How Do You Check the VIN on a Trailer?

To check the VIN on a trailer, check its interiors, exteriors and beneath its rear and front ends to locate the VIN. Then contact the Department of Motor Vehicles or a manufacturer-operated dealership to access detailed information about the trailer.

The VIN of a trailer may be located on the tongue or metal bars at its front-end or on the thick bars on the trailer’s frame. If the VIN is located beneath the rear or front ends, check the 17-digit number with a flashlight.

To learn the accident, ownership and theft history of the trailer, contact DMV via telephone or by visiting its local office. To know about the specifications of the trailer model, contact a dealership run by the trailer manufacturer.