Chapter 13, Section D:
Homemade and Kit Trailers

Revised December 23, 2011



Requirements for Homemade Trailers

  • Inspection
    A visual inspection should be conducted to verify that the trailer is actually a homemade. Verify that it does not have a manufacturer identification number.
     
  • Bill of Sale and any invoices
    will be used in arriving at a fair market value.
     
  • Weight Certificate
     
  • Affirmation for Specially Constructed or Reconstructed Vehicles
    MVD-10015, “Affirmation for Specially Constructed or Reconstructed Vehicle,” affirming that the trailer was constructed from parts purchased or personally owned by them.
     
  • Affirmation Certifying Ownership (ACO)
    MVD-10010, “Affirmation Certifying Ownership”
     
  • Vehicle Equipment Affirmation
    MVD-10053, "Vehicle Equipment Affirmation"
     
  • Assigned New Mexico Identification Number
    The division will assign a permanent identification number. The division will recognize no other identifying number. The owner should be advised to permanently stamp the number on the tongue.
     
  • Affix identification plate
    A Motor Vehicle Division employee must affix the identification plate eight inches from the ball hitch on the left side of the trailer tongue frame.
     

Requirements for Kit Trailers

  • Manufacturer's Certificate of Origin and Invoice for kit (body)
     
  • Affirmation for Specially Constructed or Reconstructed Vehicles
    MVD-10015, “Affirmation for Specially Constructed or Reconstructed Vehicle,” completed and signed by the applicant
     
  • Weight Certificate
     
  • Vehicle Equipment Affirmation
    MVD-10053, "Vehicle Equipment Affirmation"
     
  • Affidavit of VIN Inspection

Assembled vehicles must also comply with federal standards for highway use. This is the owner's responsibility.