We bought a boat and trailer from a private party. He didn't have a title for the trailer, but the trailer was registered to the 3rd owner back, who bought it and got it registered through a dealer, but never got a title. The next two owners just kept renewing the registration in that guy's name without a title. We want a title in our name legally for the trailer. Nevada DMV says the trailer was never titled in Nevada so take a hike. The guy thought it might be from Utah, so we wrote to Utah DMV. They said it was never titled in Utah so take a hike. Isn't there someone who can find out what state the title is in from the vin#? Or do we have to go state by state asking each and every one separately? Also, how in the heck did the guy manage to register it in his name without a title???? Did the dealer he bought it from have a way to do that? They went out of business anyway, but I'm really curious!