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Old 06-18-2014, 06:23 PM   #1
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Vin no. Explained

Where is the vin nos. Broken down like 18XF4??????? Found ran across it once
Darned if I can find it again. Thanks. Gary
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Old 06-18-2014, 06:41 PM   #2
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Hi Gary

The vin # is located on the firewall in the generator slide on the driver's side. The explanation is in the owner's manual. If you don't have one you can find it here:

Alpine Coach - Technical Information

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Old 06-18-2014, 07:08 PM   #3
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Vin

Sorry question not clear. Example. 18X. /. Xxxxxxx/. 1174xxx
mfg. Paint Motor size. Serial no.
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Old 06-18-2014, 10:12 PM   #4
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http://www.alpinecoachassociation.co...2000manual.pdf

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This is the pdf for the 2000 (my year) .Look at page 4 .it explains the numbers....model,year ,engine etc.

If this is not what you are looking for then I have no idea what you are asking!!

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Old 06-19-2014, 01:06 PM   #5
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Google Vin translation

Most sites are good for cars but here is a bit of info
The first character is country of origin 1, 4 and 5 are USA 2 Canada 3 Mexico and most other countries are the initial (IE: K for Korea or J for Japan, W for West Germany).

Then comes the company (2 characters)

After that it varies a bit by company till you get to the middle, this one does not mean anything (Well it does to me but not to you). The model year is the next digit, and the last six are the serial number on most vehicles, but on some the 1st of those may mean something else.
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Hi Gary

Was your question answered??

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You can google "Vin Translators" and find a number of them.

In days of old I could do much of them off the top of my head but those days are gone now...

First digit is country of final assembly (1,4 and 5 are US, 2 Canada, 3 Mexio and most other countries it is the first letter of the country name (MOST =not= ALL) 2nd and 3rd are manufacturer. From there to the next to center you are on your own.. Last six are serial number,, Center is a check digit and next to it is the model year on one side, Forget which.
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Hi wa8yxm,

Thanks again for the VIN info. I was more asking the OP if he got the answer he was looking for. We haven't heard from him so he may be one of those that asks a question and gets an answer and goes away without saying thankyou.

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Got vin. Vin got

Yes all that info. Was great the fourth page directive was the holy grail I was searching for. Thanks
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OK Gary

Good, now don't be a stranger! What Alpine do you have etc?

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