Originally Posted by M.C
After 2 weeks I am back, I called Airstream factory in Ohio, emailed the info that I had back and forth, I went to the DMV, called Florida Highway Patrol and the only thing that I have found (rather received) is an email [from Airstream] stating that the # that I came up with is consistent with model and year. The # is: O207J683
I don't know how to proceed other than getting a title as a homemade trailer. Please advise.
M.C, The number you reported above is your VIN # This is how you break it down:
O = Standard Landyacht interior and exterior trim package.
20 = Trailer Length 20 feet/ Model = Globetrotter.
7 = Year of Manufacture 1967
J = Mfg Plant = Jackson Center, Ohio.
683 = This is your trailers individual Production Serial Number.
Put all together it = Your Trailer Vin #! So now you can search for that vin # with the State or local Police to see if you can find two important things in the history of your trailer. 1) Where (State) was it last Registered and Licensed in. 2) Was it reported Stolen.
Stolen could be an issue but if the title was Registered in a State DMV it will help you to locate the last know owner. That could lead to getting the title transferred to you. This would allow you to have an original Title in your name, Registered & Licensed in your State.
You should have the police verify the Vin#. If it is not located on the trailer anywhere you will need to show the proof you have that it is the Vin# for your trailer. After this step is complete then the Vin # can and should be stamped onto your A-Frame in a conspicuous place. If you could locate a model serial plate from a scrapped Globetrotter you could remove the scrapped trailers Vin # and have your trailers Vin # stamped onto it. Then it could be added to the trailer below the window to the right of your entry door where it was originally located. This would be the best thing that your investigation has found to date! Keep us up to date with your search. Good Luck, Ed