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Old 08-29-2012, 10:49 AM   #1
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Need help locating VIN?

Hello All,

I have looked for a VIN...read on the forum here that it is usually stamped on the tongue leading to the hitch. there is indeed a number stamped there but it is only 7 digits long...might be longer but is blocked by something else that doesn't (currently) move.

the visible part reads: 66 41020

does this look like the entire vin?

the corner plate with the weights does not contain a vin....

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Old 08-29-2012, 10:53 AM   #2
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There's not a VIN on a plate riveted to the skin just forward of the door?

Here is the format for the '75 Tradewind -- the four lines just below "1975 Tradewind 25' "
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Old 08-29-2012, 10:54 AM   #3
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forgot to ask, the serial number on that corner plate with the weight info...would that work as the vin?

i originally supposed that a non-motorized trailer would not even have a VIN...
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Old 08-29-2012, 10:59 AM   #4
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yes, that plate gives the serial number....is that the same as a vin??

serial number is: L25-D5J-1373
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yes, that plate gives the serial number....is that the same as a vin??

serial number is: L25-D5J-1373
That's it.

L - Land Yacht
25 - length in feet
D - Read bath double bed
5 - year build (1975 in this case)
J - Jackson Center, OH
1373 - sequential serial #

http://www.airstream.com/files/libra...1c0afe28da.pdf
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yes, that plate gives the serial number....is that the same as a vin??

serial number is: L25-D5J-1373
There were no VINs until 1981, when the standardized Vehicle Identification Number became law. Before that, everything was manufacturers' serial number, with multitudes of layouts, sequences, and formats.
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Oh, THANK you so much!

I read elsewhere the vin would be a 17 character sequence and i couldn't find anything near that long anywhere on the Riveteer!

Thanks so much, am searching for a towing company and that is an item they want. Found one company, btw, that says they won't haul anything older than 1992. Hope this doesn't become an issue.....

Thanks again!
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