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Old 03-10-2004, 03:11 PM   #1
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Motorhome Serial Number/VIN

I am under the impression that A/S did not keep records of how many motorhomes were built, I have a 1979 24' Excella Motorhome and the last digits are 004 that makes it the 4th one built.
If everyone with a classic motorhome could enter there year, length, and last digits of their serial # mabye we could get an Idea how many were built in each year. odviously the highest numbers we find of each would tell us that they built at least that many that year.
If anyone has an Idea of more info that would be helpfull post it too and I will edit it into this post.




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Old 03-10-2004, 06:20 PM   #2
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(I copied this portion of the thread to keep it up at the top)
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004 - '79 Excella 24 MH (richardt)

016- '79 24' Excella (Josephh)

018- '79 24' Excella (Barmarlis)

114- '79 24' Excella (Teemack)



132- 79 28' (asbaby)

143 - '79 Excella 28 MH (PeterH-79MH)

181 - '79 Excella 24 MH (LeeMo)

195- “79 Excella 28 MH (Bob66789)

220 - '79 Excella 28 MH (zamboni)

695 - '81 Excella 28' MH (jpurdy)

991 - '82 280 Classic (ALANSD)

9727 - '82 280 on eBay (Not Verified)

9819 - '82 280 MH (Daddy4Bob)

9858 - '83 310 MH (silver billet)

10034 - '83 310MH (Chuckles)

34214- '84 Funeral Coach (glencoombe)

10183 - '84 310 Limited(David's Silver 84LMH)

10212 - '84 310 MH (txbeaux)

10215 - '84 310 Ltd. Classic (wb19738)

10397 - '84 345 MH (gunner)

10452 - '85 325 Classic (rdm)

10465 - '85 345 Classic (Lido&Linda)

10519 - '85 345 (redynvre)

10567 - '85 345 Classic (nyseconds- Jack)

10705 - '86 345 (swebster@myrvadvanta)
10711 - '86 345 ( Choctawmel)
10777 - '87 345 MH (87MH)
10828 - '87 345 MH (Qbee)

10994 - '88 290 MH (wascobob)

11083 - '88 290 MH (MrGoate)
11220 1989 370LE (Tim)

11115 - '89 345 (e-bay)

11176 - '89 345 LE (TonyAmora)

11239 - '90 345 LE (90345)

01205 - '93 Land Yacht MH (donnall)
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Old 03-10-2004, 07:25 PM   #3
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'87 345 Sequencial Number

As per AIRSTREAM VIN interpretation --

Build Number 010777
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Old 03-10-2004, 08:25 PM   #4
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Looking at the numbers listed, I am confused to what they mean.....they don't seem to correlate to production do they?
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or do they?
Richard 1979 #004
Mine 79 #143
Alan 82 #991
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Old 03-10-2004, 10:37 PM   #6
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Richard 1979 #004
PeterH 79 #143
Alan 82 #991
Dennis 87 #10777

Now we know that they built at least 143 in 1979 of all sizes
once the blanks get filled in it will be simple math to figure out each years production totals, we may never know how many were built of each size but mabye we will get an idea of each years totals

If I am wrong in my thinking let me know.

Keep posting year size and number of your unit , or any other units you may come across in your travels.
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Old 03-10-2004, 10:56 PM   #7
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production numbers

I wanna play, too.
My 1990 345 LE's last six of the VIN is 322280.

When was the last year of production for the Classic Motorhome ? "Classic" meaning [to me, anyway] the aluminum skinned beaties.
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Old 03-11-2004, 06:31 AM   #8
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Interesting results

The Airstream I.D. numbers (not the GM chassis number) might indicate that Motor Homes were given sequencial numbers at Jackson Center, regardless of length. In other words, in my case, (A/S Serial #10777) I might have the 10,777th motor home built since AS started MH production in 1979.

Does anyone have an alternative interpretation?

I hope more info comes in from other owners to verify this trend.
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Re: Interesting results

That's an interesting hypothesis, Dennis.... but do you think they built 10,000 motorhomes in eight years? That'd have to be an extraoridinary production rate.

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Have you visited:

http://www.geocities.com/fredhinds/a...airstream.html

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Old 03-11-2004, 12:44 PM   #11
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Have you visited:

http://www.geocities.com/fredhinds/a...airstream.html

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Yes, but he does not have production numbers either, mabye if we get enough info he will incorparate it into his site!
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Old 03-11-2004, 01:33 PM   #12
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my 84 was 0215 the airstrean no plate is 1A9GAR23EJOIO215.
didnt look it up to see what the no translation is.
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im told 1996 was the last year. ??? who knoiws for sure???
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wb13798 reported....

..."my 84 was 0215 the airstrean no plate is 1A9GAR23EJOIO215"

Al:

Any chance the last 6 figures in your sequence might be 010215 instead of 0I0215?

We may be on the verge of making some real progress here.

Is it possible the factory restarted the numbering sequence in '83 or '84? That would make the number of builds between '84 (Al's at 0215), and mine in '87 (at 0777) MUCH more believable -- 562 units in 3 years (about 3 1/2 per week).

I'll recheck mine in the daylight to confirm that my AS number is, in fact, 010777 and not 0I0777.

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