SF-97 question for newbie

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Rustnot

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Hi all. I am new to trailers and military vehicles. I just got two trailers from GovPlanet. Do you have to get the SF97 to title a vehicle? If you don't order it at checkout, can you get it later from GovPlanet? What if the trailer did not generate the titling question?

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Coug

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my HMMWV did not generate the "would you like to purchase an SF-97 question anywhere.
I called them, they sent me the paperwork, I filled it out and sent it back (all by email) then I had to physically call them and give them payment over the phone.
 

Zed254

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I suspect that depends on the state. In VA the local DMV office would not accept the SF-97 form I received because it was for transfer from Feds to Gov Plant, then a notarized document transferring title to me. I then requested a Bill of Sale from Gov Planet and sent the SF-97, notarized transfer document, and the Bill of Sale to the VA DMV office in Richmond, Virginia plus fees. A month or so later I received my plates.

Call you DMV to confirm your state's rules.
 

Floridianson

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I just bought a semi trailer 373A2 from Govplanet and the form asked me if I wanted a title or sf97. I put SF97 and glad I did. If they would have sent me a title the tare / empty weight would not have been correct. On the SF 97 they sent me it had the correct gross but for the tare they had 12,430. I took a pic of the data plate that showed the empty weight as 9,430 and no where on the date plate was 12,430. I sent all paper work / SF97 back to Tx. and just waiting for the corrected SF97 to come back. Then I will go to my DMV where I have not had any problems with SF97's but I do need a sheriff to sign off a vehicle identification form.
 

Floridianson

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What state did you get the trailers from?
If the question is for me I got it here in Florida. Thought they were supposed to give me a title straight out but as I said I am glad they did not. I would have had to get it corrected. Now I do have another trailer from GL that I got the SF97 and in my stupidity I filed for a title and did not correct the empty / tare weight. Lucky my DMV said to go find a certified scale at a truck stop and weigh the trailer. Little bit of work as I have to weigh the tractor and trailer then drop the trailer and weigh the tractor alone. Good thing is as of right now I do not plan on tagging/ insuring that trailer as I just use it for dry storage.
 

kblazer87

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Question was actually directed at the original poster.
If he gets the trailers from a state that does not require titles I would think his paid invoice should suffice as a bill of sale to allow him to title it in NC.
 
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