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Old 03-23-2015, 01:12 PM   #1
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Is this the right VIN, and trailer?

I have a 1959 18' Globetrotter with #189006 stamped on the plate by the front door. Research reveals this is a 1959 Ohio model, however, the bath is streetside and the bed is in front, so is this a hybrid California model? I am attempting to register this in California, and DMV insists there should be a 17 number VIN. Any help will be appreciated!

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Old 03-23-2015, 01:29 PM   #2
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A vehicle identification number, commonly abbreviated to VIN, is a unique code including a serial number, used by the automotive industry to identify individual motor vehicles, towed vehicles, motorcycles, scooters and mopeds as defined in ISO 3833.
VINs were first used in 1954.[1] From 1954 to 1981, there was no accepted standard for these numbers, so different manufacturers used different formats.


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DMV is WRONG....again.

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17 digit VIN numbers were not used on Airstreams until sometime in the 80's or even 90's I don't believe. So CA's DMV is wrong and you are never going to find one on a 1959 trailer. Go to a different DMV office where someone knows something.
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