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Old 06-13-2009, 06:29 AM   #1
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VIN Number decipher please

Can someone decipher this VIN for me?

1268J175

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Old 06-13-2009, 07:30 AM   #2
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Probably the first character is the letter "I".

International
26'
1968
made in Jackson Center, IL
#175 off the line, twin bed

Maybe. I'm no pro at that.
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Old 06-13-2009, 07:44 AM   #3
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Old 06-13-2009, 09:19 AM   #4
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Probably the first character is the letter "I".

International
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made in Jackson Center, IL
#175 off the line, twin bed

Maybe. I'm no pro at that.
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Old 06-13-2009, 09:33 AM   #5
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Old 06-13-2009, 11:56 AM   #6
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I need to ID these Argosy Vin #'s

I have located two Argosy trailers but would like to know more about them. Here is the info I have but the windows are all covered so I cannot tell what floor plans look like. One trailer only says Argosy on the end caps, the other has Argosy 24 plate near entrance door.

Argosy vin# 26D50132
Mfg Date 9/74
GVWR 6200 lbs. This is a larger trailer than the 24' below and has a Zip Dee awning. Both have tandem axles this one has had the axles replaced and aluminum wheels added. The entire exterior paint color is (beige/sand/ tan).
-----------------------------------------------------------------------Argosy 24 vin# 24T4V1015
Mfg Date 6/74
GVWR 5800 lbs. This is a 24 foot that has been sitting in the same spot for 9 years and has never moved. It has a Carefree awning on it that appears to be the type that the arms can detach from the bottom mounts and be used like patio poles. This one has 4 original hub caps that look like my Airstream hub caps but the color of the squares and the backgroud color appear to be tan to match the lower exterior color. The upper half is white.
-----------------------------------------------------------------------I also found this Airstream

Safari vin# L23T2-S1170

It has the ghosted WBCCI number 3880 on the end caps. Can someone Id these trailers for me and is the first one a '75 model year build? I think the Airstream is an early 70's model Safari. It has two small D shaped windows on either side of the front window. Thanks, Ed
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Old 06-13-2009, 12:32 PM   #7
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Argosy vin# 26D50132 - This VIN is a little strange, but in the Airstream world that is not uncommon. I would say it was a 26 foot 75 Argosy with the Double Bed layout. It does not indicate the plant it was built in.

Argosy 24 vin# 24T4V1015 - This would be a 74 Argosy with twin beds, made in Versailles, Ohio.

Safari vin# L23T2-S1170 - This would be a 72 Safari (22 foot) with twin beds, made in California with the standard Land Yatch trim.
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Old 06-13-2009, 04:07 PM   #8
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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
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Ed, that strange serial number may be a California Argosy. They did make a handful there.
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Old 06-13-2009, 11:37 PM   #10
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Thanks, I'll drop by where they are parked and see if I can find and more info on it. Ed
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Old 07-05-2009, 05:42 PM   #11
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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.
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welcome aboard! we have at least three andys here... and they all rock!
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One small correction, ITS Jackson Center,Ohio NOT Ill. It appears you could use a tour.
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Old 07-08-2009, 10:09 PM   #14
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One small correction, ITS Jackson Center,Ohio NOT Ill. It appears you could use a tour.
Whoops! At least I didn't call it Jacksonville again, as I did in another post a while back.

And to think I was within an hours drive of it on the way to FL last February. SWMBO wasn't interested though.
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