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Old 01-16-2006, 02:34 PM   #1
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Vin # Help!

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My husband and son are on a trip to a sporting goods store when they saw yes an AS camper. They stoped and looked inside and gave me this Vin #:

B06FJ
027T9J322

Could someone please tell me what kind of AS this is? I just started looking for AS and want to do my homework before I get excited! We have a 99 Suburban with a 3.73 axel ? gears ? (how ever you put it) and a tow package. I'm looking for a unit I can pull easily with my 99 Suburban. I was up until 2:00 AM reading about what was required to tow an AS and trying to find out (AT NIGHT WITH A FLASHLIGHT) what my Suburban came equiped with before we fell in love with the wrong AS.

Thanks for your help! I really need it!

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Old 01-16-2006, 02:50 PM   #2
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027T9J322


I think that you have
O= Overlander
27= length
T= rear bath, twin bed
9 =1969
J= Jackson Center
322 your serial number (3 places =1960s/ 4 places=1970s

If this sounds correct you can figure approx weights from this information.
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Old 01-16-2006, 03:00 PM   #3
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I'll take a stab at it too.

VaJeep has got it right on the most part except for the year and the O representing Overlander.

It is a 1969 and the O is really a 0 (zero) a number place holder or blank. In1979 they did not make a 27 foot model -There was a 29 foot that is an ambassador made in 79 according to the list of dryweights.


Here are the weights for the 69.

1969 OVERLANDER DELUXE LY 27 TWIN 4525 490 19
1969 OVERLANDER DELUXE LY 27 DOUBLE 4525 490 19
1969 OVERLANDER INTERNATIONAL LY 27 TWIN 4525 490 19
1969 OVERLANDER INTERNATIONAL LY 27 DOUBLE 4525 490
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Old 01-16-2006, 03:01 PM   #4
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Hey vajeep you figured it out and changed your post - always fun deciphering serial numbers.
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Old 01-16-2006, 03:03 PM   #5
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Thanks Pete,
I just corrected the year.

It also appears that Airstream changed Vin# code some time in 1969? The O in the front has me a little confused....
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Here is the link to the magic 60's & 70's VIN decoder. http://www.airstream.com/airstream/p...pre1980vin.pdf
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Old 01-16-2006, 03:49 PM   #7
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That was quick!

Hi,
That was quick! I just steped out and got 5 replies! You guys really know your stuff. Thank you everyone! How about my TV? Do you think I could make 11/2 hour trip to the coast without any problems? Oh yea, what about black, gray water tank? I'm still watching .

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Old 01-16-2006, 04:22 PM   #8
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Oh yea, what about black, gray water tank?

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That year (1969) grey tanks did not exist in Airstreams yet. Some people have modified their units to include them.
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Old 01-16-2006, 05:14 PM   #9
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http://www.trailerlife.com/towrating..._chevrolet.cfm you can find your TV towing capacity there. (it appears to be 6500 pounds)
It appears your vehicle should have no problem towing this size Airstream.

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Old 01-16-2006, 05:26 PM   #10
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Pfay;

Do you have a picture of the unit you are looking at.

I am not totally convinced she is a 69 - as she could also be a pre 69 as VJeep mentioned - the 'O' could actually be an O and not a 0. 69+ the 0 is a place holder and pre 69 it is a letter.

As far as your TV we have a 1999 Yukon with a towing capacity of 6800- another 500# for the 4X4.

If it is earlier than 69 then it would just mean you have more payload available in the trailer as it would be lighter - either a Burb or the Yukon/Tahoe would do the trick. Some of the big hills can slow us up to around 60mph but we are quite happy pulling either our 21' or 26' .

Grey tank... no such luxury in the older models - most can be fabricated with one - but if you are not into that a 70-90 Blue buggy does the trick nicely. We picked up the low profile one easier to place under the trailer out of sight out of mind for those out there who are hung up about wash water.

Post pics as soon as you can.......
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Old 01-16-2006, 05:32 PM   #11
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Here's one better, I've always seen that the VIN for mine should be I31T1J4268, but the last owner's title had it listed as 131T1J4268. I registered it as 131T1J4268. In Maryland, it's too much of a headache to change it, and frankly I don't care enough to argue with a DMV nitwit about whether it's an I or a 1.

By the way, I happened to be looking in my Owner's Manual yesterday, which has the original owner's warranty card still glued in it, and the VIN is listed as 131T1J4268. Funny, even an Airstream dealership couldn't get it right.

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Old 01-16-2006, 06:29 PM   #12
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I got a price!



My husband and son looked in the camper and said that the kitchen was nice and the bathroom was clean and a new floor was installed (easy to clean).

The owner was called and she said that the camper has been there for a while and she would take $4,500.00 for the Overlander . She said that the floor was replaced and that there was no black or gray tank and the water tank was small. There is a dent about the size of your fist when some property was being cleared and a log rolled into the camper. She also said that it did not leak! What other questions should I ask her? This might be the one until we decide what we want. I want to hook up the camper to make sure that all systems work. Sounds like she wants to move it! Please help, oh great Airstreamers, come together and give any advise!

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Old 01-16-2006, 07:11 PM   #13
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Ask her again about the black tank. If you don't have one of these you can't use the rest room.
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Old 01-16-2006, 07:37 PM   #14
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Just noticed where you are. I spent two years in Cordele, Ga. building the hospital there. Know the area well. Maybe the present owner doesn't know about black water tanks. The drain should be in the rear. Better check that out. I'd check out the tires and axels and look for rusted-out underbelly. Those things can add up to a lot of money and you may want to offer less than her asking price to give you money to get it ready for camping. Let us know how things go and sent PICTURES. We love pictures on the forum.
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