First of all, many thanks to this forum for help in locating the VIN numbers on our trailer! Unfortunately, the two numbers don't match. The one on the outside of the frame shows the VIN number with the "C" and matches the number on the title. The one on the inside of the frame that seems to be welded on doesn't have the "C." Has anyone else had this problem? The trailer came with a piece of property we purchased and has expired out-of-state plates. We're planning to have the sheriff come out and do the VIN inspection for us since we obviously can't drive it with expired plates. Should I just pretend the inside number doesn't exist?
Post by paigenmarc on Apr 16, 2012 14:33:05 GMT -5
That's what I would do. Mine also has two VIN's - one on the tongue of the trailer that the PO must not have seen, and an assigned VIN by the state of California. I guess the PO had that done so that it would have some sort of VIN, not knowing that the real VIN was sort of hidden under layers of paint.
Post by boandsusan on Apr 16, 2012 16:21:47 GMT -5
We thought we would have a problem. Some po in GA didn`t know that the vin was on the frame and so applied for a new one. (it was covered with layers of paint also). We stripped the frame and saw the original vin, We quickly covered it with paint lol. The new vin is on a little aluminum plate next to the door. I`d just show him the one that matches the registration. I wouldn`t consider this dishonest. Your not gaining from someone elses loss, so its all good!
Post by boandsusan on Apr 17, 2012 18:24:40 GMT -5
Ours came with no title only a few registration slips. The slip the po gave us said, 72 shasta but in the box marked "model" it said homemade. When Bo went to register and tag it in our name, they asked him did he know the model yet and he told them NO. Arrrgh! I was upset when he told me as she was willing to change it from homemade to Compact. I guess I just never thought to tell him that it was a compact.