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Old 09-20-2014, 04:49 PM   #1
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Arrow Seeking my grandpa's 26' overlander with bunk bed

Hi all,
I am seeking my grandfather's 1965 Airstream Overlander - last known location Rockford, IL. My grandpa sold it before he died to a Rex Stageman in Rockford, Illinois from his home in Beloit, WI. Rex traded it in to a boat dealership according to my grandma.

We didn't know he was selling it, and would like to have it back in the family! It has been a 10 year search thus far but I am not giving up. I have the VIN number but it's an old trailer VIN so computer VIN searches don't work because it's a different amount of digits than modern VINs.

If you have a 26' Airstream Overlander with the full bed in the back and bunk bed, I would be forever grateful if you could check your VIN! That bunkbed was installed for me when I was 4 years old, and I spent many vacations up in that bed reading my little books when it was raining. Thanks to all who have already tried to assist. The hunt continues:

My grandpa:

Marvin Batchelor
Beloit, WI

VIN J026539
title number T2241075020
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Old 09-20-2014, 05:30 PM   #2
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Hi all,
I am seeking my grandfather's 1965 Airstream Overlander - last known location Rockford, IL. My grandpa sold it before he died to a Rex Stageman in Rockford, Illinois from his home in Beloit, WI. Rex traded it in to a boat dealership according to my grandma.

We didn't know he was selling it, and would like to have it back in the family! It has been a 10 year search thus far but I am not giving up. I have the VIN number but it's an old trailer VIN so computer VIN searches don't work because it's a different amount of digits than modern VINs.

If you have a 26' Airstream Overlander with the full bed in the back and bunk bed, I would be forever grateful if you could check your VIN! That bunkbed was installed for me when I was 4 years old, and I spent many vacations up in that bed reading my little books when it was raining. Thanks to all who have already tried to assist. The hunt continues:

My grandpa:

Marvin Batchelor
Beloit, WI

VIN J026539
title number T2241075020
Your posted serial number, is not correct.

Something is missing in it.

After the 5 there should be 3 numbers.

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Old 08-30-2015, 06:39 PM   #3
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Hi Andy, you are right, I think it's:

J0266539

Vin decipher
J = Jackson center
O = Overlander
26 = length
65 = model year
39 = sequential production model
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