How to write a bill of sale for a trailer
Learn how to properly sell your travel trailer, boat trailer, or utility trailer by creating a proper bill of sale.
Writing a bill of sale is the best way to make sure both you and the buyer are on the same page when selling your trailer. Include the right information to make the bill of sale legal and protect yourself from liabilities and fraud.
What’s a bill of sale?
A bill of sale is like a receipt for a large purchase. It’s a documented agreement between buyer and seller that lays out the specifics of the purchase, like the price and conditions. That way, both parties can avoid any miscommunication.
The buyer can also use the bill of sale as proof of ownership to transfer the title (if applicable), get new tags, or add the trailer to their insurance policy.
What information should you include?
When writing a bill of sale for a trailer, be as detailed as possible. You don’t want any confusion about the conditions of the sale. Be sure to include at least the following information:
- Names and contact information for both the buyer and seller
- Trailer information, including VIN, make, model, and year
- Price of the trailer
- Conditions of the sale, including “as is” status or any warranties
If you’re not sure exactly how to write a bill of sale for a trailer, there are plenty of templates you can download to get started. Before you choose a template, make sure it’s designed for trailers and that it is compatible with local and state laws.
Legally sign documents online.
To make a bill of sale legal, both parties need to add their signature. If you sell your trailer online, it’s not always easy to meet and sign papers in person. Luckily, you can use an electronic signature to sign legal documents remotely with Acrobat Sign. Online signatures make the sales process go more smoothly — and quicker!