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Old 07-26-2011, 08:50 AM   #1
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No vin on play pac= no title=no regiatratuin

Here I sit at theft investigation and they tell me that they can't find the vin so there is no way to ID it. So pretty much I am out of luck. Any ideas what I can do???!!
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Old 07-26-2011, 08:57 AM   #2
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check the trailer tongue - Steve found the VIN on mine (that i just bought from him) by going out there with a steel wool pad and 'sanding' the paint off ... your VIN might also have been painted over by now. as to exactly where - i do not know (he just said on the trailer tongue).

sorry i dont have more, but i know you are in a pickle and hope this might help.
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Old 07-26-2011, 10:54 AM   #3
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Thanks Paul. We sanded all the paint off the tongue and have found nothing
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Old 07-26-2011, 11:39 AM   #4
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hey Meghan,
i just heard back from Steve after asking him about the specific location. i cut and paste what he said:

"The VIN is on the passenger side of the hitch (Y), on top. It is about 4 fingers in front of the trailer body on the square tubing that makes up the frame. It will probably take light sanding to make it visible."

cant guarantee it will be the same on yours our others - but just maybe!!!
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Old 07-26-2011, 11:52 AM   #5
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what about a salvage title?
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Old 07-26-2011, 12:37 PM   #6
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There Is a vin on a salvaged vehicle. And it needs to actually be salvaged.... With receipts to prove it. And it is only to get a title. Has nothing to do with getting a Vin, because they already have one
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Old 07-26-2011, 01:35 PM   #7
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Ok so we looked in all the suggested places. How's this look???? Should something be here??? Does it look like the stamped info in the pic on the top of the tongue?
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Old 07-26-2011, 01:49 PM   #8
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Here I sit at theft investigation and they tell me that they can't find the vin so there is no way to ID it. So pretty much I am out of luck. Any ideas what I can do???!!
Some trailers from the seventies had all their VIN and build info on a PAPER glued to the inside of a cabinet door! When the door is gone what can you do?
If you have a legitimate title and it has the VIN on it, you might consider using a set of welder's stamps to miraculously "find" the numbers stamped into the top of the frame on the starboard side just behind the hitch. Sanding the paint off that area might be what "reveals" them under further "scrutiny"
Scamp actually uses standard welder's stamps.
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I need the vin to apply for a title. Haven't found any papers on doors
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Old 07-26-2011, 02:55 PM   #10
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It might be under that expanded metal tray..did you look there?

Do you have the VIN that's on the salvage paperwork? If so stamp it on like suggested above ...or go to another DMV office and see what they say. I go by the idea that "I keep talking to different people till I get the answer I want" especially with government employees.

Edited to add..I see you need a VIN...make one up and stamp it on!
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When you bought the trailer was there no transfer of ownership document or TOD or Pink Slip as Americans call it? I would never buy a vechicle with out the proper paperwork. I have heard of too many stolen vechicles being sold with out paperwork and you are the to go to jail for possion of stolen goods.

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Here I sit at theft investigation and they tell me that they can't find the vin so there is no way to ID it. So pretty much I am out of luck. Any ideas what I can do???!!
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It might be under that expanded metal tray..did you look there?

Do you have the VIN that's on the salvage paperwork? If so stamp it on like suggested above ...or go to another DMV office and see what they say. I go by the idea that "I keep talking to different people till I get the answer I want" especially with government employees.

Edited to add..I see you need a VIN...make one up and stamp it on!
I am fairly sure that is illegal. I have called many offices, and did what each one tells me to do...until I hit a wall like the one that says "You MUST have a VIN to enter on this paper"
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When you bought the trailer was there no transfer of ownership document or TOD or Pink Slip as Americans call it? I would never buy a vechicle with out the proper paperwork. I have heard of too many stolen vechicles being sold with out paperwork and you are the to go to jail for possion of stolen goods.

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Rick, I called DMV first and they told me I could do it. But as I went through all the steps I get to this one that says I must have a VIN stamped on the camper.
Also, the metal tray would need to be removed with a plasma cutter, but we checked all around it
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Also, the metal tray would need to be removed with a plasma cutter, but we checked all around it
An angle grinder would work too.
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