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Old 05-30-2012, 02:25 PM   #841
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The chassis is a 1977 model year.

The motorhome still could be registered as a '78 or '79 for DMV purposes, depending on when the coach was registered by the builder. Your registration and/or title should show the year model of the coach.

Jim and 87Rockwood, your way works too. This is the way I learned when I was a service adviser for Chrysler in the early eighties. The different VIN lengths were somewhat confusing during the changeover from '79 to'80
I learned to decode Chrysler Vin for my Dodge-JS27V0B100421
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I'm in Chama NM and saw this 1968 Dodge. The owner said it was fiberglass over an aircraft fuselage. Thought some might want to see it.

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I learned to decode Chrysler Vin for my Dodge-JS27V0B100421
'70 Challenger convertible 440 six pack
Probably #441 off the assembly line, Nice!
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VIN year digits/numbers are counted from right to left. You can not read the VIN like a book from left to right because the year can be in different positions due to different lengths of VIN's. Up until 1979 the VIN year would be numeric i.e. 9 could be '69 or '79. In 1980 the VIN year started with A for '80, B for '81 and so on.

The year is the eighth digit/letter from the right.
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1968-1980 VINS (13 characters): Chrysler and AMC

The year position is a single digit, so “0” means both 1970 and 1980 (as an example). The first seven digits are meaningful; the last 6 are just a serial number. This setup was almost certainly car-only — not applicable to trucks.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Car LinePrice ClassDoorsBodyEngineYearPlant
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Its registered as a 78 with the DMV
Ya.. its a 78 model on a 77 chassis..
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I'm in Chama NM and saw this 1968 Dodge. The owner said it was fiberglass over an aircraft fuselage. Thought some might want to see it.

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I think I have a distant neighbor that is working on restoring one of those... he has the engine out... I'll see if I can grab a picture of it and post it to see if they are the same. I should just go knock and ask to see it and ask him questions... but I'm too shy.
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I'm in Chama NM and saw this 1968 Dodge. The owner said it was fiberglass over an aircraft fuselage. Thought some might want to see it.

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You mean Fiberglass on a Aluminum frame?
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Is it a Travco?
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I hope I'm not interrupting anything, I'm still learning this forum but I am kinda in a dither.
HELP. I just got settled in my rv park to stay for the next 4 months and checked my propane tank guage and I only have a fourth of tank left. I meant to stop on the way but thought I had more than that and would be ok. If I am using it only for the fridge and tiny bit of stove use or none depending on what I find out, do you think it will last the four months?
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Guess it would depend on the size of the tank but I don't think mine would last for 4 months.
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You mean Fiberglass on a Aluminum frame?
The owner told me what I posted. What do I know ???
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I hope I'm not interrupting anything, I'm still learning this forum but I am kinda in a dither.
HELP. I just got settled in my rv park to stay for the next 4 months and checked my propane tank guage and I only have a fourth of tank left. I meant to stop on the way but thought I had more than that and would be ok. If I am using it only for the fridge and tiny bit of stove use or none depending on what I find out, do you think it will last the four months?
My fridge uses about a quart per day. Can't you run the fridge on 120v?

Call a local propane guy or ask the park manager for a delivery.
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My fridge uses about a quart per day. Can't you run the fridge on 120v?

Call a local propane guy or ask the park manager for a delivery.
Yes, the fridge will be operating on electricity but I was told that the cooling unit uses a very small amount of propane to make cool air. There is no phone service here (Cedar Rail Park @ Raton Pass) and the management is about as helpful as the trees . I tried to drive to a propane station but did not find it.
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Guess it would depend on the size of the tank but I don't think mine would last for 4 months.

I haven't been able to determine what it holds. It is so old and I got no manuals. The Vehicle Data Card says it is a Manchester 65142 but I got nothing when researching that. The size is about 3 feet by 1 feet. Does that sound similar to yours. Also, the fridge will be operating on elect, but it will use a tiny amount of propane for the cooling unit. Is that similar to how yours uses propane or does your fridge use only propane?

Thanks so much for any help.
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