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Old 08-12-2013, 12:35 PM   #15
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When we purchased our UHaul in Arkansaw 6 years ago, we just hooked up and brought it back into Illinois without any plates. I guess we didn't even think about it and we weren't stopped. We had the private bill of sale and our State Farm insurance was covering the tow and trailer. Lucky I guess! I ordered new plates as soon as we got back, though.

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Old 08-12-2013, 12:49 PM   #16
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to the Forum Jim.
Congratulations on your find.

When we picked ours up we drove it across seven states.
The troopers didn't even act if they noticed we had no tags.

We did buy new and I did have the paper tag but it was pouring
down rain when we picked it up and I never installed it. Wife was
kind of antsy but I told her the rain would destroy it anyway. And
if we were stopped I had the tag.

When I tagged it in Oklahoma I had the option of tagging it or not.
If I didn't register it I wouldn't get a tag and didn't have to pay the tax.
But to get it registered I had to pay the tax and get a tag.

I spent the $600 dollars so if/when I sell or trade it, there won't be that
hassle about the paper work for a new owner. So I have a tag for the trailer.
I don't have tags for my utility trailers.

If it were me, I would just hook up and head for home.

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Old 08-12-2013, 02:47 PM   #17
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That was going to be one of my follow up questions. I have a utility trailer as well and a plate for it. I was wondering if I should just slap that plate on the Scamp and not worry about it, but I will probably avoid that.

I am in Illinois and will call my local DMV again tomorrow, I called the main Sec. of State line today and got was told to get the temp tags in TN. Maybe he didn't understand that this was going to be a private sale.

If it turns out I have to get the tag from TN and If I get to TN soon enough to get to their office on Saturday I will get a temp tag from them and be legal. Otherwise I might go with the cross your fingers and go approach.
According to the Sec/state website,Illinois allows 20 days from the purchase of a vehicle from a private party to order title/registration. I have brought home dozens of trailers and have never been questioned. In some states, title and plates are not even required at all, ever, on small trailers, but you'd better bring an open title with you when you go to get registered.
One caveat, it is IllAnnoy we are talking about(even their website could be wrong)
Also,if you want Comp and Collision insurance, you'd better inform your agent before towing it.
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Old 08-12-2013, 07:08 PM   #18
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When I bought the scamp, the bill of sale/title was actually for the day AFTER I bought it, and the seller gave me his registration. Technically, I was borrowing the trailer the day I brought it home.

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