I am wondering if anyone can offer any help or advice here. I purchased a 61 shasta airflyte from a person in NY. They purchased it a few years back and never registered it. It is a 1961. According to DMV in NY no title is needed pre 1973. However the only thing the PO has to offer me is a BOS. No old regi or anything else. How do i go about registering this trailer. To make things worse the original VIN number may have been previously cut off to make room for an extended hitch and deck.. yes thats right a deck lol. All will be removed once home but I need to make sure i can register this thing without too much trouble. I have read some horror stories and would like to try and avoid that.
Damn, I just was looking at photos of that one, with the deck!
The first most important issues here would be, are you and the seller both in NY? And do you have easy enough access to keep contact with the seller? There are a couple ways to go about this, it is not that terrible in NY. Someone recently mentioned that "home-made" is not as easy an option in NY for a camper trailer as I once thought, but there is a way to go about this legally and fairly easily, especially if the history of the trailer is known and can be traced (sorta...through family ownership especially).
They are correct, nothing before 1973 had a "title" in NY. Proof of ownership is however required, as it should be. This was done with simply the registration within the state. And by the way, transferring ownership into a state that requires title can be done with just a registration, coming from a state that did not require "title". Again. "proof of ownership"...
I don't have the forms in front of me at the moment, but will dig them out later this evening so I can get ou pointed in the right direction.
All that needs is a front-window awning to be complete!
I think one of the largest questions in terms of the original inquiry, is if the VIN number plate was obliterated when the tongue was modified. The rest of the ownership and transfer is fairly straight forward if it is intact.