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Old 04-01-2013, 08:20 PM   #15
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lifetime reqistration for trailers in only apply to under 3000 pound utility, boat trailers, basically if you can live in it it is licenced as a rv, as for why he changed the weight rating dont have a clue, only in Minnesota!!!!
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Old 04-01-2013, 10:10 PM   #16
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While the DMV clerk may have all the best intentions, he's actually giving you carte blanche to overload it?
If someone brought in a trailer legitimately intended to handle 3000 pounds, but with inadequate structure and running gear, would anyone in the DMV examine it and either refuse to register it or certify that it is capable of handling that weight? My guess is "not a chance".
I believe that licensed weight is relevant only to licensing, not safe operation or liability.
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Old 04-01-2013, 10:46 PM   #17
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So i took the SD title in on the scamp to get a MN title for it. The SD title said 1000 pounds. The copy of the previous IA title said 1000 pounds. The deputy registrar said that would be an empty weight and i needed to estimate a fully loaded weight to put on the title....he asked if i figured it be over 1500. Knowing the trailer weighs closer to 1250 i told him it probably would....so he changed the weight on the title to 3000 pounds???? ?
I bought my 13' Scamp in Maryland and the weight in the registration is also 3000lbs. When I registered it in PA I mentioned that this does not match the VIN plaque but they wouldn't want to change it.
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Old 04-01-2013, 10:53 PM   #18
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Minnesota! Uff da!
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Old 04-02-2013, 06:22 AM   #19
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Old 04-02-2013, 04:48 PM   #20
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Having licensed a couple of homebuilt utility trailers in Minnesota, yes they just took my word for what i had, no inspections, for all as they knew could had a 30ft gooseneck trailer rather than a 6x8
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Old 04-02-2013, 05:55 PM   #21
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It seams to me that all DMV personnel must attend the same training.
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Old 04-02-2013, 08:42 PM   #22
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I emailed (so i have a paper trail) the main dmv office. I explained what happened and requested it be fixed before the title gets issued. I told them i did not wish to return to the same registrar because he didn't listen to me in the first place and treated me like i was stupid....we will see what happens....
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Old 04-03-2013, 07:15 AM   #23
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Darwin.....i think you are right! They emailed back a completely non-relevant answer....i can tell this might take awhile. Would be easier on the phone, but then i would have no record of their reply!
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Old 04-03-2013, 07:29 AM   #24
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Well you would have a record of their response, once you get the title corrected
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Old 04-04-2013, 06:58 AM   #25
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Wouldn't a phone call to Scamp settle the weight issue. Manufacturers should have both dry weight and cargo weight for their trailers, even if it means just quoting the current specs for a 13' Scamp.
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Old 04-04-2013, 07:44 AM   #26
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Do you have trailer brakes on your camper? Minnesota law says that trailers that have 3000# GVW or more REQUIRE trailer brakes.

"A trailer with a gross weight of 3000 lbs, GVW or more, or a gross weight that exceeds the empty weight of the towing vehicle, must be equipped with brakes that can adequately control the movement of and stop and hold the trailer."
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Old 04-04-2013, 11:19 AM   #27
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It does have brakes....the tow vehicle doesn't have a controller, but the brakes are there. The DMV said i could change it after i got the title....but they won't waive the fee since they have no way of really knowing what happened. So i can get it fixed, but as is seemingly to be more and more common, i will have to pay for someone elses mistake. I plan to get it weighed so i can present proof that it is way too high.....
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Old 04-04-2013, 12:14 PM   #28
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Without a brake controller the police can give you a ticket as long as it's registered for 3000#. I'm glad I went to a small town registrar. They told me that since my camper wasn't self contained (no bathroom or full kitchen) I could get a lifetime registration as a utility trailer. They gave me a sticker to put on my tongue and I never have to pay for another thing. No annual fees.
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