Since I only have a bill of sale, I'm having to jump through hoops to get this camper registered.
Inspection by a law enforcement officer (not motor vehicle inspection)... I'm thinking make sure it's road-worthy with lights, tire tread, not falling to pieces, fire extinguisher, smoke detector, and working systems in interior. Am I overlooking anything?
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Last Edit: Apr 16, 2013 20:39:53 GMT -5 by sparkle
Post by offspringin on Apr 16, 2013 15:27:48 GMT -5
Wow that's a lot. I had an officer come out, run the vin and signed my paperwork. Had the tag in hand next day. No title etc etc for it in GA. Transferred on bill of sale only. In fact the only reason the officer had to come out at all was because the guy i bought it from had never registered it himself so there was a break in ownership.
Let us know how it goes, just curious.
If you can't fix it with a hammer you have an electrical problem.
I don't know Louisiana law but would think the inspection would be much more about the legitimacy of the VIN number, and making sure it doesn't trace back as stolen, or other situation. Law enforcement would not necessarily have anything to do with a safety inspection.
VIN inspection makes sense. I wasn't sure what they meant, but figured it had to do with it being road-worthy.
I have to take the paperwork from the inspection to a Justice of the Peace who performs the search, then sends paperwork to Baton Rouge. I assume the DMV headquarters. We have a DMV office in town and I don't know why it doesn't go there. Sounds like a lengthy process.
It may take a while to process, but such a search would make sense that it would have to be made through the main offices.
I just try putting myself on the opposite end of that process If I had one stolen and a little inconvenience to someone else meant that I may see my stolen property again, t would be worth it to me. Putting up with the inconvenience on my end could possibly be worth it to someone else...so in all fairness I gladly would tolerate it.
I really have no experience yet with the process, but will when I go through DMV for the Airflyte. All this makes me think that the modern systems should make the search a lot easier to do, and it shouldn't take any longer than any other title issue to get back.
I have a friend who has had some luck getting titles issued on old boat trailers. Unless you can show that you are coming from a state that does not issue titles for trailers, you might need a court order declaring you to be the owner. The friend does it through a justice of the peace, who generally are less strict than judges.
i think the system is only interested in the vin and documentation of transfer of ownership when you're seeking title. they will be interested in safety, lights, etc. when you attempt to register it for a license plate.
i'm in baton rouge. Where in LA are you?
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