for the title.
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Unread 06-19-2012, 10:27 AM   #6
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If you are going to buy one, strip it to the axle & then buy a new axle, that would just be building a new trailer, at which point just take whatever receipts you have for materials to MVC and get a homemade trailer title. Done.
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Unread 06-19-2012, 12:18 PM   #7
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Yea if you r planning to pay 200 then strip and get new axle,I would just get new axle with that comes with springs and spindle from tractor supply for like $160 believe .and start fresh n build to your specs.and u will have all receipt to register as homemade.
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Unread 06-19-2012, 02:41 PM   #8
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True, idk what i was thinking, thanks guys! how strict does it have to be as in alignment, like tracking straight behind the vehicle etc. will making everything mirror imaged be just fine? .
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Unread 06-25-2012, 09:20 AM   #9
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Should be. No rules as far as that goes. As long as its registred and "road worthy". Have you seen some people's trailers? They look like some scrap wood nailed together and some stroller wheels.
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