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Old 06-23-2005, 09:46 AM   #81
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Airstream number

Well just to throw a wrench into it all try this number....
My 1984 was built by the "commercial division" and has the following A/S #
28EJ034214.
The 214 fits in the year range between two units listed but what of the 034 ahead of it?
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Old 01-04-2006, 04:52 PM   #82
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VIN - Serial Numbers and some history on a 310

My '83 310 was built in '82. It is a rear walk round double bed with bathroom on the drivers side and shower on the door side. Its fitted with the Ice maker, (and some very questionable wiring!)

Numbers for your interest with interpretation as I could find below.

Originally sold to Evelyn Harris , Shreveport LA on 24/11/'82 then to Mr. D. Bethal some time mid 80's, then to CA Poche 1997 and finaly to RM Bartko some time 2004, all the latter from TX. I am still hoping to find out more history. (there may be more PO's?)


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VIN# 1GBKP37W2C3323747
Airstream Serial # 1A9BGAR26DJO10034
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Airstream Serial # 1A9BGAR26DJO10034
Mfg, Make, Type: Airstream Class A Motorhome
Type: Corner Bath (?), Modern Design *10/1/01
Series: Motorhome, Front Gasoline Engine, Chevy
Body Type: Semi-monocoque, 96" narrow body, continuous curved, shiny aluminum Shell, contoured window glass, frames and doors
Length: 31’ to less than 32’
Axle Configuration: Double Axle
Check Digit: 6
Model Year: 1983
Site of Manufacturer: Jackson Center, Ohio
Sequential Number: 010034
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VIN# 1GBKP37W2C3323747
1 = USA Built
G = General Motors
B = Chevy Incomplete chassis
K = GVWR range 14,000 to 16,000 - Hydraulic
P = Forward Control - 4 x 2 Chassis type
3= 1 ton Code Series
7 = Motor Home Chassis
E = Chevrolet 7.4Ltr V8 4BBL LE8 RIPO
2 = Check Didgit
C = Manf. Year 1982
3 = Detroit MI assembly
323747 sequential Number
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Old 01-24-2006, 07:05 PM   #83
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One more added - TR6RMC - Richmond, VA '79 Excella 28 MH - 164

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Old 03-19-2006, 01:16 PM   #84
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I know I am a newbie here, so bear with me please.

Are you talking VIN numbers or is there some mystery number hanging around that no one with out the secret handshake can find?

When you talk about year, are you talking about build date or title year? Sometimes different.

My 28' Excella has a September 1981 build date, but is titled a 1982. If you are talking VIN's, my last four digits are 0478.

Hope this is of some help.

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Old 03-19-2006, 01:39 PM   #85
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I know I am a newbie here, so bear with me please.

Are you talking VIN numbers or is there some mystery number hanging around that no one with out the secret handshake can find?

When you talk about year, are you talking about build date or title year? Sometimes different.

My 28' Excella has a September 1981 build date, but is titled a 1982. If you are talking VIN's, my last four digits are 0478.

Hope this is of some help.

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Steve,

I'm no expert on this either, but they're talking about the number Airstream puts on each one, not the V.I.N., which is on the left front dash. The Airstream number on my coach is on a metal tag outside behind the engine cover (hood) on the right side (front passenger side) and the number is written vertically. Most of the numbers start with 1A----. My V.I.N. is entirely different from my Airstream number. By the way, my 1989 370 MoHo Airstream number ends with 011220. Perhaps in the 7 years between yours and mine they built a total of almost 11,000, but that doesn't seem likely.

Noticed you're from Norfolk, VA. I'm just across the tunnel in Chesapeake, near Deep Creek. We need to get together sometime.
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Old 03-20-2006, 09:49 AM   #86
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You know, it really helps to read ALL of the threads before you put your two cents worth in. I think I have learned that now. I see there are many multi "rivet" members, I feel like a "divot" member. I think I shall stop digging my hole.

My AS number ends with 9762 on the 82/81 rear bath 28' shiney one.

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Old 03-20-2006, 09:56 AM   #87
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You know, it really helps to read ALL of the threads before you put your two cents worth in. I think I have learned that now. I see there are many multi "rivet" members, I feel like a "divot" member. I think I shall stop digging my hole.

My AS number ends with 9762 on the 82/81 rear bath 28' shiney one.

Steve
Steve,

Don't let it bother you at all. If I had a penny for every time I've jumped into a thread w/o first getting the whole story... . This is a very friendly and forgiving group . I've screwed things up more than most, and people still are nice to me .

Give me a holler on PM sometime since we live so close together.


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Old 05-25-2006, 06:43 AM   #88
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How to read that Serial Number/VIN

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I have been watching the Airstream Forums for quite a while, and have gotten some really great information from all of you. My husband & I purchased a 1979 24' Excella Motorhome 1 1/2 years ago. We have been told that the VIN/Serial number give a lot of great information. Our VIN ends in 5018. Does that mean that it was the 18th Motorhome that Airstream produced?
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Old 05-25-2006, 06:52 AM   #89
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check the list at the start of this thread (where I moved your post) to see where yours fits in. Keep on posting, it keeps us all going,,,,,,
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Old 05-26-2006, 02:02 AM   #90
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Old 05-28-2006, 08:59 AM   #91
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I know I'm coming in late on this thread, but we have (I think) an 86 body on an 85 chassis - 1A9CGAU34GJ010607 - does this fit?
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Old 05-31-2006, 10:45 PM   #92
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VIN on my safari

May sound like a stupid question, but where do you find it?


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Old 06-01-2006, 04:36 PM   #93
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Old 06-03-2006, 07:14 PM   #94
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350 Airstream and GM chassis numbers

Airstream and GM numbers on our 350 are on an aluminum plate pop rivetted to the frame in the passinger side engine service compartment, just above and to the passinger side of the oil dipstick and oil fill

Airatream # 1A9JGAV33MJ011281
GM # 1GBKP37NA3301908

The GM plate also has a bar code.

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Old 06-03-2006, 10:19 PM   #95
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My Airstream # is 1A9TDAP25DJ010123
Mfg, Make, Type: Airstream Class A Motorhome
Type: Not Used
Series: Sovereign
Body Type: Semi-monocoque, 96" narrow body, continuous curved, shiny aluminum Shell, contoured window glass, fames and doors
Length: 30’ to less than 31’
Axle Configuration: Double Axle
Check Digit: 5
Model Year: 1983
Site of Manufacturer: Jackson Center, Ohio
Sequential Number: 010123

I thought that it was a Classic Motorhome.It is round and shinny. A 300 turbo diesel. It has a big metal 300 on the side. I had not seen any 300"s I had seen 290 and 310. I have a rear bath ,middle twin beds, full kitchen, couch hidabed and curbside dining table with benches,

My vin is 1GBKP37W8C3326300

On the Airstream vin site it shows to be a Safari. framed skell wide body.

Am I reading this wrong or do I have an oddball.
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Old 06-04-2006, 11:56 AM   #96
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My Airstream # is 1A9TDAP25DJ010123
Mfg, Make, Type: Airstream Class A Motorhome
Type: Not Used
Series: Sovereign
Body Type: Semi-monocoque, 96" narrow body, continuous curved, shiny aluminum Shell, contoured window glass, fames and doors
Length: 30’ to less than 31’
Axle Configuration: Double Axle
Check Digit: 5
Model Year: 1983
Site of Manufacturer: Jackson Center, Ohio
Sequential Number: 010123

I thought that it was a Classic Motorhome.It is round and shinny. A 300 turbo diesel. It has a big metal 300 on the side. I had not seen any 300"s I had seen 290 and 310. I have a rear bath ,middle twin beds, full kitchen, couch hidabed and curbside dining table with benches,

My vin is 1GBKP37W8C3326300

On the Airstream vin site it shows to be a Safari. framed skell wide body.

Am I reading this wrong or do I have an oddball.
I know this won't help in working out this thread, but in a very real sense we ALL have "oddball" vehicles . My 1989 370 doesn't match up perfectly with all the numbers either. I do find your model 300 fascinating, since I've never heard of that length before. Hopefully, someone on the Forum will know more about your vehicle. I'll be watching this thread. Good luck, and thanks for sharing.

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Old 06-05-2006, 06:38 PM   #97
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1985 345 1A9 BGAU 37FJ 010496 ours has the roll up tambour doors on the overhead cabinets
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Old 06-05-2006, 07:44 PM   #98
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Just purchased a '92 350LE...A/S number 011379...VIN is 1GBKP37N5N3304815...classic A/S style, double bed in rear...let me know what else you need to figure this out...

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Old 06-05-2006, 08:53 PM   #99
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Just a reminder that you can "translate" your Airstream number on this little utility: http://216.26.139.91/AirstreamVIN/AirstreamVIN.aspx. It should work on trailers and motorhomes. While it doesn't work on GM numbers it still pretty cool.

Mine translates as follows:

1A9BGAU3XGJ010705
Mfg, Make, Type: Airstream Class A Motorhome
Type: Corner Bath, Modern Design *10/1/01
Series: Motorhome, Front Gasoline Engine, Chevy
Body Type: Semi-monocoque, 96" narrow body, continuous curved, shiny aluminum Shell, contoured window glass, fames and doors
Length: 34’ to less than 35’
Axle Configuration: Triple Axle
Check Digit: X
Model Year: 1986
Site of Manufacturer: Jackson Center, Ohio
Sequential Number: 010705

To show the differences between to same year same models, I took the liberty of translating pbjsellers "VIN" and got this:

Mfg, Make, Type: Airstream Class A Motorhome
Type: Corner Rear Bath
Series: Motorhome, Front Gasoline Engine, Chevy
Body Type: Semi-monocoque, 96" narrow body, continuous curved, shiny aluminum Shell, contoured window glass, fames and doors
Length: 34’ to less than 35’
Axle Configuration: Triple Axle
Check Digit: 4
Model Year: 1986
Site of Manufacturer: Jackson Center, Ohio
Sequential Number: 010607

Interestingly, I don't have a corner bath and I'd bet pbnj doesn't either.
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Old 06-06-2006, 08:47 PM   #100
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another number

the last six of my A/S moho an Excella 270 is 010188. It is an 84 on a 83 chassis.
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