It seemed odd to me too. Given the age of the trailer - it likely wouldn't be a problem getting a new title, so it's odd it didn't have one. When we titled the Boler
here in Indiana - it had an existing Title - but they still wanted a VIN
inspection - 'cept of course it didn't have one. It didn't seem to bother them much.
Same story with my little toy hauler. It's clearly a Hi-Point trailer, but there's no VIN
on the frame anywhere and the title lists it as UNK (Unknown).
I think they'd pay more attention to a 3 yr old car that was actually worth money - as opposed to a 30-yr old travel trailer.
The Acorn DID sell (for about 2300) finally - if he'd have had a title for it, it would have been double probably.
Other than the possibility of "problems" associated with the title issue - there ARE plenty of folks who will buy trailers and not bother titling them if they plan to use it in a permanent park or on the back 40 or something like that. Even if they DO title them they won't keep the registration
current. One time we took the kids to camp at a Jellystone campground - I got a kick out of walking around and looking at the license
plates on the trailers. My favorite example, I couldn't actually see the plate (it was facing away from the road and I didn't want to get TOO pushy), but there was a 4 inch diameter tree growing up the middle of the tongue's A-frame.
Although I think the seller said he never did title it - I should make a note about the duplicate title issue. Yeah, you can get them - but it takes about 2 months unless you're willing to pay extra (then it's only a couple weeks, I think). Not exactly great when you decide you must suddenly sell something off (which the seller implies in his ad). It took even longer than that to get the original title for the HiPoint trailer. The Indiana BMV is slow, slow, slow...