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Old 12-29-2008, 07:04 PM   #1
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Rivet Carfax for RVs?

How can I check a Vin# on a 77 Argosy 20 like a Carfax report?


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Old 12-29-2008, 07:22 PM   #2
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Basic VIN guidelines seemed to work for my '74 Argosy. See link for pre-80 Airstreams here -

Carfax? I dunno. The only indication I know of is that a previously totaled unit would only have a salvage title. That leaves a wide latitude for any insurance claims. In my opinion used [anything] dealers use a clear carfax report to their advantage. A 10 year old ... to say nothing of a 30 year old ... Airstream will have to be looked at closely for leakage issues. And 30 year old axles? An SOB would never make it to this stage. New axles are only part of the expected deal -- especially if you want to continue this as a road-mobile adventure pod.


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Old 12-29-2008, 08:19 PM   #3
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I wish there was a service like car-fax for Rvs and Boats.
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Old 12-30-2008, 11:38 AM   #4
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this is not carfax but it will give you an approx, value of the As. Check this link.
RV Price Guide – Official NADA Recreational Vehicle pricing information –
This says my 86 excella is worth $36000.00 USD.
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Old 12-30-2008, 12:34 PM   #5
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Carfax is not what its cracked up to be..

In my experience working at a car dealer, Carfax will only tell you if there was an incident that an insurance company reported to the DMV or some recordable event that they got ahold of. If you have a report thats clean it only means that whatever happened wasnt discovered or in most cases nothing ever happened and/or someone washed the title by switching states ect..

We check vehicles all the time for paint work and find extensive bondo many times and the car fax is clean. Other cars have a ding on the carfax and we cant find anything. Its designed to make money and become the next required JD powers of the car industry.

Unfortunately its not worth the paper its printed on most of the time.


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