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Old 01-30-2009, 04:01 AM   #21
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Brian, I have no idea how you would locate the number of your '87 coach. By deduction, it is likely to have a build date in 1986 and be about three years before the 2000 series were built in April of 1989. At about 30 vehicles per year, you would likely be in the 120-150 range. If you find any build documents in your documentation at is in that range, you might be able to narrow it down. Otherwise, unless Newell can help you, I don't know that you can narrow it down any further.
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Old 01-30-2009, 02:02 PM   #22
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Brian - I own an '87 and the coach number is #130. I found the number on the bottom of the floorplan, which accompanied the coach. I was not certain what the number was and called Newell. They verified that 130 was the coach number according to a relatively new numbering system they were using at the time.

I cannot remember for sure, but I believe the coach was order in April, 1987 and after several modifications it was delivered to Johnny Rutherford in August, 1987.

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Old 01-30-2009, 05:20 PM   #23
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Larry, could you confirm that your 1987 model was 'built in August, 1987'. My coach lists a date of manufacture of March 1991 and the Certificate of Origin was dated March 29, 1991 and it listed on the Certificate of Origin and the VIN plate as a 1992 model. I also know that coach 1258, a 2009 model was completed on or before February 1, 2008.

I would have expected a 1987 model to be completed in August of 1986 rather than 1987.
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Old 01-30-2009, 09:11 PM   #24
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Thanks for the responses, I will contact Newell and see if they can help.
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Old 01-31-2009, 06:30 PM   #25
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funny thing happened, I have been trying to find my coach number on our 87 build date november 86. was cleaning up the engine bay and written in pencil on both sides on the bottom of the doors was left #139 and right #139 what luck!!! Brian.
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Old 02-04-2009, 03:23 PM   #26
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Michael,

I stand corrected. The floorplan indicates the order was placed 4/7/86 and Revised 8/27/86. Not 1987 as I had earlier reported. The plate on the wall next to the driver seat carries a date of July, 1986. Ordered in April, started manufacture in July and delivered in August???

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Old 02-04-2009, 05:58 PM   #27
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Larry, thanks for the update. Those dates make sense. The date of July, 1986 indicates that the coach was substantially completed in July, 1986. Based on the time to build, I would suspect that work began on the coach not long after the 4/7/86 plan date. It is not unusual for a owner to make changes during the build process. It is also not unheard of for the owner to make additional changes when they arrive to pick up the coach or may even return the coach for additional changes after it is picked up initially. That would likely be why the Revised 8/27/86 date shows on the floorplan. Without the Certificate of Origin, you would not know the delivery date.

For example my floorplan was dated 2/1/91 with revisions 2/14/91 and again 9/17/91. The changes in September would have been after delivery as it had 56 miles on it on 3/29/91. In my case the floorplan date of 2/1/91 may not be the actual date of order. Even at that time, going from order to completed coach in less than 2 months would have been surprisingly fast.
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Old 02-16-2009, 02:07 PM   #28
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My coach is 1975 vin 3500RE1042D3610J Can anyone tell me the coach number pls. Just bought this and trying to find infomation. Thanks Tony
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Old 02-16-2009, 06:32 PM   #29
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Tony, your coach was built before the 'new' numbering system was implemented in 1983 so a coach number that would be relevant to later coaches is virtually impossible to determine. What we do know is that your coach was built about mid point between the beginning of construction of Newells and the point where the 'new' numbering system began in 1983. Since there were 384 coaches constructed prior to 1983, it would be safe to assume that your coach was in the first 180 Newells built.

Deciphering the VIN numbers on the pre-1990 coaches is not easy. There are few if any folks left at Newell that can decode them.
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Old 03-15-2009, 05:48 PM   #30
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1988 Album #4 is my Coach, The build number is 180

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