PA No title to a plate in PA

FarmerFrank

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This may be the wrong thread to post this so please direct me to the right one. I just bought a M105a3 trailer With a bill of sale. Can someone give step by step procedure to go from a trailer with no title, to a trailer with a legal Pennsylvania license plate? Talked to two notaries and neither could give me a good answer. Thanks ahead of time !
 

BKubu

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If it is older...say before 1995...you can go through Maine. I just called them about a newer trailer without a title, and they said it was a no-go because it was over 3,000 pounds (unladen weight) and newer than 1995. With that said, the M105A3 is below 3,000 pounds. I believe, though, they were made more recently than 1995. You probably should call a Maine titling company to see what they say.
 

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If it is older then 15 years old, go to, Cartitles.com, and they can help you out with a bill of sale.
 

SgtMajHarper

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Not sure about your local laws out there, but in a similar situation in Colorado you can call it a "homemade trailer". You fill out some paperwork stating how you made it; where you bought the parts or had parts, the county assigns you a VIN, you get the VIN signed off by the State Troopers VIN inspector that you either marked it or placed the VIN on right and then pay for your plates. It's the easiest way around all that bureaucracy out here in the wild west. I had a couple guys tell me that I sure made a fine looking homemade trailer, looked factory.....I took their praise in stride.
 

juanprado

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If it is older...say before 1995...you can go through Maine. I just called them about a newer trailer without a title, and they said it was a no-go because it was over 3,000 pounds (unladen weight) and newer than 1995. With that said, the M105A3 is below 3,000 pounds. I believe, though, they were made more recently than 1995. You probably should call a Maine titling company to see what they say.
I have used this route many times and recommend it.
Notice there are 2 Maine companies with almost the same url that specialize in this with slightly different pricing so do your home work.
I recommend this one:
 

Buck Wampum

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For titling vehicles here in PA, I've been told they will not accept a vehicle for titling/registration unless it already has a title or a transferable registration. I bought a 1969 V-100 armored car in NY that had never been on the road. I had bill of sale but no NY reg. NY does not title vehicles made prior to 1975, instead they have a transferable registration.

So, if I want to title it here in PA, I have to have a friend register it in NY (they will register it on a bill of sale and you need a weight slip and insurance) and get a transferable NY registration. Then I can take that paperwork here to PA and get it titled. You didn't say what state your trailer came from, but using a friend in another state might work.
 
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