Post by firstshasta on Jun 10, 2013 8:31:09 GMT -5
I recently purchased a Shasta 1400. The VIN on the title is S7824 but I found another one on the trailer tongue - V31294. Should there be two? Should I be concerned? I was able to switch the title to my name in Tennessee with no problems. Just thought maybe someone on here could give me an opinion.
Is there a tag on the door side of the trailer which shows where it was manufactured? The first letter of the VIN number is an indicator of which plant manufactured it. Mine, for example reads "Shasta Trailers, Leola, Pennsylvania", and the Vin begins with the letter "P". I believe the "V" character represents the Indiana plant.
It is possible that in your camper's history, someone somewhere lost the paperwork for its transfer of ownership, and a new VIN was assigned to it on the title. Depending on your state's laws, it may be possible to have the title switched back to match the VIN on the trailer tongue. The most important thing first is to have the papers in your name. Then you can play with the titling more easily.
If you purchased from a dealer you should go back and make them straighten it out. If from a private party you should ask them if they gave you the right title. Before I put another dime in it i would contact the title people in your state and see if they will change it. I doubt if they will but maybe. If it comes up stolen you could lose it but that would be better than being accused of stealing it if discovered later or when you go to sell it. Both of those vin numbers appear to be Shasta number but to entirely diferent trailers. Good luck