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Old 05-22-2018, 12:35 PM   #1
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Argosy motorhome vin numbers

A few weeks ago I stumbled across the Argosy trailer vin number thread where an attempt is being made to capture Argosy trailer vin numbers.

This got me thinking (dangerous I know!) about the motorhome vin numbers that I have been keeping track of. I decided to combine the lists and noticed a couple of oddities. It seems trailer numbers and motorhome numbers were assigned more or less in blocks and the same applies to the units produced in California. Anyway if you're interested you can read all about it in the attached link.

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Very interesting Brad

Is it OK if I share on the Airstream Argosy Owners group on Facebook?
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Very interesting Brad

Is it OK if I share on the Airstream Argosy Owners group on Facebook?
Sure. If anyone has vin numbers they want to share I'd like to know what they are.
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My 77 24 footer had this for a vin:
CPY3773306277
The vin for the 77 20 foot Yelo Sub was

CPY3773306051
226 "argosies" younger than the 24 footer
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My 77 24 footer had this for a vin:
CPY3773306277
The vin for the 77 20 foot Yelo Sub was

CPY3773306051
226 "argosies" younger than the 24 footer
Wayne, do you happen to have the Argosy supplied vin numbers in the following format?

M20D4V0159

They should start with an M20??V (or S) and M24??V (or S) respectively.

The first ? would be replaced with one of the following letters.
A=Center bath
D=Double bed
R=Rear Door
T=Twin bed

The second ? would be replaced with the year such as 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 or 9.

The V and S stand for:
Plant:
S=Cerritos, California
V=Versailles, Ohio

The rest of the digits would be the Argosy sequence number.

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Wayne, do you happen to have the Argosy supplied vin numbers in the following format?

M20D4V0159

They should start with an M20??V (or S) and M24??V (or S) respectively.

The first ? would be replaced with one of the following letters.
A=Center bath
D=Double bed
R=Rear Door
T=Twin bed

The second ? would be replaced with the year such as 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 or 9.

The V and S stand for:
Plant:
S=Cerritos, California
V=Versailles, Ohio

The rest of the digits would be the Argosy sequence number.

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Unfortunately I only have the Vin's from the DMV forms. All the rest of my paperwork went with the vehicles.
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Here is another for the list,

M24R8V5075 owned by Adrian Sanchez, lives in Texcoco, Mexico
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Here is another for the list,

M24R8V5075 owned by Adrian Sanchez, lives in Texcoco, Mexico
That's interesting. I've not seen any motorhome vin with an R before. The trailers used R to indicate Rear door. Can you ask for clarification of the R?
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That's interesting. I've not seen any motorhome vin with an R before. The trailers used R to indicate Rear door. Can you ask for clarification of the R?
My first message to Adrian was 'are you sure it is an R' as I had never come across that option. But he sent this photo in confirmation.

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My first message to Adrian was 'are you sure it is an R' as I had never come across that option. But he sent this photo in confirmation.

I guess that answers that question!

I wonder if the R means rear bath or rear beds? Is there anything unique about his Argosy's floor pan?
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I still can't believe I gone and bought this.

Officially named Gale because of the freak wind storm on the day I went to buy her.
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I guess that answers that question!

I wonder if the R means rear bath or rear beds? Is there anything unique about his Argosy's floor pan?
Checking the Argosy price schedule you could only get either rear-bath or center-bath (twin or double) in the 24ft in 1977-78. Adrian has a rear-bath so I suspect R=rear-bath in those years.

He has shared some photos with me via Facebook messenger but I am waiting to find out if it is OK to share here.
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I still can't believe I gone and bought this.

Officially named Gale because of the freak wind storm on the day I went to buy her.
She will look great when you are done Tony!

Its a way off but - paint or polish?
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She will look great when you are done Tony!

Its a way off but - paint or polish?
I'm going to wait and see what kind of paint job Ernie does on Peanut with a paint roller and go for sticky seconds. If he's really good, a few cans of chrome should do the Classic as well.

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