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Old 10-04-2013, 12:49 AM   #1
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fifth wheel vin decoding

any one know how or where to decode a vin for a fifth wheel?
I have looked everywhere. the vin im trying to decode is 47CF10T28R3045556.
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Old 10-04-2013, 01:26 AM   #2
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Carefully follow the chart below to decode the VIN number.

1st digit--Country of origin

2nd digit--Manufacturer

3rd digit--Make

4th digit--Line

5th & 6th digits--Body style

7th digit--Restraint system

8th digit--Engine

9th digit--Check digit

10th digit--Year

RVS manufactured after 2000 show numerical designations. For example, 2001=1, 2002=2, etc. Those manufactured before 2001 show alpha designations; for example X=1999, and Y=2000. After 2009 the tenth character will revert back to alpha: 2010=A

11th digit--Assembly plant

12th to 17th digits--Sequence number
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Old 10-04-2013, 03:16 AM   #3
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this would be for a motor vehicle. for a trailer I would think they would be similar but not the same. such as 8th for motor size would not be for a trailer. im trying to decode the vin I have.
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Old 05-20-2017, 02:51 PM   #4
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I know this is an older post, but just wanted to share some information to possibly help others. There are several ways you can decode the VIN without contacting Dutchmen directly (but still highly recommended and the best option if you want to need accurate information).

https://vpic.nhtsa.dot.gov/mid/home/displayfile/3021

^ This chart shows the exact breakdown for the VIN.

You may also enter that VIN info directly on https://vpic.nhtsa.dot.gov/decoder/.

I also made a tool at TrailerVIN: Decode VINs for Travel Trailers, Fifth Wheels, Utility Trailers, Horse Trailers, and Boat Trailers to try and help decode trailer VINs because there doesn't seem to be any good sites for it like there are for automobiles. I want to state that the site is not affiliated with Dutchmen RVs or its entities
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