So... I am a little baffled by my title VIN/serial number. I am also wondering why the plaque and title are different.
Here is my plaque:
But my title's VIN says L25D2J3161
Going by this info:
1969 to 1980
Digit 1 = I – International; L – Land Yacht; E – Excella
Digit 2&3 = Length
Digit 4 =
A – Center bath twin beds
B – Center bath double bed
D – Rear Bath double bed
T – Rear bath twin
Digit 5 = Model year
Digit 6 =
J – Jackson Center, OH
S – Cerritos, CA
V – Versailles, OH (Argosy)
Digit 7-10 = Sequential serial number -3 Digits 1966-1969, 4 digits 1970+
...I seem to be missing quite a few numbers. Plus, do I have an International or a Land Yacht (like the blue badge on the trim says). Or (more likely I suppose) did Airstream just love to give LOTS of names to their trailers?!
Regardless, why is the second number of the length missing?
And why is the year missing from the serial (according to the information above, the fifth number should be the year, but following the "D" (rear bath double bed) designation there is only a "2."
I assume the model year is missing in the stamped number on the plaque because the year is in the top right corner?
Also, at the top of the plaque, the number on the left is 12 and the number on the right is 71. I assume this means December of 1971. Was that just "close enough" to 1972 to call it a 1972?
None of this really
matters I suppose, since I'm pretty much starting from scratch with a gutted trailer, but I'd just like to know the facts on my Zeppelin!