just back from our EPIC trip up north along the west coast!
Meghan ... i was so unnerved by your experience since with my two earlier U Hauls, i had the same problem with our DMV. the first one i drove 8 hours to Riverside and the creep said he had the title
in a safe. when i got there 'oops, cant seem to find it.' but he assured me he would sign off on a lost title
form. its easy to say i should have turned around, but when you just blew $150 on gas, took a day off and rented a truck ... so he left town, turned off his phone, and never sent me the paperwork. ugh. second one was shipped from a guy who never had the title all 15 years he owned it and they didn't require a title back then in NY or whatever ...
both occasions the folks at DMV were fairly unsympathetic and even a bit mean-spirited. even gloating with a 'looks-like-someone-wont-be-getting-a-title-for-their-new-expensive-paperweight' vibe. i kept going back and figured eventually their ineptitude would sway to my favor - and it did on both occasions. i got them both titled but was left frazzled.
so i really felt for you Meghan and once we got our new Play Pac to the campground, i crawled all over the thing! front to back and top to bottom hoping beyond hope there might be another VIN
location - et viola - i found that second VIN
location! i jumped in the truck and started driving trying to find a signal so i could send the good news.
Steve, glad to hear you are enjoying the wine - i'll bet not half as much as we are enjoying the Play Pac! but i dont want to hijack this thread, so i'll start a new one for our fellow Play Pac(ers) once i download our trip photos.
best of luck at the DMV Meghan. i cant wait to hear your victory story about triumphantly walking into the DMV and showing them your VIN.