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Old 11-17-2006, 06:09 PM   #1
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Cool Argosy VIN with a J in it???? Please help if you can

Hi Folks...


I have been trying to find out how to decipher the VIN on my Argosy..

Basically i have figured out that it is not a Minuet..

1978 Argosy 24 Twin beds, the problem i run across is where it was produced,

Some have V, some have O...

Mine has a J..

due to another post in this same forum i do not wish to post my entire ViN.. (not that its that long)..

but i will post some of it..

Its : 24-T8J-XXXX (the X's are the production number)..
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Old 11-17-2006, 06:14 PM   #2
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24 - T8J - XXXX

24 = length
T = rearbath, Twin beds
8 = 1978
J = Jackson Center, OH assembly plant
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Old 11-17-2006, 10:44 PM   #3
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Thanks Janet, Was thinking it had something to do with where it was produced, just was not sure on the location.
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Old 11-18-2006, 06:51 AM   #4
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Most Argosies in the 1970's were produced in Versaille, Ohio, not Jackson Center. While not being specific, is the last 4 digits of your serial number (what they called it before it became known as a VIN) unusually high? Say, 99XX?
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Old 11-18-2006, 03:43 PM   #5
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No, its 22XX I would not consider that to be too high.
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I'm a new Argosy owner (this is the first of many questions I'm sure) Any way of getting VIN info on a 1975, 20' Argosy on a P30 frame with a 350 engine. It begins CPY375V3+++++ A VIN with less than 15 digits can't be run to my knowledge.
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I'm a new Argosy owner (this is the first of many questions I'm sure) Any way of getting VIN info on a 1975, 20' Argosy on a P30 frame with a 350 engine. It begins CPY375V3+++++ A VIN with less than 15 digits can't be run to my knowledge.
C=Chevrolet chassis
P=Parcel van chassis
Y= incomplete vehicle
3= 30 series (1 ton)
7=?
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Yay! Another 20' Argosy! Did you get it from eBay, or elsewhere? Please post pics when you get a chance - we all love pics, and especially those of us who also own one (total project right now).

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24 - T8J - XXXX

24 = length
T = rearbath, Twin beds
8 = 1978
J = Jackson Center, OH assembly plant
Hi Janet-
In the case of the Argosy - "J" stood for Ohio.
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VIN system .pdf

the PO left this along with a bunch of other stuff, so i scanned it into pdf format. hope this clarifies the VIN system.
by the 3rd page the numbers start crossing, unless of course you're my cpa
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the PO left this along with a bunch of other stuff, so i scanned it into pdf format. hope this clarifies the VIN system.
by the 3rd page the numbers start crossing, unless of course you're my cpa
That's great. It only works if your trailer or motorhome is post 1980 or so, however.
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what does the last four digits mean in the vin number for an Argosy------Ifinally found the vin on our "new" camper. 24 T 4 V XXXX I know if means 24 ft;twin rear beds;1974;versaille, ohio----but what are the other four?
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Argosy VIN with a J in it???? Please help if you can

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what does the last four digits mean in the vin number for an Argosy------Ifinally found the vin on our "new" camper. 24 T 4 V XXXX I know if means 24 ft;twin rear beds;1974;versaille, ohio----but what are the other four?
The last four digits in the First Generation Argosy VIN are the sequential production numbers.

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1981 was the first year required (and standardised for all manufactures selling in the USofA) for 17 digit VINs. Some GM products got the new (current) format a year earlier.

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