Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 10-29-2005, 06:41 PM   #1
2 Rivet Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 37
Locations on Tradewind for Vin number stamp?

I purchased a 72 Tradewind with the Vin plate on the nose of the trailer but the vin number does not match the title. The title shows a number "2" where the vin plate on the nose shows the letter "Z". The title cannot be transferred until the issue is resolved. The licensing state, DMV shows no irregularities with the vin as far back as their records were accessable. So then.---

Is there another location on the Tradewind where the vin number would be loacated?

Thanks very much.

j.spriggs@mindspring.com
__________________

yochanan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2005, 07:06 PM   #2
Rivet Master
 
overlander63's Avatar

 
1993 21' Sovereign
Colfax , North Carolina
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 20,894
Hmm....

Welcome to the forums. It sounds like you have a mystery with the VIN. Can you post the VIN here? There are decoding charts for these, and maybe we can tell you what happened.
Also, the "2" should correspond to the year of the trailer. I found some info from Airstream Central for you.
Here is what the numbers and letter mean on your coach:

1969 to 1980
  • 1st digit - I=International; L=Land Yacht; M=Motorhome
  • 2nd & 3rd digit - Vehicle length
  • 4th digit - D=rear bath double bed; T=rear bath twin bed; A=center bath twin beds; B=center bath double bed
  • 5th digit - Model Year
  • 6th digit - J=Jackson Center, OH; S=Cerritos, CA; V=Versailles, OH
  • 7-10th digits - Sequential Serial Number
__________________

__________________
Terry
overlander63 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2005, 07:58 PM   #3
4 Rivet Member
 
Cedars's Avatar
 
1983 31' Excella
Waterloo , Iowa
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 355
My best guess would be someone misinterpreted a Z for a 2... this sometimes happens.

Elizabeth in Iowa
__________________
The carpeting is gone! The carpeting is gone! Long live the cork floor!
Cedars is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2005, 08:42 PM   #4
Got gandkids?
 
Jim & Susan's Avatar

 
1973 27' Overlander
'Possum Holler , Georgia
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 5,469
Images: 39
Quote:
Originally Posted by yochanan

Is there another location on the Tradewind where the vin number would be loacated?
On my '73, the VIN is stamped on the emblem just to the right of the door. Right underneath the oversized word "Overlander". The secret decoder ring from Airstream corp. can be found here:
http://www.airstream.com/airstream/p...pre1980vin.pdf

Sounds like somebody just misinterpreted a letter/number sometime in the past.
__________________
www.nesa.org

Air No. 6427
Jim & Susan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2005, 08:47 PM   #5
Site Team
 
azflycaster's Avatar
 
2002 25' Safari
Dewey , Arizona
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 13,135
Images: 62
Blog Entries: 1
I read that late 60's and 70's have the vin stamped into the top of the hitch area on the curb side. My 75 does have some numbers stamped in that area, but they are covered with 30 years of paint.The cam over connector for the WD hitch covers the area as well. It might be worth a look see on yours.
__________________

Richard

Wally Byam Airstream Club 7513
azflycaster is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2005, 09:05 PM   #6
Vintage Alum. Enthusiast
 
flyfshr's Avatar

 
1959 24' Tradewind
Phoenix , Arizona
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: I currently do not own a 2nd Airstream
Posts: 4,327
Images: 40
Although my TradeWind is older, my VIN is also stamped into the rear bumper. This is in addition to the number on the lifetime warranty sheet on an interior closet door. I also found a handwritten one in yellow grease pencil on the backside of a piece of interior mahoganey that was mounted under the front window for a total of five different places. All of them matched, thank goodness.

As others have said, the Z must have been mistaken for a 2. I don't recall there ever being a Z used in the VIN on any model.

Brad
FF
__________________
4CU 2699 / AIR 10 / TAC AZ-1

I'm haunted by aluminum.
Charter Member of the 4 Corners Unit.
flyfshr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-2005, 05:51 PM   #7
2 Rivet Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 24
Vin Number

Title and Tag it in Maine.
Stagehand is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-2005, 05:53 PM   #8
2 Rivet Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 37
Here is the VIN discrepancy

Vin on plate is: L25T2J208L
Vin on Title is: L25TZJ208L
yochanan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-2005, 06:59 PM   #9
Site Team
 
azflycaster's Avatar
 
2002 25' Safari
Dewey , Arizona
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 13,135
Images: 62
Blog Entries: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by yochanan
Here is the VIN discrepancy

Vin on plate is: L25T2J208L
Vin on Title is: L25TZJ208L
The 2 (Z) in question is the last number of the year, yours is a 72. If you could get a letter from JC with this information, it might solve your problem.
__________________

Richard

Wally Byam Airstream Club 7513
azflycaster is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-2005, 07:25 PM   #10
2 Rivet Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 37
"JC" Who's "JC". ??
yochanan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-2005, 07:35 PM   #11
Site Team
 
azflycaster's Avatar
 
2002 25' Safari
Dewey , Arizona
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 13,135
Images: 62
Blog Entries: 1
Sorry, I guess there is more then one. Jackson Center, Ohio

Airstream Inc.:
419 West Pike Street
P.O. Box 629
Jackson Center, Oh 45334-0629

Phone: 937-596-6111
Fax: 937-596-7939
__________________

Richard

Wally Byam Airstream Club 7513
azflycaster is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-2005, 08:19 PM   #12
2 Rivet Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 37
Thanks AZ. Much appreciated.

I work in Phoenix. Your Tradewind
must broil down there in the summer.
yochanan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-2005, 11:10 PM   #13
Site Team
 
azflycaster's Avatar
 
2002 25' Safari
Dewey , Arizona
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 13,135
Images: 62
Blog Entries: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by yochanan
Thanks AZ. Much appreciated.

I work in Phoenix. Your Tradewind
must broil down there in the summer.
But it's a dry heat!
__________________

Richard

Wally Byam Airstream Club 7513
azflycaster is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2005, 06:53 AM   #14
Rivet Master
 
overlander63's Avatar

 
1993 21' Sovereign
Colfax , North Carolina
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 20,894
Quote:
Originally Posted by yochanan
Here is the VIN discrepancy

Vin on plate is: L25T2J208L
Vin on Title is: L25TZJ208L
You can always copy and print the info I provided above, and take it in to the tag office, as well. It looks like some title clerk somewhere got in a hurry (I've never seen that, but hear it could have happened once), and hit the wrong key when entering your serial number.
__________________
Terry
overlander63 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2005, 08:01 AM   #15
2 Rivet Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 37
Yes, that seems to be what happened.

The only pain is that it was in the state next-door. They want to wash their hands of it since their records show that it has always had the typo.

The title is still in their state until the transfer takes place so they have to fix it. I'm sure they wiil have to deal with it first.

Thanks
yochanan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2005, 08:09 AM   #16
Rivet Master
 
robandzoe's Avatar
 
1958 30' Sovereign of the Road
Plymouth , New York
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 1,776
Images: 19
Send a message via Skype™ to robandzoe
Where

What state is it titled in? What state are you trying to register the trailer in? I just registered my 58 Sovereign of the Road that I got from RichardT in Bat Cave, NC. The title was from South Carolina, and I am in NY.

I did this. Went to my DMV, and told them that I did not have a title. They stated that I needed a form filled out from the previous owner, stating that he had owned it from X to X, and that he was transfering it to me. Then I needed a weight ticket and a pencil tracing or picture of the SN. I now have it registered in my name.

Good luck!

Rob
__________________
Rob, Zoe', Stanton, Bryce, Braedon and Finn Baker
Do you Listen to the www.theVAP.com
Plymouth, NY 13832
http://bakersacresofchenango.blogspot.com/
Courtesy parking
Flag Pole Holders - http://robsflagpoleholders.blogspot.com/

robandzoe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2005, 01:16 PM   #17
2 Rivet Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 37
Thumbs up

Randy in Jackson Center was a great help in getting it all sorted out. The state of Washington now has documentation from Airstream and have forwarded it to an upper level bureaucrat for a title correction.

I Couldn't have done it without all of your help!

Thanks to you all,-- the Aluminum Overcast of astute Streamers.


John
yochanan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2005, 08:42 PM   #18
2 Rivet Member
 
Janssvt's Avatar
 
2002 34' Classic
Kingwood , Texas
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 79
Images: 2
Vi

Is there a plate to the right of the door? It would say Airstream and then below that it would have a number. That's the VIN number if you have the plate there.
Janssvt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2005, 12:12 PM   #19
Rivet Master
 
sequoiacoast's Avatar
 
1968 24' Tradewind
Eureka , California
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 694
Images: 4
1968 Tradewind or Overlander / Serial confusion

Hi:
I haven't picked up my trailer yet. I was told it was a 1968 tradewind. I don't remember noticing the name, if there is one, when I last saw her. The seller sent me the manual and the serial number says o for overlander? It is a 24' Double made in CA. I can't find a 24' overlander listed anywhere. What's Up???

Thanks!
sequoiacoast is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2005, 12:17 PM   #20
Rivet Master
 
wkerfoot's Avatar
 
1979 23' Safari
1954 29' Liner
Orange , California
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 3,740
Quote:
Originally Posted by sequoiacoast
Hi:
I haven't picked up my trailer yet. I was told it was a 1968 tradewind. I don't remember noticing the name, if there is one, when I last saw her. The seller sent me the manual and the serial number says o for overlander? It is a 24' Double made in CA. I can't find a 24' overlander listed anywhere. What's Up???

Thanks!
Sequoiacoast,

I don't believe that the O in the serial number indicated Overlander, if your serial number follows the format on this page: http://www.vintageairstream.com/arch...ind/index.html , then you have a Tradewind.

Bill
__________________

__________________
Bill Kerfoot, WBCCI/VAC/CAC/El Camino Real Unit #5223
Just my personal opinion
1973 Dodge W200 PowerWagon, 1977 Lincoln Continental, 2014 Dodge Durango
1979 23' Safari, and 1954 29' Double Door Liner Orange, CA

http://billbethsblog.blogspot.com/
wkerfoot is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
electrical system 67 tradewind boardsander Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 3 10-14-2002 04:32 PM
Number Decals Question wagsrp Airstream Motorhome Forums 7 10-11-2002 08:18 AM
61 Tradewind tires lee_jachter Tires 11 10-04-2002 12:00 PM
'73 Tradewind for sale in Tampa Sneakinup 1970-79 Tradewind 1 09-20-2002 10:02 AM
Oddball '62 Tradewind? Mark in Modesto Airstream Motorhome Forums 0 09-08-2002 08:52 PM


Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by the Airstream, Inc. or any of its affiliates. Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:10 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
×