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Washington Trailer Licensing?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by cbzdel, Jan 31, 2011.

  1. cbzdel

    cbzdel Tacoma, WA Member

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    I just picked up a cheap trailer from Harbor Fright. Anyone know if I just go to the DOL and register it? It came with a VIN # and certificate of origin. I was looking at the State Patrol websites and it says they are only required for home made trailers. I was under the impression that all unlicensed trailers needed an inspection and the SP added an inspection sticker or something to it.

    I would call, but I am at work and I can easily get away with internet but not so easily get away with personal calls :bluelaugh:
  2. KalamaMark

    KalamaMark Kalama Wa Well-Known Member

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    I bought a snowbear utility trailer a few years ago, and it came with a vin and MSO. I just took it to a sub-agent(much more helpful and faster than actual DMV folks, and worth the $10), paid my money and walked out with a license plate. Make sure you take your HF receipt with you so you can prove you already paid sales tax on it.
  3. Rix

    Rix Tacoma Active Member

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    YUP, just take the stuff you got into the DMV.
  4. Kimber Custom

    Kimber Custom Vancouver, WA Bronze Vendor Bronze Vendor

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    The only reason for an inspection is if you don't have a VIN. Then they will stamp one on for you (to the tune of $50).