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Old 06-12-2019, 08:39 AM
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This spring, I traded a rifle for a not-too-bad 1988 Coleman Sequoia popup. My wife was instantly on board with the idea of camping, but she and I both got very rapidly frustrated with the Coleman because it turned out not to have a title with it....And we still have the little Coleman to sell!
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You may be aware that many states do not (and will not) issue a title for a trailer. Some states have weight specifications (in Maine, no title for a trailer under 3000 pounds). Arkansas apparently issues no title at all for a trailer.

If this is the case in your state, lack of title should not be a problem when you sell a trailer. Just direct your buyer to the proper place on your state's DMV web site.

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Vinco -

You may be aware that many states do not (and will not) issue a title for a trailer. Some states have weight specifications (in Maine, no title for a trailer under 3000 pounds). Arkansas apparently issues no title at all for a trailer.

If this is the case in your state, lack of title should not be a problem when you sell a trailer. Just direct your buyer to the proper place on your state's DMV web site.

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Arkansas actually does require a title for anything that rolls on the road to get licensed. They do not require a title for boats, but they do for the trailers.
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Old 06-12-2019, 05:17 PM
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I was working from this statement I found online with a quick search. Admittedly, it was in a discussion group not necessarily populated with experts. I can't find a source at Arkansas DMV to back this up, but Maine DMV does make a clear statement about trailers below 3000 pounds, and I think Texas says the same thing, but at 4000 pounds. Of course, a title is not the same thing as a registration.

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Titles are required only for motors and motorized vehicles in Arkansas.....Trailers are required to be registered but not titled. If you buy a boat motor and trailer, the only thing titled is the motor, the boat and trailer is registered but not required to have a title.
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Bill, Trailers in Texas fall under different rules. Factory built trailers are required to have titles no matter how much they weigh or can haul. Titles can be factory(clean),rebuilt or bonded. Shop made trailers only need be registered. Now if your trailer weight plus load limit is over a certain amount you will have to have it inspected as well, does not matter if factory made or shop built. Weight limit used to be 5000lbs, I think it was moved down to 4500lbs. I could be wrong on that one.
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I don't know - I keep running into things like this, from the Texas DMV web site at
https://www.dmv.org/tx-texas/other-t...f-vehicles.php

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Trailer Registration in Texas
All non-farm trailers operating on public roads
require registration, but only certain ones require titling The exact requirements vary by trailer type and weight. This includes a homemade trailer.

Manufactured Trailers
Trailers heavier than 4,000 lbs. (gross weight) must be titled.
To get a title, visit your county tax office with:
Proof of ownership (Manufacturer Certificate of Origin, title, Bill of Sale). A completed Application for Texas Certificate of Title (form 130-U). Payment for registration fees.
So I read that as saying that manufactured trailers that weigh less than 4000 pounds do not need to be titled. They may be titled, but they are not required to be.

Remember, "registered" is not the same as "titled".

Maine's weight limit for a title is 3000 pounds. They use the weight that is advertised by the manufacturer, rather than the actual weight on a scale. Since a 2720SL is advertised as "dry weight 2875", that is what they use. And they won't give you a title even if they want one (I know - I tried).

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Bill, I stand corrected. Here is additional info for Texas. Annual inspections have to be on 7500+ lbs on gvwr. Not the lower amount as I had thought. Does not matter, I don't buy without a title. You never know if/when/where you might want to sell it and I am sure some places require a title.
Not only that, right now in my area cars/trucks are being sold without titles. Most are from out of state and I just have to wonder how many are still in hock at the bank. When the seller says I lost the title, but you can file for a lost title. The word is be careful when buying. Sorry got a little off track.
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I was working from this statement I found online with a quick search. Admittedly, it was in a discussion group not necessarily populated with experts. I can't find a source at Arkansas DMV to back this up, but Maine DMV does make a clear statement about trailers below 3000 pounds, and I think Texas says the same thing, but at 4000 pounds. Of course, a title is not the same thing as a registration.



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I live in Arkansas.
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