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Old 09-29-2016, 03:42 PM
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So I planned to buy a boat and trailer from Texas and I live in Washington state. It is a 28 footer and over width on a triple axle trailer.

Trouble is the owner doesn't have a title for the trailer and never did. It is a wide load situation and I will need permits. It's a good deal on the boat and I'd hate to pass it up but I'm wondering if I'm gonna get into a cluster f with this trailer.

Can I still get permits for it? Can I say I'm borrowing the trailer? Will I be able to get a title? Any help is appreciated.
Old 09-30-2016, 04:22 AM
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I had the same issue last year... look at the dealer info on the side of trailer... contact them directly.. chances are they have the title long after it left the shop...for instance mine was a 2008 but the previous owners never picked up title ... I contacted Duncan's boat harbor listed on the side of the trailer and they has it sitting in there records... they mailed it to me the next day after they verified that there was no lien on it... good luck!!
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Call the DMV in Washington. I had a similar issue with a Quad I bought in Oregon where it didn't have to be licensed. Not a big deal I think they typically just issue you one with a new plate.
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Where do trailer titles disappear to. People have all the paperwork for the boat and nothing for the trailer
Old 09-30-2016, 09:27 AM
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Btw there are no numbers or Vin in the trailer

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