Originally Posted by rockwasher
air stream land yacht santa fe springs 141 S 3218 6405
do these #s mean anything or where do I look for model and year ect , thanks for any help on this
These tell you that it was a CA built 1964
Safari built in May with the International upgrade package deciphered as follows:
I = it's an "I" not a "1" and means it has the International upgrade package
4 = indicates it's a 1964
model (the 6405 also indicates that it was built in May of 1964)
1 = front sofa bed
S = Santa Fe Springs, CA
3 = Safari
218 = production number
It was built in 1964 but may not have been registered until 1965
which is why the title says its a 1965
- this is very common.
Check this out to see several examples of various 1964 Safari's
Also, here is the 1964 brochure
which includes the standard layouts.
Generally speaking, CA built trailers had the jalousie windows more often than OH built trailers. The bunk bed was a standard option. The "oblong port window" doesn't sound like a standard offering - nor does the "street side dinette", so maybe those in addition to a "full-time front bed" instead of a gaucho were customized, when it was built or added at a later date. In the '50s & early '60s it wasn't uncommon for them to be more customized. After Wally's death in 1962
, the company was sold and they began to standardize things, move into more of a production mode and some more noticeable changes were made - especially in 1966
with the Corning (frameless glass) windows. 1964 & 1965 were kinda considered "transition years".
I'm not sure about the rest of the placards you describe, can you post a picture or two? One of them is probably a small black (or used to be black) plate that has "State of California Housing" at the top? Our '64 GlobeTrotter that we sold last year had one of those - it was a CA thing. I don't recall the numbers on ours...but there were additional stampings that weren't the VIN # like you describe. You can see the small black plate next to the main blue one in the image below.
Hope this helps...I'd love to hear the history from the Leisingers...maybe someone with a 1964/65 club directory will chime in and give you info on them.