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Old 01-13-2009, 02:43 AM   #1
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Is it possible to actually tell what the chassis is from the VIN#?
We are having difficulty getting the proper parts. The VIN# = 1GBKP37W1K3325391
The Model # is"OC4372LHO52914. Can anyone help me with this?????
The Motorhome is a 1989-90 Honey XL, 37', 454 chevy engine. Thank You
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Old 01-13-2009, 02:58 AM   #2
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What parts are you looking for? It's possible that someone on these boards could tell you the chassis from your VIN number... I had a '88 Winnie 33' with a GM chassis; it was a P-30 Chassis. Likely yours is a P-30 also, or possibly a P-32. Not a big difference. Is your coach a "wide body" (i.e.- up to 102" wide)? If so, it's a P-32.
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Old 01-13-2009, 03:27 AM   #3
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Yes it is a wide body.
The parts are the brake calipers.
Got some from NAPA, they got our old ones and the new calipers do not fit. Now they want the chassis #.
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Old 01-13-2009, 03:31 AM   #4
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A quick check with CARFAX's free service indicates that vin as a 1989 Chevy P-30 chassis.
Hope that helps.
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Thanks "Ole Joe".
Now for another Question. Has anyone got a surefire way to find what is causing "hot skin", on the RV??? Have tried many things, now we are down to completly disconecting the power main cord, didn't really want to go that far, but if that is it we will.
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Thanks "Ole Joe".
Now for another Question. Has anyone got a surefire way to find what is causing "hot skin", on the RV???
On an RV the ground and neutral wires should never be hooked together. Occasionally a previous owner will wire these wires together somewhere in the coach. Connecting the ground and neutral is ok in a home but verboten in an RV.

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Old 01-13-2009, 09:12 AM   #7
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Here is the breakdown of the VIN for a Chevy RV.

Digit Position Represents

#1--------------------Country-1=US, 2=Canada, 3=Mexico
#2--------------------Manufacturer-G=General Motors
#3--------------------Make-A=Bus, B=Incomplete, C= Chevrolet Truck
D=GMC Incomplete, J=GMC Bus, K=GMC MPV
N=Chevrolet MPV T=GMC Truck
#4---------------------GVWR-B=3001-4000,C=4001-5000,D=5001-6000
E=6001-7000,F=7001-8000,G=8001-9000
H=9001-10000,J=10001-14000,K-14001-16000
#5---------------------Line & Chassis-C-Conventional 4X2
K-Conventional 4X4
G- Van 4X2
P=Forward Control 4X2
S=Sm Conventional 4X2
T=Sm Conventional 4X4
M= Sm Van 4X2
L= Sm Van 4X4
H= Chassis Cutaway 4X2
#6-----------------------Weight Code-1=1/2ton, 2=3/4ton, 3=1ton
#7-----------------------Body Type-1= Hi Cube 2=Forward Control
3=4 Door Cab 4=2 Door Cab 5=Van
6=Suburban 7=Motor Home Chassis
8=Utility 9=Extended Cab/Van
#8-----------------------Engine-4=2.2Litre H=5.0EFI Z=4.3EFI
K=5.7EFI N=7.4EFI Y,P,S,F=6.5Diesel
W=4.3CPI
#9-----------------------Check Digit
#10----------------------Year-S=1995
#11----------------------Assembly Plant-B=Baltimore E=Pontiac
F=Flint J=Jamesville K=Linden
Z=Fort Wayne O=Pontiac 1=Oshawa
2=Moraine 3=Detroit 4=Shreveport
#12-#17-----------------Sequential Production Number

For position 10 the year just follow the letters forward or backwards to get the proper year K=88
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Thank You. What a welth of info. I really appreciate the VIN deciphering.
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Cool - do you have the same info for Ford products?
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Old 01-18-2009, 09:26 AM   #10
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It is interesting to look at 1995Brave explaintion of GM Vin numbers.

Question? How many of the assembly plants listed are still in business? One or two

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Isn't the chassis number on a P-30/32 located on the upper right side of the firewall viewed from the front? I was told by Workhorse (who bought the Chevy/GM chassis) that in order to get the correct parts for a particular chassis, you need this number. I went through the same calamity this past summer with NAPA trying to supply a local RV service center, it was a complete CF! I still question whether I have the "correct" calipers and shims in place.
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Thank You so much. You have really answered a hugh question for me and my husband. Haven't checked yet, too cold to go out the door. Again WE Thank YOU
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