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Old 07-08-2009, 10:49 PM   #15
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This is so close to the original request, I hope yall don't mind me tagging on. Could you help out with my VIN number. Its I268-S718-2754. I follow the information up above but it seems I have a few more digits than Pete describes. So whats with the last 4 digits?

I just registered because I'm soon to be the owner of this trailer. I've been lurking in the shadows for a couple of years trying to line out the necessities for owning an airstream (like where to park it and a proper tow vehicle). This is a sweetheart deal but the inside of the trailer will require a lot of work. Its been sitting unocuppied for 5 years or more.
I've been thru a lot of the threads on the forum and I'm really looking forward to refurbishing it. I've followed the Airforums long enough to know you guys really know your stuff and are more than willing to give lots of advise, which I know I will soon need. Thanks in advance guys & gals.
By the way, that guy Andy rocks!
The last four numbers are production code numbers that has nothing to do with the serial number.

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Old 07-08-2009, 11:13 PM   #16
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VIN Number decipher please

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Thanks Richard, I knew someone would help me out! I have to do more searching on this trio. The 24 foot has a made for Elmer and Mary Langel or Lancel brass plate by the door. The one that interested me the most was the Argosy that doesn't say the length anywhere on the trailer. Could the ZERO in the 24 foot vin # be an "O" for Ohio? Ed

The Argosy 24 has a fairly logical VIN for a coach late in the model year.

Argosy 24 vin# 24T4V1015

24 = Measurement in Feet (Rounded According to Airstream Method)
T = Center Twin Bed Floorplan
4 = 1974 Model Year
V = Versailles, OH
1015 = Sequential Production Number

I don't have all of my information at hand as I am on the road in Southwest Wisconsin, but if my memory is correct the 1015 is the coach's position within the entire production sequence for Argosy RVs in 1974.

The Argosy 26 VIN also is basically as one would expect for a coach manufactured in the first month of the model year.

Argosy vin# 26D5?0132

26 = Measurement in Feet (Rounded Using The Airstream Method)
D = Center Double Bed Floorplan
5 = 1975 Model Year
? = Production Plant (V=Versailles, OH/S=Cerritos, CA)
0132 = Sequential Production Number (August would be first full month of production for 1975 models).

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Old 07-08-2009, 11:21 PM   #17
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Probably the first character is the letter "I".

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#175 off the line, twin bed

Maybe. I'm no pro at that.
Right or wrong that is pretty impressive.
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Old 07-08-2009, 11:26 PM   #18
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Greetings Ed!




The Argosy 24 has a fairly logical VIN for a coach late in the model year.

Argosy 24 vin# 24T4V1015

24 = Measurement in Feet (Rounded According to Airstream Method)
T = Center Twin Bed Floorplan
4 = 1974 Model Year
V = Versailles, OH
1015 = Sequential Production Number

I don't have all of my information at hand as I am on the road in Southwest Wisconsin, but if my memory is correct the 1015 is the coach's position within the entire production sequence for Argosy RVs in 1974.

The Argosy 26 VIN also is basically as one would expect for a coach manufactured in the first month of the model year.

Argosy vin# 26D5?0132

26 = Measurement in Feet (Rounded Using The Airstream Method)
D = Center Double Bed Floorplan
5 = 1975 Model Year
? = Production Plant (V=Versailles, OH/S=Cerritos, CA)
0132 = Sequential Production Number (August would be first full month of production for 1975 models).

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Again, pretty impressive.
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Old 07-09-2009, 07:51 AM   #19
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OK, so I could swear I found a chart or flow sheet somewhere to decipher this..

But then here is this active thread with knowledge just all over it, so..

I31-A9J-2485
I get the "international 31 foot" and guess the 2485 is its sequence number. but the A9J ?

but I also have a set of numbers/letters on the top half of the serial number plate that are:

A-153 and what appears to be: OJ .

Thanks for help with the parts I don't understand.

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Old 07-12-2009, 06:28 PM   #20
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OK, so I could swear I found a chart or flow sheet somewhere to decipher this..

But then here is this active thread with knowledge just all over it, so..

I31-A9J-2485
I get the "international 31 foot" and guess the 2485 is its sequence number. but the A9J ?

but I also have a set of numbers/letters on the top half of the serial number plate that are:

A-153 and what appears to be: OJ .

Thanks for help with the parts I don't understand.

Mark
The A9J is part of the serial number.

The "A" is for a center bath twin (if I remember correctly).

The 9 is the year (1979)

The J means it was made in Jackson Center, Ohio.

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Old 07-12-2009, 06:31 PM   #21
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Can anyone help with matching a vin number with a WBCCI membership number

This is on unit # I23T4-S1250 A LANDYACHT SAFARI

Also if you have a WBCCI number how do you get history of that rig?
Thanks in advanced to all you knowlegable streamers
WBCCI membership numbers have nothing to do with serial numbers.

The club numbers are assigned to a person, who owns a whatever year and length.

Tracking the history of previous owners is near impossible.

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Old 10-22-2009, 04:42 PM   #22
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I have an oppertunity to pick up an old girl her # on the tag just left of the door is 04216 its a single axel about 26 ft I didnt have a tape can anyone tell what Im looking at? Im sure its fifties
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Old 10-22-2009, 05:16 PM   #23
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I have an oppertunity to pick up an old girl her # on the tag just left of the door is 04216 its a single axel about 26 ft I didnt have a tape can anyone tell what Im looking at? Im sure its fifties
Looks like it is a late 1955 Cruiser: 55Cruiser

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Old 10-22-2009, 05:19 PM   #24
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I have an oppertunity to pick up an old girl her # on the tag just left of the door is 04216 its a single axel about 26 ft I didnt have a tape can anyone tell what Im looking at? Im sure its fifties
If it is O-4216 (the letter "O" and not a zero "0"), it is a very late 1955 model year 26' Cruiser trailer built in Ohio.
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Old 03-16-2010, 09:40 PM   #25
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The later model Airstreams appear to have longer serial numbers or at least not be as easy to discipher. I have been searching through the vin threads and haven't hit on one that has helped me. Can someone tell me what these letters and numbers stand for in my VIN?

1STYJBYM204J515610
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I googled and found the document. Some of the old thread links to Airstream were no longer located. You can right click to save target and download the 7 page Airstream Vehical Identification Number System pdf. It appears this is a 2001 document.
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Old 03-16-2010, 10:49 PM   #27
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Here's what my number means:

1ST=Airstream Travel Trailer (manufacturer make type)
J=Center Bath Split (type of trailer)
B=Classic (series)
Y=Semi-monocoque, 102" Wide Body (body type)
M=28' to less than 29' (length)
2= Double axel (axel configuration)
0=check digit(*see further explanation)
4=2004 (model year)
J=Jackson Center, Ohio(site of manufacture)
515610=Sequential production number

I wonder how many Airstreams were made each year and if there is a running total or a break down of production by type. Does anyone know where that could be found if it is available on the Airstream site perhaps or in a historians's database?
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vin help wbbc numbers

Heres one I could use help with I 308 S267 2754

Is there a way to loo up old owners thru the WBBC #

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