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Old 11-12-2005, 09:02 PM
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Default Registering a FL. "Homemade" trailer - What should I expect?

Just recently bought a deck boat that came with a nearly 20-year-old trailer that shows no signs of any HIN or other numbers. Has anyone out there had to go through the process of registering a old trailer as "homemade" due to the lack of numbers?
I know I should be directing these questions towards our local DMV folks but I just can't see myself standing in line for hours just to hear "fill out this form and get back in line..Blah, Blah, Blah"

I did get a clean title for boat and bill of sale for BMT. The trailer was bought from a junk yard by the previous owner who never bothered registering the thing and can't find the receipt from the junk yard)

Can anyone offer any advice or suggestions on how to get this done quickly (or what kind of headache I'm facing)...

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Old 11-12-2005, 09:29 PM
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Go get it weighed without boat,must be under 2000 pounds or cant be reg as homemade,bring slip dmv,bill of sale,done.mine was triple axle,it lost two axles to make 2000#.
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What most people do here, is buy an old, rusted out trailer that already has a title. Then just throw the plates on the new trailer and scrap the old one.
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Old 11-13-2005, 03:58 PM
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here in GA they will give you a small plaque to screw or pop rivot to your trailer and have a deputy come out to make sure it is not stolen. The deputy will then sign the paperwork the tag office issued and you can then get your tag
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You should expect it to be easy and simple!

As long as it's under 2,000 pounds that is!

I just did mine and I was in and out in 10 minutes!

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In La. that would be a problem.

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I recently registered a new trailer in Florida--had the manufacture's title--the DMV didn't need to have it signed over. Trailers under 2000 lbs are registered, not titled in Florida. From one Flordia county web site:

"Boat trailers are issued registrations based on the empty weight of the trailer. If the trailer weight is under 2000 pounds the state of Florida does not title the trailer.
If you purchase a used trailer under 2000 pounds, we would need a notarized bill of sale and a copy of the previous registration. If the registration is not available you would be required to have the trailer weighed. "

Take the notorized bill of sale and weight to the DMV and you should have no problem.
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I bought a 12' fishing boat a few years ago with a home built trailer. Went to DMV (Florida), paid my money, told them it was home built, they put it on the registration and that was it.
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