Also, for private sales, make sure the person your buying from is actual owner of vehicle.
I recently baught a landscape trailer, private deal, and trailers in Maine, under so many lbs, do not require a title
to be issued.
Seller delivered trailer but forgot to bring documents....gave me bill of sale. and assured me he would send document.
When document arrived it was not his but the original buyer of trailer back in 2002.
I got in touch with him and said unless he can get this document signed over to him then from him to me...I would stop payment (luckely it was a long weekend).
He went BALISTIC on me saying he was not a thief and would not cheat me...
I then called the original seller and again he assured me "no title is needed for a trailer of this size" but I wanted some sort of document saying it was truely mine.
He said come down...a 30 mile trip and he signed it over to me on original document.
Do not think this was right for all he knew I stole it but now I got something saying I am true owner.
Gerry the canoebuilder