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How have you estimated the weight of a trailer for registration purposes?

I’m importing a trailer from MS, only have a bill of sale, and the state of Florida can’t proceed without a trailer weight.

Would I be OK estimating or should I go weigh it? It’s a galvanized trailer for a 1980 Mitchell Skiff.
 

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Check the tongue to see if there is any info stamped into the metal. If you can find manufacturer, you might be able to pull specs off the web. But I do think the SR County landfill would weigh it for you. It'll probably come in at 493 pounds. ;)
 

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My experience :.......At the tag office.....when they ask you and you hesitate....They make you weigh it and bring a weight slip. If you throw the number back at them quickly....It sounds like you know what your talking about.....and use a OFF number....like 624lbs......Not 600. and 500 even sounds suspicious and may throw a Red flag.

But I've weighed a bunch of trailers , because I wanted to know what I had going on. The landfill was mentioned....A scrap yard will do it also..for a dollar or 2...depends how far you want to drive.
 

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Last time I did it, I just got the print out from the co-op..... but I guess you could guestimate as long as they don't require a printout with exact weight.
 

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Glad I don't have to mess with all that BS in Alabama. The boat registration works for the trailer.
 

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The lighter it is......The cheaper the tag..... it's this weight to this weight Box 1 cheapest......Then another box from this to this weight....costs a little more...and so on.

Another fact....Trailers in Fl. do not have titles......until the actual weight of the trailer reaches 4000lbs and above. Less than that..Is a certificate of Origin.....which I've only seen 1.....and the tag receipt is it's ID.
 

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Darn, missed it by one pound. ;)

I've gotten Certificates of Origin from the last three trailers I've bought, two from the boat builder (Beveratail Skiffs) and one when I bought direct from Rolls Axle. All were purchased in Florida.
 
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