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    PWCToday Newbie Red Dettmann's Avatar
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    HELP: Buying Trailer With No Title

    I am buying a trailer within the next couple hours and the owner doesnt have a title (Michigan), How do i go about getting a title so its in my name...any help would be great thanks
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    Re: HELP: Buying Trailer With No Title

    Quote Originally Posted by Red Dettmann View Post
    I am buying a trailer within the next couple hours and the owner doesnt have a title (Michigan), How do i go about getting a title so its in my name...any help would be great thanks

    Before you buy it, check to see if there's a vin number sticker anywhere on it.. If there is it wont be too difficult to title it. If there's not a vin sticker I recommend not buying the trailer as it will be a major pain in the butt, and you'll have to do something that's technically illegal (lying and saying it's home built) in order to get it registered.
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    Re: HELP: Buying Trailer With No Title

    its a single place karavan trailer...so you would think there is a number somewhere...
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    Re: HELP: Buying Trailer With No Title

    From Google: "A title is a legal document that shows who owns certain property. In Michigan, motor vehicles, trailer coaches, trailers weighing 2,500 pounds or more empty, off-road vehicles, pickup campers, and watercraft 20 feet and over or with a permanently affixed engine must be titled."

    you only need a bill of sale...same as Florida they do not title small trailers....only need VIN # and bill of sale... or if no VIN # they can use homemade to tax you/register it...

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    Re: HELP: Buying Trailer With No Title

    In Michigan trailers will only come with Registration + Bill of sale

    See if the owner has the registration, if not, make him apply for it..... or find another trailer.
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    Re: HELP: Buying Trailer With No Title

    I went thru this in Pennsylvania last year, no title, no vin plate. Tried the "homebuilt" route, but they wanted a receipt or invoice for materials used. Sold it on Craigslsit for next to nothing.
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    Re: HELP: Buying Trailer With No Title

    im gonna find out here next week....the guy told me it shouldnt be an issue and if so he said he would figure something out to make it work...i have faith
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    Re: HELP: Buying Trailer With No Title

    Call your state motor vehicle registration people, they will tell you what you need to get a license plate for it. In PA, you could not get a plate with your circumstances, every state has its own rules. Find out before you hand any money over.

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    Re: HELP: Buying Trailer With No Title

    I have bought trailers with bill of sale and with tittles form other states bring them here to Fl an show them the title of commercial built trailer and they still have me go weigh it and register as homemade because of weight

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