I bought a vintage trailer from a huge dealership and paid cash. They never sent me a title so I called them after two weeks and they said it was lost and the previous dealer was getting a new one. Fast forward 10 weeks now and I get one in the mail but the VIN doesn't match the bill of sale VIN I got when I bought the trailer. The title clerk made out a new Bill of sale with the new VIN on it and a different year on it (the trailer 57 vs. 67). What is going on? They are closed today and the finance manager who was there answered and said he doesn't think it's stolen. Why would they make out a new bill of sale with a new VIN on it and a title with the wrong year (which they said was their mistake and acknowledged that to my husband last week). I took the original bill of sale to my local dmv 8 weeks ago so they may have the paper work there and now when I go there tomorrow, I will give them a new bill of sale with a different VIN. Please let me know if you have any info I can tell them.
I think it depends on the state you're in and the person at DMV you get.
In NC they can be very tough on titles that need changed. With that said, I wouldn't worry about the vin if the year and make were correct but it almost seems like a title from a different camper. By "Title clerk" you mean at the dealership? In my opinion, if they messed it up they should fix it.
The vin is usually stamped on the tongue about 12" back from the hitch ball.