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Old 12-12-2007, 08:37 PM   #29
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Liars get titles-

I have little respect for most governments anymore- they lie like crazy.

I know the system in Cal, been there, done did it.

You need a title for a trailer? From ANY state? Walk into any Cal DMV, say you own it, ask if its in registration still and if there are any back charges, and when they say no- its been deleted from the system, just say you want it re-titled and it was already in your name. They'll hand you a fresh title after some simple affidavits and paperwork. Its done all the time.

OH! Trailer stolen? Maybe it comes up on the wanted list of stolen vehicles, maybe the day you try and maybe later- its not so simple if its stolen...

Most people are straight about whether its been purchased legally, but the "rules"are easily manipulated, and it makes up for scum like Mr Service of Due Process Rejection getting away with the crap he pulled. Congrats!

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Old 01-01-2008, 11:20 AM   #30
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Originally Posted by byamcaravanner
Give this place a try. A guy I know that buys old trucks has used them to get titles for "bill of sale" purchases with great success.
I'd exercise caution when dealing with a "title and registration" company. Several have been shut down this past couple of years for shady operations, I think I would try this route as a last resort.

I think I would try the lost title approach with DMV again, you have a bill of sale and if the previous owner "doesn't have the title" what else can they do? If only the previous owner can apply for a lost title dupilcate, then that will be more difficult. There has to be a duplicate process, I know the state of CA can be frustrting with the red tape. I would divulge to DMV only what they really need to know to get you a title, sometimes the less they know the better.

I had this problem when I purchased a '69 Camero in Iowa. The owner couldn't ever quite "find" the title. Fortunately in this case since the guy was already in trouble with the law, the local sherriff offered to pay him a "friendly neighborly visit". I received the title in the mail within a week. It was amazing how quickly the guy's memory improved after the sherriff's kindly visit. I don't think you'll get this kind of service in CA unless you live in a small town in northern CA.

The state of Florida doesn't require a title for a trailer in many cases. Some states especially in the south don't even require a title for older cars since in many circomstances they weren't even isued.

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Old 01-01-2008, 12:46 PM   #31
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Looks like you got a Title to the trailer, am I right? You could pull it to Oklahoma, and we'll get you a Title. I got one for a trailer with a lost CA title, after waiting for 6 months for CA to get their act together and quit sending us different forms each month. Gave that up and applied for a new Oklahoma Title with just the Bill of Sale from the previous owner. CA never even bothered to ask why we stopped attempting to get a lost Title from them. Tag agent here even came out to see the trailer and get the VIN number so I wouldn't have to pull it to their office. Everything here in Oklahoma has to be notarized; however, I bought a trailer from Michigan this Fall and they don't require any proof that the real owner has signed the Title. You just have someone sign his name and you're done.HUM?
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Old 01-03-2008, 09:55 PM   #32
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Originally Posted by Cristina1966
Todays update. This is my lucky day. I went to DMV again and the person that helped me said "no problem, we will just say that the title is lost and you get a new one. Do you want to do this now?" . "YES", I said.
So, 3 visits to DMV, 3 stories:
1- call the police and get a lawyer
2- apply for a new title but the seller has to sign
3- apply for a new title and the seller does not need to sign.

The lesson learned is do not give up. Rules are only rigid in someone's mind.
Thank you all for the advices. This is a great forum full of wonderful people.
Glad to hear that things are getting worked out. I know what you mean about getting a different story each time you talk with a different worker, I run into that situation almost everytime I deal with with any local gov't office.

At least now you can help out someone else experiencing a simular problems.

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