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  • Where is a Trailer VIN Located and What if I Can't Find It
  • Trailer VINs are usually located on the frame, near the front of the trailer. They can be on the inboard or outboard side of the frame. If you still cannot locate it then the trailer manufacturer may be able to tell you where it is located on that specific trailer. The only other option like you said is to have the state highway patrol inspect the trailer and assign it a VIN.
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  • Where to Find Trailer Model, VIN Number and Weight Capacity Information
  • Thank you for the photo of your Holland and England brand trailer. Usually the trailer manufacturer's name, model number, weight capacity and vehicle identification number (VIN) will be on the same placard or plate. This plate is often mounted on a frame rail or other accessible point near the trailer's tongue. Other times it may be placed near or on one of the axles. There is no absolute rule as to where this information will be located so you'll need to inspect the trailer frame...
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  • Coupler Repair Kit for Shelby 5123 Coupler with Hand Wheel
  • Thank you for including a photo of your Shelby straight tongue coupler. This particular Shelby coupler 5123 has been discontinued for some time and Shelby no longer has replacement parts available for it. Your best bet would be to replace the coupler. The link provided will show you all bolt-on straight tongue couplers rated for 3500-lbs. You will of course want to verify the size you need to match your hitch ball and trailer tongue size. You can use the filters on the page to narrow...
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  • Replacement Shelby Jack Recommendation for Shelby 5784
  • The 1500 pound Shelby jack # 5876A8 would be a great option for replacing your current 5784 jack, but the mounting plates will be totally different so you would need to weld on what comes with the # 5876A8. We had a different customer send us in a picture of the mounting plate of what you have and we were able to tell that it was different.
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  • Heavy Duty Winch Recommendation for Lowering a Boat and Trailer Down a Boat Ramp
  • To save your back I would go with an electric winch. Without knowing the incline percentage of your boat ramp and the weight of your boat it's hard to say exactly what would be the capacity you would need. Based on your previous winch having a 3,200 lb capacity I would recommend you go with the Superwinch AC3000 AC Powered Winch # 1730000 since it has a 3,000 lb capacity and is our highest rated winch. Now to determine what rating winch you will need check out the chart I attached. First...
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  • Where Is Model Number Located On Trailer
  • Most trailers should have a sticker or a plate with model number and other information affixed to the frame near the front of the trailer, possibly on the underside. Many trailer manufacturers attach them in different areas so sometimes they are tough to locate. If you are unable to find the information you might be able to contact the manufacturer and they would be able to help.
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  • Strap Recommendation for the Shelby 2,800 lbs. Two Speed Winch # 5470
  • The Shelby 2,800 lbs. Two Speed Winch # 5470 that you referenced is designed to fit a 2 inch strap like the part # DL24251.
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  • Troubleshooting Coupler Repair Kit for a Trailer that Won't Allow Ball To Fully Seat After Install
  • A couple things could be happening here. It could be that you are trying to install the wrong coupler repair kit on your coupler as they are not all universal, or it could be that you have the wrong size hitch ball. Since I am not sure which coupler you have and which kit you may have gone with it's hard to say for sure what is going on.
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  • Repair Kit Availability for a 2 inch Hitch Ball Coupler
  • To pick out a latch repair kit for a coupler you will first need to know the brand of the coupler so that we can see if we carry a repair kit for it. I attached a link to a page that has all of the coupler repair kits we offer. You can select your brand from the filters to see what we would offer that would fit.
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  • How To Obtain New Vehicle Identification Number For Trailer
  • If you are unable to find the VIN on your trailer, you can take the trailer to a state patrol inspection station and have new paperwork generated. It appears you were looking at a coupler repair kit for a Shelby Class ll coupler. This kit is designed to work for Shelby Class ll trailer couplers with a 2 inch hitch ball. I have attached a link to the trailer coupler repair kits we offer you can check out.
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  • Length of the Handle of the Shelby Winch 5403
  • The handle length of the Shelby Winch part # 5403 is 7 inches. The replacement handle is part # 0937. I attached a link to the review video for this winch for you to check out as well.
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  • How to Determine Trailer Dimensions for Trailer Lighting
  • If you are looking for the dimensional size of your trailer the easiest way would be to bust out the tape measure and measure from the coupler back to the rear of the trailer for the length and from left to right to determine the width. If you are looking for the weight capacity of the trailer you can check the plate on the trailer that would have the VIN and it should have the weight capacities listed there. If you can contact the manufacturer of your trailer with the VIN you can find...
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  • Repair Kit Availability for Trailer Couplers
  • You should be able to find a stamping on your neighbors coupler that will have a brand name on it. Once you find out the brand we should be able to supply you with the needed repair kit. I attached a link to a page that has all of the coupler repair kits we offer. With a good idea of what the coupler's latch looks like and the brand of it you should have no problem finding the correct repair kit.
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  • Solution for Coupler Repair Kit that Allow Ball to Fall Out of Coupler After Installation
  • Sounds like you need to tighten the nut on the underside of the coupler that holds the latch kit in place. This nut is used to fine-tune the tightness of the clamp on the inside of the coupler to the ball. If the ball wants to fall out of the coupler then it is not tight enough. You want to tighten it enough that the ball is held in place, but not so tight that it can't move freely. Check out the video I attached that shows how to install and adjust a coupler repair kit.
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  • Coupler Repair Kit For A Trailer With No Visible Make Or Model
  • Most of the couplers used on trailers have the make and model number stamped into the surface somewhere. If you are unable to find the make and model number, you may want to consider replacing the coupler on the trailer. Many of the couplers use components that are very similar looking but may vary in size because they are made for a specific couplers. It would be a hit or miss if you found a repair kit that would work for you. You can measure your trailer, and use those dimensions...
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  • Locating the VIN on a Flatbed Trailer
  • The most common location for a VIN on a trailer is on the outside of the trailer tongue, either stamped into the frame or on a plate that will provide additional manufacturer information. The VIN may also be stamped on the inside of the tongue. We have seen the VIN be stamped into the trailer frame at the front passenger-side area of the trailer. You may want to check all along the frame to for the VIN. If you cannot find the VIN on your trailer, your State Highway Patrol can assign...
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  • Trying to Locate VIN on Nextrail Boat Trailer
  • The VIN is typically found on a plate located on the tongue of the trailer or on the inside of the trailer frame. I called Nextrail but unfortunately they weren't able to provide me with a specific location.
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  • Will Shelby # 5352 Brake Winch Freewheel When Handle is Released
  • The Shelby 1500 lb capacity brake winch you refer to, part # 5352 is a brake winch that will hold the load on the line when you release the handle. The line will not freewheel. I've linked you to our FAQ article that contains lots of helpful information about trailer winches.
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  • Where is the VIN Number Located on a Trailer and How Many Digits is it
  • A trailer VIN is long like a vehicle VIN. A Trailer VIN will have both letters and numbers and be 17 characters long. Usually commercial trailer manufacturers will indicate the unique vehicle identification number (VIN) on the same plaque that carries their brand name, model number information and the trailer specifications. The model number of the trailer is not the same as the VIN number; the same model number may be used on multiple trailers but a VIN number is unique and individual...
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  • Where on Trailer to Find VIN Information
  • If it's not located on the outside of the frame members that make up the trailer tongue, it might be on the inside of the frame members, so you might want to check there first. Then, examine the rest of the frame. I've also seen the information on the front of the trailer. If the trailer has a toolbox, propane bottles or other obstructions on the tongue, they might be covering the VIN plate.
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  • Handle Length on Shelby Trailer Hand Winch # 5352
  • The handle on the Shelby hand winch # 5352 is 11 inches long. There was a version with a 9 inch handle but it does not seem to be available to purchase from Shelby.
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  • Where are Trailer VINs Typically On a Trailer for Registering
  • Usually commercial trailer manufacturers will indicate the unique vehicle identification number (VIN) on the same plaque that carries their brand name, model number information and the trailer specifications. The model number of the trailer is not the same as the VIN number; the same model number may be used on multiple trailers but a VIN number is unique and individual to each one produced. If you cannot find the VIN on the trailer tongue you can check for plaques on other parts of...
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  • Is it Required that a Swivel Jack Be Fully Retracted Before Towing
  • Well since this jack can fold up for storage you would not need to fully retract it before you can tow. I have had trailers with similar jacks and found that I could just crank the jack up until the wheel comes off of the ground and then pull the pin in the jack and rotate it 90 degrees and be done with it. There's no reason you would have to fully retract this jack to use it. A 3 to 1 ratio might make for difficult cranking as well since you wouldn't have the same leverage over...
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  • How To Get VIN For 8 X 20 Trailer
  • It sounds like you have done the things necessary to get the VIN for your 8 X 20 trailer. Normally the VIN is located inside one of the frame rails near the front of the trailer. I recommend taking the paperwork to the local state license office and ask what is needed. They may have you take the trailer to a highway patrol facility so it can be inspected and assigned a new VIN.
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  • Handle on Shelby 5352 Winch Just Unscrews when Trying to Let a Load Out
  • I think I know what is going on with your Shelby winch # 5352. The handle will unscrew just like you have said when there is not enough load pulling on strap or cable. This winch has a minimum requirement of 100 pounds. Any less than that and it will not operate correctly. The floating dock probably does not weigh enough to fully engage the winch. A standard winch without an automatic brake such as # FT15000301 would work better.
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  • Trailer Coupler Handle Rivets Keep Coming Out
  • If you are talking about rivets like those on latch repair kit # CP02-040 you will need a rivet gun for the appropriate size and style rivet. If they are coming out then they could either be damaged, were not properly installed, or the wrong rivets were used.
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  • Trailer Stuck to Truck and Jack Wont Crank
  • Usually, the jaw on the underside of a trailer coupler can be adjusted by tightening or loosening the nut on the underside of the jaw. If you loosen the jaw slightly, you should be able to get the coupler to come off the trailer ball. Once you get the coupler off the ball, lubricate it to make sure the latching mechanism operates smoothly. I like using the spray lithium grease. You'll want to make sure that you're using the correct size trailer ball for the coupler you're using. The...
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  • Will Travel Trailer Have More Than One Identification Plate
  • Although there should be only one VIN on a trailer there may actually be an additional identification plate. That can sometimes be found on the passenger side of the frame or inside a cargo storage area. The VIN should be a 17-digit number.
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  • Assembly of Latch Repair Kit for 2" Shelby Class II Couplers
  • Yes, I believe you have it right in your picture. It appears almost exactly the same as the diagram I have included. I have also included a link to a video showing and installation of this kit for you.
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  • Latch Repair Kit For Hustler Trailer Coupler
  • It sounds like you are looking for the trailer coupler latch repair kit for your Hustler trailer. We offer several different repair latch kits but they are specific to the coupler on the trailer. There should be some identifying numbers or manufacturer and model stamped on the coupler. This would make it much easier to find the replacement repair parts for your trailer. I have attached a link to the product page for the repair kits we offer for trailer couplers. If you can let me...
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