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Old 07-14-2015, 06:41 PM   #1
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2016 Ford E-450 questions

Ordered a 2431GTS mid last month - wondering if it will have the newer 6 speed transmission? And for that matter is there any realistic difference?
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Old 07-14-2015, 08:03 PM   #2
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Suppose to pick up 3171 Friday. It has the 2016 ford 450. I'll let you know what it has.
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Suppose to pick up 3171 Friday. It has the 2016 ford 450. I'll let you know what it has.
I doubt that is a 2016 chassis. Those won't be built on for a while.
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I have the paper work. It's a 2016. Got insurance on it already and registered the vin with Ford.
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Old 07-14-2015, 09:29 PM   #5
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2016 Motorhome? Or 2016 chassis?

What's the 10th digit of the Ford VIN?
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Old 07-14-2015, 09:35 PM   #6
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Guess your right. 2016 motor home. 2015 ford. Sorry. LOL
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No worries. I just know we don't see the next model year start showing up until late July early August normally. We have to forecast 3-4 months out, so we keep a healthy supply so we don't run out. There have been years when smaller mfgs had to shut down due to chassis shortage.
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Thanks for the feedback, and you're correct, you'd be looking for a "G" as the tenth digit. I've seen quite a few cutaway chassis with VIN's that have the "G", but they probably aren't MH cutaways. Recent ads from a NC dealer with 2016 MH's that have VIN's with an "F" so who knows. Any comment on the difference? I've read that there's a sixth speed in the older five speeds, but it's reserved for when the trans reaches a higher internal temp and it's like a 1/2 gear switch down.
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Tenth letter is F
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My new Forester has the 3-speed trans and I sure wish it didn't. Oh well, that's the breaks. Give me a 6-speed any day.
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