trailers with Maine tags??

Re: trailers with Maine tags??

PostBy: japar On: Mon May 19, 2008 8:28 pm

There is also a website Maine Trailer . com . For years I have been running around with a plate and registration for a home made trailer with a gross gvw of 3000lbs. I cannot increase the gvw in Ma because that is the limit on a hometrailer and I have no title ,now this plate goes on every trailer I have. So if I got stopped with my 24' enclosed Haulmark I would be screwed. I never got a title for the Haulmark so I cannot register it. Now I e-mailed Maine Trailer about increasing the gvw on my homemade trailer and they said they don't put the weight on the registration. I just registered a car trailer in Ma with a gvw of 8000lbs. It cost me over $200 at the registry. Title , sales tax and you pay for the gvw of the trailer. The more it is the more you pay. So if you have a big dump trailer with a high gvw your gona pay. Maine don't care about the gvw. Now I just got a separate insurance bill for the car trailer $132. That is besides the comm. insurane policy on my dually. So when the registration run out I will register in Maine. Why , because its cheaper.
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Re: trailers with Maine tags??

PostBy: Steve.N On: Tue May 20, 2008 8:36 am

This has to be a big money maker for the state of Maine, and Jasper is right about the gross weight. Moving my Cat dozer last fall my buddy and I got pulled over by DOT because the officer figured we were overweight for the trailer. He took one look at the Maine trailer registration and let us go. What I don't understand though is why the other states allow this practice.
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Re: trailers with Maine tags??

PostBy: summersun On: Thu May 26, 2011 4:05 pm

It only cost me $90 to register my semi trailer for 5 years in Maine.
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Re: trailers with Maine tags??

PostBy: freetown fred On: Thu May 26, 2011 5:46 pm

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Re: trailers with Maine tags??

PostBy: whistlenut On: Thu May 26, 2011 6:49 pm

Welcome summer sun, and thanks for the correct answer. Inexpensive long term registrations. The new inspection requirement Freddy speaks of may make a small difference, but I wouldn't count on it.

Here's another funky one. Lets say you move to Mexico, Costa Rico, Belize. What state or province can you register your car in? In the USA, North Dakota is the answer. Who Knew? :shock: :idea: :!:
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Re: trailers with Maine tags??

PostBy: SMITTY On: Fri May 27, 2011 11:09 am

My choices were these:

    Register 2 trailers in MA for $240 per year plus $75 initially for a title for my flatbed .... and get bopped once per year about $25 combined excise tax until the end of days .....
    OR, register both in ME for 7 YEARS for $330 with NO title requirement & no further taxes.

DO the math! ;)
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Re: trailers with Maine tags??

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Fri May 27, 2011 1:55 pm

I found a reason. Needed to register my boat trailer just to get it over to the Hudson at the start of last season. There was an abandoned horse trailer with Maine plates so I just transferred the plates to the boat. Theory was nobody here knows what the hell is going on in Maine anyway and I won't get stopped and if I do I will mumble something about my cousin. Won't do it again this year as I can't afford the gas.

One of the horse trainers was from Maine and got DUIed in Florida and they gave her all sorts of grief. She just drove to Maine and now has a shiny new clean license - I think I am in love with the place. The Texas calculator they use to keep the driving records needed a new battery. If all else fails I can hide in the 5500 miles of coastline in my crapp y little boat and live on lobsters.
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Re: trailers with Maine tags??

PostBy: Yanche On: Fri May 27, 2011 4:36 pm

summersun wrote:It only cost me $90 to register my semi trailer for 5 years in Maine.

That's a low price for license plate registration. But in which state is the trailer titled in? Maine? How much does that cost? One time or some annual cost? Can a trailer be titled in another state but registered in Maine?
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Re: trailers with Maine tags??

PostBy: krobbins27 On: Thu Apr 11, 2013 5:02 pm

Ace Trailer Agency is an authorized Statutory Agent to register trailers in the State of Maine. You don't need an inspection, nor do you need to be a resident there. Give them a call (207) 489-9012. www.acetrailerreg.com
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Re: trailers with Maine tags??

PostBy: oros35 On: Mon Apr 15, 2013 11:51 am

I big reason PA people get Maine plates is PA makes it so difficult to register a trailer (nearly impossible if the trailer doesn't have a title) and so expensive for all the paperwork that it's not worth it.

I have been getting the surplus military trailers. No title, but for $60 I can get a form that will get me a title, take that form + the trailer it'self to the notary and $150 later (and about a month to process)($210 total), I have a title and a plate good for 1 year.

Same thing through Maine.... Around $90 for a 5 year plate, no title, no hastle.
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Re: trailers with Maine tags??

PostBy: krobbins27 On: Mon Apr 15, 2013 12:02 pm

oros35 wrote:I big reason PA people get Maine plates is PA makes it so difficult to register a trailer (nearly impossible if the trailer doesn't have a title) and so expensive for all the paperwork that it's not worth it.

I have been getting the surplus military trailers. No title, but for $60 I can get a form that will get me a title, take that form + the trailer it'self to the notary and $150 later (and about a month to process)($210 total), I have a title and a plate good for 1 year.

Same thing through Maine.... Around $90 for a 5 year plate, no title, no hastle.


This is true. As long as the trailer is 3000lbs or under unloaded it won't need a title. Ace can register it. The cost for a 5 year plate is $100 plus some postage to mail it to you. No taxes, no inspection. 207-489-9012.
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Re: trailers with Maine tags??

PostBy: KLook On: Mon Apr 15, 2013 6:40 pm

Tennessee and Oklahoma also have easy registration requirements.

Yup and yup, I left Maine and registered my trailer here in Tenn. The girl apologized for the expense! I said thats not bad, unless it is per year, and she said it is for the life of the trailer or plate, whichever runs out first. You don't even need the plate on the trailer! Nothing anywhere in New England is as good as elsewhere, because they have spent so far into the future that they have to tax the air(or rain) to get some revenue flow. Only California compares to N England. Keep on moving Freddy if you are going to go that far. I met a guy from the Pittsburgh area yesterday and he would never go back that far north. Our waitress at a nice eatery the other night had spent 2 years in Maine, Portland, Gardiner, and Baileyville of all places! She certainly new the litany of ills from living in Maine! I think it can be summed by the statement,"Beautiful state....sometimes". I would add it is beautiful when you can see it through the snow, rain, fog, or flies.

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Re: trailers with Maine tags??

PostBy: SMITTY On: Mon Apr 15, 2013 9:48 pm

I so hear you Kevin. I spent 2 WONDERFUL years in AZ. I'll take a city in AZ over ANYWHERE in MA any day!

Still trying to figure out why the hell I came back here ... :bang:
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