Oh lord, the troubles I had when I did the car trailer. I can't wait to see what happens when I do the scamp
First, I had the trailer for over a year (got it from mydad), but it needed work, so it sat. I finally fixed it up.
Problem 1. If the title
is more than 30 days old, they freak out, and make you pay everything back to the title
date. Stupid. They had no answer as to how I should have registered it when it wasn't road worthy.
Problem 2. She wanted to know the odometer reading... "there isn't one" "well, you need to get it fixed" We went in circles for 15 minutes
Problem 3. The title
said Jorstad Farms, my dad signed his name...DUH! I pointed out that A. the farm was sold (how I got the trailer), and B. last I knew, farms can't sign titles... I actually had to send the damn thing back and have him sign Jorstad Farms on it, which no longer even existed, making it fraudulent in my mind, but perfect according to Kansas.
Problem 4. The inspection... The vin
# was on a sticker, which was long gone, and they had no idea what to do. I found a highway patrol that inspected them, and took it to him. He actually tracked down the records with the manufacturer, and stamped the vin in my frame for me...this guy was the only good experience of all of it. For kansas people, check out Jim Stancer. He is the ONLY person that knows what is going on with this in the Wichita area, everybody else is a complete moron.
Problem 5. You don't have to have emergency brakes
, but if the switch is there, they have to work...
Mine didn't, as the battery
was shot, and I was installing one to run the winch, and hadn't finished it yet. He let me cut the wires and remove the switch...(I put it back on when I put the battery
Then I went back to register it again...this time they informed me that I hadn't had a pickup licensed for 7 years (project truck). Yeah, and? You didn't declare it non-operational. Huh? You owe us 7 years of back registration
and fees for not filing...came to almost $1000 for an '89 nissan. Hmm, where does it say to do that on the registration
form if you choose not to register it? It doesn't say it, you just have to know it...nice.
At this point I walked out, sent letters to a few state representatives, the head of the dmv, and governors office, and told them what I thought of the whole process, and explained that in North Dakota (where I'm from), you just didn't pay it if you didn't want it licensed. When you did, you handed them $50, and licensed it again...since the Kansas form never mentioned what to do if you didn't register it, I didn't see how that was fair at all.
A month later I got a piece of paper for declaring personal property tax that showed the car trailer and old pickup on it, no note as to why. I called up and found out that all back payments had been removed, I just had to start from that date on. No idea who fixed it for me.
I finally went back and got it registered.
Dear god, if the scamp
is that hard...