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Old 08-02-2015, 05:53 AM   #1
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Serial Number Decoding

I purchased my Airstream a few months back. The PO had told me it was a 1974 31' Sovereign, which from the pictures and serial number you will see left me a bit confused.

From what I understand the first letter (in my case number) indicates whether it is Overlander, International, etc...

Mine has a clear "1." I have both Overlander and International plates on it.

The next part of my question is:

Is the "27" the length of the shell? Or bumper to hitch?

I apologize if these are easily answered questions by searching, but I have not been able to find anything definitive.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 08-02-2015, 08:23 AM   #2
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Serial Number Decoding

International is a subgroup of Airstream (triming)
Overlander is the model

There are lots of decoders on the net. I did this recently for my 75 Overlander.

If I remember correctly "127B4"

1 - International
27 - Length in feet from bumper to hitch
B - Center Bath
4 - Year Made

The rest of the numbers are where it was built and what number in sequence of building.

From there you can get width, GVW, tongue weight, tongue height.

For me it solved a riddle as mine was originally a twin bed rear bath, but one of the beds was removed and some incomplete AS-ish cabinetry put in its place.
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Old 08-02-2015, 09:02 AM   #3
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Ah! Makes much more sense now. Thank you very much!
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Old 08-02-2015, 09:16 AM   #4
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I googled it for you,

http://www.airstream.com/wp-content/...s-pre-1980.pdf
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Old 08-02-2015, 11:43 AM   #5
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Thanks. That was the first thing I came across. I was confused about the "1" being substituted for an "O" or "I".
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Old 01-27-2019, 12:15 PM   #6
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Could anyone help me out with this number ?

26TSS0587
8 61

My father in law just bought this camper and Iím very curious.

Thanks!
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Could anyone help me out with this number ?



26TSS0587

8 61



My father in law just bought this camper and Iím very curious.



Thanks!


A California built 1961 or 1962 26' twin bed Overlander I believe
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I would go with the 1962 year based on the serial number
http://vintageairstream.com/photo-ar...overlander-26/
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