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Old 11-06-2016, 08:39 AM   #1
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I found the Vin , how can I check it

Hi I have a Sovereign 1973 31 ft

I found the Vin next to the door starting 131D3XXXXX

So total 10 digits .

But it looks like to check the VIN on the internet we need 17 digits.

There is 6 more digits above that could be the serial number.

But that would still be 16 digits total

So my question:
How and where can I check the Vin for that airstream?


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Old 11-06-2016, 08:59 AM   #2
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Is it not stamped on top of the hitch A frame
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Old 11-06-2016, 09:59 AM   #3
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That is your VIN, the longer standardized VINs did not start until about 1980. http://vintageairstream.com/photo-ar...-sovereign-31/

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Hi I have a Sovereign 1973 31 ft

I found the Vin next to the door starting 131D3XXXXX

So total 10 digits .

But it looks like to check the VIN on the internet we need 17 digits.

There is 6 more digits above that could be the serial number.

But that would still be 16 digits total

So my question:
How and where can I check the Vin for that airstream?


Thank you
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Old 11-06-2016, 10:07 AM   #4
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On your computer, go to 'Vintage Airstream Photo Archives' and scroll down to the 1973 Airstreams. They explain the vin sequence meaning for that year.
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Old 11-06-2016, 02:13 PM   #5
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131D3XXXXX

I'd guess that ...

The "1" is actually the letter I for International, 31 is the length, D is Double bed in the middle, 3 is 1973... after that, is ? and the production number, that is the xxx number built so far that year??

"sometimes", it's found stamped on the A-frame too... sometimes
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Old 11-07-2016, 06:14 AM   #6
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Airstream Sovereign 31 1973

Hi

Thank you all for your answers!

So I have the full 10 digit of the VIN
in addition there is 6 digits on the top of it (I guess the serial number)

I do not have the title for this airstream.

If I want to search the history of this airstream ,
with the VIN online they request 17 digits
so I can't access any data

What would be the process to:
1) see the history of this airstream

2) get a new title

It's a 1973 so it looks pretty complicated


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Old 11-07-2016, 06:22 AM   #7
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Welcome to Air Forums. I am not a VIN expert for Airstreams so I'll leave that question to others regarding how to obtain history of your trailer.

Your state - New York I guess - will have a process for obtaining a title. Find the division of motor vehicles or whatever it's called in your state and look for the form needed to title a vehicle. The process varies by state but most require you to submit a form at a minimum then they do some searching. Some states require you to bring the vehicle to a location to be verified. Some states send an agent to your location to perform the verification.

Good luck.
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