BBQ trailer to Tag or Not to Tag that is the Question

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Re: BBQ trailer to Tag or Not to Tag that is the Question

Post by Gizmo » June 13th, 2012, 6:04 pm

Oh! Well that's different...
I used to buy storage insurance on a restored car without tags.
That was back in the 70'a and as I recall it was Allstate. :)


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Re: BBQ trailer to Tag or Not to Tag that is the Question

Post by Jethro » November 13th, 2012, 1:26 pm

The way I understand it, if you can haul something on your trailer it needs a tag, if you can not it doesn't need a tag. So, a BBQ trailer is exactly that, and no tag, but if you put a 4 wheeler on it, yup Gotta have one


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Re: BBQ trailer to Tag or Not to Tag that is the Question

Post by SMOKIN JAY » November 15th, 2012, 12:50 am

I live in NV and i knw the sheriff and highway patrol we BBq all the time
and they tell me no on tags because it called a towable tool. like a welder, air compressor
etc. so a towable smoker should fall in that catagory but that is Nevada NYE county.


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Re: BBQ trailer to Tag or Not to Tag that is the Question

Post by coma44 » February 5th, 2014, 8:27 am

If you guys are worried about $$ or taxes on the trailer look into registering the trailer in Maine. Very cheap and no sales tax or excise taxes.

A lot of trucking companies and stock car people are doing it.


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Re: BBQ trailer to Tag or Not to Tag that is the Question

Post by SAFETYHARBORREDNECK » November 30th, 2015, 4:05 pm

FYI-here in Floriduh,ANY trailer needs to be tagged.If it's OVER 2000bls it needs to have a title as well.If it's UNDER 2000bls,all you need is a tag.
I am building a trailer for my soon to be built 120 RF,as a home built trailer,all I need to do is bring it to a certified scale(certain car junk yards or a metals recycling yard)have it weighed,bring the certification,drivers license and a couple dollars(less then $100) and viola,they give you a tag.No red tape or BS.
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Re: BBQ trailer to Tag or Not to Tag that is the Question

Post by Puff » November 30th, 2015, 11:18 pm

Welcome to NJ....home of the paperwork increase act...

Years back, it was a simple process fir trailers even home built. It means money to the cigar boxes at the dmv and more money if it's commercial, if you make it yourself, notarized letters from the maker, etc Etc. Years back when so many vintage cars and motorcycles had no titles any more, we'd go thru titles unlimited in Alabama and for $75. You came out with license plate, title and registration ready for transfer. It mattered not where it came from....only that you could hand Something in at NJ DMV and walk out legal. Did that for 75 yr old motorcycles that had only an engine case with a number... Nothing else had any ID numbers on it.. Not sure how they do it now but remember, you catch more flies with honey than with vinegar , especially at a state agency!

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Re: BBQ trailer to Tag or Not to Tag that is the Question

Post by Pete Mazz » December 1st, 2015, 4:41 am

I'm always trying to be as nice as I can to ladies there and as a result, I can get in and out within minutes.
You might want to rephrase that Puff!


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Re: BBQ trailer to Tag or Not to Tag that is the Question

Post by Rodcrafter » December 1st, 2015, 8:06 am

I've been dragging my feet about it myself. I know they don't have tags on cement mixers, air compressors, and welding machines when I rent them.


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