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Old 11-14-2012, 02:45 PM   #1
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Identifying an old Airstream

How can I tell what model and year an Airstream trailer is? Can only find a 4 digit number on a label attached to the trailer. Cannot find any numbers or letters stamped into the A frame behind the hitch which I have read is where the serial number is located. I have photos if that would help. Thanks.
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Old 11-14-2012, 03:19 PM   #2
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If you can post the pictures that might help. Some of the folks here are very good at identifying the older trailers.
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Old 11-14-2012, 03:47 PM   #3
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Look for a data plate riveted to the aluminum shell itself.
Send pictures.
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Old 11-14-2012, 07:48 PM   #4
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If the 4 digit number is on a plate by the door that may be all the info there is on the trailer. For my 55FC this is actually the vin. I had a pretty good time convincing the MVD too! As previously stated, try to get a few good pictures, front, rear , and both sides. The collectors here should be able to give you a quick answer.
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Old 11-14-2012, 08:06 PM   #5
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my 57 californina built flying cloud also has a 4 digit vin by the door and nothing else.
dmv in oregon scratched their heads but issued my title.
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My 57 californa built overlander also has a four digit vin.
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Old 11-14-2012, 09:11 PM   #7
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Ok, the 4 digit number on the plate by the door is 7997. Just found the info on how to post photos to this so will do that tomorrow. It's late on the east coast now and they are on the other computer upstairs. I have front, sides, and rear photos so that may be helpful. Thanks so very much to all who have responded so far. Ron
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Old 11-14-2012, 09:17 PM   #8
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Old 11-15-2012, 06:38 PM   #9
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So, do you now own this beauty or are you just considering...
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Old 11-16-2012, 07:46 AM   #10
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Ok, the 4 digit number on the plate by the door is 7997. Just found the info on how to post photos to this so will do that tomorrow. It's late on the east coast now and they are on the other computer upstairs. I have front, sides, and rear photos so that may be helpful. Thanks so very much to all who have responded so far. Ron

Where is your Airstream 7997 located?
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Old 11-16-2012, 08:45 AM   #11
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Question Airstream 7997

So what's the secret to posting images? I'm authorized but they're looking for a hyperlink.
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So what's the secret to posting images? I'm authorized but they're looking for a hyperlink.
Yes, if the image is hosted at another site you can hyperlink to it (may be more complicated than it seems at first).

I find it easier to resize the images, 'Save as' to my desktop, and then attach it by uploading from my computer. The full explanation here in the Forums 101 thread > http://www.airforums.com/forums/f138...tml#post612569
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Old 11-16-2012, 09:43 AM   #14
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He doesn't own this Airstream, it is for sale and he went and looked at it. I think he is going to post some picture of it today.
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