I fully agree. The few illegal runs I’ve done aren’t time sensitive and very short distances. To add to your comment, insurance may not cover any problems if you’re towing illegally.It's not the ticket, it's having your trailer and boat impounded and taken someplace where you can't get it back until Monday after you've completed a mountain of paperwork and written a number of checks.
Brilliant logic! I'm going with this!I find I never use more then a single trailer at a time
so see no need to pay for multiple tags
Agreed. It’s easy to play stupid if you haven’t tried to lie.The advice I received from an off-duty trooper was that they can overlook a missing or unregistered trailer as someone being absent minded, but to affix a plate from another trailer is a willful act and accordingly a more serious crime.
Sometimes the juniors are just trying to be storm-troopers. Coming over the Bluewater Bridge from a regatta in Detroit. It was a double holiday weekend: July1st Friday-July4th Monday, mid 90's. That was the year, AND the temperature. Horrendous hours long lineup on I-94. (* No lineup going through downtown Port Huron: from I-94, took I-69 (before Black River) downtown and turned left on Huron St. then Pine Grove. Left again at the duty-free, and on to the bridge.) Bumper to bumper over the bridge. Sun slowly going down... Pulled up at the booth. Passports out. "Where do you live?" etc. Then she decided to look at the Etchells. Walked around, looked up and went ballistic. "You don't have Licence Numbers on the bow".How about crossing the border into Canada with two Canadian owned Finns on a Czech built trailer with home built status Florida plates and zero paperwork. Straight to secondary it was.
Eventually a higher ranked customs officer was called over. He sized up the situation, told the junior officers to get back out there and get back to work. He then gave me one last stare down, thought about the mountain of useless paperwork, and told me to get lost before he changed his mind.
register your trailer in Maine. You can do it on line from any state and they send you a plate in the mail. There is a small chance you could get a letter from your local tax man if he is particularly nosey but unlikely. I have registered at least 10 trailers in ME over the years with no problems.Calculated risk, or crazy? What happens? What happens out of state?
I don't do it, but I've seen it. Even 500 miles of it. But I've been pulled over within a mile of one falling off (not ticket--cop told me where he saw the plate!). What gives?