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Old 08-16-2020, 02:24 PM   #1
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Vin or Serial, or both?

Is the serial number on the plate, the same as the VIN #?
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That is the VIN and it can be decoded here:
https://www.airstream.com/wp-content...2020-06-16.pdf

Looks like a 1966 30 footer made in Ohio - Twin bed configuration
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Old 08-17-2020, 08:16 AM   #3
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That is the VIN and it can be decoded here:

https://www.airstream.com/wp-content...2020-06-16.pdf



Looks like a 1966 30 footer made in Ohio - Twin bed configuration


Thank you! So interesting!

When I do an online VIN search it says it must be 17 numbers though
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Ryan:

That is your Airstream's serial number. It serves the same purpose as the later 17 character VIN, which is to identify a specific Airstream.
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VINs were not standardized to 17 digits until mid to late 1970s.


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Thank you! So interesting!

When I do an online VIN search it says it must be 17 numbers though
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VINs were not standardized to 17 digits until mid to late 1970s.


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Airstream implemented the government mandated 17-character VIN for the 1981 model year. Some car makers may have implemented it in 1980.
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