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    Default Alaska M939 Title Issues

    Well, today was confuse the DMV clerks day!

    Long story short, apparently as the M939s didn't necessarily meet all the requirements post 1981, I need to have mine inspected. Problem is, it's located out of state. I went to DMV (a major state DMV in a major city, not a tag/title office) and long story short apparently I need to have it inspected. I can't inspect it though without it being in state. So I'm kind of at a catch-22. Can't title it without an inspection, but can't exactly drive it there to get it inspected. Anybody else encounter this? Apparently I need either the vehicle to have that certification sticker or to get an afadavit from AM General that it is indeed "roadworthy".


    Anybody else have this experience?

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    Theres your mistake, you should go to a mom n pop run place.

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    Don't assume the first place had the right answer. First place I went to in OK while tagging a deuce told me I needed to go to court to get a VIN assigned(no existing title/reg paperwork prior to purchase). Went to the Tax Commission and was handed a simple form to fill out and a couple much simpler steps to follow and now have my tag.

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    Default Alaska M939 Title Issues

    Do you have to title it before it gets into state? In Indiana everything that comes in needs inspected, but is just a simple running the VIN to make sure it doesn’t come back stollen.
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    In MO, you're allowed a trip to the inspection station without a title. Because it is a non-standard VIN, you're required to go to a state patrol office and have them inspect it. Sounds like a similar situation......
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    Hi

    Will the State give you a 10 or 20 day temporary plate to bring the truck into the state? Had this problem once here in NH to bring a military trailer into the state. They could not confirm the serial number so would not issue a plate, took a call to the director of DMV to get the counter people to issue a temporary plate.

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