Before purchasing a used trailer
We are proud to say that many ShoreLand’r trailers from the 1970s are still in service. Many of those trailers are part of used boat sales. If you’re in the market for a used boat, it’s important that you ask the seller if he or she has documentation associated with the trailer that shows proof of a Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). If you have the VIN from a sale, registering the trailer – if required in your state – is much easier; if you don’t have the VIN, your Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) will be in charge of the process to register the trailer. Sometimes the process is simple (providing the weight of the trailer itself) or complicated (a bonding process that requires money down and the trailer to set unused until the DMV exhausts reasonable efforts to make sure it’s not stolen).