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Old 05-06-2010, 10:35 AM   #1
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VIN and serial do not (quite) match

I have started my search for a trailer and looked at an Argosy yesterday. Apart from being quite saddened by the poor condition for the asking price I noticed that the Title doc does not fully match the trailer plate. In particular its the first set of number/letters
Doc = 2674V
Plate = 26T4V
From looking elsewhere I notice that the 4 on the plate is 1974 and coincidentally the Doc is 74
Is this a usual thing or was there a mistake in the title doc? Should they match exactly?

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Old 05-06-2010, 11:05 AM   #2
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I bet it's a typing error, as the 7 is not too far from a T on the keyboard. And if the print is light or smudged a 7 may look like a T or visa versa.
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Old 05-06-2010, 11:45 AM   #3
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So they are supposed to match....right?
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Old 05-06-2010, 01:33 PM   #4
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So they are supposed to match....right?
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Stuff happens at the DMV, though. I once owned a 1957 Ford Farlane 500 that the VIN matched perfectly. The title said Chevy, though.

Never had a problem other than the laughs it prompted.
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My 77 has a D in it ,but title has a 0,just noticed that,I`ll get to the DMV one of these days.Dave
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Old 05-06-2010, 04:02 PM   #7
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just take a rubbing and a digital photo and you can have the title corrected with that. it really is just a typo.
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In a situation where title and actual VIN do not match I would go to MVD and play dumb. Not hard for me. In my experience trying to get MVD to correct a mistake is like trying to get milk from a boar hog. MVD often confuses I and 1 an O and 0.
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