Buying a boat in the states with no title in hand?

Discussion in 'Boats, Motors, Trailers and Towing Rigs Forum' started by Oly1, Jan 14, 2018.

  1. Oly1

    Oly1 Active Member

  2. noluck

    noluck Active Member

    some very sound advise there
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  3. Tightlines22

    Tightlines22 Well-Known Member

    Yup, good info. Be careful when buying out there.

    I bought a boat and trailer from Washington state. Had clear title papers for boat and trailer however the trailer no longer had the factory manufacturers decal. It was a bother trying to get a replacement decal as the original manufacturer was no longer in business.
  4. Rayvon

    Rayvon Active Member

    Yup,same thing buying in Canada,trailer has to have a serial # tag on it.The trailer/boat that I bought in Edmonton last fall didn't have the trailer tag so I had to apply for one and have Can.Tire make and install tag.PITA.
  5. ReelSlim

    ReelSlim Well-Known Member

    I had a watercraft trailer that I owned in Alberta and the serial number sticker came off. When I moved to BC to register it I realized the sticker was gone. The lady at the insurance place ended up registering it as a grey u-built trailer instead of a galvanized EZ-loader. Works in a pinch to at least get a plate on it.
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  6. SteelyDan

    SteelyDan Well-Known Member

    Easily obtaining a ubuilt trailer registration is a thing of the past unfortunately.
  7. abl

    abl Member

    Bought a unit out of Edmonton and got home with wrong paperwork for trailer. Tried to get paperwork, but seller had papers for his old trailer. Went to a notary and produced a bill of sale and signed a statuary declaration (cost $30)then transferred and registered it in BC. Not a problem once I found out what to do. Didn't have to do an inspection as it did not come across border
  8. kaelc

    kaelc Well-Known Member

    15 years and older the tailer it won't have to go through the RIV process, but should have a vin if possible to prove it matches title. If it's a newer trailer and the sticker is worn off or faded it sounds like you'll have an expensive lawn ordainment as the manufacturers are not issuing new VIN plates/stickers from the two that I talked too. Plus anything going into BC over 6,000 pounds will need electric over hydraulic brakes.......
  9. AlK

    AlK Well-Known Member

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