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Old 07-29-2009, 01:49 PM   #1
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1970 Overlander VIN

I just purchased a 1970 Overlander and am waiting on the seller to mail methe title. In the mean time, I am curious about the VIN. I found the plate by the side of the door and this is what I came up with (it was very worn)

Top - F96FJ

Bottom - 12710J115 (1's could be I's?)

Any help and input with this would be great. The link to the Airstream Faq's is not working.

Does anyone know how many digits the VIN number's were in 1970?

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Old 07-29-2009, 02:10 PM   #2
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This is courtesy of VintageAirstream.com 70Overlander

1970 Overlander 27'
Ohio | O(I) 27 T(D) 0 J NNNN
California | O(I) 27 T(D) 0 S NNNN
(O prefix for Landyacht options, I for Int'l)
T=twin-bed layout; D=double-bed
4515(D)-4575(T)# empty weight
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Old 07-29-2009, 02:14 PM   #3
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Thanks so much! I am really new to the Airstream World, but have always wanted one. The interior is totally original, and in AMAZING condition. In the last week, we have replaced the (original) tires, packed the bearings, got the exterior lights working (it hadn't been towed in over 20 years), and replaced the ceiling vents. We are taking it on a trip to Texas this weekend.

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Well, let's see.

The first letter should be an I for International model--Trim package like in a car "LX or GL"

27 indicates 27 feet, signifying Overlander

1 is probably an I and denotes either where the bath or beds are located (rear bath, or center beds for example)

0 is for the year, 1970 model

J means that it was built in Jackson Center, Ohio (as opposed the other plant in Cerretos, California)

115 is the production number for this Overlander (Number 115 of XXX produced that year)

Check and see if maybe you are missing a digit (or maybe mistyped it?)

Welcome to the forums. Lots of good stuff here.

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I got the link to work. Here you go: http://www.airstream.com/docs/pre1980vin.pdf

Sumpin's not right with yer VIN, check it again.

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Thanks for the info! I was able to get the VIN and a temporary tag til the title arrives.
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hey kirtleone i have a 69 overlander and my vin has 3 letters and 6 numbers hope it helps scott
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Hi trying to read vin # 027DOJ118 Could you please help me? Not sure what year it is also it has 0750 pj I think overlander
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Airstream keeps moving the Secret Decoder Ring around on their website. Here's where you can find it these days for older models: Airstream, Inc :: Serial Numbers

What ya got there is (Click on the link labeled 1969 to 1980 diagram at the top of the page): 027DOJ118

O for Overlander
27 for the length of the trailer
D for Rear Bath/Double Bed
0 for the year it was built (1970)
J for Jackson Center (where it was built)
118 Sequential serial number

The "O" for Overlander in the first position is not on the page, but that's what it really means, all 27 footers that year were Overlanders.

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