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Old 09-05-2009, 03:04 PM   #1
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I recently purchased a 26' 1968 AS international Overlander. It is in pretty good condition with all the original equipment. The title that came with the trail indicates that it is a 26 1964 international Overlander. However upon further investigation I believe the trailer is a 26 1968 international Overlander. My trailer does not have the door-in-a-door feature nor the louvered jalousie windows adjacent to the door. More interesting the serial number on the stamped on the Airstream data plate seems to be missing some letters/digits. Came someone help me with this mystery. There are some number stamped above what I believe to be the serial number, but I have not been able to find any reference to these numbers, anybody have any ideas?


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Old 09-05-2009, 03:33 PM   #2
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More interesting the serial number on the stamped on the Airstream data plate seems to be missing some letters/digits. Came someone help me with this mystery. There are some number stamped above what I believe to be the serial number, but I have not been able to find any reference to these numbers, anybody have any ideas?



It appears that the VIN is: I268 119

I = International Trim Pakcage
26 = 26' Overlander
8 = 1968 Model Year
?? Appears to be missing digit for plant of manufacture
119 = sequential production number

The decoder for 1968 can be found at this link.

Good luck with your investigation!

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Old 09-05-2009, 06:14 PM   #3
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Another indication would be curved Corning Glass windows! They were only made and installed on '66 thru '68 trailers. Pictures would help to Id your trailer. In some cases the difference between Ca. and Oh. made trailers was that the appliances were flip-flopped roadside-to-curbside on otherwise identical model trailers. Another helpful hint is to look on the side of the trailer near the entrance door to see if there is a tag/plate from the Ca. dept that is the authority that regulates RVs made in California. It is usually near the registration badge from the MHMA (Motor Homes Manufacturers Assoc.) TCA (Travel Trailer Camper) for electrical/plumbing/heating (American Standards A199 National Electrical Code C1 Health&Safety.) If the Ca. tag/plate is missing it was made in Ohio. The same serial number as is on the Overlander ID Plate near the entry door should also be found on the C frame of your tongue before the tow ball head. This set of numbers may be hidden by old paint/rust/trailer sway bars. Hopefully this will help you id your trailer. Happy Trails, Ed

(Edit) P.S. The top set of numbers are individual production info for the plant of manufacture. My trailer is a '67 and has the F7 on the end of these numbers also and my trailer was built in Ohio... FYI
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Old 10-07-2009, 04:21 PM   #4
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The same serial number as is on the Overlander ID Plate near the entry door should also be found on the C frame of your tongue before the tow ball head. This set of numbers may be hidden by old paint/rust/trailer sway bars.
Can anybody provide some pictures of the serial number on the C frame on their AS. I looked on mine and an not find any markings. Where exactly do I need to look and how big are the markings?

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Can anybody provide some pictures of the serial number on the C frame on their AS. I looked on mine and an not find any markings. Where exactly do I need to look and how big are the markings?

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They are a little bigger than standard type, and would most likely be located on top of the A frame, near the body of the trailer, probably under the LP tank area.
If your trailer has Corning curved windows, no jalousie windows next to the door, and the windows have a chrome-looking trim around them, you almost certainly have a '68. Which is what the serial number pictured above shows.
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Old 10-08-2009, 07:19 AM   #6
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Thanks,
Yes my trailer does have the curved windows and the chrome trim. I am 99.9% sure I have a 1968 year model, but what I don't know is where this trailer was manufactured. On my serial number plate there is no indication of where this trailer was made. I was hoping to cross reference with the number on the frame, but I can not find that either. Has anybody else observed missing "data" on the serial number plate?

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