I hate to post a question that has been answered before (and I think I read this answer once before I needed it), but I am still stuck in the driveway because I can't find a VIN
on my 1981 Burro! Yes, I have the title
with the VIN
and all the info filled in proper, but since it is from out of state, Indiana won't title
without a police officer affidavit that the VIN
is the same as on trailer. The tongue has a fair amount of rust and some angle iron reinforcement on the bottom/sides of the V of the tongue. And the crank support (don't remember the real name for it) has been welded up higher with a piece of steel plate at the top of the tongue junction. Is it possible that the VIN is on the bottom or side of the tongue or near the crank/support thing and was covered up in the welding? Where is the VIN usually? This Burro
was a kit made in MN, if that makes a difference.
The police officer was very nice when I asked if I could haul it as is. He said HE has never pulled over a trailer to check the license
plate, but if someone did pull me over they would impound the trailer (since the MN plates are not mine) as possibly stolen!
The alternative will be to make an appointment with Stolen Vehicles for an inspection at their facility and eventually get a new VIN issued, which I will then have to have embossed in the trailer and then get a second inspection. The process sounds like it will take a month or two!! What good is THAT?!