Im trying to find out as much info about a 1967 Scotty Hilander that I can before going to look at it. The seller gave me a serial number (VIN?) which does show it as a 67, 15' (6715xxxxH)Hilander. I also requested the title number, which he gave me. It is 11 digits long, with 1st 2 digits being 00. Does that sound right?
I can't find any info using that title number. Would a title number be a state specific number? If so, does anyone else in Pennsylvania show 11 digits for title number with 1st 2 being zeros?
Nancy has done an amazing job with her NSSO site and the info within it. Here is the info for reading the Serro Scotty vin#'s.
The VIN is stamped on the tongue, the right arm, as you face the trailer
First two digits of the VIN are year of manufacture The next two digits are length The last, three to five digits are production number The letter designates the model, G=Gaucho, T=Tonga, FK=Front Kitchen, M=Mattress, H=HiLander, etc. Scottys manufactured in Bristow, OK are preceded by a B and end with a W (western plant) Scottys manufactured in Ashburn, GA are preceded by an A Post 1980 VINs
Beginning in 1980*, Serro began using a different 17** digit VIN format, for example, 1SSTT16S2D11SS022.
SSTT is Serro Scotty Travel Trailer The next two digits are the length The digit in the 10th position designates the year, using this formula: A=1980, B=1981, C=1982, D=1983, E=1984, F=1985, G=1986, H=1987, J=1988, K=1989, L=1990, M=1991, N=1992, P=1993, Q=1994, R=1995, S=1996 and T=1997. Letters I & O were skipped The final three digits are the production number for that year. The VIN on a 80's/90's Scotty may be located on the side of the right arm, not on the top * some 1980 Scottys still have the original-style VIN number.
** some folks have an abbreviated variation of the 17 digit VIN, for example, 13F2999, where 13=length (including tongue), F=1985, and 2999 is the production number.
Thanks for the info. The seller sent me a photo of the owners card (dated 1997) and all the numbers he gave me were right. Unfortunately, it's not his name on the card, so Im not sure how he can legally sell it. Looks like my search for a vintage trailer continues.