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Old 09-18-2015, 06:32 PM   #1
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What are these additional numbers?

Can anyone tell us what the numbers in the upper corners of the Airstream serial number plate mean? What is the significance of the 1168 and 65 on one of these trailers and the 1168 and 66 on the other?

Both these trailers are 1966 Safari Twins, both are California built.

Do the sequential production numbers at the end of the serial number indicate that many Safaris have been produced, or is it that many trailers of all models?

Does anyone know just which Safari serial numbers fall within the 1966 model year?
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Old 09-21-2015, 11:17 AM   #2
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The 092 and 094 Sequential Production Numbers are very close - what exactly does that sequential production number mean?
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Old 09-21-2015, 11:39 AM   #3
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Numbers!

My guess would be that the 1168 is some kind of plant/run identifier. The (65) and (66) may be model year and the production numbers only being 2 different probably means they were made on the same line one at the end of model year (65) and the other built in the start of the next model year (66). They both appear to be fore the same length and model of trailer. Just my guess though, so someone else may have a better idea is this is correct. Ed
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Old 09-25-2015, 07:43 AM   #4
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Here's another number to throw into the mix. Our trailer is the sn# SO226092 above. It was gutted by a previous owner; however, he did leave us with pieces he tore out. On cabinet frame wood that would have been against the skin, we found some handwritten numbers: ASH (our cabinets are made of ash) , the number 40 circled, and our serial number SO - 22 - 6092. We also found this on frame wood inside the wardrobe closet next to the kitchen. This seems to indicate the serial numbers were assigned before assembly and used to id parts for each trailer. Anybody know what the circled 40 means?
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Circled 40

Most likely that number refers to a pattern that the cabinet maker used to ID the style of cabinets for that serial numbered trailer order. Remember that these trailers could have custom cabinets or standard depending on what the original owner ordered. Ed
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Mine is darn close to yours. Thanks for helping shed some light on the plate!
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