What is VIN Number on a mobile home?
The Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) is a number that varies from country to country, but it can be used to identify a particular vehicle.
Your VIN is the unique identifier for your mobile home and it’s required on all vehicles over ten years of age.
Where Is The VIN Number For Mobile Home?
It usually appears on a sticker in one of three locations
- Under the bonnet
- Behind the front wheel or Axle
- In the door jamb.
It also shows up on insurance documents and registration papers.
Your VIN plate might be obscured by dirt so if you’re not sure where it’s located check with your manufacturer or dealer before continuing any further with this article.
The most important thing you should know about your VIN is that every single Volkswagen has its specific identifier and no two VIN-coded cars are exactly alike.
It’s easy to find the VIN on a Volkswagen, following these simple steps:
- Locate the official label that contains your vehicle identification number (VIN).
- Locate the interior of your mobile home near one of the front seats or in front of the gear shifter where there is an official label that contains your vehicle identification number (VIN).
- If you found it behind you will need to look through all windows for another example with your vehicles unique ID code.
- The final option would require you to open up any compartment or storage space inside your car before getting access to a sticker labelled VIN plate.
Your VIN number is officially considered to begin with two letters that are referred to as the World Manufacturer Identifier (WMI).
For Volkswagen, these letters are “V” and “W”. The next three digits represent the country code where the car was manufactured, followed by numbers assigned sequentially for all vehicles of a given make or model produced in that country/plant.
The last five digits are unique identifiers issued sequentially by the factory. Now you will be able to read your VIN number easily!
If you still can’t find it despite following these instructions, take your vehicle to your local dealer or manufacturer’s branch office. They’ll have access to more detailed information about the VIN on just about any mobile home built in the United States since 1981.
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Steps to find a VIN number on a mobile home?
- Open up the storage door on the driver’s side of your mobile home.
- You should see a metal plate with numbers engraved into it – this is where you will find the vehicle identification number (VIN). Remember, not all manufacturers have their VIN labelled in exactly the same way, so if this method isn’t working for you – check out our tips above and try again!
- Look around and inspect both sides of your mobile home for another example to make sure that every part of your home has its own VIN label.
In this article, we’ve explained how to find the VIN numbers on Mobile homes as well as told you everything you need to know about this identification system.
Now that you know exactly where it is, what it means and how to read/write/find them – hopefully finding a VIN number on just about any mobile home will be a piece of cake!
How many digits do a Mobile Home VIN number have?
A used mobile home takes 17 characters while a new one has 23.
The above example has 17 digits.
–> The first digit tells us which country manufactured the mobile home. In this case, it is a 1 for the USA manufactured mobile home, 2 for a Canadian manufactured mobile home and 3 for a Mexico manufactured mobile home.
–> The second digit tells you which plant made your mobile home. This code starts with “A” and runs from A-M stopping at M to designate the plants in Fremont, CA; Marysville, OH; Puebla, Mexico and Silao, Mexico respectively.
After M the codes start again with N denoting the new plant in Tennessee up through Z designating Japan as well as Portugal and Spain.
–> The next five digits are unique identifiers issued sequentially by the factory.
–> Finally, the last digit tells you what model year your mobile home is from – 6 for 2006, 7 for 2007 and so on through to the current year which would be 11.
The remaining six digits are random numbers assigned at the time of manufacture for tracking purposes.
So there you have it! Hopefully finding VIN numbers will no longer be a problem for you now that you know everything there is to know about them!
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Property owners are required to provide the local county’s tax office with a complete, up-to-date copy of their property records.
If you have not done so yet, please contact your county treasurer for assistance in obtaining your VIN number.
There are many reasons why this is important: One being that it helps protect future buyers by providing them with more information on the home they’re looking into purchasing.
There are some other ways to find the serial number. You can contact your state licensing agency or insurance company for more information on how to locate the serial numbers.
The best way is usually to go through your mobile home manufacturer or dealer that sold you the unit. They should be able to provide this information with ease and without too much hassle from either party involved.