User Tag List

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 20

Thread: Question about military trailers

  1. #1
    Junior Member icelandic_jeeper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    California
    Posts
    40

    Branch
    Navy
    Status
    Retired
    Served
    1990 to 2010

    Closest Installation

    NAS Patuxent River
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Navy Question about military trailers

    I bought a M416 from a private owner the other day. They didn't have any paperwork on it. In order to register in here in Maryland, I have to have a VIN number. Were these trailers provided a VIN number from upon manufacture? And if so, where would it be? I have two plates on the trailer, but neither of them have anything on it that resembles a VIN. In order to have a VIN assigned, I would need to haul it 75 miles to get it safety inspected and assigned a VIN. There is only one place here in the entire state that they assign VIN numbers for trailers. Isn't that crazy? Thanks in advance.

  2. #2
    project Roadkill brian613's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    doolittle
    Posts
    2,199

    Branch
    Army Reserves
    Status
    Served
    Served
    1998 to 2007

    Closest Installation

    Fort Leonard Wood
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    there should be a vin # on one of the data plates
    project Road Kill
    Quote Originally Posted by DevilDogSoldier View Post
    NOTHING good happens after 10pm, except in the bedroom.
    http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Doolittle-Rural-Fire-Protection-District/170759052726

  3. #3
    F it! It ain't my Jeep. Ricky Booby's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    St Robert
    Posts
    1,386

    Branch
    Army
    Status
    Serving
    Served
    2000 to Present

    Closest Installation

    Fort Leonard Wood
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    If the VIN isn't there, try using the serial number. It should work just fine.
    www.pnwjeep.com

    Quote Originally Posted by Walter View Post
    Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms should be a convienent store, not a government agency.

  4. #4
    Junior Member icelandic_jeeper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    California
    Posts
    40

    Branch
    Navy
    Status
    Retired
    Served
    1990 to 2010

    Closest Installation

    NAS Patuxent River
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Thanks. I did some additional research after I posted the question here and read the same thing about the serial. I'm planning on calling the MVA today and see if the serial will work for them. Maryland is a pain when it comes to registering anything.

  5. #5
    Senior Member deckster's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Wardensville
    Posts
    6,096

    Branch
    Navy
    Status
    Served
    Served
    1986 to 1992

    Closest Installation

    MCB Quantico
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    look fopr the Data plate....or look on the frame for VIN code or manufacturers code......
    Go Navy!!

  6. #6
    mors tua, vita mea kheihn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    St Paul
    Posts
    1,602

    Branch
    Marine Corps
    Status
    Served
    Served
    1998 to 2006

    Mentioned
    6 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    I did some searching and it looks like if you cannot find a VIN you have to have the state police check it for a VIN and they will issue a new one! Here:

    http://www.expeditionportal.com/foru...p/t-34008.html

  7. #7
    Senior Member SavageSun4x4's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    17 Oaks Ranch, Boerne, Texas
    Posts
    2,373

    Branch
    Army
    Status
    Retired
    Served
    1967 to 1994

    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by icelandic_jeeper View Post
    I'm planning on calling the MVA today and see if the serial will work for them. Maryland is a pain when it comes to registering anything.
    TELL the state the serial number is military speak for VIN, the mil does not use VIN on anything, its all SERIAL numbers.

    Here is a link to my trailer buiild, hopefully it will be of some help. I have lots of tips and places where you can get parts etc:

    http://www.savagesun4x4.com/enter/fa...trailer_build/
    Don

    '15 Jeep Unlimited Rubicon Hard Rock...OLD SCHOOL 6 Spd Manual Trans
    17 Oaks Ranch Companies LLC

    www.savagesun4x4.com

  8. #8
    Junior Member icelandic_jeeper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    California
    Posts
    40

    Branch
    Navy
    Status
    Retired
    Served
    1990 to 2010

    Closest Installation

    NAS Patuxent River
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    I called them yesterday morning and actually talked to someone who appeared to know a little more about what I need to do. The original answer that the State Police gave me was that I needed to haul my "unregistered" trailor 75 miles to there garage and have a VIN assigned. That just didn't sound right to me. So yesterday morning the clerk at the MVA told me that all I needed to do was to bring in two photos of the trailer, one from the side and one from the back, a certified letter indicating how much money I think I have in it and a application form and they will provide me with a VIN and a temp tag. Then I need to get it safety inspected at a local garage. Once I have the inspection, then I can bring that in and get my permanent tags. I do appreciate everyone helping out on getting info on this. Savage, really nice trailor build and good website. Thank you. That has giving me a number of ideas.

  9. #9
    Senior Member ravengp's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Houghton
    Posts
    1,680

    Branch
    Army
    Status
    Serving
    Served
    1995 to 2013

    Closest Installation

    Fort Drum
    Mentioned
    6 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Holy Cow! What a PITA! Here in Kansas if the trailer is less than 2,000 lbs it does not need to be tagged. Geeze if that's what I have to look forward to when I get home to MD it's gonna get interesting for me! My M416 is currently sitting with no brakes, no lights, no safety chains, and zero wiring of any kind! lol I currently use it on post for hauling items here and there.

    Good luck with your trailer in MD, Icelandic!
    Just because the road stops doesn't mean you have to!

  10. #10
    Green Machine jawalterusmc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Athens
    Posts
    27

    Branch
    Marine Corps
    Status
    Retired
    Served
    1973 to 2001

    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Here in Georgia I had to take my trailer in to the DMV and they inspected it and provided me a VIN number and plate for it. Because it had no recgonizable serial number or VIN assigned they simply treated it like a newly manufactured or home built. My bill of sale was all they required. They inspected it for working lights and issued me a tag.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Get the MJ Supporter Membership for a little less than $0.06 a day and get more space, 2 MJ Stickers and no banners ads. [Check it out]