Interesting thread going on over in What I Got for my Airstream today.
Here's the thread:
I posted: New license plates. In Missouri the DMV allows you to get year specific plates on trailers so I went to the DMV yesterday and got all the paperwork for the 1978 trailer plate I bought off if ebay.
Originally Posted by jcanavera
When did they change that reg? Never could do that in the past. I just checked the DMV site and trailers are not listed as a plate that you can personalize. They do allow RV's but trailers don't fit into this classification. You may want to check before you make your reservation only to find out that they won't give you the plate at registration when you attempt to assign it to your trailer.
I went to the DMV fee office on Grand and Glenstone here in Springfield and asked them about year specific plates for trailers.
I was told that yes, I could get year of manufacture plates for trailers and that the trailer would be exempt from the mileage limits on historic vehicles. The agent printed off form 570 and told me to check the box marked :
Year or Manufacture (Fee - $25.25 Permanent Registration and a $3.50 Processing Fee) If you possess a license plate issued by the state of Missouri that is over 25 years old in which the year of the issuance of such plate is consistent with the model year of the vehicle, you may register the plate as a historic vehicle plate. Submit a picture of the plate with this application
The DOR page on historic vehicle license plate says "To qualify for historic vehicle registration, a vehicle (passenger vehicle, truck, or motorcycle) must be 25 years old or older, owned solely as a collector’s item, and used for exhibition and educational purposes"
Under year of manufacture plate section it says "The owner of any historic vehicle possessing a license plate issued by the state of Missouri that is over 25 years old
in which the year of issuance of such plate is consistent with the model year of the vehicle may register such plate as a Year of Manufacture historic vehicle license plate as set forth in section 301.131, RSMo
I suspect that the question is, "Is a trailer a vehicle" I'll bet that someone in Jefferson City will make a decision and I don't get the plates. I'll keep you posted.
I googled "is a trailer a vehicle in Missouri" and found this definition from the Department of Motor Vehicle Safety Inspections Manual:
Trailer Any vehicle without motor power designed for carrying property or passengers on its own structure and for being drawn by self-propelled vehicles, except those running exclusively on tracks, including a semitrailer or vehicle of the trailer type designed and used in conjunction with a self-propelled vehicle that a considerable part of its own weight rests upon and is carried by the towing vehicle