Originally Posted by A2pfunk
THat's great if you are looking for A VIN, but if you are trying to verify THE VIN of the vehicle, you need one which is somewhat permanently attached to the vehicle in question, by the manufacturer.
Unless things have changed in the past 4 years, the Missouri Highway Patrol used the sticker on the wall of the right side cabinet over the sink area to confirm that my title matched my motorhome. Officer that checked it knew where to look and didn't look anywhere else. Seems like a strange place to put something like that. Wasn't even a metal tag.
I agree that there should be a permanently attached vin number somewhere on the frame of each vehicle made. I guess that the highway patrol didn't want to get dirty and used the information in the cabinet believing that no one would change the body of a motorhome with a different frame.
The reason why it went through the Highway Patrol was that it was brought in a different state and had a salvage title due to vandalism.