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Old 01-27-2013, 02:00 PM   #15
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1968 Swiss Colony Photo

Hey Nick,

Tried to load a photo of my Swiss Colony. Didn't seem to go through. Will Try here.

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Old 01-27-2013, 02:06 PM   #16
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I love vintage stuff. It's beautiful. Can't beat the old day stuff. All made in the USA. good luck.
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Old 02-02-2013, 10:57 AM   #17
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Hey All, I finally found the serial number on the tounge! It was very faint, but I'm pretty sure I can make it out. The rust pitting is about as deep as the stamping, but its there. It appears to be 5170415 as far as I can tell. The "0" in the middle might be a 6, but I'm pretty confident it it is a zero. I also found "VITREO JAN. 65" printed on the underside of the sink. Not sure how long sinks sat on a shelf before being installed, so at oldest it is a 1965, maybe actually a '66 or '67?
Does it make sense that the first or last 5 designates the 5 in 1965, or maybe the 7 for 1967? Either way, I think I will register it as a 1965 with this serial number.

Wayland, I found the number stamped on the top of the "passenger side" of the tounge about 6 inches back from where the rectanglular tubing meets the stamped hitch section. Does your serial number have an 8 somewhere in it if you are confident that it is a 1968? Would love to see pictures of your Swiss.

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Old 02-03-2013, 07:56 AM   #18
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Here is a picture of my 1968. I hope it will load.

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Hey All, I finally found the serial number on the tounge! It was very faint, but I'm pretty sure I can make it out. The rust pitting is about as deep as the stamping, but its there. It appears to be 5170415 as far as I can tell. The "0" in the middle might be a 6, but I'm pretty confident it it is a zero. I also found "VITREO JAN. 65" printed on the underside of the sink. Not sure how long sinks sat on a shelf before being installed, so at oldest it is a 1965, maybe actually a '66 or '67?
Does it make sense that the first or last 5 designates the 5 in 1965, or maybe the 7 for 1967? Either way, I think I will register it as a 1965 with this serial number.

Wayland, I found the number stamped on the top of the "passenger side" of the tounge about 6 inches back from where the rectanglular tubing meets the stamped hitch section. Does your serial number have an 8 somewhere in it if you are confident that it is a 1968? Would love to see pictures of your Swiss.

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Hey Nick,

Glad you found a number. At least you have something to get your plate with.

My number on my registration makes no sense at all. It is supposed to be a 68 and there are no 8's in my number at all. 2's,5's,0's and a 1. Go figure.

I will try and look today at the tongue and see if there is a number there.

I tried to upload a picture last week and it didn't work. I will try and attach it to this post. I don't find this site very user friendly. There are some procedures I am not familiar with, and I consider myself fairly computer savvy.

If you wanted to get me your e-mail address somehow I could mail them direct.

Will try and post the picture now. Just noticed it says Add Video. What about stills? Here goes with the choose file.

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Old 02-03-2013, 08:24 AM   #19
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Hey All, I finally found the serial number on the tounge! It was very faint, but I'm pretty sure I can make it out. The rust pitting is about as deep as the stamping, but its there. It appears to be 5170415 as far as I can tell. The "0" in the middle might be a 6, but I'm pretty confident it it is a zero. I also found "VITREO JAN. 65" printed on the underside of the sink. Not sure how long sinks sat on a shelf before being installed, so at oldest it is a 1965, maybe actually a '66 or '67?
Does it make sense that the first or last 5 designates the 5 in 1965, or maybe the 7 for 1967? Either way, I think I will register it as a 1965 with this serial number.

Wayland, I found the number stamped on the top of the "passenger side" of the tounge about 6 inches back from where the rectanglular tubing meets the stamped hitch section. Does your serial number have an 8 somewhere in it if you are confident that it is a 1968? Would love to see pictures of your Swiss.

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I loaded my picture to the Photo section of this site. Looks like it went through.

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Love the interior. My best friend growing up had one. Lots of great memories.
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Old 02-06-2013, 03:59 PM   #21
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I loaded my picture to the Photo section of this site. Looks like it went through.

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Hi!

I'd love to see the pic but don't know where to look for it...

Here's a tip for uploading your computer-stored pics right here to the thread:

-In the "reply to thread" box below you'll see "go advanced".

-Click on that and it'll take you to a page with more posting options.

-At the bottom of that page where it says "Additional options", click on "manage attachments". A window will open within which you can upload pics right from your own computer files.


Looking forward to seeing your trailer!
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Old 02-07-2013, 09:35 AM   #22
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Here are some before and after shots of the interior.
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Nice job on the stainless; did you do it yourself?
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Oh, man- I LOVE the blue fixtures in the kitchen!

I had an old trailer with a stove that color in it and let a friend of mine have it. I'm still mad at myself for letting it go- especially since he got rig of the rig he put it in shortly thereafter!
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Yo Possum,

I did do the work myself. Cut out chipboard patterns and snipped the pieces from aluminum. Not sure how it will hold up, but we will see. Can always go back and redo if it doesn't work.
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It sure is satisfying when your handiwork turns out to look so good, isn't it. Again congratulations on the great job.
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I loaded my picture to the Photo section of this site. Looks like it went through.

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Hey Nick,

I went out to the trailer before the big storm and took a look at the tongue and found a number stamped on the triangle that is part of the hitch. Not the same number as the number on my registration. 417 233 Maybe it is the part number for the hitch.

I did post a picture in the photo section and put some on this thread. I'll put up some more now.

Looks like we'll be digging out tomorrow.

Later,

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Hey Nick,

I went out to the trailer before the big storm and took a look at the tongue and found a number stamped on the triangle that is part of the hitch. Not the same number as the number on my registration. 417 233 Maybe it is the part number for the hitch.
Is the number on the coupler hardware, or is it embedded in the steel that makes up the tongue itself?
If the latter, I think it's more likely to be the trailer's original VIN- they're often stamped on the tongue.
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