# What the Numbers Mean - Posted by ellis (CO)

Posted by ellis (CO) on June 10, 2005 at 12:04:25:

Thanks, I never thought of that. I’ll give it a look.

What the Numbers Mean - Posted by ellis (CO)

Posted by ellis (CO) on June 08, 2005 at 10:56:26:

I found these numbers on the tongue of a mobile home someone wanted to give me. Can anyone tell me how to interpret what they mean. Specifically I am looking for the year manufactured; this because of moving restrictions within the city and county. Here are the numbers:
FDR2-/1469/772/SC 17/72

Re: What the Numbers Mean - Posted by Joe C. (AR)

Posted by Joe C. (AR) on June 08, 2005 at 22:58:05:

From memory
FDR = Front Dining Room /2 Bedroom (floor layout/model)
1469 = size 14x69
772 = production number (#772 made that year)
SC = manufacture’s code
17/72 = manufacture date (17th week of 1972)

I’m pretty sure that’s right. Is it a 14x 69? Is it a front dining room, 2 bedroom? '72 is definately the year model.
Joe C. (AR)

Re: What the Numbers Mean - Posted by John Merchant

Posted by John Merchant on June 08, 2005 at 12:18:32:

While I surely don’t know what tongue # means, I do know that the MH’s title should conttain its year of mfr.

Re: What the Numbers Mean - Posted by ellis

Posted by ellis on June 10, 2005 at 13:05:32:

Well, it has the kitchen/dining area in the front, then the living room. Yes it is two bedroom, and measures about 65 feet without the tongue. Sounds like you’re right on the money with everything. Wonder what SC means for the manufacturer?

Man! - Posted by Steve-WA

Posted by Steve-WA on June 09, 2005 at 10:26:29:

Joe you are one smart dude, or a real good bull\$hi++er!

Re: What the Numbers Mean - Posted by ellis (CO)

Posted by ellis (CO) on June 08, 2005 at 16:16:42:

The mobile home title is lost. This mobile is sitting on a piece of land and the new owner of the land wants to get rid of it. It was in the process of being rehabbed and all other identifying information was removed in the process - even the manufacturer’s label. Therefore, the reason for my question. I read somewhere on this message board that one could identify the make/model, year manufactured and mfgr by the numbers on the tongue, but I didn’t know how to tell which and what. Again, the reason for the question.

SC - Posted by Steve-WA

Posted by Steve-WA on June 10, 2005 at 14:26:18:

for some reason, Southern Cross comes to mind, but looking here:

I see Silver Creek and Silvercrest

Google on MH ID - Posted by John Merchant

Posted by John Merchant on June 09, 2005 at 08:35:23:

Our of curiousity I looked at Google on ID issue and found some interesting stuff.

“Mobile Home Identification” was my search dimensions.

Is one of their mentioned resources.

Re: What the Numbers Mean - Posted by Steve-WA

Posted by Steve-WA on June 08, 2005 at 16:37:07:

check the address against the tax rolls - I bet they have info