Hey all! I'm in a bit of a pickle in getting a title/registration on my recent Burro
purchase. I stupidly did not do my due diligence (please no lectures, I realize my error) and it turns out that my Burro
has a salvage title
In Illinois, a vehicle title
can be cleared if repairs are done by a licensed rebuilder and then it passes two inspections. The problems is that the previous owner (he purchased it at auction) did the repairs himself about a decade ago. (There was a tire blowout that damaged the rear fender.) He never cleared the title
because in Wisconsin you don't have to get plates on trailers under 3000lbs. Because repairs were already made, I can't find a licensed rebuilder to help me through the process because there is no "rebuilding" to be done, and they won't accept the liability for someone else's repairs.
Someone suggested that I try getting a homemade title, and with the history of the Burro
kits I'm thinking I might be able to go this route. The Illinois DMV website says I have to 4 photos of the trailer, but it doesn't say anything about photos of the build or receipts for materials. My only concern is that I'd have to remove the VIN
(if it's still visible on the tongue - I haven't gone hunting for it yet).
Does anyone have any advice or experience with this? If I need other documentation of the buildling process, I wonder if photos of the gutted interior, etc. would suffice?
I have a perfectly good roadworthy trailer and there's no safety reason that it shouldn't be out on the road and I'm incredibly frustrated with the bureaucracy of this state right now.
Alternately, anyone in another state where clearing a title is easier want to buy a Burro and sell it back to me?