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Old 02-22-2012, 05:57 PM   #1
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I don't know where to ask. But, where is the VIN # on a 1972 20 foot Argosy camping trailer?
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Old 02-22-2012, 06:15 PM   #2
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Is it a trailer or motor home? On my '74 Argosy it is on the front left (street) side just below the water fill door.
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I had a 72 argosy with a tag inside the front cabinets at the front center of the trailer and no other vin tags. It was a paper tag with a clear stick over it. The trailer was a low serial number unit. Otherwise it will be on a metal tag rived to the trailer on the front drivers side as described above.
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Old 02-22-2012, 07:29 PM   #4
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Maybe I wrote that number down wrong. But, a guy checked it out and it turned out to be the model number. So he says. The digits are hard to make out.
I had intended to make this thing look good like yours in the picture. But, it will take too long. So, I want to sell it and can't seem to find the vin #.
I bought it with a so called simple bill of sale which I have misplaced. I don't know if I or the guy I got it from can legally sell it. I may have to part it out.
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Maybe I wrote that number down wrong. But, a guy checked it out and it turned out to be the model number. So he says. The digits are hard to make out.
I had intended to make this thing look good like yours in the picture. But, it will take too long. So, I want to sell it and can't seem to find the vin #.
I bought it with a so called simple bill of sale which I have misplaced. I don't know if I or the guy I got it from can legally sell it. I may have to part it out.
If you know where the Argosy may have lived most of its life, you could conceivably trace ownership with that state's DOT once you have the VIN. Reissuing of titles tends to follow specific rules set out by your state.

I don't think my '74 Argosy received enough layers of paint to cover up -- but I never found the commonly mentioned stamped VIN on the roadside A-frame on mine. Couldn't hurt to look.

Look at the upper left corner on this page to see a sample of the very simple VINs that used to fly. The example given is "20 (T)D 2 V NNNN." V stands for the plant at Versailles, OH. NNNN is the sequential production number for the given year -- a numerical sequence that doesn't necessarily start at 0001 for any given model.
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The VIN on my Argosy is on a metal (aluminum) plate that is riveted to the body, not the tongue of the trailer. AS did a lousy job of stamping the numbers into these plates. I have one digit on mine that is very difficult to read.
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