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Offline LJ-TJ

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Ahhhhhhh Confused More Than Ever. Vin Number
« on: February 11, 2019, 03:04 PM »
R39CA35221916 Ok !@#$%^&*()_+ I know the R3 means I have a R300. According to the search information after that the explanation doesn't match up. Geeeezzzzzz. Can somebody decipher  this for me. PLEASE. $@!#@! D:oH!

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Re: Ahhhhhhh Confused More Than Ever. Vin Number
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2019, 04:19 PM »
hi im new ! but i saw somewhere that we have a vin decoder available for us  maybe rickf1985 can help you

Offline TerryH

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Re: Ahhhhhhh Confused More Than Ever. Vin Number
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2019, 05:31 PM »
TJ, using the Dodge VIN Decoder below the sixth and seventh digits you posted don't seem to work.

http://www.classicwinnebagos.com/Pages_HTML/DodgeVINdecoder.html
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Offline LJ-TJ

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Re: Ahhhhhhh Confused More Than Ever. Vin Number
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2019, 06:46 PM »
Aw Ha, exactamungo. That's what's driving me crazy. Just thought one of the lads might know something I don't. Oooops! Left myself opened on that one. What I mean is though someone may have a different interpretation.

Offline Rickf1985

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Re: Ahhhhhhh Confused More Than Ever. Vin Number
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2019, 06:52 PM »
Thomas, Dodges are not my Forte and TJ has been a  contributing member here for many many more years than I have.  WHICH MEANS.................................. he is a really old fart so TJ are you sure you  read the numbers correctly? If they are raised or recessed try to get a pencil tracing.

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Re: Ahhhhhhh Confused More Than Ever. Vin Number
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2019, 06:57 PM »
According to the decoder the R3, R4, R5 are 1974 only? On #6 could you be mistaking a 3 for a 5 and #7 a 5 for an S?


On my boat two of the hull identification numbers were wrong because they looked like other numbers.

Offline LJ-TJ

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Re: Ahhhhhhh Confused More Than Ever. Vin Number
« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2019, 08:25 PM »
Oh man, if there's any monkey's out there they best stay in tonight. It is flipping cold out there. Ok so amazing what a flash light, a magnifying glass and a good flashlight and a little cleaning on the data plate will do. So this is what I came up with. R30CA3S221916. Rick the 3 is defiantly a 3 and not a 5 but the 5 was an "S" Our bago  came out of Chrysler September of 1974 but didn't come out of Winnebago until May of 1975.   

Offline DaveVA78Chieftain

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Re: Ahhhhhhh Confused More Than Ever. Vin Number
« Reply #7 on: February 11, 2019, 11:50 PM »
Always remember that back in the day, Winnebago had to order the chassis early so they placed this years coach on chassis' purchased in prior years.  So in your case your 75 Coach has a Dodge VIN of:

R3 = M300 (RM300)
0 = Forward Control Motor Home Chassis
C = 10,001 - 14,000lbs GVW
A = 440-3
3 = 1973 J Series chassis (earlier than you thought)
S = Warren Truck Plant #1)
221916 = Serial Number

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Re: Ahhhhhhh Confused More Than Ever. Vin Number
« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2019, 07:43 AM »
 :)ThmbUp Ah THANKS guys. I new you'd come through for me. Your an amazing bunch. Now I can go on the hunt for parts. It's looking like the old girls going to require a bit of investment this season. :)clap

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Re: Ahhhhhhh Confused More Than Ever. Vin Number
« Reply #9 on: March 22, 2019, 12:00 AM »
Lol... the decoder is on the right side bar. It helps to look around just a little.
Previously enjoyed our '74 - D24 Indian & '74 - D24 Indian Custom

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Re: Ahhhhhhh Confused More Than Ever. Vin Number
« Reply #10 on: March 22, 2019, 12:13 AM »
Lol... the decoder is on the right side bar. It helps to look around just a little.
Previously enjoyed our '74 - D24 Indian & '74 - D24 Indian Custom

 

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