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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:19 am    Post subject: getting title for a trailer Reply to specific post Reply with quote

been looking to buy a 12-16 foot trailer. see a lot with no titles. does anyone know in Missouri what you have to do and the cost to get a clear title. thanks norm
 
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:34 am    Post subject: Re: getting title for a trailer Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I have two that I bought new. I was never given a title for either. Maybe it's just Texas but I was never asked for a title when licensing them. I think you could steal one and have it licensed in your name before you went home.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:43 am    Post subject: Re: getting title for a trailer Reply to specific post Reply with quote


I have titled two trailers in Indiana, the laws in your state are likely different. I went to the local DMV (license bureau) and asked how to do it. We have a form for a builders title (home built) and for lost title which was my case. Both require a police inspection and signature on the form after which you can apply for a title.

Most recently I bought a trailer from Alabama. Since Alabama did not use titles for trailers built in 2000 I had to apply for an Indiana title. Again I obtained the form and a police inspection.

I would think your first step would be a visit to the DMV. Good luck it can be tricky.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:49 am    Post subject: Re: getting title for a trailer Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I bought a trailer without a title, here in WI.. When I got the re placement title, It said "homemade" for the brand name. They had the history of the trailer on file, but they would not share any of the info with me or put it on the title either. I needed the title and got what I needed. For info in your state call your local Law enforcement agency or State Police.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:37 am    Post subject: Re: getting title for a trailer Reply to specific post Reply with quote

If it is home made all you have to do is get it inspected and claim you made it and you can get a title. BTDT a few times here in MO
 
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:06 pm    Post subject: Re: getting title for a trailer Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Buy a junk trailer and keep the tongue with the serial number and swap it to the good one. Or just buy a number/letter stamp kit and stamp the title number on the good trailer...Not that I would do something dishonest, LOL
 
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:44 pm    Post subject: Re: getting title for a trailer Reply to specific post Reply with quote


In Missouri, if it is 16 feet or less, just get it inspected at any inspection station ($10 fee), then take that certificate to the DMV and they will issue a VIN tag and a title. If it is over 16 feet, same process and cost except you'll need to have the Sheriff's Department or the Highway Patrol do the inspection. $10 inspection fee either way.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:48 pm    Post subject: Re: getting title for a trailer Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I live in Mo. and it is just as Ronnie said. Did it on 2 differ3nt ones I had bought with no title and used around the place, then later wanted to license for road use, and it was simple.
 
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:26 pm    Post subject: Re: getting title for a trailer Reply to specific post Reply with quote

In Nebraska if you get a new title with a new VIN on it, you get to pay new trailer sales tax on it, too.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 1:18 am    Post subject: Re: getting title for a trailer Reply to specific post Reply with quote


Look into buying a new one. I bought a new 25 foot, 20k gooseneck trailer fall of 2015 after looking for several years for what I wanted. Most used trailers were either not quite right, priced very close to a new one, or flat out shot from yay-whos overloading or otherwise abusing them. Homemade trailers tend to be really hit-or-miss for quality. For every good one, there's 10 bad ones.

What I say is doubly true for the size trailer you're seeking. They're usually lightly built and overloaded when I see them on the road.
 
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