What does the information mean on my VIN sticker?
Your VIN sticker has important information about your trailer. Here is the list information of the sticker and their meanings.
MAX GVCC: This is the maximum trailering capacity of the trailer. If your sticker says 5225lbs, that means your trailer can hold a boat that is up to 5225lbs. This includes the loaded weight of the boat to include water, fuel, gear, etc.
GVWR: GVWR stands for Gross Vehicle Weight Rating. The GVWR is the empty weight of the trailer plus the capacity that the trailer is rated for (also known as the MAX GVCC as referenced above). For example, if you have a VATB-5225 with a VIN sticker that states the GVWR is 6175lbs. The MAX GVCC is 5225lbs. Therefore, doing simple math, you can figure out what the empty weight of the trailer is by taking the GVWR - MAX GVCC = empty weight of the trailer. In the example of the VATB-5225, the GVWR is 6175lbs. Minus the MAX GVCC of 5225lbs equals 950lbs empty weight.
GAWR: GAWR stands for the Gross Axle Weight Rating which is the weight that each axle is rated for.
TIRE: This is the tire size on your trailer.
RIM: This is the rim size on your trailer.
COLD INFL. PRESS: This is the recommended PSI that you should maintain in your trailer tires.
VIN: This is the VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) assigned to your trailer at the time it was manufactured. It has 17 digits. If it is a Venture trailer the first 3 digits must start with 47G.
MODEL: This is the model number of your trailer.