Thank you for your help. We see the spot above the water fill where the plate used to be. But, I found the VIN number on the a-frame, but at the hitch latch. That's saves us the stress of having to have it inspected. My husband felt so stupid because he and the title agent were searching for it in the blinding rain and couldn't find it. Then, this morning my husband, father and I were searching all over the a-frame behind the gas tanks, underneath, under the tension bar apparatus-- everywhere. Then, this afternoon, again in the rain, I was just standing at the front of the trailer, talking to my husband and I look down-- duh, there it is! It was like that moment in It's a Mad...World-- it was under the big W all the long! Thank you for the clue. You've saved us going through a lot of trouble! I hope some day to help others as much as the forums have helped me!