Post by wonderfueled on Jan 10, 2016 18:44:57 GMT -8
Several years ago, I purchased a Shasta trailer. The owners said it was a 1966 Compact, as do the Title and Bill of Sale. However, when I looked up brochures, floor plans and specs, it is most definitely NOT a Compact...I suppose somewhere along the way, someone gummed things up.
I believe she's a 1966 Airflyte. I recently moved to another state and am having to register her here. I thought I might as well do an amended Title while I'm at it. I have printed out everything I can find to show what I believe it actually is, however, if there is some proof based on the VIN#, I'd love to have that on hand, too. So far, all I can figure out from the info online is that she's an Indiana girl. Her VIN is V19164.
Hi and welcome to the forum. Come on in, make yourself comfortable.
With regards to your question about the model, there is no true way to prove the model by the VIN number. Shasta used sequential serial numbers in each of their plants, and the only real coding was the letter that precedes the number string. "V" indicated the Indiana plant in Goshen, "P" was code for the Pennsylvania plant, "T" for the Grapevine, Texas plant, "S" for the South Carolina plant, and so on. Our forum member, Ross , has compiled an extensive database over years of the Shasta VIN numbers. There were runs made of certain models at certain plants that have been traced, but even trends do not conclusively tell the model with VIN.
You are most correct however, that it is not a Compact, and appears to be the Airflyte model that you suspect it is, judging by the windows, kitchenette layout and lack of onboard bathroom facilities. The sales brochure of the time would confirm it.
Thank you for sharing the links. I got a chance to look around for just a couple minutes, and intend to do some reading later today. The images that you have posted are wonderful, you have a great eye.