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Trailering in MD - June 16, 2010, 06:17 PM

Ill be moving to TN in a couple of months for 2 years and need to bring my bike along with me. Since ill start doing track days down there and trips to deals gap, I figure what better time than to get a single motorcycle trailer. My question is, does a homemade trailer need to be registered in MD? If so, what is the safety inspection process? Do i need to bring my vehicle with trailer attached to MVA ? Any insight would be appreciated. This is the trailer i was thinking of buying from harbor freight:

http://www.harborfreight.com/automot...amp-92174.html

I checked on MVA site and couldnt find much info. On their site it said a homemade trailer maybe titled and registered. No info on inspection or the process really. For other classes of trailers, they say must be registered/titled, so im just a little confused.
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It needs to be safety inspected. A lot of bike shops do it. Call around and ask. I had mine inspected at Petes Cycle in Bmore. Then you take that and the certificate of origin paperwork to MVA and register it like you would any other vehicle.

Not a bad price for that trailer. I bought a folding one from HF a few years back and it was great. Just make sure to repack the bearing on the wheels every year or so. Use lots of locktite. Plus put extra electrical tape anywhere the wire gets close to the metal. I had my lights short out due to vibration against the metal.


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my lights never worked on my HF trailer. I need to just go out and buy new wiring for it one day.


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Not sure about MD, but I did mine in VA with the MCO document and the DOT certification paperwork. It was not from HF, though.
BTW, you will probably want to reinforce the floor and lengthen the tailgate for bike duty. Or get a ramp. The tailgate might be too short to prevent your bike from bottoming out at the top.


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It needs to be safety inspected. A lot of bike shops do it. Call around and ask. I had mine inspected at Petes Cycle in Bmore. Then you take that and the certificate of origin paperwork to MVA and register it like you would any other vehicle.

Not a bad price for that trailer. I bought a folding one from HF a few years back and it was great. Just make sure to repack the bearing on the wheels every year or so. Use lots of locktite. Plus put extra electrical tape anywhere the wire gets close to the metal. I had my lights short out due to vibration against the metal.
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my lights never worked on my HF trailer. I need to just go out and buy new wiring for it one day.
If your lights werent working, were you able to get it inspected/registered? In TN trailers arent required to be registered, so im thinking i may just try to make a run for the TN border
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Not sure about MD, but I did mine in VA with the MCO document and the DOT certification paperwork. It was not from HF, though.
BTW, you will probably want to reinforce the floor and lengthen the tailgate for bike duty. Or get a ramp. The tailgate might be too short to prevent your bike from bottoming out at the top.

Yea I think your right. If i have to reinforce the floor and get ramps i might as well get something like this :


http://www.harborfreight.com/automot...res-42708.html

do i just i guess goto a hardware store and get ply wood or how do i go about doing this lol, sorry im a n000b when it comes to this...
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Yea I think your right. If i have to reinforce the floor and get ramps i might as well get something like this :


http://www.harborfreight.com/automot...res-42708.html

do i just i guess goto a hardware store and get ply wood or how do i go about doing this lol, sorry im a n000b when it comes to this...
I have one very similar, but 1800lb capacity. Folds up nice in the garage.
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Plywood is exactly what you need. That and nuts, bolts, washers. I used 5/8" plywood and then put diamond plate aluminum on top of that (I use it for farm duty too, made it more durable), but 3/4" wood will do you fine.
If you do go with a folding one, just make sure you leave at least 5/16" gap at the seam so it has room to fold. Then I just used 2x4's for sides, as the pockets in the trailer are sized for them.


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If your lights werent working, were you able to get it inspected/registered? In TN trailers arent required to be registered, so im thinking i may just try to make a run for the TN border
I got a temp tag for it. I never got it registered. Mainly b/c the lights never worked and it would never pass inspect


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just dont forget to use the 20% off coupon.

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So im pretty much done with the trailer and i need to title it. However, i think i may run into some problems when trying to register and was wondering what others have done in a similar situation where they have kit trailers ( i got mine from Harbor freight)

I have the certificate of origin as well as receipts. When i took it to get it titled at a title and tag place they would not take it, saying that the type of paper is not correct and to go back to HF to get it on the correct paper. Now i think they were mistaken and thought it was supposed to be a title. Has anyone gone through a similar process? Shoudl i just goto MVA with my COO and receipts and this should be sufficient?

The only other thing i can think of is putting it down as a home built trailer. Has anyone done this? From what i have read they only ask for pictures along with application, anymore details on this process would be helpful. But i dont think this option is feasible bc Im moving on sunday so i dont think id be able to get the tags in time unless they give temp tags for home built trailers. And i also here this method is pricey due to having getting it specially inspected?(in PA its like this not sure if it is in MD) if i cant get this done by then im just gonna make a dash for the TN border as they dont require registering trailers.

Im still thinking the COO/receipts should be enough to get the trailer titled but just wanted to make sure before i waste 3 hours of my day to get it done. and this is inn MD

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Also if i am reading correctly on the MVA website it says ur trailer must be titled but doesnt need to be registered? Does this mean i dont need license plate on the trailer?
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you need both title and registration.

Pick up a temp tag from MD, and then reg it in TN when you get there


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just buy a real trailer and not one of those POS build ones...they are junk....you can get a decent open trailer pretty cheap


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If you have a MCO (manufacturers certificate of origin) you are fine. I do not know what you have, but a MCO kinda looks like a title and has a VIN or SN.


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