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Old 04-07-2012, 08:39 AM   #15
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Having a title is not only a good idea of resale... but what if you move to a state that requires a title? We have at least one member that's happened to... moved to Oregon. Oregon requires titles. Protect yourself and your assets is my mantra. YMMV
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Old 04-07-2012, 08:55 AM   #16
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Hello USA
Here in Canada we req a plate on ALL trailers. The plate is around $20 and good forever on that trailer.
For owners not req plates and traveling to diff state don't you get stopped a lot? I was in Mich and lost my plate, was not long till I was pulled over..
Even if we build a trailer we req plates.
When we stell a trailer the Ownership papers go with the trailer but we keep the plate and a plate portion of ownership which we can transfer to another trailer.

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Old 04-07-2012, 10:55 AM   #17
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ND required registering and titling. I would no matter if required or not. It will provide some protection to you if stolen. It would then be in the system so if someone else tried to register it they would have a problem and you might get it back.
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Old 04-07-2012, 02:51 PM   #18
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Here in British Columbia - if it is on the road, it needs a license. It also needs its own insurance. Your valid, current license plate means it is insured as they are (basically) one and the same thing here.

(if it has a current plate, its insured as the only way to cancel insurance is to turn in the plate. Plates belong to the OWNER, not to the vehicle - owner keeps the plates on sale of the vehicle)
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Old 04-07-2012, 05:30 PM   #19
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Or just start a topic/thread on it, and see what develops. I'm thinking General Chat would be the right forum, or maybe Towing?
This thread looks like a pretty good start. I'll move it to "Towing"
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Old 04-07-2012, 09:20 PM   #20
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As I said in a previous post...who wants to be pulled over on the side of the road with an out of state law enforcement officer while they try to figure out if your legal or not?Even in this era of instant internet comms,states do not always have the correct access to each others registration info.And there you sit.
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Old 04-10-2012, 07:50 AM   #21
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Hi there, I am new to the trailer thing, but would assume (I live in California) that whening buying a used trailer you would go through the same process as buying an auto, transfer of title, etc?
What about insuring the trailer? Do you all have insurance? What company - Good Sam?
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Old 04-10-2012, 08:35 AM   #22
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Buying and registering a trailer in CA is about the same as a vehicle, except that "Permanent" (5 year) plates are available for trailers over a cerain age. I use my auto ins company for additional ins for the trailer but, if you have a road service like AAA, be sure it covers your trailer as well. In some AAA divisions you have to add an RV indorsement(sp?)
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Old 04-10-2012, 09:00 AM   #23
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I insure mine with the same company as my vehicles.
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Old 04-10-2012, 09:10 AM   #24
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Hi there, I am new to the trailer thing, but would assume (I live in California) that whening buying a used trailer you would go through the same process as buying an auto, transfer of title, etc?
What about insuring the trailer? Do you all have insurance? What company - Good Sam?
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Farm Bureau Ins. is who ours are with, same as our house ins.
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Old 04-10-2012, 09:41 AM   #25
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trailer title and tags

Just got off the phone with our motor vehicle office.
Today I was told if the loaded weight of the trailer is 2000 lbs. or more it must be registered and tagged.

If is was bought out of state, it must be inspected also.

We live in Kansas-this is not what I was told last year. I was told last year it was based on manufacture weight listing.

Need to get the trailer weighed with all my junk in it and see where we stand. May have to remove half my junk-which would probably be a good idea anyway. Seems I pack for any disaster, any extra visitors and buy things along the way. Will also need to pack more of my junk in the truck and less in the trailer.

We have our trailer insured against theft, accidents and fire etc. but it is covered for liability under our auto policy.

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Old 04-10-2012, 11:09 AM   #26
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In Michigan trailers must be titled and registered. One nice thing is that a trailer license is good for "life", meaning that it's good for as long as you own the trailer. Get a new trailer, get a new plate. Lifetime plate is not transferrable to a different trailer.
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Old 04-10-2012, 11:18 AM   #27
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In Canada we have a lifetime lic (for trailers) and if you sell you can change the plate to another trailer as long as you have the orig lic portion of the regestration.

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Old 04-10-2012, 11:19 AM   #28
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I should have said in Ontario Canada .... sorry

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