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I am trying to get a factory specification sheet for an escort boat trailer. The Trailer is an Escort Carrier 1999 model for an 18ft boat. The vin number is:405117AB2XB000320

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  • protrimm Apr 29, 2010

    Hi mate need the weights on trailer tare gross unladen and trailer measurements ect thanks steve

  • protrimm May 04, 2010

    Hi still waiting for reply steve

  • protrimm May 05, 2010

    We are getting closer need manufactures specs including size of trailer and all weights thanks Steve



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The following link will help you 'decrypt' your vin number, and so give you the spec.

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Hello! Vin# breakdown= 405...Manufacturing ID#..1=axles...17=length of trailer...A=welded tube wishbone (XX)...DMV check digit...X=1999...B=Washington state...000320=320th trailer built

Escort Trailers are manufactured by Calkins Trailers Spokane WA.
Phone=505-228-9510...All trailer running gear is "off the shelf"...Axles, springs, coupler, winch, and lights can be bought at any trailer supply...


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Park the trailer somewhere where you can approach it from all angles, see all of its parts clearly and even stoop down to look at the underside if needed. Take along your flashlight in case you need to look in a dark area.

  • Step 2I am trying to get - check-trailer-vin-number-1.2-120x120.jpg jQuery(document).ready(function(){ jQuery('#jsArticleStep2 span.image a:first').attr('href',''); }); VIN plate Check the trailer tongue first, which is the series of metal bars at the front of the trailer that attach to the trailer hitch of a vehicle. This is a convenient and visible location to install a VIN plate, so many trailer manufacturers put it there. It could be on any side or individual bar of the tongue, so look it over thoroughly, even on the underside. A sample VIN plate is pictured.
  • Step 3 Continue examining the trailer if you did not find the VIN plate on the tongue. Check thick, heavy bars on the frame first, then check the interior of the trailer, followed by the exterior of the trailer. If you still can't find it, look underneath the front and rear ends using a flashlight.
  • Step 4 Write down the 17-digit VIN once you find it.
  • Step 5 Call or visit a DMV office near you if you want to look up the ownership history, accident history or theft history of the trailer. Most DMV offices should be able to provide this service, but it is possible that you may be referred to a main office. Depending on the state in which you live, a small fee may be charged for this service.
  • Step 6 Call or visit a dealership operated by the manufacturer of your trailer if you want specific information on the new factory specifications of your model. Customer policies and the types of information kept on hand at these dealerships will vary from one to the next, so there's no guarantee that they will have the information handy, but the dealer should be able to give you an appropriate contact at the manufacturer if they do not have access to that information at the dealership.
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    Congratulations on a great trailer. Here is the one :
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    Posted on Apr 29, 2010

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      Gary Rice May 05, 2010

      Ok - had a chance to think about this - - try going to an insurance company and put insurance on the thing - you were going to anyway and insurance companies have all of that information at their fingertips.
      The manufacturer has been out of business for some time..
      No money expected for my efforts but a VOTE up would be really nice.

    • Gary Rice
      Gary Rice May 05, 2010

      I am trying to get a factory specification sheet for an escort boat

      The Trailer is an Escort Carrier 1999 model for an 18ft boat.
      The vin number is:405117AB2XB000320

      Back again I am researching and come to the conclusion that first off the trailer company is out of business and been out of business for a long time. Second the trailers were made the same size but reinforced according to the weight of the intended boat and usage. I think you will need to go by the gauge of steel or perhaps consult the NADA book or even the insurance companies that insure boats of the type you have the trailer for.
      Best of luck in your search.


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