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Using the sample VIN SGBS000BYA999999 as an example, this is how to break down the code
SGBS000BYA999999 – Country code, with SG signifying the caravan was made in the UK
SGBS000BYA999999 – A third character “B” means it is a Bailey caravan. Use of this character can vary
SGBS000BYA999999- This part identifies whether the van is single or twin axle
SGBS000BYA999999 – Optional manufacturer data, usually relating to the model
SGBS000BYA999999 – Manufacturer details (Bailey for this caravan)
SGBS000BYE999999 – Year of manufacture. A means 2014
SGBS000BYA999999 – Optional manufacturer data
SGBS000BYA999999 – The caravan’s unique serial number
Y = 2000
1 = 2001
2 = 2002
3 = 2003
4 = 2004
5 = 2005
6 = 2006
7 = 2007
8 = 2008
9 = 2009
A = 2010
B = 2011
C = 2012
D = 2013
E = 2014, and so on
AD = Adria
AV = Avondale
BY = Bailey
CM = Coachman
CP = Compass – May show EX code in some circumstances where van was built by Explorer Group
EL = Elddis – Older models may show Explorer Group’s EX code if made before re-branding
EX = Explorer Group – More recent models will show Elddis code
FL = Fleetwood
LU = Lunar
SW = Swift Group
If you’re having trouble decoding your caravan’s VIN yourself, just go to this- online decoder tool 

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