Re: Trailer Reg in California
Agree with taking the home-built registration route.
It is often the easiest and fastest way to get it titled. Check requirements though before going that route though. Some states have a mile long list of requirements that need to be met before it can be registered. Some require nothing more than the trailer's empty weight, others require an engineer to do a design analysis and rate it's weight capacity.
Many on-line sites are in the business of titling vehicles/trailers/boats, the way many works is you transfer ownership to them, they title it, then sell it back to you for their fee. most are reasonable, some make you think you're in the wrong business.
sometimes it depends on who you talk to in the DMV, and when you talk to them too. Most often someone in the office knows exactly how to get what you need to do done quickly.