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Old 04-16-2011, 08:40 AM   #1
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BIG Title transfer problem!

I just bought a 84' Fiberstream in Oregon from Man "B" . I drove from PA for it. Man "B" bought the fiberstream from Man "A". The title is in Man "A"s name. When I went to the DMV, they said Man "B" had to put the title in his name, then transfer it to me. The problem is, the trailer needs a VIN inspection, which means the trailer has to be back in OREGON!!! Man "B" said he had no problem w/me scratching his name out and putting my name on the title as the buyer from Man "A". The problem: a title is a legal document and that may raise a red flag with a name scratched out. Option #2, which I don't know if it will work, have a VIN inspection here in PA, and somehow have the PA state trooper contact the DMV in oregon so Man "B" can title it, and transfer it to me. Any thoughts?
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Old 04-16-2011, 08:47 AM   #2
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By NO means scratched out the title. You will create more problems. As for having a VIN inspection in PA, and having the PA state trooper contact the DMV in Oregon so Man "B" can title it, so it can be transfer to you. I would just call them to see if that would work.
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By NO means scratched out the title. You will create more problems. As for having a VIN inspection in PA, and having the PA state trooper contact the DMV in Oregon so Man "B" can title it, so it can be transfer to you. I would just call them to see if that would work.
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Yes, I agree- scratching off a name would be a big 'no no.' As I said, it is a legal document. I hope the state trooper will work with me. He was here about 3 years ago to verify my Trillium, so he's aware I like these trailers. It's worth a shot!
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Old 04-16-2011, 09:03 AM   #4
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Man "B" did not do things properly, and you reap the headache that results from his actions. Hope you can get it straightened out without too much agony.
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Old 04-16-2011, 09:28 AM   #5
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How did Man "B" get tags for the trailer to be able to use it without the title being in his name? I dont understand why folks would buy something and then not put it in their own name. I'd worry the person I bought it from may try to claim it since the title still shows ownership.
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Did you tow it from Oregon to PA without a title and registration? If you were able to drive that distance without problems, maybe you don't even need to register it.
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Old 04-16-2011, 09:41 AM   #7
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If man B knows man A maybe he can contact him and have him apply for a new title and then mail it directly to you. Like the others said " don't scratch out the name"
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maybe you can transfer title from man B to your Pa address (mail him the paperwork) then transfer it over to you after that.
In another state i lived you where able to get a "Home made trailer title" maybe that would help.
It's too late now but when in Oregon and i saw his name on the title i would have had him transfer it then.....
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You should be able to do the VIN inspection in PA, check for a form from the Oregon DMV for doing this. (I had that done on mine in Washington for registration in California and there was a form, any state patrol or police officer or sheriff's deputy could do the inspection so I just called the local sheriff's office and someone came out.) I'm sure Oregon will have something similar as it would be used when someone buys something out of state.

But another option would be to contact Man A and ask him to reissue the bill of sale to you; give him a copy of your bill of sale from Man B so Man A knows you got it legally. It's to Man A's advantage to get it legally transferred to you so he has no more liability for it.
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That sucks! I have not gone to transfer the title on mine yet but, It has a permanent Ca. tag and Ca. issues paperless titles on trailers, fun,fun.
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How did Man "B" get tags for the trailer to be able to use it without the title being in his name? I dont understand why folks would buy something and then not put it in their own name. I'd worry the person I bought it from may try to claim it since the title still shows ownership.
Man "B" never used the trailer. He bought it March 2010 and through the Summer his wife decided it didn't fit their needs- he never had it on the road. I bought it in Sept. but didn't make the trip from PA to Oregon to get it until 2 weeks ago.

The license plate is the original CA license plate from Man "A" with expired registration sticker.
I'm thinking of applying for a new title- so long as I have my bill of sale- that may solve PA state troopers from communicating w/Oregon and I can settle this on my own. Would that work? Can I apply for a new title?
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That sucks! I have not gone to transfer the title on mine yet but, It has a permanent Ca. tag and Ca. issues paperless titles on trailers, fun,fun.
You can pay extra to get a paper title which is important if you might sell out of state.
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The title you have is from california? If so you have a multi-level/state problem.
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The title you have is from california? If so you have a multi-level/state problem.
Is it possible to say Man "B" never received the title? Can I get a NEW title issued, or would it be considered a "lost" title?

Yes, title is from California. Oh brother...
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Is it possible to say Man "B" never received the title? Can I get a NEW title issued, or would it be considered a "lost" title?

Yes, title is from California. Oh brother...
Perhaps I can get a hold of Man "A" and have him get a duplicate title, send it to me, as the buyer. ? Would that work?
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