Hmm-- as for a trip ticket, buy one in WA... If you go to a licensing office (auditors at the county seat or a Deputy Auditors office - most larger towns have one) in WA, you can buy a generic trip ticket even if you don't have the VIN
with you -$25, also you can go to a WA state DOT office, but there you need the VIN-$15 if I remember right. Otherwise just grab a license
plate off another trailer you have and use that. Just plead ignorance if stopped....
If you can find the VIN
, then go to a licensing dept in WA, show them a legible picture or a rubbing of it, (this is experience talking here- my Compact JR was this way), they'll run the VIN
. If it has not been licensed in the last 7 years, it will come up "No Record Found". WA state will then issue you a 24 month "Registration Only Title" in your name. (now mind you, you need to register it to a WA address tho, I think) This means that if the last owner for some reason comes up with proof of ownership, he/she can reclaim it, but has to reimburse you for the improvements. It's not insurmountable, but a pain. I did that with the Compact and its been over a year now, and no one in sight.
Hope this wasn't confusing.... Larry