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jsonova99
04-19-2005, 05:30 PM
Is the VIN located anywhere other than the tongue on MC trailers? I'm trying to get the registration straightened out with my old one before I start tearing it apart for restoration.

erkoehler
04-19-2005, 05:31 PM
Do they give you a title in that great state of yours? It should be on there if they do.....

OhioProstar
04-19-2005, 05:33 PM
Mine is barely noticable on the silver tag on the tongue. In many states you don't need a title for the trailer.

jsonova99
04-19-2005, 05:37 PM
No titles, but it looks like when I bought it, the dealer never transferred the trailer registrtin to me. I still have the old plate for it. I should have realized this sooner, but 99.9% of my thought process goes into the boat, not the trailer, especially since I just got a new one. The problem is that once the old tag expires, I have no tag and no way to re-register. I'm working with Miami Ski Nautiques on it which is where I bought the boat back in November. I also can't sell the trailer if I decide to because you have to give a bill of sale with the VIN and have the registration for it. Anyway, big mess. If I had the VIN I could straighten it out, but my tag on the tongue is competely blank, not a trace of any writing or anything on it.

erkoehler
04-19-2005, 05:39 PM
sorry !!! :(

G-man
04-19-2005, 05:58 PM
Is it a MC trailer? If so when the boat was sold to the original dealer the HIN of the boat and the VIN of the trailer may be linked together. MC may be able to do the research for you. Some trailer manufactures like Dorsey weld a number on the frame behind the right fender.

sfitzgerald351
04-19-2005, 08:54 PM
I think the VINs on the older boat trailers are on one of the frame members under the fender just in front of the wheels (left I think). Basically it's totally hidden. I didn't learn this till I registered my trailer as homemade and haven't bothered to look, but that's what I recall reading on this board somewhere. You might want to get under the trailer and look around and see if you find it.

erkoehler
04-19-2005, 08:56 PM
Here in the great state of IL I got a title with my two trailers.

jsonova99
04-20-2005, 07:19 AM
I think the VINs on the older boat trailers are on one of the frame members under the fender just in front of the wheels (left I think). Basically it's totally hidden. I didn't learn this till I registered my trailer as homemade and haven't bothered to look, but that's what I recall reading on this board somewhere. You might want to get under the trailer and look around and see if you find it.

I will take a look today and see if I can find anything.

OhioProstar
04-20-2005, 09:25 AM
When I bought my 1995 PS190, I was able to get a warranty card faxed to me from MC. It had the boat VIN, the engine serial, and the trailer VIN.

jsonova99
04-20-2005, 09:36 AM
When I bought my 1995 PS190, I was able to get a warranty card faxed to me from MC. It had the boat VIN, the engine serial, and the trailer VIN.

I'll have to look into that

Tom023
04-20-2005, 09:41 AM
I noticed on my trailer, the VIN is located on a plate on the tongue, the bottom of one of the cross members, and interestingly enough, on a few hidden stickers placed in various places, like the underside of the fenders.

jsonova99
04-20-2005, 09:43 AM
I need to find someplace where it might be stamped, my tongue plate and any stickers are long gone.

jsonova99
04-20-2005, 09:46 AM
Just out of curiousity, is anybody looking for a MasterCraft trailer? I'd be happy to sell it if somebody was looking to buy one cheap either to restore or for parts. It's costing me $60 a month right now in storage. Just thought I'd throw that out there. Otherwise the VIN hunt continues and I'll probably start restoring it a little at a time.

André
04-20-2005, 12:46 PM
60 $ a months for storage with summer coming up...Maybe your first idea was the best one.Get rid of it and spend time skiing instead.

mastercraft1995
04-20-2005, 03:03 PM
If you look in the tube behind the left (port) side of the boat you'll see a vin number sticker. You'll need a flashlight to see it.

jsonova99
04-20-2005, 03:14 PM
60 $ a months for storage with summer coming up...Maybe your first idea was the best one.Get rid of it and spend time skiing instead.

The boat's in the garage on a fresh trailer ready to go. I had to put the old trailer into storage because I had nothing else to do with it.