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Old 08-02-2018, 09:39 AM   #1
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How would one go about searching for accident history on a trailer?
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Old 08-02-2018, 12:03 PM   #2
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If a business that did the repairs used the VIN number or insurance and it reports to a Carfax type of database then maybe but if not...maybe ask for something in writing from the previous owner.
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A piece of carpet and a flashlight goes a long way......just sayin
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Old 08-02-2018, 08:09 PM   #4
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Old 08-02-2018, 08:13 PM   #5
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As hinted at above .... mostly you can't trust looking it up. There are just to many holes in the reporting system for trailers. The further back you go, the more nutty it gets. ( = VIN's are fairly new compared to how long AS has been making trailers ....)

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How would one go about searching for accident history on a trailer?
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Fairly hit-and-miss IMO, as Carfax coverage is spotty. Earlier mentions of "Carfax trailers" here:

https://www.google.com/search?q=carf...=airforums.com

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Old 08-03-2018, 04:51 AM   #7
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According to our new sales manager, most, if not all, laws applying to cars will soon become applicable to travel trailers. He is now requiring us to perform any and all open recalls on used trailers we are selling, not just the brands we sell new. Accident history should soon become available for travel trailers, just like cars.
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Old 08-04-2018, 06:26 AM   #8
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According to our new sales manager, most, if not all, laws applying to cars will soon become applicable to travel trailers. He is now requiring us to perform any and all open recalls on used trailers we are selling, not just the brands we sell new. Accident history should soon become available for travel trailers, just like cars.
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Let's hope he's right. Let's also hope that the rest of the dealers are as pro-active. Based on visiting some of the others .... I would not hold my breath.

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