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Old 02-11-2019, 05:56 AM   #1 (permalink)
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EASY state to register home built trailer??

I am from Connecticut, I am just finishing up rebuilding a trailer that I bought a long time ago when I was young and stupid and didnít get any paperwork with the trailer. I was wondering if any of you know of an easy state to get my trailer registered and a Vin number assigned to it. I am doing everything by the books anyway, but I know Connecticut will probably give me a hard time anyway. I have friends in Vermont... I heard Maine is pretty easy too.

Any input at all is greatly appreciated, thank you
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Old 02-18-2019, 03:13 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I can confirm Maine is simple. I know of many manufactured trailers with unreadable VINs registered as homemade. No inspection or anything, just tell the town office what you have. Only differences in normal registrations is over or under 2,000 lb.
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x2 on Maine.

Don't bother trying to register it as homemade just stamp some semi-believable number into the tongue and use that as the trailer serial number and have a bill of sale with that serial number and a price recorded
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IIRC, can’t do Maine inless trailer has been registered in another state first. NYS is actually stupid easy. I bought a sled trailer for $100 no reggy, got it weighed, and registered it as homemade, 2k gross I think. Can’t remember it’s but wasnt much.
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IIRC, canít do Maine inless trailer has been registered in another state first.
I'm pretty sure there's a process you can go through. When I went to register a trailer that was arguably homebuilt the guy at the town hall strongly suggested I "go back and take a second look to see if there's a data plate I missed"
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. . . I am doing everything by the books anyway, . . .
If you are doing everything by the books and live in CT then your only option is to jump through whatever hoops CT wants you to jump through.

In general, the state will want to see receipts for some of the major components. For example, show receipts for an axle assembly and a load of steel.

You did not say anything about GVWR. Heavier = more hoops to jump through.
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IIRC, canít do Maine inless trailer has been registered in another state first. NYS is actually stupid easy. I bought a sled trailer for $100 no reggy, got it weighed, and registered it as homemade, 2k gross I think. Canít remember itís but wasnt much.
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I'm pretty sure there's a process you can go through. When I went to register a trailer that was arguably homebuilt the guy at the town hall strongly suggested I "go back and take a second look to see if there's a data plate I missed"
We have an equipment trailer that I know is registered homemade (that I'm pretty sure isn't homemade, but the data plate isn't legible), and I know my father didn't jump through any hoops to get it done, I believe it was just an affidavit type deal.

I've also watched someone in front of me in line at the town office register a trailer that way, but I live a low stress town where you can fly all sorts of things under the radar with a straight face. Wanna register a 3/4 ton pickup for 16,0000 lbs? Surrreeeee no problem.
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They've all cracked down,mass/Ct/Ri are stupid hard,don't know shit about Vt. Maine is your best work a round, especially if you have a dream and a set of numbers suddenly pops into your conciousness.
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They've all cracked down,mass/Ct/Ri are stupid hard,don't know shit about Vt. Maine is your best work a round, especially if you have a dream and a set of numbers suddenly pops into your conciousness.Just saying.
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