Originally Posted by bigart
Any experts know how to read the numbers???
I have a recall of reading on Forums about this California required plate -- some with west coast trailers might have better idea about it. It doesn't appear to have any Airstream VIN on it -- and now I do see the A205937 number to which you refer.
The streetside pic is most clear and I'm not seeing an Airstream plate on that side (occasional alternate location is low on streetside front). Is there none in the area in front of the door on curbside? Argosy trailers had the Airstream plate directly on the front.
VINs were embossed into the metal on the A-frame at the trailer front -- sometimes. Look for numbers about 5/8" high, sometimes partially blocked by installed weight distribution gear. I've seen them either on the side or on top of the curbside beam. I was looking at a 1960s Airstream last month and there were no numbers on the A-frame.
It is possible to title a trailer if the previous title were missing -- but a previous title would have the VIN if available.