Trailer registration in CA? - Pirate4x4.Com : 4x4 and Off-Road Forum
 
Pirate4x4.Com : 4x4 and Off-Road Forum  

Go Back   Pirate4x4.Com : 4x4 and Off-Road Forum > Regional Forums > USA - Southern California
Notices

Reply
 
Share Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-05-2008, 10:40 AM   #1 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Member # 80971
Location: Orange county, Ca
Posts: 404
Trailer registration in CA?

Does anyone know the requirments on getting a custom trailer registered in california?
I was told by AAA that i would have to take it to the CHP for VIN assignment but before i do that i want to make sure that what i built is within the requirments.
raulv240 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-05-2008, 11:51 AM   #2 (permalink)
Registered User
 
shoyrtt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Member # 28878
Location: Redlands, CA
Posts: 1,658
I don't believe you need to take it to the CHP. Look at Vehicle Code Sections 5014 and 5014.1.
shoyrtt is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Old 02-05-2008, 12:08 PM   #3 (permalink)
Non-Lemming
 
SanDiegoCJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2000
Member # 840
Location: Ramona, SoCal
Posts: 7,442
http://www.dmv.ca.gov/pubs/vctop/d03/vc5014.htm

http://www.dmv.ca.gov/pubs/vctop/d03/vc5014_1.htm
__________________
One of the great achievements of science has been, if not to make it impossible for intelligent people to be religious, then at least to make it possible for them not to be religious. We should not retreat from this accomplishment.
SanDiegoCJ is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-05-2008, 12:29 PM   #4 (permalink)
El Presidente
 
Infernal Jeep's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Member # 38540
Posts: 5,648
Yup,you take it to the DMV,the guy asks you a couple of questions,like what it cost to build it,who did all your tattoos,where do you hang out at,what your sign is,and if you've ever been to Frisco and then he hands you a slip with a 7 digit number written in pen in the back and sends you on your way...Something didn't seem quite right though.
__________________
TTC 2013 ! ! ! - THANKS FOR THE SUPPORT EVERYONE ! ! !


WWW.GLOBALOFFROADSUPPLY.COM


*ROCK BRAWLERS* So-Cal
www.RockBrawlers.com


Fifth annual SoCal Off-Road Truck Show . Coming 2013 .
www.OffRoadTruckShow.com

Last edited by Infernal Jeep; 02-05-2008 at 12:30 PM.
Infernal Jeep is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-05-2008, 12:32 PM   #5 (permalink)
El Presidente
 
Infernal Jeep's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Member # 38540
Posts: 5,648
Seriously though,mine was custom made and I went to the DMV and dude asked what it cost to build it and checked the lights and everything,put a sticker with the VIN on it and I went and paid for the registration.I think it was something like $55,it was about 4 years ago.
__________________
TTC 2013 ! ! ! - THANKS FOR THE SUPPORT EVERYONE ! ! !


WWW.GLOBALOFFROADSUPPLY.COM


*ROCK BRAWLERS* So-Cal
www.RockBrawlers.com


Fifth annual SoCal Off-Road Truck Show . Coming 2013 .
www.OffRoadTruckShow.com
Infernal Jeep is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-05-2008, 04:46 PM   #6 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Member # 80971
Location: Orange county, Ca
Posts: 404
Quote:
Originally Posted by Infernal Jeep View Post
Seriously though,mine was custom made and I went to the DMV and dude asked what it cost to build it and checked the lights and everything,put a sticker with the VIN on it and I went and paid for the registration.I think it was something like $55,it was about 4 years ago.

Thanks man! did you put brakes on your trailer?

Last edited by raulv240; 02-05-2008 at 04:49 PM.
raulv240 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-05-2008, 04:56 PM   #7 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Member # 80971
Location: Orange county, Ca
Posts: 404
Quote:
Originally Posted by shoyrtt View Post
I don't believe you need to take it to the CHP. Look at Vehicle Code Sections 5014 and 5014.1.
Went to dmv today with copies of 5014 and 5014.1 hoping thats all that would be needed but they said i do have to go to the CHP for a freakin VIN assignment and then return back to dmv for the registration.
I cant get a chp vin appoinment until april 11 so it looks like i will be towing it to TDS and moab without plates.
raulv240 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-05-2008, 05:00 PM   #8 (permalink)
Registered User
 
shoyrtt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Member # 28878
Location: Redlands, CA
Posts: 1,658
Can you go to any CHP office for the Vin inspection? If so, I might have an "in" at the San Bernardino office.
shoyrtt is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-05-2008, 05:01 PM   #9 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Member # 67882
Location: Orange County
Posts: 2,445
pretty much you take it to the dmv. and they would check the lights works bla blah blah. I don't remember what else they ask. I did it to mine like 5 years ago

Eric
__________________
120 fabrication
Two fj40s on 60s
fj40forlife is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-05-2008, 05:23 PM   #10 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Member # 80971
Location: Orange county, Ca
Posts: 404
Quote:
Originally Posted by shoyrtt View Post
Can you go to any CHP office for the Vin inspection? If so, I might have an "in" at the San Bernardino office.
I am not sure on that.
They gave me a 1-800 number to call for the chp. When I called they asked me what county i lived in and made me an appointment.
raulv240 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-05-2008, 05:31 PM   #11 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Member # 80971
Location: Orange county, Ca
Posts: 404
I didnt build my trailer with brakes so i am not sure if that is a CHP requirment. When i bought my axles the place was out of axles with already installed brakes so i just bought 2 of the regular 3500lbs axles.
raulv240 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-05-2008, 05:53 PM   #12 (permalink)
III
 
Chris's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Member # 2032
Posts: 11,578
I've built a few trailers and registered them in CA in the last year and have never had to go to CHP to get a vin. Also the cost is only $20 if you've already paid tax on the materials, if not you can expect to pay tax on whatever you declare the materials to be worth.YMMV
Chris is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-05-2008, 06:34 PM   #13 (permalink)
Registered User
 
shoyrtt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Member # 28878
Location: Redlands, CA
Posts: 1,658
Quote:
Originally Posted by raulv240 View Post
I am not sure on that.
They gave me a 1-800 number to call for the chp. When I called they asked me what county i lived in and made me an appointment.
Try the DMV again and talk with a supervisor. If you hit another brick wall, pm me and I will make a call to the local connection.
shoyrtt is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-05-2008, 06:57 PM   #14 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Member # 80971
Location: Orange county, Ca
Posts: 404
Quote:
Originally Posted by shoyrtt View Post
Try the DMV again and talk with a supervisor. If you hit another brick wall, pm me and I will make a call to the local connection.
Thanks man, I am going to wait a couple of weeks and go back and try it again. I already missed work today and yesterday over this.
I dont need the trailer until TDS so i have a little time.
The trailer is sweet, all new axles, wheels, tires, lights, electrical and painted! all it needs is a license plate and i am done!!
raulv240 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-06-2008, 12:07 AM   #15 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Member # 87320
Posts: 20
Yeah, just hit the DMV again. I've done quite a few trailers, sometimes 3 in one day. Never had to go to CHP.
gabepari is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Pirate4x4.Com : 4x4 and Off-Road Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

** A VERIFICATION EMAIL IS SENT TO THIS ADDRESS TO COMPLETE REGISTRATION!! **

Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 07:55 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.