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My Dad traded a boat last year for a wheel house and I would guess the house was never registered.  We mostly rebuilt it from the ground up because it was too wide to pull down the road. 

Anyway, my Dad passed away early this year before he could register or use it.  It was handed down to me and I am a little confused how to get it registered.  I don't have any receipts for anything and it's 7.5'x12'.  So, under 3k lbs is my guess.  Any ideas?

 

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You need to go to the dmv and register it as a homemade trailer. 

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Thanks!  I went and spoke with the DMV, I was given a sheet for homemade trailers so I can itemize the parts.  Then I need to add up the values to pay sales tax on.  She said I can write "on-hand" for the parts so no receipt is needed.

Just posting for reference.

 

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Assuming you are in MN... You are Going to have to have a weight slip as well.... over 3500# means you need a regular license plate instead of a lifetime. Also need brakes

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That is true. i brought my to local recycling place and used their scale cost me 5 bucks to use it. My 6' 4" x 12" with a 3' ft weighed in at 2100 lbs

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Assuming you are in MN... You are Going to have to have a weight slip as well.... over 3500# means you need a regular license plate instead of a lifetime. Also need brakes

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I think your GVW has to be 3000 lbs or less to get a lifetime license.

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11 hours ago, bken said:

I think your GVW has to be 3000 lbs or less to get a lifetime license.

Yup... you're right. 3000# for both brakes and licensing

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Interesting.  We are in MN and about a year and a half ago registered one that was completely home-built and we didn't need a weight slip and we didn't have to pay sales tax on most of it because we had already paid the tax on most of the items we bought.  Just wheels and a couple other items bought online that weren't taxed.

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I just registered my last week. you don't need a weigh slip but you need to know how much it weighs empty and what the gvw is. There are two spots on the homemade trailer sheet for those two numbers.

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