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I tried to get my new(old) boat trailer registered today as a "homemade" trailer. They issued me the I.D. number and gave me a temp. tag good for a month, but I need to take it to a certified C.S.P. inspector before I can get my plates. There are apparently offices in Broomfield and Golden. Hours vary and are limited and you are supposed to get an appointment.

Just a P.S.A. for ya'll! ;D
 

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Check with your local county sherriff in weld county they do VV's also if you are going to fix it up don't tell them what you think it will be worth afterwards. Had to plate a horsa trailer out of Wi beat to H3ll said it would be worth about 2grand when done plates were like 300 bucks. Could have said worth 100 bucks and paid diddly.
 

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coloradojaguar said:
Check with your local county sherriff in weld county they do VV's also if you are going to fix it up don't tell them what you think it will be worth afterwards. Had to plate a horsa trailer out of Wi beat to H3ll said it would be worth about 2grand when done plates were like 300 bucks. Could have said worth 100 bucks and paid diddly.
Thanks for the heads up!
 

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walleye seeker said:
make sure your ID numbers are stamped into the metal where they are visable. it wont hurt to stamp them in 2 places
They gave me a metal tag to attach to the trailer. Do you think I should stamp it as well?
 

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I've licensed two trailers as home made. Never had to have either of them inspected. Wonder when they changed the procedure?
 

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hummus cannonball said:
walleye seeker said:
make sure your ID numbers are stamped into the metal where they are visable. it wont hurt to stamp them in 2 places
They gave me a metal tag to attach to the trailer. Do you think I should stamp it as well?
they used to issue the numbers on a paper form and you had to stamp them in. if you do stamp the numbers in , hide them incase of theft they will destroy the metal plate but not find the stamped numbers. just another way to ID your trailor for a police report
 

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Also the DMV's computers are down so they'll have to mail you your registration at a later date. They should issue some sort of paperwork on it though that is typed up for temporary use.
 

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walleye seeker said:
hummus cannonball said:
walleye seeker said:
make sure your ID numbers are stamped into the metal where they are visable. it wont hurt to stamp them in 2 places
They gave me a metal tag to attach to the trailer. Do you think I should stamp it as well?
they used to issue the numbers on a paper form and you had to stamp them in. if you do stamp the numbers in , hide them incase of theft they will destroy the metal plate but not find the stamped numbers. just another way to ID your trailor for a police report
Good call! Thx!
 

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Manboobs said:
Also the DMV's computers are down so they'll have to mail you your registration at a later date. They should issue some sort of paperwork on it though that is typed up for temporary use.

Registrations are printing. Titles are delayed.
 

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Bionic Man said:
I've licensed two trailers as home made. Never had to have either of them inspected. Wonder when they changed the procedure?
x2 - one was a boat trailer and the other a utility trailer purchased from Harbor Freight.
 

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Sounds to me like they are trying to stop people from registering an existing trailer as a homebuilt, instead of paying late fees or re-title fees. Just a thought.
 

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fish44 said:
Sounds to me like they are trying to stop people from registering an existing trailer as a homebuilt, instead of paying late fees or re-title fees. Just a thought.
Also to prevent theft my guess...

Soooo easy to steal a trailer and just say it was home made.
 

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fish44 said:
Sounds to me like they are trying to stop people from registering an existing trailer as a homebuilt, instead of paying late fees or re-title fees. Just a thought.
I think you just hit the nail on the head. Late fees are $25/month, and that adds up. Happens (for example) when you buy a boat with a trailer in the fall and don't get around to registering it until spring. Ask me how I know. ::)
 

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albow said:
fish44 said:
Sounds to me like they are trying to stop people from registering an existing trailer as a homebuilt, instead of paying late fees or re-title fees. Just a thought.
I think you just hit the nail on the head. Late fees are $25/month, and that adds up. Happens (for example) when you buy a boat with a trailer in the fall and don't get around to registering it until spring. Ask me how I know. ::)
Makes sense......and here I thought they might just be concerned for public safety! :D
 
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