View Full Version : Tagging a horse trailer-rediculous! WWYD

Apr. 16, 2011, 10:53 AM
I live in OH and bought a 5000# trailer (4horse with living quarters). It does not have a VIN number ANYWHERE on it, and no title. Need VIN to get title made, and need title to get tags for it to legally drive it. Manufacturer is also out of business.

Apr. 16, 2011, 11:08 AM
They listed mine as homemade, and assigned it a vin

Apr. 16, 2011, 11:46 AM
can be registered as homemade in vermont too.
that's my next trailer i hope-- a four horse with living quarters someday...

Apr. 16, 2011, 01:54 PM
You can register them as homemade, and get a VIN assigned usually by your state highway department. Your DMV/RMV should be able to point you toward the closest place to get that done - usually one of the big weigh stations off a major highway. They'll weigh it, inspect it, give you some forms, and charge you some money.

I have a 1980 Kingston that doesn't have a VIN, and so registering it as homemade (and weight of less than 5000lbs) got me out of the above process, but there was a short period when I was considering getting the VIN done before I realized I didn't need to.

Apr. 18, 2011, 12:33 PM
from working in the big city I guess
my first thought at reading your title "oh my, some twerp spray painted grafitti on her trailer"

Apr. 18, 2011, 01:01 PM
Sgray - I thought the same thing!

Apr. 18, 2011, 01:20 PM
They listed mine as homemade, and assigned it a vin


Contact our DMV office and find out wha they require.

It seems strange that a trailer that size was ever sold with out a title.

The DMV process will make sure the trailer was not stolen, etc.

Apr. 18, 2011, 01:21 PM
That's what I thought, too, and I thought "boy, would that make me mad!"

Glad to hear it wasn't that. I'd hate for that to catch on.