The title may state that this is a Shasta, but I still am having problems believing that it is.
In this picture, there is a seam in the aluminum siding, just in front of the windows. The window frames seem to be larger then HEHR windows, which is what Shasta and Serro Scotty's used. Also, the wheel well is a different shape. The other issue that I see, is the missing Textures aluminum Skirt and Belt.
My wife (with her good eyesight) found ours.... S8669. The back of the mirror looks like it says "19712" so I'm not sure if I have a 71 or 72. Haven't pulled the sink and nothing is visible from below it.
Thanks kayaxi. Based on your VIN, you have a 1973, built in South Carolina. Which Shasta do you have?
You can't always go by the dates on mirrors. As yours had the date stamped on the back, 19712, would have meant that it was cut and dated, as early as, 1971 ( meant to be installed by 1972 ) and probably sat around until it was used in '73. Because hundreds of mirrors would have been ordered and cut to size, date stamped and then sent out to the factories.
That makes sense. I was thinking probably a 72 but 73 will work. I have a Compact. I thought SC was right as the tag next to the door says Columbia, SC. What's the formula for figuring these things out anyway?
The letters in front of the set of numbers, gives the factory location: V=Indiana, S=South Carolina, P=Pennsylvania C/D/E/F/G=California, W (4W)=Washington
Based on the VIN's logged into the database, I can determine the year in which the Shasta was built, based on prior entries.
From what I understand about the VIN's, the numbers are a consecutive run from the first to the last Shasta's built at each factory. X amount of Compacts were built, then they would start up building X amount of Loflytes, then Airflytes, etc. Anymore insight into this would be appreciated.
The only thing that can not be determined by the VIN, is which Shasta model it was.
I now have 168 VIN's logged in and the more that is there, the easier it is date the Shasta's.
Great job. We need a touch of help. Our Shasta does not have a title. The info on the tongue and sink show it to be a 1964. From the pics I have seen it appears to be a 16-SC. Green Tag says made in North Ridge, Calif. Numbers on tongue are as follows; 4T 5051 or if you stand on other side of small plate and look down it appears to be 4I 5051. There is a space between the letter and number. I have looked here and other forums and have only found one other trailer that stated had a 4T in the id and he said it was made in Texas. There was no mirror in the trailer when purchased. Pictures posted at www.txmcook.blogspot.com
Post by southernflabelle on Jun 22, 2012 9:56:38 GMT -5
Ross, thank you so much for all your information and the database! I recently bought what i thought was a 1958 Shasta... and i think its a airflyte?? however after checking, it is really a 1964... here are some pics the PO owner had.... VIN 15584 as stamped on tongue of camper, Denise