Titling trailer from British Columbia in US

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  1. tnc110

    tnc110 Light Load Member

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    I bought a trailer from an individual in Canada. Trailer was registered in bc. Tried to title/tag trailer in Maine. They require the original registration from bc. Well bc no longer supplies the owner a registration card as they did in the past, it is just a document that is emailed to owner that they print out. Maine is not accepting this printed out document. Anyone know what to do in this case?
     
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  3. Ridgeline

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    Are you a Maine resident?

    If so, go through the process of getting a new title as a titleless trailer.

    If not register it in your own state.

    The worst that you have to deal with is going through a title service.
     
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  4. tnc110

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    I live in NC. Haven’t taken docs to dmv yet but worried they aren’t going to accept the copy of registration either

     
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    I used a dealer familiar with the process to handle the paperwork. It probably cost me more, but the result was less headaches.
    Good luck
     
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    Would you mind sharing the dealers name. I’m about to blow my ####ing brains out over this
     
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  7. xsetra

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    The dealer I worked with in 2016 is no longer in business.
    The company they worked with in Canada is:

    Transit Trailer Limited,
    22217 Bloomfield Road, RR#3
    Chatham, ON. N7M 5J3

    What brand is the trailer? If it was made in Canada the factory might help you get the proper paperwork.
    When I owned my Manac the factory was very helpful helping me get parts.

    Hope it helps. Good Luck
     
  8. Accidental Trucker

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    If memory serves (BIG "if"!) I went 'round and 'round with the DMV with my B.C. trailer. I ended up getting a statement from the BC registration authority that no liens were outstanding against the vehicle, which is what satisfied the registration authorities it was "clean" and they issued the title.

    I'm afraid I am no help as to where I got that statement since my cousin in BC had an acquaintance that did the leg work.

    If I had to do it again, I'd probably just pay the import service to do it. It would save on blood pressure meds.
     
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