Easy, Painless and Cheap way to Register your Trailer

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Re: Easy, Painless and Cheap way to Register your Trailer

Postby ukewarrior » Fri Aug 07, 2015 10:28 am

I just did a registration with Maine that was quick, easy and had great customer service.

I got 5 years of registration with shipping for $63 total.
That is quite a cost savings over the $40+ /year I would have faced.

My trailer is a 4x8 Harbor Freight build that will weigh less than 1000 lbs.

When navigating their site, they have this option:

My Trailer Weighs 2,000 LBS or less When loaded (GVW) Small trailer (very small trailers)- FOR PERSONAL USE

All I had to do was scan and send in two documents that were included during the sale from harbor freight:
1. The certificate of Origin for a Vehicle
2. The Bill of Sale that showed I had already paid sales tax

All the information I needed to fill in for their forms came from these two documents.

I also wanted to register it to my daughter, so they called me, yes a real human being called me on the phone and told me exactly what I needed to do which was fill out a bill of sale transferring the trailer to my daughter. They even have this form on their website !

Wow. I'm really impressed with the service and the price.

Thanks so much for starting this thread.
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Re: Easy, Painless and Cheap way to Register your Trailer

Postby Andymanout » Sun Mar 06, 2016 12:55 am

Hopefully this helps those of us that live in Southern California.

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Re: Easy, Painless and Cheap way to Register your Trailer

Postby QueticoBill » Wed Nov 30, 2016 12:42 pm

Well, I went to the Illinois DMV to try to title and register my Ironton 5 x 8, even had my MCO, receipt, and the forms off the internet filled out, not that the Illinois DMV site is at all helpful or friendly. Of course, they need more info in the MCO filled out by Northern Tools - sure - that'll happen - so I guess it off to Maine. I use to live there.......

No wonder Illinois is going down the tubes.

PS: So I registered it in Maine online - couldn't be easier (I think - don't have plates yet) but also went to Northern Tool and through chat there got an apology that the certificate of origin was indeed incomplete, and that I could mail it to them along with a copy of receipt and they would add their information and sign it. So now hopefully I'll have it for the future incase I ever need it. I'm assuming after 5 year Maine registration I can transfer to Illinois or wherever I'm living then.
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