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How to Obtain a Replacement MSO or VIN for Your Felling Trailer

At Felling Trailers, we often get requests from a Dealer or Enduser for a duplicate or Replacement MSO or VIN (Manufacturer’s Statement of Origin) so that a trailer can be licensed. We also get requests for a replacement VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) tag when one has been damaged, lost, or has faded too much over time and can not be read anymore. Note: this can only be done for trailers that Felling Trailers’ manufactured.

Below are the processes to obtain a replacement MSO or VIN tag and what Felling Trailers needs from the Dealer or Enduser to be able to issue one to them.

How to Obtain a Duplicate VIN Tag or MSO for your Trailer

Felling Trailers MSO Example, replacement MSO or VIN

Sample Manufacturer’s Statement of Origin (MSO)

To get a duplicate VIN tag because you cannot read it, or need a new one because it was taken off, the following is needed:

  1. Copy of the title or registration to show ownership.
  2. Duplicate VIN tag document filled out to completion, along with being notarized.
  3. Purchase Order Number (PO#) for the $90 invoice if they (the Dealer or Business) need a specific one.
  4. Call with a Credit Card number to pay the $90 invoice to get the VIN tag sent out.

Get your Duplicate VIN/MSO Request Form here.

To get a duplicate MSO (Manufacturer’s Statement of Origin), the following is needed:

  1. The original dealer you bought the trailer from has to request this
  2. They then will have to fill out a duplicate MSO agreement, along with being notarized.
  3. The dealer will have to provide a PO# for the $90 fee that will be invoiced if they need a specific one.
  4. The dealer will have to call with a credit card number to pay for the invoice before Felling Trailers will send the MSO out.
  5. If the dealer you originally purchased the trailer from is no longer in business, we, unfortunately, cannot make up a duplicate MSO.

Get your Duplicate VIN/MSO Request Form here.

NOTE: Felling Trailers can not alter GVWR (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating). You will need to contact your local vehicle licensing authority to see if steps can be taken to accommodate this request.

NOTE: Felling Trailers can only assist with trailers they have manufactured. For brands other than Felling, you will need to contact that brand’s manufacturer.

Felling Trailer VIN Tag Sample Image, replacement MSO or VIN

Sample Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) Tag on Trailer

Commonly Asked Questions about VIN, MSO Replacements

Q. Can a copy of the Bill of Sale be used as proof of ownership?

A. No, it must be a copy of the title or registration.

Q. Who do they contact at Felling to handle this process?

A. Accounts Receivable Department, email at [email protected] 

Q. Are there fees associated with getting a new VIN tag/MSO?

A. Yes, $90 dollar charge for each tag/MSO requested.

Q. How long does the process take to receive the VIN tag/MSO?

A. If all necessary forms are provided and fees paid, the new VIN tag/MSO can be sent within one week.

Q. If the VIN tag is missing or can’t be read, how can the trailer be identified?

A. There should be a reference number somewhere on the trailer; this is typically welded on the frame of the trailer. Some older trailers had identification numbers stamped into the frame on the tongue/hitch area.

Q. How long has Felling Trailer been using Reference numbers? Where are they typically found on a trailer?

A. They are welded on the frame, typically on the underside, since 2012 or so.

Q. Before reference numbers what did the customer do?

A. VIN numbers were stamped on the headboard of Felling trailers.

Q. Can we assist customer’s in getting VIN tags for non-Felling trailers?

A. No, we can only assist in getting VIN tags for trailers manufactured by Felling Trailers.

Q. Can I get an MSO, if the trailer has already been titled and sold to multiple different people?

A: Unfortunately, no, once the trailer has been titled, we cannot do anything. In this case, you would have to contact the state the trailer was titled in and request a duplicate title.

Q. Can Felling Trailers change the listed GVWR after a trailer has been licensed?

A. No, you must start at the state level, at your local DMV (Department of Motor Vehicle). Only the DMV from the respective state can provide a document stating that the GVWR can be amended.

We hope that this answers some of your questions on how to obtain a Replacement MSO or VIN tag for your trailer.  If you still have questions, please don’t hesitate to contact our Account Receivables Department at [email protected] , or (888) 335-5464. Please browse our website for more information about Felling Trailers and Trailer Parts.


  1. Patrick Gause says

    I bought an enclosed trailer from a friend who bought it from a construction company they lost the title and I can read the vin to get it insured what do I do

    • Felling Trailers says

      Hello Patrick,

      We would suggest contacting your local DMV (Department of Motor Vehicles) and file for a lost title. The DMV should be able to assist you with further any questions.

      Felling Trailers


    • Good afternoon Rubi, I have asked our team member that is in charge of the MCO processing. You will need to contact the dealer and have them request the MCO from us.

      Hope this helps
      Felling Trailers

  3. Is there a limit as to how low you’re allowed to derate a trailer?

    • Hello Renee, This is kinda a grey area there really isn’t a limit BUT when derated and registered the rating will follow the trailer forever. We do not recommend derating the trailer very much.

      Hope this helps,
      Felling Trailers

  4. Hey I’m a company trying to get mso for our log trailers what do I do

  5. Two questions on the Vin number I have a DO20 the first four digits what kind of trailer is that and it says a 20 foot how do we change the 20 foot on the van if I cut the trailer down to 14 feet is the 20 in the vin changed

    • Good Morning Mike,
      Do you have a VIN number on the trailer you are looking for?
      It does need to be a Felling Brand trailer in order for us to assist.

      Thank You,
      Felling Trailers

  6. Michelle Clark says

    Looking for someone who can help make a new vin plate for a diamond d horsetrailor. I am third owner of this trailer and someone engraved vin number on original plate but added a number. Tried to have DMV lice se it but they advised it may be stole. Have title in hand. Jus wanna license it. What are other options for us.

  7. Julie Mitchell says

    Hello I have a trailer with no VIN number. I need to get it registered but all I have is a invoice of purchase.

    • Felling Trailers says

      Hello Julie,

      You will need to contact the manufacturer of the trailer and they should be able to assist you from there.

      Thanks, Felling Trailers

  8. Hi I have a trailer I just bought and it has a vin # no I need to get MCO for it how can I

    • Good Morning!

      If you could provide a VIN number or more information we would be more than happy to help you.

      Let us know if you have any other questions.
      Felling Trailers

  9. I bought an enclosed trailer from a friend in Oklahoma I have a bill of sale and notorized but he has lost the title and I can no longer read the vin number can you help me I live in Kansas

    • Good morning Steve,
      Assuming your friend licensed the trailer, I would have them go to the state it is licensed in and the state can issue a duplicate.
      If for some reason the trailer is not licensed, you will have to go to the manufacture of the enclosed trailer and they could possibly issue a duplicate.

      Hope this helps,
      Felling Trailers

  10. Hi good evening
    I have a trailer that I just bought but it was made at home
    It doesn’t have a Vin number I only have the bill of sale that’s all
    I’m trying to take out the plates but I’m not able to what should I do

    • Good morning Maria,
      I believe you can register the trailer as a homemade trailer. I would go to your local DMV and ask what the correct registration would be.

      Hope this helps,
      Felling Trailers

  11. Tracie Muir says

    I was given a 4 by 8 foot folding trailer that was used on a farm and never registered and I don’t have a mso to go get it registered I was told I needed to get a copy of it. Not sure how to get a copy and there is a Vin on it. Can you help me.

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