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BurbMan

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Posted: 10/08/20 12:47pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

specta wrote:

BurbMan wrote:


WRONG.


I believe you misunderstood his comment.


Wouldn't be the first time... [emoticon]


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BurbMan wrote:

jaycocreek wrote:

It's all in the bill of sale and how it's worded..


WRONG. Selling a stolen camper is a crime, making the seller a criminal. Receiving stolen property is also a crime, making the buyer a criminal. Having a bill of sale as an agreement that documents these crimes does absolutely nothing to protect either party, regardless of what it says.

Having a bill of sale that says the seller represents and warrants that he owns the camper and that it's not stolen would probably keep the buyer out of jail since he can claim he took reasonable measures to ensure they property wasn't stolen, BUT the camper is still going back to its rightful owner and the buyer is out his $10k.


Surely you are joking, eh - a crime this petty is massively eclipsed on a regular basis and without any consequence or accountability whatsoever by our Elite P. Class - lol ??

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Posted: 10/08/20 01:22pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Prior to 2009 truck campers in Idaho needed nothing..A bill of sale was all you got(sometimes a certificate of manufacturer like on
my Zeiman trailer),and you kept that as proof of purchase..In that bill of sale the owner was to put several things like ID etc and the price and there was no lean on it etc etc...Never ever an issue and I never ever heard of an issue and I was born prior to 1950..LOL

I always ask for a bill of sale,even for say a generator and have witnesses..The old shake of the hand used to work but anymore,not so much.

The op asking about a stolen truck camper,well,if I had any doubt about the TC or the seller,I would pass...Period...There are great buys on CL and some even say they do not have a title right up front..I would run as fast as I could from that..

Since we all live in different states,we can't apply the rules of our state to someone elses for a definite answer..Just things to look for...RIGHT...LOL


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Posted: 10/08/20 03:45pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

BurbMan wrote:

specta wrote:

BurbMan wrote:


WRONG.


I believe you misunderstood his comment.


Wouldn't be the first time... [emoticon]


I do it all the time. [emoticon]


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Posted: 10/08/20 05:09pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Sure, yes, u seem to understand that if you have a stolen camper that the owner is entiltled to have it back , and you nothing.

I know of no way to run a check on a non titled non vin'd big piece of camping equipment . Like the washer/dryer, there is not necessarily going to be any records other than the original owner having a receipt, or maybe even specific photographs to prove it is his - somehow over the other same TCs that rolled off the line that same day...

You can check with every police prencint across the nation to see if any TCs were reported stolen. Unlikely a thief would steal then resell in the same area, usualy pros move stolen cars across the country. If you bought it from a popular online ad site, then that is first clue that maybe the seller is not worried who sees the ad. The first thing a victim will do is check all the for sale ads.

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Posted: 10/08/20 08:19pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I wonder
Why dont ALL states have same laws to make it simple and easy to track stolen stuff!?
So much for the UNITED states huh Lol

My homemade TC is just a load on my truck,no vin no title no bs

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Kayteg1 wrote:

Raise a hand who bought on craigslist an item for less than 20% of its original value?
Do you really think the seller paid for it full price?


I’ve bought many items/vehicles for < 20% of original price.
Just bought a 2001 Tahoe last year for $5k.
A $800 snomachine in AK.
The last car I bought my sister.
A 94 Chevy pickup a few years ago.
I could go on.


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d3500ram wrote:

We are obviously "getting-in-the-weeds" on this discussion, but if someone if overly concerned, I'll bet there is a company out there willing to write a surety bond (for a fee of course.)


Best answer yet...
Although the OP has a valid point. I’ve never much considered it.
Bought a $50k boat with no title. Wasn’t required. But on that one the old owner had a loan on it. Wouldn’t have changed my mind of he’d owned it outright

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Posted: 10/10/20 09:03am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hear Hear,
Great analysis, Thanks for bringing it front and center, as always information is good.

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Posted: 10/10/20 09:07am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I think each state has its reason to title TC or not.
Being equipment hauler, I ask few DOT officers why they don't enforce law when Dodge 3500 pulls 35,000 trailers. The answer was "we don't have any reports about the situation creating problems".
But for some reason those rigs are popular on West Coast, when not heard about on East Coast.
Coming to choice of voting - some journalist analyzed presidential and vice presidential debates.
About 80 -90% of arguments used in them are not correct, if not plain lie.
Take your pick?

* This post was edited 10/10/20 09:14am by Kayteg1 *





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