Registering a trailer in CA
Posted by: old_user on Jan-30-13 1:51 AM (EST) Category: Kayaks
-- Last Updated: Jan-30-13 1:52 AM EST --
Hi, I just bought a used Hobie trailer that I will use for hauling my kayaks and paddle boards. Does anyone know if I need to take the trailer to the DMV when registering it? It already has plates and the previous owner signed over the title. While towing the trailer home, the running lights went out, so if I have to take the trailer to the DMV for inspection, I'm going to need to fix those first. Also, I don't know how long you have to change the registration before they start tacking on penalties. I briefly searched the CA DMV website, but didn't find anything (although I'm sure the information is there somewhere) Any info is appreciated.
Sidenote: I used to put my kayaks (two CD Alturas) on Yakima racks mounted to my Ford Sportrac, but it's become such a labor intensive process (especially on my back) that it's not worth the hassle. I told my wife I need a trailer or I'm selling the kayaks.
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Posted by: t.george on Jan-30-13 7:54 AM (EST)
Make yourself an appointment, take your paperwork with you, if the registration and all is current, it's a done deal, no need to take the trailer.
Posted by: Seadddict on Jan-30-13 11:38 AM (EST)
can do registration & title stuff, just not driver's licenses. If you're AAA you can avoid the bar scene from Star Wars that is the DMV.
DMV = Mos Eisly Cantina LOL|
Posted by: seadart on Jan-30-13 1:07 PM (EST)
No kidding, I was just there yesterday to renew my drivers license, there was gang banger type that appeared to have a gun in his pants sitting next to me. Fortunately he got a phone call and left - maybe he was undercover police, but I doubt it.
Posted by: old_user on Jan-30-13 4:09 PM (EST)
Thanks everyone for your replies. I've got the title with me so it's great to know I don't need to take the trailer. But what I forgot about was AAA (thanks Seadddict!). I'm a member so I'm going to take my paperwork there (with fingers crossed, so I too can avoid the bar scene!)
call them and ask ....|
Posted by: pilotwingz on Jan-30-13 8:22 PM (EST)