What is a VIN Number?
Thursday, 14 May 2020 | Katie
What is a VIN?
The Vehicle Identification Number, (VIN or VIN number) which can also be indicated as the serial number or CRIS number, is a 17 digit code unique to every vehicle. It can be used to track the vehicle, warranty checks, and give important information about your vehicle specifications.
VIN Numbers are found in different areas depending on the vehicle type and can sometimes be a nightmare to find! below I have gone over where you might find them depending on the vehicle type.
Where Can I Find The VIN Number?
The VIN number can be found in your caravan or motorhome log book or registration documentation but if you have lost all these documents or bought a second hand caravan its good to know where else to find it.
The VIN number on a caravan can easily be found etched on to the windows as the picture below shows.
The VIN number might also be found on the caravans information plate which is normally found on the exterior of the caravan somewhere.
Motorhomes and RVs
There are multiple places to find the VIN number on a motorhome. It is usually located somewhere near the driver seat e.g. in the windscreen, on a sticker near the cab or under the bonnet. It will be on a fixed feature of the vehicle. This information should also be found on registration documentation and the vehicle log book.
What is it used for?
The digits within the VIN number gives you specific information about your vehicle:
AB = ABI
Build year codes:
N = 1992
Here are some useful links to help decode your VIN!
This is a really helpful decode generator for your personal caravan VIN number which I found super useful: http://www.caravanvindecoder.com/
This one is a link to decode your motorhome or RV VIN number https://www.faxvin.com/vin-decoder/rv-motorhome
If you have any questions or comments then please let me know by commenting below, I hope this blog has been useful to you!