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Old 12-26-2016, 04:02 PM   #1
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vin location on a 1998 176SD

I just bought a '98 Flagstaff 176SD and there does not appear to be a vin plate on it. There is a sticker next to the door with a 7 digit number on it but maybe this is the serial number. I also have a sticker inside the door but most of it is illegilble save the GVWR info. Any ideas? Thanks for looking!
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Old 12-26-2016, 04:03 PM   #2
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Sometimes on a RV, you will have the VIN number on a label inside a kitchen cabinet above a sink. You having a popup, it may be different.
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Old 12-26-2016, 09:30 PM   #3
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On popups I have owned, the VIN is stamped into the frame on the driver's side of the A.

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Old 12-26-2016, 09:58 PM   #4
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Thanks, Fred. I was looking for a tag/ plate. I will check that tomorrow.
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Old 12-27-2016, 08:15 AM   #5
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On mine, the actual VIN sticker (white) is next to the weight sticker (yellow) on the left side of the trailer A-frame...
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Old 12-27-2016, 08:25 AM   #6
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Should be stamped on the frame somewhere . If it had a sticker it probably faded out long ago.


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Old 12-27-2016, 02:48 PM   #7
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Those stickers are five years old and still easily readable. And three of those years it was primarily parked in the sun in Moab UT. Not all stickers fade.
I have never seen a stamping in the frame with the VIN number.
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All my trailer Vin stickers are faded and not readable. Being a 1998 probably would be the case. All of my trailers RV and cargo have the VIN stamped on the frame.

Lets us know what you find.....



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Those stickers are five years old and still easily readable. And three of those years it was primarily parked in the sun in Moab UT. Not all stickers fade.
I have never seen a stamping in the frame with the VIN number.
The OP has a nearly 20 year old popup, which never had those yellow stickers.
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Old 12-27-2016, 06:20 PM   #10
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I would never suggest that a car or trailer ever be purchased based on the vin number just on a sticker. They are too easy to fake. Here are a couple or trailers older stickers and a stamped vin. I would say 99% of all trailers have the vin stamped on the frame somewhere. Our 5th wheel has the vin in at least 3 places.
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I guess I have the ONE PERCENT, since I do not have any stamped numbers in the frame! Or at least on the sides of the frame.

What they used 20 years ago I have no idea. Possibly back then they had to use a stamp into the frame since non-fade sticker technology was, maybe, not invented yet. Not sure.

But we are talking a popup and not a 5th wheel or larger trailer.

Then again, maybe FR screwed up, which is a good possibility since they screw up about everything they make.
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Old 12-27-2016, 07:54 PM   #12
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I am fairly certain that the VIN has to be either stamped into the frame, or as on my Roo stamped into a steel plate that is riveted to the top of the A frame per the gubmint.......DOT possibly. I have seen a few that were totally invisible due to paint. Dealers love to send the snot nosed lot kid around with generic spray paint spraying over the frame rust the units leave the factory with. Usually they only do the areas a potential purchaser sees, like the A frame where the VIN is stamped.
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