• If this is your first visit to the iboats.com Boating Forums, be sure to check out the FAQ. To post a question or comment, begin by signing up. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below.


Announcement

Announcement Module
Collapse
No announcement yet.

Escort trailer parts VIN

Page Title Module
Move Remove Collapse
This topic is closed.
X
X
Conversation Detail Module
Collapse
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts


  • Escort trailer parts VIN

    I am looking for parts for my trailer. It is a 88 escort?, I have found a couple of places that handle parts for them, but they keep asking me in reference to my VIN tag that is not completely ledgable. I can read most of it. Does anyone have the break down, as to what the VIN numbers and letters are in reference to. My trailer shop needs my VIN which is incomplete, I am hoping that if I can figure out the VIN I can work with my local trailer shop, since it is close by. I also will need a vin to register my trailer. Any Ideas??? I figured if I had the first part of the vin tag number, I could use my SSN or such for the serial #. I have tried to figure out who makes Escort trailers and how to contact them, but have not had any luck. HELP!! I'm a newbie and can use the direction. My boat is a 1988 bayliner, I didn't know if escort was their own inhouse brand of trailer or if they were made by someone else. I see a lot of them under Bayliners. I tried to contact bayliner to find out, they kind of gave me the run around and acted like they didn't want to mess with someone with a 20yr old boat. I'll remember that when I decide to purchase a new one, but untill then I need a little advice.


  • #2
    Re: Escort trailer parts VIN

    Boat trailer parts are rarely unique except for the frame. Springs, tires, rollers, brackets, wheels, bearings, couplers, brakes, lights are available at most farm stores, on-line here on iBoats, Northern Tool, Champion Trailer, and dozens of others. Even Wal-Mart has bearings, wheels, tires, lights, etc. What, specifically are you looking for?

    As for the VIN number, didn't you get a title from whomever you bought the trailer from? If the VIN number is stamped into the frame, place a piece of thin paper over it and rub it with a lead pencil. The numbers should appear unless they have been totally "worn??" away. If it appears they were ground off, you are probably own a stolen trailer. If the numbers are on a printed tag you are probably out of luck.

    Comment



    • #3
      Re: Escort trailer parts VIN

      I have a 1995 escort and the VIN is the reg number



      As far as parts you can forget about it they are only and OEM trailer builder and i have been down to my dealer with part numbers and everything is NLA


      I just find a stock part that is close and work from there as i have NEVER SEEN any trailer maker have SPECIAL parts around after 20 years


      Tommays
      If a dirty bottom slows you down what do think it does to your BOAT

      1970 Cal 29 Sea Fever
      http://cal29seafever.blogspot.com/
      1981 J24 Tangent 2930
      http://s565.photobucket.com/albums/s...%20for%20sale/
      Tommays
      Northport Ny

      Comment



      • #4
        Re: Escort trailer parts VIN

        I received a bill of sale on the trailer. In Ohio they do not title trailers so none was provided. The tag is still present and most of the numbers are visable, but after 19 years of being dunked they are faded and hard to read. I am still required to register it here and it is hard to make out the first 5 or so numbers/letters. I was hopeing that escort used a simple VIN such as automobiles do. In reference to axle, tire size, length,finish, width, dom, manf.site, etc. My local trailer shop says they have a source for old escort trailer parts, I have heard that parts are NLA but they claim to have a source, but need my VIN?? I don't know, Any body have the first part of a VIN for a 1988 or am I shooting in the dark?

        Comment



        • #5
          Re: Escort trailer parts VIN

          or am I shooting in the dark?
          Ayuh,........ That pretty much sums it Up........

          What about the Last Registration,..??..??.... The VIN Should be on It.....

          What kind of Parts are you needing,..??..??......
          As noted above,.....Parts is Parts,.... It's got little or Nothing to do with Escort............
          Any Grease is Better,..... Than No Grease at All.......

          Comment



          • #6
            Re: Escort trailer parts VIN

            Apprently the last owner made up his own number, probably as in a homemade trailer. It is not a homemade trailer and in our state can not be registered as such. Since it is a manufactured trailer I was told to contact the manufacturer about re-issuing it a vin. Escort is no longer and they wont register it as a homemade trailer. Can you say "rock and a hard place". I need the first few digits of the vin.

            Comment



            • #7
              Re: Escort trailer parts VIN

              It was registered in his state, and accepted, therefore, that number is valid.Contact that state for the full number.(you have his name).

              Comment



              • #8
                Re: Escort trailer parts VIN

                Apprently the last owner made up his own number, probably as in a homemade trailer. It is not a homemade trailer and in our state can not be registered as such.
                Ayuh,........
                While All the states Say That,.......... That Doesn't make it So..........

                Trailers are So Basic, that with alittle Creativity on Your Part,.......
                It Can be a Home-Made trailer......
                Or,......
                As Coors says,........
                Go back to the P/O,+ Use what He Used Sucessfully........
                Any Grease is Better,..... Than No Grease at All.......

                Comment



                • #9
                  Re: Escort trailer parts VIN

                  Hello,

                  I was lucky and got a trailer that was registered in Ca and could not read the number but the Ca DMV gave me the full VIN. he are the first 405115BA

                  Comment



                  • #10
                    Re: Escort trailer parts VIN

                    If the VIN number is stamped into the frame, place a piece of thin paper over it and rub it with a lead pencil. The numbers should appear unless they have been totally "worn??" away.
                    Ford Escort Car Website
                    http://www.nyasianblue.com
                    http://www.nyasiangirls.com
                    http://www.nyescortasian.com
                    http://www.ottawaescortdirectory.com
                    http://www.torontoescort4u.com
                    http://www.pinkoutcall.com

                    Comment



                    • #11
                      Re: Escort trailer parts VIN

                      I have an '88 Escort trailer. What model Bayliner do you have?
                      Bob, Orange County NY
                      '88 Bayliner 1700 Capri Bowrider, 85 HP Force O/B, "Sea Weasel"
                      Want a vessel safety check? Click here. Want to join the Coast Guard Auxiliary? Click here.
                      Disclaimer: Although I am a member of the USCG Auxiliary, the opinions and advice in my replies are my own and do not necessarily reflect CG or CG Auxiliary policy or regulations unless so specified.

                      Comment



                      • #12
                        Re: Escort trailer parts VIN

                        Parts for those trailers are pretty much non existent since they were from what was then US Marine. I just went through fixing up one for a buddy of mine. It needed all the suspension hardware, including springs, new rollers and all of the U bolts. The rollers were available from Yates, nothing special, the U bolts were an odd size, so I had to have those bent custom at a spring shop, and I simply matched the length and weight as best I could on the springs and used generic hardware. The bow stop set up on those is what can be an issue if they're not being used on the model they came with. They offer very little adjust ability.

                        They also tend to use odd axle lengths, which I found out on a few other trailers.

                        Comment



                        • #13
                          Re: Escort trailer parts VIN

                          April 20th, 2007, 12:30 PM
                          Ayuh,...

                          Considering this thread is 2 Years Old,....

                          I'd think the OP has probably figured out his Problem.....
                          Any Grease is Better,..... Than No Grease at All.......

                          Comment



                          • #14
                            Re: Escort trailer parts VIN

                            I know this is a real old thread but i have the exact same trailer and part # 39 has rusted out does anyone know what product I can purchase to replace that piece -thanks for any replies.
                            1996 Bayliner Capri 1950 CL
                            3.0 LX Alpha One Gen. II
                            14.25x21P

                            Comment



                            • #15
                              Re: Escort trailer parts VIN

                              I have a '91 escort trailer with the same issue. The trailer came with the boat and the tag has warn clean! I need the VIN or I cannot register the trailer....

                              has anyone figured out a better way to find this number or track it down?

                              I did some other reading and someone made mention of putting a black light on the sticker and the numbers may show up....has anyone tried this and does it work?

                              -BAproject
                              -BAproject
                              ----------------------------------------------------
                              "If it ain't broke then you'll probably have to fix it anyway"
                              ----------------------------------------------------
                              '91 Bayliner Capri
                              4.3L V6 Mercruiser
                              Alpha I Outdrive

                              Comment


                              Working...
                              X