Originally Posted by Glenn Baglo
You should realise that all of those advising you live in various US states and you live in a Canadian province and that it's internet advice. But, go ahead.
There was a replacement tag with vin
number on our 1987 Scamp
trailer we bought and the CHP is hassling us about it and threatening to confiscate our trailer and crush it. We have a clear title from WA but when trying to license
it in CA the vin number came up as invalid because the year digit was in the wrong position. So more pressure from DMV and CHP. Insinuated that we made up the number in title and tag!!! Not!! Started to do a lot of research and it turns out that Scamp
used the 11th digit pin on the vin numbers for Scamps built 1985-1989. CHP will not accept computer printouts of this explanation and I need to get a motorized copy from Scamp
. It is getting ridiculous and more threatening from CHP. He is just so anxious to prove it is stolen and will not even look at all of the material I found about older Scamps. He insists it is a 2001 because there is a 1 in the 10th position of the vin number. Anyone that knows Scamps would know it is old and certainly not a 2001. We are really frustrated. Let ne day again, we have a clear title with the vin number that matches the trailer. But the decoder that checks vin numbers deemed it invalid because the Year digit is in the 11th placement. Then they closed in on us. I am trying to get official validation from Scamp but at this point I donít have faith that they will accept that. We are a retired couple that buys and remodels trailers for a fun project. Not anymore. This has soured us and the threat of having this trailer destroyed because the CHP wonít work with us is just a very frustrating and unnecessary hassle. Has anyone else had this happen?