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Newell Coach Numbers
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(04-14-2018, 09:00 AM)Fulltiming Wrote: A little further information on pre-1990 Newell VIN/Serial Numbers:

From 1980 through 1989, Newell used the 1N9 VIN numbers. The 10th digit is a code for the year with 1980 being an A. The last two digits of the VIN is the sequence number for that year so a VIN  So the 7th Newell built in 1983 would have a D as the 10th digit and end in 07.

From 1974 through 1979, Newell used a VIN that typically started with 3000RE or 3500RE and ended with several numbers and a letter. I originally thought the letter at the end was used to designate the year but there seem to be inconsistencies in this theory. For example, I have seen 1979's ending in M and N, 1978's ending with L and M, 1974's ending in G and H.

Prior to 1974, the Serial Number (rather than VIN) makes no sense at all to me although I understand that only one long time retired employee from Newell that worked in the office was able to decode those numbers.

So here's how the info on mine appears.    
Vince Wiggins
Keith Davis

1974 Newell Classic, 36', 1160 Cat
2003 Rubicon
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Thank you!! I didn't have that Serial Number. I have seen 4H, 6H and 10G
Michael Day
1992 Newell 43.5' #281
NewellOwner.com
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