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Old 07-06-2012
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Trailer Reg in California

I just bought an old cat trailer from a guy in Oregon, which doesn't require trailers to be titled or registered so it came with no paperwork except the bill of sale which included his address and the usual info. The trailer has never been titled or been registered as far as anyone knows. Took it to the DMV here in California and they gave me 2 options...

Have the state of Oregon write an official letter saying the boat has never been registered or titled in Oregon
OR
have the previous owner title the trailer in his name and then transfer the title to me.

Both seem ridiculous... I can't even find a VIN on the trailer to reference if I was to call the Oregon DMV. Anyone know how I can get around this? I know I'm not the first guy to have a "paperless" trailer in California

Thanks!
Nick
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