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Trailer registration in MAINE over the internet.

Discussion in 'Towing' started by egres, Aug 25, 2013.

  1. Aug 25, 2013 at 9:56 AM
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    egres

    egres [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Bench-seat covers $180 (Can’t believe it’s not leather),Bed Liner $375 (Bed rug), Roof rack $180 (Rhino-rack 2500 Series, plus DK clamps and pads), Modified Bed extender $85 (Extend-A-Truck 944 Truck Bed Extender), Hood lift assist $80 (RedlineTuning), Hood light $53 (tacomaworld.com “tacodane”), Hitch receiver $120 (Curt Manufacturing 13323 Class III Receiver), T connector for trailer $43 (CURT Manufacturing 55513 T-Connector), Manuel tailgate lock $30 (gatekeeper tailgate lock), Tailgate assist $28 (Sachs SG329900EZ Lift Support), Tailgate lock $67 (Pop & Lock Tailgate Lock Tailgate Lock PL5301), Spare tire lock $12 (Trimax ST30 Trimaflex Spare Tire Cable Lock), Hardwired battery float charger $20 (Schumacher SE-1-12S-CA Fully Automatic Onboard Battery Charger - 1.5 Amps) , Vin # Glass etching $33 (vinguard.org), Easy oil drain plug $30 (Fumoto Engine Oil Drain Valve), Floor mats $80 (Husky Liners 2-Piece Front Liner 2-Piece Front Liner), out of space :)
    Thinking about registering trailer in MAINE.

    Here's question i have:
    If your trailer is under 3000 lb. Maine does not issue title, but what if it's home made trailer and it's under 3000 lb. Is it possible to get a title?
     
  2. Aug 25, 2013 at 11:45 AM
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    Tacoma Mike

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    When I went to reg. my homemade trailer I was issued a set of numbers and i used a set of stamps to stamp the frame. How it is now I can't tell u but this was a few years ago. As far as a title I don't have one.
     
  3. Feb 22, 2014 at 6:17 AM
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    in Maine, if the trailer (homemade or not) needs to be 1995 or newer and weigh more than 3000lbs empty in order to get a title. If it weighs under 3000 lbs (regardless of year) it cannot be titled in Maine.

    Check out this website for more info. It has a lot of info. acetraileragency.com .
     
  4. Feb 23, 2014 at 8:30 AM
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    I believe some (many?) states frown on out-of-state trailer registrations by state residents, at least the non-commercial ones.

    I think MA is one of them.
     
  5. Feb 24, 2014 at 3:32 AM
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    They may frown upon them, but it is completely legal to register in Maine if you live in another state. There appears to be only one state that has a law that you have to register everything in their state if you are a resident there.... Delaware.
     
  6. Jul 6, 2014 at 4:04 PM
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    Bump.

    Success stories, problems with your local authorities, or insurer..??

    I am looking at a getting a (diminutive) boat and trailer soon, here in MA, so I an interested!
     
  7. Jul 6, 2014 at 4:12 PM
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    medic2230

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  8. Jul 6, 2014 at 5:37 PM
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    Bench-seat covers $180 (Can’t believe it’s not leather),Bed Liner $375 (Bed rug), Roof rack $180 (Rhino-rack 2500 Series, plus DK clamps and pads), Modified Bed extender $85 (Extend-A-Truck 944 Truck Bed Extender), Hood lift assist $80 (RedlineTuning), Hood light $53 (tacomaworld.com “tacodane”), Hitch receiver $120 (Curt Manufacturing 13323 Class III Receiver), T connector for trailer $43 (CURT Manufacturing 55513 T-Connector), Manuel tailgate lock $30 (gatekeeper tailgate lock), Tailgate assist $28 (Sachs SG329900EZ Lift Support), Tailgate lock $67 (Pop & Lock Tailgate Lock Tailgate Lock PL5301), Spare tire lock $12 (Trimax ST30 Trimaflex Spare Tire Cable Lock), Hardwired battery float charger $20 (Schumacher SE-1-12S-CA Fully Automatic Onboard Battery Charger - 1.5 Amps) , Vin # Glass etching $33 (vinguard.org), Easy oil drain plug $30 (Fumoto Engine Oil Drain Valve), Floor mats $80 (Husky Liners 2-Piece Front Liner 2-Piece Front Liner), out of space :)
    I used http://www.mainetrailerregistrations.com/ and paid seventy something for 5 year registration. I towed to West Virginia and bank to Pennsylvania. And probably towed 50 miles locally in PA with no problem with law.
     
  9. Jul 7, 2014 at 3:02 AM
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    Well, some of you are close enough to 'the law" or are IT, so it helps things a bit...?

    Interesting stuff - the above Maine site specifically says no live-in camper.

    In my case, buying an older used boat trailer in some future, I wonder if I would have enough documentation. I guess I can try Maine first, then MA, as needed
     
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  10. Jul 7, 2014 at 4:59 AM
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    Maine registration agents can't register any trailer with sleep quarters due to being an excise taxable item in Maine.

    If you would like to register your boat trailer, give Ace Registration Services a call. 207-615-0385. www.aceregistration.com .
     
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